About Us

DueNorth brings to bear business acumen, strategic relationships and financial expertise.

DueNorth Ventures, LLC is an early-stage venture capital firm and consultancy actively investing and assisting with a combination of innovation and experience to advantage unique market opportunities.

DueNorth's investment team applies in-depth fundamental research and a rigorous due diligence process in selecting investment partnerships and the construction of our portfolio. DueNorth also actively monitors investments that have the potential to produce attractive long-term rates of return.

DueNorth brings a combination of investment and operating expertise, decades of experience across a wide range of industries, and a broad relationship network to optimize the performance of the companies in which it invests. Our partners help entrepreneurial management teams turn small start-up entities into industry successes. DueNorth's strengths include its commitment to building relationships and dedication to providing a culture of long-term partnerships among investors and their investments.

Management Team

Philip Owens


DueNorth Ventures' expertise and people have worked together in various forms for a decade. In 2003, Phil Owens brought those assets under one company built on highly principled business practices and superlative people. Phil has 15 years of experience in venture capital and business consulting. He was previously a venture partner for a technology venture firm in Chicago and has significant experience as a business development consultant for various Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Phil was previously the Managing Director of Great Lakes, a private investment parntership and practiced corporate law for several years in Chicago. He received his undergraduate and legal education from the University of Illinois.

Dee Nichols


Dee Nichols joined DueNorth in 2006 after 10 years in management consulting for high-tech and consumer start-up companies. Dee brings a wealth of experience in human capital management, product development and brand strategy. Dee has also authored several white papers on customer valuation and brand equity.

Board of Advisors

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