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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
TrackIf Raises $5 Million To Fuel Its Growing Customer Centric Marketing & E-Commerce Solutions
TrackIf, a leader in online tracking and intelligent alerting for future purchase intent, today announced it has raised a $5 million Series A financing round, co-led by Origin Ventures and Grotech Ventures. Existing investor Chicago Ventures also participated. 8/18/15 — Minneapolis, MN — TrackIf is an embeddable technology in leading... Read More
Five With: Eric Lunt, CTO, Signal / Chicago Ventures Advisor
Signal CTO and Chicago Ventures Advisor Eric Lunt has seen his fair share of the Chicago startup world. In 2014, the ITA named him “Technologist of the Year”, a title granted to an “individual whose talent has championed true technology innovation, either through new applications of existing technology or the... Read More