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Company Profile

Description

We help you manage your most important asset - your relationships. Our product identifies the right people to contact, helps strengthen those relationships, and recommends ways to accomplish goals through your network. We achieve this by plugging into email, calendar, and other data sources - and fusing that with our algorithms and the practices of the world's best relationship builders. In doing so, we empower you to develop your most powerful source of opportunity - knowing the right people.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Not disclosed (private alpha)
Growth Rate
Not disclosed (private alpha)
Total Capital Raised
$120,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Ablorde Ashigbi
Title
CEO
Email
ablorde@4degrees.ai

Links

Website
https://4degrees.ai/
Twitter
@4degreesAI
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Company Profile

Description

Abode simplifies the home buying headache by packaging all services in one user-friendly location & guiding buyers through the step-by-step process with ease. We use analytics to match buyers with top real estate pros, such as Realtors & lenders while offering data-driven insights on local markets. We also provide client management tools for professionals, making it easier for them to collaborate. Abode is free for consumers & we receive a portion of the broker’s commission on each transaction.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
We have signed parterships with 4000+ brokers and we are on pace to add 30 buyers this month.
Growth Rate
We just began acquiring customers and are starting from a base of zero.
Total Capital Raised
$300,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Kyle Stoner
Title
CEO
Email
Kyle@abodehq.com

Links

Website
https://www.abodehq.com/
Twitter
@teamabode
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Company Profile

Description

AddStructure offers a white-labeled natural language understanding (NLU) platform that Retailers and Brands use to improve natural language search and discovery (SEO, On-site, Voice Search). Each day, millions of consumers interact with our technology on Internet Retail 1000 e-commerce websites.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
~10
Growth Rate
80% MRR growth in 2017
Total Capital Raised
$2,200,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Jarrod Wolf
Title
Co-Founder
Email
Jarrod@addstructure.com

Links

Website
https://www.addstructure.com/
Twitter
@addstructure
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Company Profile

Description

Aker offers proprietary deep farm diagnostics and scouting tools to help growers be more profitable. AkerScout™ is a top directed crop scouting mobile and web application to help identify and prioritize crop damage to address in-season problems assisted by Aker's drone-based image service. Aker’s TrueCause™ is a world-first, patented autonomous crop scouting AI tool to detect insect, disease and environmental damage. To learn more, just visit www.aker.ag.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
760
Growth Rate
105% YTD growth
Total Capital Raised
$1,600,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Orlando Saez
Title
Co-Founder & CEO
Email
osaez@aker.ag

Links

Website
http://aker.ag/
Twitter
@akeragus
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Company Profile

Description

Allie makes diversity and inclusion accessible for everyone at your company. We help companies build inclusive culture by identifying hidden bias and proactively addressing. We integrate with messaging platforms to provide a real-time employee feedback tool. Employees chat with Allie to receive personalized coaching on issues, while companies receive aggregated data and recommendations. Our mission is to make diversity and inclusion accessible, actionable and data-driven.

Location
New York, NY

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
3 companies / 320 total users
Growth Rate
Launched end of May 2017, targeting 100% user growth from Q2 to Q3'17
Total Capital Raised
$120,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Emilie Hsieh
Title
CEO
Email
emilie@alliebot.com

Links

Website
http://alliebot.com/
Twitter
@alliebotHQ
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Company Profile

Description

Ascent Technologies is a Regtech company offering “Intelligence-as-a-Service”: It fuses domain AI with a SaaS platform to automate regulatory compliance for its customers. Its technology converts the rules and documents of a regulator into a unit of intelligence called a “channel,” replacing the manual labor done by lawyers and consultants. This intelligence is distributed to its customers online, saving them time and money, and reducing their non-compliance risk.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
9
Growth Rate
Launched 2 Months ago; 9 customers
Total Capital Raised
$1,450,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Brian T. Clark
Title
CEO
Email
Brian@ascentregtech.com

Links

Website
https://www.ascentregtech.com/
Twitter
@AscentRegTech
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Company Profile

Description

AVIA is an innovation partner to the nation's forward-leaning health systems. We bring members together to solve shared challenges with emerging technologies.

