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Lindsay Knight

Chicago Ventures

Lindsay has spent her career in the finance industry, split between venture capital and intellectual property. At Chicago Ventures, she built the firm’s platform function, which works closely with the firm’s 50+ portfolio companies as a direct extension of their teams. She spends time identifying and recruiting talent; partnering on press and communication strategy as well as business and corporate development; and building communities within the portfolio focused on education, professional development, and network creation across product, tech, people ops, sales, and marketing. She also manages Chicago Ventures’ brand; communication strategy; industry and community relationships; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to joining Chicago Ventures, Lindsay spent time in the Marketing department at Ocean Tomo, an intellectual property merchant bank, where she was part of the team that launched the industry’s first live patent auctions. She later joined CHOUmedia as Vice President, where she worked with clients in the IP industry on marketing strategy and execution.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Lindsay graduated from the Miami University Honors Program with degrees in strategic communication and journalism. She continues to work closely with the Entrepreneurship Department, including the Altman Program, which introduces undergraduates to entrepreneurship.

Lindsay is part of the Ms.Tech Associate Council, a social impact organization that helps business women do tech and tech women do business. She also serves on the Governing Board of the Tony-award-winning Lookingglass Theatre. She’s a triathlete and is training for her first 200-mile Pelotonia bike race.

Lindsay is a member of Class 23, serving her fellowship under the mentorship of Annette Finsterbusch (Class 11), Chairman and CEO of EnPower.