project44 Raises $35 Million to Turn Data into True Supply Chain Visibility
Financing Led by OpenView to Bring Total Funding to $48 Million
CHICAGO, IL – project44 today announced $35 million in new funding since the company’s 2016 Series A to power true supply chain visibility,
How We Celebrated International Women’s Day with the CV Portfolio
On March 8, we brought together the women (and some men) from the Chicago Ventures portfolio to celebrate International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Chicago Startup LandscapeHub Closes $4.4 Million Seed Funding Round
First End-to-End Online Marketplace for the $75 Billion B2B Green Industry
CHICAGO, March 14, 2018—LandscapeHub, a startup applying digital technology to optimize the procurement process for the nursery and landscape green industry,
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.