Location
Chicago, IL


Key Contact Information

Name
Amanda Schleede
Title
VP, Operations & Administration
Email
aschleede@aviahealthinnovation.com

Links

Website
http://www.aviahealthinnovation.com/
Twitter
@HealthAVIA
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Company Profile

Description

BallotReady provides data and tools to drive downballot civic engagement - powered by the most comprehensive and complete dataset to every level of government. In 2016, BallotReady was live in 12 states, covering 15,000 candidates, and had over a million visits to the site. Our bipartisan board of advisors is led by presidential advisor David Axelrod (D) and campaign strategist Mike Murphy (R). By 2018, we will be nationwide, all the way down the ballot.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
14 customers
Growth Rate
275% revenue growth YTD
Total Capital Raised
$780,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Alex Niemczewski
Title
CEO
Email
alex@ballotready.org

Links

Website
https://www.ballotready.org/
Twitter
@ballotready
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Company Profile

Description

Cameo is a digital marketplace where fans can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people in sports & entertainment.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
3,222
Growth Rate
1,008% QTD revenue growth & 319% MoM revenue growth (August)
Total Capital Raised
$745,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Steven Galanis
Title
Co-Founder & CEO
Email
steven@bookcameo.com

Links

Website
http://www.bookcameo.com/
Twitter
@bookcameo
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Company Profile

Description

CancerIQ is a venture-backed digital health company that uses predictive analytics to help doctors understand their patient's risk of getting cancer and dying from cancer. By making it easier and less expensive for providers to deliver cancer genetic risk assessment services, we improve patient access to life-saving interventions that can pre-empt or prevent this devastating disease.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
15 healthcare institutions
Growth Rate
$528K YTD in ARR, on pace for $1.1M with providers. 600% user growth over past year.
Total Capital Raised
$2,300,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Feyi Olopade
Title
Founder, CEO
Email
feyi@canceriq.com

Links

Website
http://www.canceriq.com/
Twitter
@CancerIQ
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Company Profile

Description

Catalytic is an intelligent technology layer that guides teams through their processes, automates mundane tasks, and provides real-time visibility into their operations. It makes completing business processes actually simple, freeing up teams to focus on what matters, so they can achieve more together.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Over a dozen companies, ranging from Fortune 100s to small businesses are currently in pilot.
Growth Rate
Catalytic is still in private beta.
Total Capital Raised
$11,130,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Kaleigh Simmons
Title
Director of Marketing
Email
kaleigh@catalytic.com

Links

Website
https://www.catalytic.com/
Twitter
@wearecatalytic
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Company Profile

Description

CFX Markets is a blockchain enabled, online secondary market for alternative assets where investors can buy and sell shares of previously illiquid assets in an open, accessible and efficient way. We provide a secure online trading and settlement platform to facilitate secondary market transactions of non-listed alternative investments.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Our company currently has 4,155 users.
Growth Rate
We are seeing 50% quarterly growth in all financial metrics and over 100% in user metrics.
Total Capital Raised
$995,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Taylar Ramsey
Title
Events/PR Lead
Email
taylar.ramsey@cfxtrading.com

Links

Website
https://cfxtrading.com/
Twitter
@JoinCFX
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Company Profile

Description

CityBase creates technology that makes government and utilities more personal and responsive. We create enterprise payment solutions that connect back-office systems to give agencies and utilities a better way to accept and track payments. With unified API, dynamic content, and workflow management, CityBase helps government agencies provide fully digital services so it’s easy for people to find and complete tasks quickly online and on mobile.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
80
Growth Rate
10x transaction growth in 2016; 2017 onward 3-4x recurring revenue growth
Total Capital Raised
$13,100,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Liz Jellema
Title
VP of Engagement
Email
ljellema@thecitybase.com

Links

Website
https://www.thecitybase.com/
Twitter
@citybaseinc
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Company Profile

Description

Civis Analytics makes data-driven strategy possible for all organizations. Founded in 2013, Civis Analytics was born out of President Obama's reelection campaign in 2012. Today, it enables a fast-growing and diverse group of both public and private sector clients to benefit from the power of data. Whether with its services or the Civis data science platform, Civis Analytics unlocks data science for organizations of all sizes and data scientists and analysts of all levels.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Growth Rate
1.5x year over year revenue growth
Total Capital Raised
$22,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Lisa Kornblatt
Title
Director of Communications
Email
lkornblatt@civisanalytics.com

Links

Website
https://www.civisanalytics.com/
Twitter
@civisanalytics
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Company Profile

Description

Everyone needs insurance, but let’s be honest, not everyone is excited about it. At Clearcover, we know you have better things to do with your time and money, so we created an insurance company that respects both. Our smarter insurance choice saves people serious time and up to 50% by helping them think about insurance less.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Pre-launch
Growth Rate
Pre-launch

Key Contact Information

Name
Kyle Nakatsuji
Title
Founder and CEO
Email
kyle@clearcover.com

Links

Website
http://www.clearcover.com/
Twitter
@clearcoverinc
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Company Profile

Description

Cubii designs and manufacturers connected fitness products that help integrate exercise in our daily lives. This results in better health outcomes for individuals and lower costs for their employers. Cubii’s first product is a compact elliptical trainer that lets you keep moving while you sit– at your desk or couch. Cubii’s mobile app keeps track of your progress and syncs with Fitbit & Apple HealthKit.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
15,000 users, 4 retail partners
Growth Rate
3.5x revenue growth in 2 years since launch
Total Capital Raised
$1,300,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Shivani Jain
Title
Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Office
Email
shivani@mycubii.com

