Early Stage Investor
Tony Wilkins is a veteran private investor in early stage companies. He mentors, connects, coaches and invests in Seed and Series A rounds of startups.
As an executive coach and advisor to portfolio company founders, entrepreneurs and executives, his passion is providing alternative perspectives from 40 years of broad industry experience to help people avoid unnecessary mistakes in leading their organizations.
His 39 investments to date include SpotHero, SA Ignite and PageVault. In 2001, he funded ASAP Advisor Services, a database population firm for asset managers, which was sold to eVestment in 2011. In 2010, he was a founding board member of Brilliant, ceding his seat to their West Coast Series B investor in 2012. He is a member of the Junto Institute, a mentoring organization for early stage companies which “helps leaders and their companies become infinitely better at who they are and what they do.”
Tony is a 1979 graduate of Northwestern University. He received his MBA from the Booth School of the University of Chicago in 1986 and is a CFA Charterholder. An enthusiasticlong distance cyclist, he and his wife, Dorothy Tucker, have three grown children and live in Chicago, IL.