Jason Heltzer, ‘02
General Partner, OCA Ventures
Jason Heltzer is a general partner with OCA Ventures and has been working at OCA since 2001. Heltzer serves on the boards of Red Foundry, Base CRM, and Whittl. Previously, Heltzer had board responsibilities for Alert Logic (acquired by Welsh Carson), TradeKing, and Pinpoint Health. He also led OCA's investment in Cartavi (acquired by Docusign), Brightnest (acquired by Angie's List), and FeeFighters (acquired by Groupon). In 2013, Heltzer was named by Crain's Chicago Business
one of the top 50 technology leaders in Chicago. Before OCA, Heltzer spent three and a half years as a management consultant and technical architect for Deloitte Consulting. He also led engineering and business teams at 1stUp, a San Francisco-based startup.
Heltzer has an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship, with high honors, from Chicago Booth, where he was selected as a Siebel Scholar and remains an active alumnus. He has a BS in computer science, with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan, where he founded a fraternity and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Heltzer is an adjunct assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth, where he teaches the venture capital and private equity lab class. Heltzer serves on the boards of Temple Sholom of Chicago and the University of Chicago Private Equity Network (CPEN), which he founded in 2003.
You can follow Heltzer on Twitter at @jheltzer. Heltzer is also the author of the blog Venture Evolved.