March TechLens


A conversation with Tim Grace from the LongJump fund and COO of DraftBit.

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In this edition of the TechLens interview series we were excited to connect with an incredible talent in the Chicago tech ecosystem; Tim Grace of DraftBit, formerly of Trunk Club and one of the six General Partners of LongJump, a new venture fund focusing on seed or pre-seed stage companies; often the “first check” in. ​ We were so fortunate to have been able to get to know Tim over the last couple years and are grateful for the introduction to LongJump and the insights tied to forming, growing and sustaining a nascent early stage venture fund. ​ Thank you again Tim.

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