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Chicago Ventures News

infinite io Announces the Completion of $3.4 Million in Funding
Funding will address the needs of a growing customer base for the NSC-110 Network-based Storage Controller and support go-to-market partners 9/24/15 — AUSTIN, TX — infinite io, developer of the world’s only Network-based Storage Controller, today announced the completion of $3.4 million in funding. This latest round was led by... Read More

XOR Raises $4.2M in Series A Funding Led by Fenway Summer Ventures
9/10/15 – AUSTIN, TX – XOR Data Exchange, a data analytics company that creates transparent permission-based data exchanges today announced that it has secured $4.2 million in Series A funding led by Fenway Summer Ventures with significant participation from existing investors Chicago Ventures and KGC Capital. Founded in 2014, XOR’s... Read More

Get Smart Content Adds $3.5 Million in Funding to Expand Sales
Funding Will Help Seize Enterprise and Mid-Market Demand, Expand A-List Client Roster 8/24/15 — AUSTIN — Get Smart Content, a leading multi-channel personalization platform, today announced that it has raised a round of funding worth $3.5 million. The round was led by Origin Ventures with participation by Chicago Ventures and Virgo Capital. This... Read More

Five With: Peter Christman, Associate, Chicago Ventures
After a 7-month internship with CV, a wedding, and a trip to Bali, recent Chicago Booth grad Peter Christman officially joined the team in August. He’s a former startup guy who’s ready to get his hands into the venture world: specifically focusing on enterprise mobile applications and tools democratizing creative... Read More

SpotHero Raises $20M Round Led by Insight Venture Partners to Accelerate Growth
Investment Will Help Expand Team, Grow User Base & Scale Nationwide 8/19/15 — Chicago —SpotHero, a leader in on-demand parking services, today announced the close of a $20 million Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners. SpotHero’s existing investors—Battery Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Chicago Ventures, Draper Associates, OCA Ventures, Pritzker... Read More

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