Ira Weiss is has been an active investor in private companies for the past 15 years, and is a professor at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he teaches course on both entrepreneurship and tax strategy. He is a managing director of Hyde Park Angels ( and was formerly a managing director of RK Ventures ( Ira’s primary investing interests are technology-enabled consumer and business services, and healthcare IT. Through his work at Hyde Park Angels and Chicago Booth, he helps provide valuable experiences in early stage investing to overachieving MBA students who want to be VCs. He serves on various boards including Concerro ( and ReTel Technologies ( He started his career as an accountant at Coopers and Lybrand, and received both his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.