Links

Website
https://mycubii.com/
Twitter
@mycubii
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Company Profile

Description

We help surgeons see the invisible, find missed cancer, and get the surgery right, saving thousands of dollars and improving care. Our handheld probe provides a high-resolution view of tumor tissue in the patient. We work with leading surgeons and institutions, and we have compelling clinical and economic data. We hold CE clearance and plan an EU launch in 2018. In the USA, we will conduct a well-designed clinical trial at leading cancer centers to expand upon our initial FDA clearance.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
4 clinical sites, 20+ surgeons, launch pending
Growth Rate
Pre-revenue. Commercial launch pending with strong interest from clinical and commercial sites
Total Capital Raised
$9,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Andrew Cittadine
Title
CEO
Email
acittadine@diagnosticphotonics.com

Links

Website
http://diagnosticphotonics.com/
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Company Profile

Description

DialogTech provides actionable marketing analytics for businesses that value inbound phone calls. Consistently recognized as the leader and pioneer in call analytics and optimization, DialogTech is the trusted voice management platform for Fortune 500 brands, agencies and fast-growing companies. From call attribution to conversation analytics to caller experience optimization, only DialogTech has everything marketers need to drive the conversations that drive revenue.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
No
Current Number of Users/Customers
Over 5,000
Growth Rate
DialogTech is the largest call analytics company. Our annual revenue has increased 10x since 2010.
Total Capital Raised
$62,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Blair Symes
Title
Director of Content Marketing
Email
bsymes@dialogtech.com

Links

Website
https://www.dialogtech.com/
Twitter
@dialogtech
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Company Profile

Description

EatStreet allows its customers to place online orders to their favorite local restaurants for delivery and pickup. EatStreet is one of the largest independent food ordering companies in the U.S. and is focused on developing Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets such as Madison, WI and Milwaukee, WI. The company is in over 250 cities nationwide connecting customers to more than 15,000 restaurants.

Location
Madison, WI

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
1.6mm active diners
Growth Rate
104% revenue growth YTD
Total Capital Raised
$36,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Matt Howard
Title
CEO
Email
matt@eatstreet.com

Links

Website
https://eatstreet.com/
Twitter
@EatStreet
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Company Profile

Description

Edovo mission is to tactically decrease recidivism and improve outcomes for those who are affected by incarceration. They brings wireless networks and tablets into correctional facilities, so incarcerated individuals can have access to education, rehabilitation, and communication. Edovo is quickly changing the market and using the structured procurement cycle for inmate communications to rapidly expand and disrupt.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
50 facilities (25K unique users monthly)
Growth Rate
From 2013 start to $20M+ in revenue this year. First site in 2015- now 130+ facilities, 40 states
Total Capital Raised
$9,500,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Brian Hill
Title
CEO
Email
brian@edovo.com

Links

Website
https://www.edovo.com/
Twitter
@edovotweets
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Company Profile

Description

Elemetric is a data platform for decentralized applications on blockchain. Our platform is making it possible for applications to incorporate 3rd party data into smart contracts by providing a "smart oracle" that enables off-chain data to be translated securely and efficiently for use on-chain. For the data providers, Elemetric creates a secondary market to help organizations monetize existing datasets through a secure marketplace for their existing data.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
0
Growth Rate
0
Total Capital Raised
$120,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Daniel Mason
Title
CEO
Email
daniel@elemetric.io

Links

Website
https://elemetric.io/
Twitter
@elemetric_data
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Company Profile

Description

Digital playbook for surgery and interventional procedures.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Not publicly disclosed
Growth Rate
Product went into market in 2016; in use at academic and community hospitals + med device companies
Total Capital Raised
$4,500,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Jennifer Fried
Title
CEO and Co-Founder
Email
jennifer@explorersurgical.com

Links

Website
http://explorersurgical.com/
Twitter
@explorersurg
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Company Profile

Description

Futury (formerly Jobeek) helps engineers to make insightful career decisions.
By combining artificial intelligence and real-time market data, we enable engineers to pre-evaluate how education, skills and opportunities, will affect their future.
We charge hiring companies for promoting their positions and showcase their company page and company analytics.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Launching this month
Growth Rate
Launching this month
Total Capital Raised
$120,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Maor Idan
Title
CEO
Email
maor@jobeek.com

Links

Website
http://www.futury.io/
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Company Profile

Description

GreenLancer presents the industry's first LEAN BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) platform, G-force™. G-force™ leads the way with the industry’s most comprehensive and unified SaaS platform to build intelligent and highly-curated BPO workflows for the solar, telecom and FTTx (fiber optic broadband) industries. The VP Operations of a major U.S. solar company said, "With G-force™ bots, we automated high-volume, repeatable tasks within existing processes. This freed-up team members to direct their efforts and attention to higher-value interactions to build customer relationships and trust while expanding revenue opportunities."

