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Chicago’s Top 15 Tech Fundings of 2017

It's been quite the year for Chicago startup funding. Chicago startups and tech companies cumulatively received about $1.7 billion in venture capital funding over...

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Shop Chicago: The 2017 Chicago Startup Gift Guide

It's not too late to find the perfect gift for that special someone on your shopping list. And Chicago startups are ready to help...

Sprout Social Acquires Seattle-Based Social Media Analytics Startup

Social media management startup Sprout Social announced that it has just scooped up Seattle-based social media analytics startup Simply Measured. Chicago-based Sprout Social announced Tuesday...

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Midwest Report: All of the Region’s Major Tech Fundings, M&As, and...

While we’re primarily focused on Chicago's innovation economy, we also have our eyes on all of the startup and tech activity happening throughout the...

A Local Startup Is Turning a Shuttered CPS Building into its...

Roq Innovation, a local retail startup that sells tech-enabled, winter accessories, is opening a warehouse space in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood as the company expands and...