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Chicago Ventures Portfolio Company Spotlite Acquired by Rally Health
Rally Health Launches Benefits Enrollment Tool Rally Choice to Help Employees Understand, Select and Enroll in Health Benefits 7/21/15 — San Francisco & Washington, DC — Rally Health, Inc. has launched Rally ChoiceSM, a new offering to provide consumers with the education and guidance to make health benefits decisions that best... Read More
G2 Crowd Secures $7 Million in Series A Funding to Advance Vision of Changing the Way Business Software is Bought and Sold
7/29/15 — Chicago — G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today announced that it has secured $7 million in Series A funding led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital with significant participation from existing investors Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Chairman Godard Abel, and G2 Crowd’s management team.... Read More
The Rise of Service as Software
Over the past decade, the paradigm shift from traditional on-premise software deployments to software delivered as a service has altered not only how companies pay for software but also how software is consumed. To date, the proliferation of business function or vertical-specific SaaS has been measured by metrics like business... Read More
Curbside Secures $25M in Series B Funding to Bring Same-Day Pickup to New Markets and Retailers
Backed by Sutter Hill Ventures, Index Ventures, Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures and Others, Mobile Shopping Startup Offers Consumers a Faster, Easier Way to Shop at Target, Best Buy and other Local Stores 6/25/15 — Palo Alto — Curbside, a Bay Area-based startup reinventing the local shopping experience, today... Read More
Greycroft Leads $3.6M Series A Funding Round in Blitsy
Funding to Drive Continuous Product Growth and Support of Blitsy’s Revolutionary Digital, Mobile and Social Community Offering in $30 Billion Crafting Industry 5/7/15 – Chicago – Blitsy, a leading arts and crafts e-Commerce company and community, today announced closing a $3.6 million Series A funding round led by Greycroft Partners with... Read More