Announcing Invest Detroit Ventures' newest Senior Associate

Cayse Llorens


Cayse Llorens joined Invest Detroit Ventures as Senior Associate in January 2018 and focuses on all facets of investing in great entrepreneurs across a number of industries in the state of Michigan. He also actively supports IDV's portfolio companies. 

Cayse (@CayseLlorens) has prior investment experience at Hyde Park Venture Partners and OCA Ventures in Chicago. He comes from a strong technology background in software engineering and consulting, and has founded several tech companies. The most recent was CelebTango, a live celebrity video chat platform featured in the first group of companies admitted to 1871, the country's largest center for technology and entrepreneurship. He is also the founder of the Chicago Machine Learning Venture Capital Summit, the largest VC summit in Chicago. 

Cayse has actively participated in 3 venture-backed exits:

Bswift - Which was acquired by Aetna for $400M
Coyote Logistics – Acquired by UPS for $1.8B
Accretive Health – IPOed with a current market cap of $455M

Cayse graduated Summa Cum Laude in Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. He is currently pursuing an MBA at University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in entrepreneurship, strategic management, and finance. In his spare time, he enjoys practicing his Spanish, electric longboarding, public speaking, and helping early-stage tech companies achieve their dreams.