Additional sites: go.greenlancer.com/residential, go.greenlancer.com/commercial, go.greenlancer.com/telecom

Location
Detroit, MI

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
2,000
Growth Rate
75% revenue growth YTD, 1,000% order growth over the past two years at 40,000 orders.
Total Capital Raised
$6,650,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Chris Seago
Title
CEO & Chairman
Email
cseago@greenlancer.com

Links

Website
https://www.greenlancer.com/
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Company Profile

Description

Genivity is an A.I. SaaS platform helping financial professionals engage clients and retain Next Generation heirs through life-stage, health risk, and care cost planning.

Location
Chicago, IL


Key Contact Information

Name
Heather Holmes
Title
CEO & Founder
Email
heather@genivity.com

Links

Website
https://genivity.com/
Twitter
@genivity
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Company Profile

Description

GetSet empowers people to power through life challenges by connecting those encountering challenges to people like them who have recently overcome the same challenges. Its proprietary engine dynamically matches users and builds authentic, relatable, and compassionate connections. The company's first vertical is Higher Education where it is driving 3 - 10 percentage point gains in completion rates.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
200,000
Growth Rate
400% user growth over last year
Total Capital Raised
$3,300,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Karan Goel
Title
CEO & Founder
Email
karan@getset.com

Links

Website
https://getset.com/
Twitter
@getsetlearning
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Company Profile

Description

Gunslinger Studios is a game company bent on bringing the thrill of multiplayer gaming to mobile players in a minute or less. We're creating quick, one-hand-controlled experiences for a generation of competitive gamers who have grown up with Pokemon, CCGs and MMOs. Development includes building games as well as a technology platform for competitive eSports, live game operations and community-driven content.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Pre-launch. 1st produce launches 2018.
Growth Rate
Pre-launch. 1st produce launches 2018.
Total Capital Raised
$1,800,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Tim Harris
Title
CEO
Email
tim@gunslingerstudios.com

Links

Website
http://www.gunslingerstudios.com/
Twitter
@exilesgame
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Company Profile

Description

HAAS Alert's real-time broadcasting solutions connect city agencies performing critical operations in the road directly with motorists. Drivers are alerted and re-routed when emergency vehicles are approaching/on-scene, additional in-road vehicles include construction, telecom, utility fleets and more. The company uses its Safety Cloud to deliver their V2V alerts to automotive OEMs, autonomous vehicles, navigation apps, traffic data suppliers, and smart city grids for connected infrastructure.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
2 customers
Growth Rate
Doubled our data suppliers (Ford/Waze), increased city work by 200%, grew government support (DHS)
Total Capital Raised
$1,200,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Cory Hohs
Title
CEO and Founder
Email
cory@haasalert.com

Links

Website
http://www.haasalert.com/
Twitter
@haasalert
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Company Profile

Description

Harbor makes retirement planning easy.
Our interactive planning engine guides consumers through learning about, planning, and managing their retirement.
By breaking retirement planning down into stackable building blocks, consumers make and trust their own decisions. "

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
1000
Growth Rate
100% w-o-w user growth for four weeks
Total Capital Raised
$120,000

Key Contact Information

Name
William Rueter
Title
CEO
Email
William@harborplan.com

Links

Website
https://www.harborplan.com/
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Company Profile

Description

HealthiPASS is a digital check-in and patient payments platform that turns patient bad debt and all patient billing & collections expenses into higher income – while delivering an outstanding patient experience.

HealthiPASS enables medical groups to deliver greater convenience for their patients and complete transparency into cost of care before-, at- or immediately post-service through a multi-channel patient engagement platform.

HealthiPASS is backed by OCA Ventures, HealthX Ventures, etc.

Location
Naperville, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
32 direct and 2 major distribution agreements
Growth Rate
HealthiPASS has experienced a 30X+ growth in revenue in 5 quarters!
Total Capital Raised
$2,100,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Rajesh Voddiraju
Title
CEO
Email
rajesh@healthipass.com

Links

Website
https://healthipass.com/
Twitter
@healthipass
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Company Profile

Description

Heretik leverages machine learning to solve inefficiencies during legal contract review. Heretik is on a mission to empower organizations to explore contract data for smarter, faster, and more favorable deals. Heretik facilitates this through teaching repeatable tasks to machines, freeing up critical (and expensive) resources to focus on the more strategic aspects of the business.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Two paying clients with two clients in a current Proof of Concept
Growth Rate
Founded in 10/16, closed seed round of 7/17, 2 paying clients with a goal of 4 before EOY.
Total Capital Raised
$600,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Charlie Connor
Title
Co-Founder | CEO
Email
charlie@heretik.io

