Recent News

06Sep2016
TENANT: Serra Ventures | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Reconstruct, a computer vision based analytics company for the construction industry based in the EnterpriseWorks incubator, has received $850,000 of seed round funding. The raise was led by Serra Ventures, which is also based in the University of Illinois Research Park, with Illinois Ventures joining as part of the syndicate. 

25Jul2016

CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois investors shared future goals and challenges of AgTech in ChicagoInno. Serra Ventures, a Research Park tenant, was featured as an AgTech investor.

15Jun2016
TENANT: Serra Ventures | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Two Research Park affiliates were highlighted this week for their fundraising teamwork. TrackBill [formerly TrakBill], a 2013 EnterpriseWorks graduate, runs a nationwide state and federal legislative tracking platform. Serra Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based at Research Park.

20Apr2016

Serra Ventures' third fundraiser is expected to be their largest yet, according to filed documents with the SEC.

21Jul2015
Agrible CEO, Chris Harbourt ,
  AGRICULTURE TECH STARTUP BRINGS ACTIONABLE PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO GROWERS        

CHAMPAIGN, IL., July 21, 2015—Agrible, Inc., an agriculture technology start-up focused on predictive analytics, today announced a $4.1 million Series A round of funding. Serra Ventures is leading this round of investment and is joined by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM).

13Jan2014
News-Gazette article featuring Serra Ventures and other startups, "Serra Capital I's venture fund full of firms with C-U, UI connections"

Serra Ventures, along with over a dozen emerging startup companies in the Research Park and in Champaign-Urbana, was featured in last week's Business section of the News-Gazette. Don Dodson covered the progress of Serra Ventures' Serra Capital II fund, which is aimed to have $25-30 million in capital and is expected to close this month. Several of the companies funded by Serra Ventures were also highlighted, including startups located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator and beyond.