The Chicago Ventures Portfolio Discusses 1st Steps for Building Diverse + Inclusive Teams
Over the last 24 months we’ve brought together the teams leading People Ops efforts at our Chicago Ventures portfolio companies to cover topics like onboarding and orientation, culture, professional development,
Student Lending Platform Meritize Secures $6.8M Seed Funding Round
The Company Uses a Proprietary Merit-Based Lending Model to Fund Skills-Based Education
FRISCO, TX, February 21, 2018 – Meritize, an educational lender that uses an individual’s academic data to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding for career-based education,
Heretik Closes $2.4 Million Seed Round
CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2017 – Heretik, a Chicago based software company that uses machine learning to make the contract review process smarter in Relativity, today announced that it has completed its $2.4 million seed round of financing.
“Director of Platform…what does that mean?”
When I joined Chicago Ventures in 2014, the title “Director of Platform” didn’t exist in the Chicago venture community. Taking a page out of the books of some coastal funds,
PreparedHealth’s Prescription for Highly-Engaging User Experiences
Founded in 2015, PreparedHealth is making it easier for people to access and experience care in their homes, something nearly 90% of American Seniors want.
Well before the company’s formal founding,
How Serial Entrepreneurs Found Product-Market Fit: A New Video Series
In partnership with Pat Ryan Jr., INCISENT Labs, and Chicago Founders’ Stories, we recently launched a new video series – The Only Thing That Matters – featuring clips from hall of fame-level entrepreneurs discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit.
Wise Apple, a Tech Enabled Ready-to-Eat Lunch Delivery Service for Kids Raises $3.6 Million Dollars In Funding
August 29, 2017 (Chicago) – Direct-to-consumer meal delivery service, Wise Apple, announced today that it has raised $3.6 million in seed financing led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Levy Family Partners,
Why We Invested in Wise Apple
This past weekend, my wife and I were blessed to welcome our third child into the world. A new baby is an extraordinarily exciting and inspiring experience. It is also equal parts terrifying,
HealthJoy Secures Series A Financing Round to bring Artificial Intelligence-Driven Technology to Health Insurance Industry
CHICAGO, IL — Aug 14 2017 — Chicago, IL-based HealthJoy, Inc, an artificial intelligence-driven platform for employee benefits engagement and cost containment, announced today a $3 Million Series A round of financing.