Links

Website
https://heretik.io/
Twitter
@heretiksoftware
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Company Profile

Description

I Heart Foods is a consumer products company that makes superfoods accessible to the mainstream. We are best known for being an innovator in quinoa.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
We are sold in over 3000 U.S. retailers, and have meaningful online and export sales.
Growth Rate
85% growth YOY in the grocery channel.
Total Capital Raised
$1,725,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Sarah Chalos
Title
Founder, COO
Email
sarah@iheartkeenwah.com

Links

Website
http://www.iheartkeenwah.com/
Twitter
@iheartkeenwah
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Company Profile

Description

Based in America’s heartland, Igor is a leader in bringing critically needed Power-over-Ethernet lighting solutions to the market that reduces energy usage and a building’s carbon footprint, replaces products made with chemicals that are harmful to the environment, and improves the safety and comfort of buildings. Igor’s technology is a plug-and-play solution for the connected lighting market with universal compatibility and a robust cloud analytics platform.

Location
West Des Moines, IA

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
No
Current Number of Users/Customers
Over 100 systems installed in 11 countries worldwide.
Growth Rate
3x revenue growth YoY
Total Capital Raised
$8,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Steve L'Heureux
Title
CEO
Email
steve@igor-tech.com

Links

Website
http://www.igor-tech.com/
Twitter
@igor_PoE
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Company Profile

Description

We immerse distributed teams into a VR workspace to maximize their productivity.

Location
Atlanta, GA

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
We have a waiting list, since we are pre-launch.
Growth Rate
We are pre-launch.
Total Capital Raised
$170,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Renji Bijoy
Title
CEO/CTO
Email
renji@immersed.team

Links

Website
https://immersed.team/
Twitter
@immersedteam
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Company Profile

Description

Interior Define (I/D) is reconceptualizing the furniture-shopping experience. The home furnishing brand's unique made-to-order production and digital-first approach enable it to craft exceptional, customizable furniture at accessible prices.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
No
Growth Rate
3x Y-o-Y growth past three years.
Total Capital Raised
$11,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Rob Royer
Title
Founder + CEO
Email
rob@interiordefine.com

Links

Website
http://www.interiordefine.com/
Twitter
@interiordefine
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Company Profile

Description

ItemMaster is the only technology platform that provides a bridge to manufacturers to deliver end-to-end support for brand readiness into a data driven market. As the leader of brand-verified product content in the $800B food and beverage industry, and beyond, our cloud-based Brand Activation™ Platform enables manufacturers to ensure every brand is visible and available everywhere, turning shoppers into buyers.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
2,000+ manufacturers & 200+ distribution partners
Growth Rate
25% to 50% YOY growth rate expected in 2017.
Total Capital Raised
$7,500,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Adam Perry
Title
Head of People & Talent Acquisition
Email
aperry@itemmaster.com

Links

Website
https://www.itemmaster.com/
Twitter
@TeamItemMaster
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Company Profile

Description

Jiobit is a way parents can stay connected to their kids, even when they're apart. It's the world's smallest and longest lasting smart tag, designed to track kids indoors, outdoors, up, down and in more than 150 countries. No matter the distance, parents can know exactly where their kids are.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Currently in pre-order phase (17k email list)
Growth Rate
Still in pre-order phase
Total Capital Raised
$4,300,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Ethan Krupp
Title
Marketing Lead
Email
ethan@jiobit.com

Links

Website
https://www.jiobit.com/
Twitter
@jiobit
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Company Profile

Description

Kaizen Health has developed a web-based technology platform which brings together diverse fleets (rideshare/taxis, wheelchair accessible vehicles, vehicles with car seats, Medicars) to arrange medical transportation for patients in need. Our platform allows patient care staff to setup rides for a patient in minutes; not days. Kaizen Health's platform allows for real-time communication and visibility for the patients, healthcare providers, health insurance companies and transportation providers.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
No
Current Number of Users/Customers
Our company currently has 8 customers
Growth Rate
Our company is currently growing
Total Capital Raised
$675,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Mindi Knebel
Title
CEO
Email
mindi@kaizenhealth.org

Links

Website
http://www.kaizenhealth.org/
Twitter
@kaizenhealth1
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Company Profile

Description

Keteka is an online marketplace where travelers can find and book genuine, authentic travel experiences, and where local guides and operators can successfully promote their offerings online. We leverage a global network of local experts to find, vet, and validate the most genuine and impactful experiences in destinations all over the world.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Inventory of 1500+ bookable activities in Latin America, 350 guides/operators, 1409 tours sold
Growth Rate
31% month/month revenue growth in the past year, and 59% mo/mo lifetime (3 years)
Total Capital Raised
$210,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Kyle Wiggins
Title
Co-Founder, CEO
Email
kyle@keteka.com

Links

Website
https://www.keteka.com/
Twitter
@ketekatravel
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Company Profile

Description

Kidizen is the nation's fastest growing social marketplace for sharing, selling, and buying kidstyle.

