Startup Digest Chicago - March 25 edition

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The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Chicago.

Hello Chicago Startups!
Happy 2022, and with the new year some aesthetic changes have come to the digest. Hopefully they’re to your liking, and the goal is to make this newsletter informative and all-encompassing in keeping you up to date with what’s going on in the startup world of Chicago.
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The Chicago Startup Digest will keep you up-to-date with the latest events in your area, it’s your insider for all things startup in Chicago.
Happy Digesting!
Robert -> Linkedin
Startup Digest Curator

Need to know
– Consumer research startup Dscout has raised $70 million in Series C funding
– Impact Engine has closed $34 million of its targeted $150 million for its new private equity fund
– TimeDoc Health has raised $48.5 million in Series B funding
– World Business Chicago has announced a new focus on Fintech, and along with the announcement released a report on the state of the industry in Chicago.
– Popular Pays has been acquired by Lightricks. Meanwhile fitness startup MoveSpring has been acquired by Reward Gateway
– Cannabis giant Cresco Labs has acquired Columbia Care in a deal valued at around $2 billion, making Cresco Labs the 2nd largest cannabis company in the US.
– Newcity’s Design 50 includes a subcategory of innovators, incubators, and accelerators. Among the folks on the list: Betsy Ziegler, CEO of 1871, the CXO’s of mHub, the co-founders of Codeverse, Bernard Loyd of Boxville Marketplace and Urban Juncture, University of Chicago Arts L1 Fellows, and the co-founders of alt space Chicago.
Chi Hack Night
Chicago Women Developers Virtual Hacknight
Upcoming events this week
Test Plan for Product Development | mHub
Value Proposition Canvas | mHub
March 31: How to Engage your Customers and Maximize Sales Success | SCORE
WMNtech Pitch Competition | 1871
Techstars Startup Digest Chicago is curated by:
Robert O'Connor Robert O'Connor
robert.oconnor@startupdigestmail.com
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