Ira Weiss, MBA ’99, PhD ’01

Ira Weiss, MBA ’99, PhD ’01

Clinical Professor of Accounting and Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; General Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners

Ira Weiss is a clinical professor of accounting and entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth, and a partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners.  At Chicago Booth, Weiss teaches accounting, entrepreneurship and venture capital. Weiss has been actively investing in private companies for the past 20 years and has made over 150 venture capital and angel investments.  Weiss formerly served as the faculty liaison to Hyde Park Angels, and was formerly a partner at RK Ventures, a NY based pledge fund. 

Weiss currently serves on various boards as a director or observer, including Cove Markets, FourKites, LandscapeHub, Leap, NestEgg, PartySlate, and ShipBob. Previously, Weiss was on the board of Concerro (acquired by API Healthcare) and also a board member or an observer at Ahalogy (acquired by NYSE: QUOT), G2Crowd, and Streamlink Software.  His most notable exited investments include Rackspace (NASD: RAX), Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (acquired by Eli Lilly), Edusoft (acquired by Houghton Mifflin), and Axioma (acquired by Deutsche Borse and General Atlantic). Weiss started his career as an accountant at Coopers and Lybrand, and received his MBA from Chicago Booth and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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