Location
Minneapolis, MN

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
400k registered users
Growth Rate
70% YoY revenue growth
Total Capital Raised
$5,100,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Dug Nichols
Title
CEO
Email
dug@kidizen.com

Links

Website
http://kidizen.com/
Twitter
@kidizen
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Company Profile

Description

KnowledgeHound is a software platform designed to help marketing organizations put their customer research to work. They've developed the first search driven analytics platform specifically for customer insights data which enables users to instantly find answers, build charts/tables, and tell stories with their research data.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
13
Growth Rate
300% revenue growth over the past two years
Total Capital Raised
$3,900,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Brock Jones
Title
Director of Business Devleopment
Email
brock@knowledgehound.com

Links

Website
http://www.knowledgehound.com/
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Company Profile

Description

Life Cross Training (LIFE XT) is a human performance program that provides your team with the necessary tools to increase resilience to stress and maximize productivity, joy, and meaning. All in service of keeping your employees fresh, and your organization competitive. Combining ancient wisdom with modern neuroscience, LIFE XT delivers employers a groundbreaking and easy-to-implement training program.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
29 customers
Growth Rate
50% revenue growth YTY
Total Capital Raised
$1,100,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Brenda Jacobsen
Title
CEO
Email
bjacobsen@life-xt.com

Links

Website
http://life-xt.com/
Twitter
@life-xt
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Company Profile

Description

Lightstream is building a complete evolution of what live video production should be: simple, powerful, collaborative, and most of all, fun. Our products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined tools, unleashing creativity and empowering broadcasters to focus on their message.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
25,251
Growth Rate
164% customer growth rate over the past year
Total Capital Raised
$1,848,425

Key Contact Information

Name
Stu Grubbs
Title
CEO & Co-Founder
Email
stu@golightstream.com

Links

Website
http://www.golightstream.com/
Twitter
@GoLightstream
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Company Profile

Description

We build technology that allows businesses to automate and centralize disorganized processes that expose them to risk. Our customers use LogicGate to visually design end-to-end workflows and create highly configurable process applications that place controls around mission-critical activities.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
24
Growth Rate
900% Revenue Growth YTD. $50,000 at 1/1/17 $500,250 at 8/31/17
Total Capital Raised
$2,400,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Matt Kunkel
Title
CEO
Email
Matt.Kunkel@LogicGate.com

Links

Website
https://www.logicgate.com/
Twitter
@LogicGateApp
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Company Profile

Description

Lucro allows real estate investors to securely create and share an institutional-grade financial model and consolidate all deal functions into a single, industry-standard platform. Additionally, Lucro’s proprietary algorithms enable users to quickly transform raw data into actionable intelligence and eliminate the risk of human error.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
We launched on August 15th and have had several customers sign up, including enterprise clients
Growth Rate
Too early to measure
Total Capital Raised
$3,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Will Haeger
Title
Operations and Strategy lead
Email
william.haeger@getlucro.com

Links

Website
http://www.getlucro.com/
Twitter
@GetLucro
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Company Profile

Description

At Luna Lights, we believe older adults can maintain their health and independence without making major lifestyle compromises. We’re currently rolling out an automated lighting system that utilizes behavioral analysis to keep older adults safer at night.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
5 assisted living and memory communities (over 100 residents)
Growth Rate
Since we started selling ten months ago we've implemented with five communities.
Total Capital Raised
$657,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Donovan Morrison
Title
CEO
Email
dmorrison@lunalights.org

Links

Website
https://www.lunalights.org/
Twitter
@lunalightsinc
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Company Profile

Description

The Mac & Mia experience allows parents nationwide to skip the shopping trip and easily outfit their newborn to six year olds in boutique-worthy threads. All items are personally selected to match a child’s particular style profile, helping create some of the most coveted kiddie closets around.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
16,000
Growth Rate
Our active customer base has grown 72% since January, tracking for 300% revenue growth YoY
Total Capital Raised
$4,120,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Marie Tillman
Title
Founder + CEO
Email
marie@macandmia.com

Links

Website
https://www.macandmia.com/
Twitter
@macmiastyle
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Company Profile

Description

Mimir is a tech company located in Indianapolis, IN with a cloud-based tool that empowers instructors to efficiently teach computer science courses of any scale. Mimir Classroom's core features include automated grading of over 40 different programming languages, plagiarism detection, and actionable analytics for instructors.

Location
Indianapolis, IN

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
No
Current Number of Users/Customers
86
Growth Rate
100% Revenue Growth YoY
Total Capital Raised
$2,600,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Prahasith Veluvolu
Title
CEO
Email
prahasith@mimirhq.com

Links

Website
https://mimirhq.com/
Twitter
@mimirhq
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Company Profile

Description

Visually build, train, & deploy chatbots to do just about anything.

