Joe Dwyer is an investor, technologist, and serial entrepreneur. He is a partner at Digital Intent (, as well as a partner at Founder Equity Fund (, and teaches entrepreneurship courses at Kellogg School of Management. Launched in 1994, his first company provided tech innovation and strategy to clients such as Bain and Albertson’s. Since then, he founded / led multiple companies, including The Virtual Market (one of the earliest dynamic e-commerce sites), (a top five online mortgage bank), TouchPoint (enterprise SaaS serving the Fortune 500), and ArtistData (social media platform sold to SonicBids). In 2008, he joined OCA Ventures, where he served as a venture partner until recently moving to an advisory role. Joe is a mentor for Techstars, a Charter Member of TIE, and a mentor for Founder Institute, among other activities. Joe holds an MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management, and a law degree Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, from the Northwestern University School of Law.