Excelerate Lab Mentors

Joe Dwyer

Joe Dwyer (@joedwy)

Venture Partner
OCA Ventures

Joe Dwyer is a venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur. He has been conceiving, building, and growing new digital products since 1994. Right now, he is a Venture Partner at OCA Ventures, a Chicago based venture capital firm. He is also a partner in Digital Intent, a product consultancy that helps companies conceive, build, and grow digital products to solve pains for their customers. Joe is a frequent guest lecturer at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He is also an advisor for MidVentures, a Charter Member of TIE, and a mentor for Excelerate. Joe holds an MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of management, and a law degree Cum Laude from the Northwestern University School of Law. He also has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Joe has lived and worked abroad extensively, and needs to brush up on his language skills in French, Spanish, and German.