Location
Naperville, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
50,000
Growth Rate
Grown to #1 visual chatbot builder in space
Total Capital Raised
$700,000

Key Contact Information

Name
David Nelson
Title
CEO
Email
david@motion.ai

Links

Website
https://www.motion.ai/
Twitter
@motionai
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Company Profile

Description

NarrativeWave is the first intelligence platform to provide Data-to-Decision analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The company’s software combines your operational data with your engineers’ expertise to auto-generate actionable business insights and recommendations. NarrativeWave provides real-time decisions on critical industrial assets to ensure immediate impact on business operations.

Location
Irvine, CA

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
We are working with the largest OEMs, Renewable Energy, Airlines, Utilities, and Oil & Gas Operators
Growth Rate
We do not share specifics on growth rate. But, we are on track to be at approximately a 500% by EOY
Total Capital Raised
$4,300,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Benjamin Decio
Title
CEO & Board Director
Email
ben@narrativewave.com

Links

Website
https://www.narrativewave.com/
Twitter
@NarrativeW
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Company Profile

Description

Nexmatix unlocks the hidden potential of compressed air systems by collecting and analyzing critical pneumatic data that improves the cost and effective capacity of manufacturing plants. The data is used to reduce compressed air use by 20-40% and can automatically alert plant personnel to the location and nature of pneumatic problems requiring maintenance. This results in lower electricity bills, reduced downtime, and improved production efficiency.

Location
Saint Louis, MO

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Currently have half a dozen multi-national companies as customers.
Growth Rate
Nexmatix is focused on proving the business model with a limited number of customers.
Total Capital Raised
$4,800,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Victoria Gonzalez
Title
CEO
Email
vicki@nexmatix.com

Links

Website
http://nexmatix.com/
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Company Profile

Description

NowPow is a women-owned and led company that has developed a community resource network management technology. NowPow empowers care professionals to make highly matched, data-driven social referrals, communicate with patients and social service providers about those referrals, and ultimately track referral status and outcomes. The multi-sided platform improves care transitions across the care continuum and helps people with chronic health and social conditions get and stay well.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
We have over 15 major health systems and FQHCs in our 4 markets
Growth Rate
Since going live in Fall 2016, we will do over $1.2 in revenue in 2017
Total Capital Raised
$5,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Rachel Kohler
Title
CEO
Email
rachel.kohler@nowpow.com

Links

Website
http://www.nowpow.com/
Twitter
@_NowPow_
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Company Profile

Description

Wireless power is changing the way we interact with electronic devices. Companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Ford turn to NuCurrent for the best wireless power technology, performance and delivery. With over 60 patents granted/pending, a team of PhDs and industry vets, and proprietary modeling tools, NuCurrent helps customers deliver superior wireless power experiences to their consumers. NuCurrent is changing the way that devices connect.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
>12
Growth Rate
1,000% production volume growth year over year
Total Capital Raised
$10,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Mary Winslow
Title
Office Manager
Email
mary.winslow@nucurrent.com

Links

Website
http://www.nucurrent.com/
Twitter
@NuCurrentTweets
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Company Profile

Description

NuMat builds atomically-engineered systems that unlock paradigm shifts in resource creation and use. We do this by animating hardware with programmable materials designed by modern computing infrastructure in the Molecular Foundry of the future.

Location
Chicago, IL


Key Contact Information

Name
Benjamin Hernandez
Title
CEO
Email
ben@numat-tech.com

Links

Website
http://numat-tech.com/
Twitter
@NumatTechMOF
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Company Profile

Description

OfficeLuv creates happier and more productive workplaces by centralizing office services through one product. We combine on-site personnel with technology to help office management teams off load tasks, restock and order supplies and groceries, manage vendors, gather employee insights, and analyze office spend. Headquartered in Chicago, OfficeLuv works with over 250 customers helping them create a better office experience.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
250
Growth Rate
Over 100% revenue growth YoY, average monthly revenue per customer has increased 4X
Total Capital Raised
$6,500,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Kathryn Madden
Title
Co-Founder
Email
kathryn@officeluv.com

Links

Website
https://www.officeluv.com/
Twitter
@getofficeluv
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Company Profile

Description

White supremacists, jihadists, and every terrorist can between blog, post, share, and tweets for the whole world to see and pay no price. But what they leave in the open has allowed Omelas to automatically detect when and measure how people turn towards extremism. That means our clients understand terrorist recruitment better than the terrorists, landing us $2.1M in future bookings. The internet has let terrorists add thousands to their ranks. We turn it into their downfall.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
2
Growth Rate
3 contracts to close within next month
Total Capital Raised
$125,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Benjamin Dubow
Title
COO
Email
ben@omelas.co

Links

Website
https://omelas.co/
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Company Profile

Description

The Opternative online vision test is the most convenient way to get a prescription for glasses or contacts.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
>100,000
Growth Rate
>100% over the past 2 years
Total Capital Raised
$10,500,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Steven Lee
Title
Chief Science Officer / Founder
Email
steven@opternative.com

Links

Website
https://www.opternative.com/
Twitter
@opternative
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Company Profile

Description

Packback is a smart discussion platform that uses AI to teach college students how to ask better questions, and be self-led in their learning. Where most discussion solutions are clunky, manual and disengaging, Packback is automated and social.

