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Chicago Meal Kit Startup Home Chef Acquired by Kroger for $200M

Home Chef has been acquired by grocery chain Kroger for $200 million. Chicago-based Home Chef, the third-largest meal kit delivery service in the country and...

As Reverb’s Office Expands, It’s Eyeing Even Bigger Plans for Growth

Fast-growing Chicago startup Reverb unveiled its new expanded office Wednesday as the popular music gear marketplace doubles the size of its Roscoe Village headquarters....

Casper Rival Purple Brings Its Mattresses to Chicago

Purple, an online mattress brand that competes with startups like Casper and Leesa, is bringing its beds to Mattress Firm locations across Chicago. Purple announced Tuesday...

These Are the First 5 Food Brands in Kraft Heinz’s Startup...

To help find the next innovative food and beverage brand, Kraft Heinz has launched a startup incubator to connect with early-stage companies that are...

Uber’s New Carpool Service ‘Express Pool’ Launches in Chicago

Uber, always experimenting with new ways to move people around cities, is bringing its latest carpool feature to Chicago. On Thursday, Uber announced that it's...

Pie for Providers Simplifies Headaches for Childcare Workers

Every parent could use extra help with their kids. Independent childcare providers across the country, however, have a hard time keeping up with the...

Cashier-Free Amazon Go Is Coming to Chicago

This story first appeared on our sister site, The Chicago Business Journal.  Amazon will bring its cashier-free Amazon Go stores to Chicago. Amazon Go stores will...

Coinbase Confirms Chicago Office, Plans to Hire 100 Engineers in 3...

Coinbase has confirmed that it's opening a permanent Chicago office, and it's planning to hire 100 employees in the next three years. News broke earlier...

Bucketfeet Founder’s Next Gig: Helping Companies Improve Their E-Commerce

Raaja Nemani spent eight years learning the ins and outs of e-commerce as the CEO and co-founder of Bucketfeet, a Chicago footwear startup that...

This Chicago Startup Uses Social Media to Get Millennials Politically Engaged

A new Chicago nonprofit startup is working to get millennials more involved in politics and provide progressive politicians with more donations. GoodWerk, founded last year...

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