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#108・

Startup Digest Chicago - August 12 edition

-- The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership has been awarded $18.5 million from the US Economic Development Administration as part of their Good Jobs Challenge Grant program, one of 32 grant recipients out of 509 applicants.-- Ulta Beauty has launched a $20 mil…

 
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Startup Digest Chicago - August 5 edition

-- Tegus has acquired Vancouver-based financial software firm Canalyst

 
#106・

Startup Digest Chicago - July 29 edition

-- The Bank of America 2022 Metro Latino GDP reports have come out (PDF), and among its findings, the Latino GDP of the Chicago area in 2018 was $97.5 billion, and that from 2010-2018 Chicago grew in population because of the Latino population.-- Google has p…

 
#105・

Startup Digest Chicago - July 22 edition

-- Chicago startups raised $770 million in funding in Q2, the lowest in 2019. Part of a larger trend of startup funding falling across the world. -- Ferrero will build a 45,000 square foot R&D center in the Marshall Field Building.

 
#104・

Startup Digest Chicago - July 15 edition

-- Congrats to Sanarai, Grapefruit Health, Connect Care Hero, ONEBIT, and Route, who are among the first 50 companies in the first cohort of Google's Startups Latino Founders Fund.

 
#103・

Startup Digest Chicago - July 8 edition

-- Google is in talks to buy Thompson Center.-- ARCH Venture Partners has raised $3 billion for its latest fund, which will focus on early-stage biotech startups.

 
#102・

Startup Digest Chicago - June 24 edition

-- ReviewTrackers has been acquired by InMoment-- "Teach from Anywhere" startup Elevate K-12 has closed $40 million in Series C funding.-- mHub has released its 2022 Investor Report, which concludes that post-pandemic conditions have created a huge opportunit…

 
#101・

Startup Digest Chicago - June 17 edition

-- Startup Genome has released its annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report. Chicago is ranked #19 in the world and #8 in the United States, and the report highlights the Fintech, AI, Big Data, and Analytics sectors as areas of strength in the ecosystem.-- Cong…

 
#100・

Startup Digest Chicago - June 10 edition

-- Techstars Chicago (who owns the Startup Digest) has announced its latest cohort of startups for its program.

 
#99・

Startup Digest Chicago - June 3 edition

-- Nordstrom announced that it will sunset Trunk Club, the Chicago-based fashion subscription startup it acquired in 2014.-- Caregiver support startup Homethrive raised $20 million in Series B funding.-- Congrats to the winners of VentureCat, Northwestern Uni…

 
#98・

Startup Digest Chicago - May 27 edition

-- The Shedd Aquarium has announced a $19 million ESG fund for conservation efforts.-- Sports memorabilia startup The Players Trunk (co-founded by Chicagoan Jason Lansing) was featured on the season finale of "Shark Tank."

 
#97・

Startup Digest Chicago - May 20 edition

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#96・

Startup Digest Chicago May 13 edition

-- Cryptocurrency startup FTX US has moved into a bigger office in Fulton Market-- The St. Laurence Arts Incubator celebrated its groundbreaking this week. The incubator, funded by Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation, is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

 
#95・

Startup Digest Chicago - May 6 edition

-- Techstars (which owns Startup Digest) has launched a fund for underrepresented startups in stages too early to join its accelerator. The fund has a target size of $10 million and is co-led by Neal Sales-Griffin, the managing director of Techstars Chicago.-…

 
#94・

Startup Digest Chicago - April 29 edition

-- P33 has released their 2022 Velocity Report-- Auto-lender startup Auto Approve has leased 18,000 square feet in the Willis Tower with a plan to hire 100 people. Health security startup Zoenetics has established a Chicago headquarters in Merchandise Mart an…

 
#93・

Startup Digest Chicago - April 22 edition

-- Andreessen Horowitz's annual Marketplace 100 list has come out, listing the top consumer-facing startups. Among the list are Chicago startups SpotHero, Raise, Cameo, Threadless (new), Chowbus, Fooda (new).-- World Business Chicago has released its annual L…

 
#92・

Startup Digest Chicago - April 15 edition

-- Automotive retail tech company CDK Global has been acquired by Brookfield Business Partners in a deal worth $8.3 billion.-- Peoria-based clothing startup NFW has raised $85 million in Series B funding with investors including Ralph Lauren and Alexander McQ…

 
#91・

Startup Digest Chicago - April 8 edition

-- Morningstar announced it will acquire private data giant Leveraged Commentary & Data for $650 million and fold it into Pitchbook. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter.-- Congrats to Doorage for winning Chicago Inno's Inno Madness bracket …

 
#90・

Startup Digest Chicago - April 1 edition

-- Technori has been sold to Kingscrowd-- Techstars (which is the parent of Startup Digest) and J. P. Morgan are partnering up to invest in diverse founders, starting with an $80 million fund through 37 programs in 9 cities including Chicago.-- Goldman Sachs …

 
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Startup Digest Chicago - March 25 edition

-- 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 C…