30K students from 50 universities are currently using Packback, and they have created over 1 million posts to-date.

Packback counts Mark Cuban, Howard Tullman, and Mark Tebbe among its investors, and has raised 3.5 Million in funding to date.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
30,000 current users from 51 universities
Growth Rate
3X Revenue Growth YOY
Total Capital Raised
$3,500,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Jessica Tenuta
Title
Cofounder & Chief Product Officer
Email
Jessica@packback.co

Links

Website
https://www.packback.co/
Twitter
@packbackco
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Company Profile

Description

Paladin is closing the justice gap, starting by helping legal teams run more efficient pro bono programs. Currently 86% of Americans who need legal help never receive it, but there are 1.3M attorneys in the U.S. with a professional responsibility to do 50 hours of pro bono per year. We're the first software to help Fortune 500 legal teams, law firms, and law schools streamline their pro bono engagement, saving them time and money, and ultimately leveraging their workforce to maximize impact.

Location
New York, NY

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
3 Fortune 500 Companies
Growth Rate
Signed first Fortune 500 clients in last month, projecting 4 more by end of 2018
Total Capital Raised
$890,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Felicity Conrad
Title
CEO
Email
felicity@joinpaladin.com

Links

Website
https://www.joinpaladin.com/
Twitter
@joinpaladin
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Company Profile

Description

Pangea Money Transfer is a mobile-centric remittance platform that allows on-the-go users to send money from the U.S. to 15 countries across Latin America and Asia in less than 30 seconds — all for a low flat fee. Receivers can collect the money at thousands of retail locations or have it directly deposited into any bank account or onto a debit card. Pangea’s remittance solution is flexible, fast and easy to use. As a result, the platform has achieved industry leading loyalty and referral rates.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
100,000
Growth Rate
15% month over month
Total Capital Raised
$20,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Nishu Thukral
Title
CEO
Email
nishu@gopangea.com

Links

Website
https://www.pangeamoneytransfer.com/
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Company Profile

Description

PartySlate is a beautifully designed platform where leading event professionals share their work with the world, build their brand, collaborate with clients and drive leads. In turn, people planning larger scale parties can find new ideas by viewing and saving hundreds of thousands of beautiful event photos from weddings to corporate events, connect with top local event professionals and find stunning venues.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Over 2,000 professionals share their work on PartySlate.
Growth Rate
Since we started selling this year, our revenue has doubled every 2 months.
Total Capital Raised
$3,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Julie Roth Novack
Title
CEO & Co-founder
Email
julie@partyslate.com

Links

Website
http://www.partyslate.com/
Twitter
@partyslate
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Company Profile

Description

Peanut Butter℠ helps companies offer student loan assistance as a benefit. It's the best way to attract college-educated talent, and we make it easy. Employers from coast to coast, both large and small, trust Peanut Butter as their benefit administration partner. Together with leading employers, we are a part of the solution for America’s student debt crisis. Peanut Butter, Inc. is a Chicago-based company, built out of 1871 and recognized as an innovator by Google, YPO, others.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
28
Growth Rate
>500% revenue growth YTD
Total Capital Raised
$1,200,000

Key Contact Information

Name
David Aronson
Title
CEO
Email
david.aronson@getpeanutbutter.com

Links

Website
https://www.getpeanutbutter.com/
Twitter
@peanutbutterget
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Company Profile

Description

Pearachute is building the world's largest marketplace for family activities. From classes, to field trips, to camps, we make it easy and affordable for families to discover, book, and drop into the best activities in your city at the touch of a button.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Happy to share in our meeting
Growth Rate
We will 5X users this year and we are 7X year over year
Total Capital Raised
$2,155,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Desiree Vargas Wrigley
Title
CEO
Email
desiree@pearachutekids.com

Links

Website
https://www.pearachutekids.com/
Twitter
@desireechicago
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Company Profile

Description

PreparedHealth helps improve the quality of care provided in the home. We do this through enTouch, our network of home health providers. enTouch simplifies patient management and referrals through a HIPAA-compliant interface which is easily accessible through web and mobile platforms. In addition, PreparedHealth has developed a Digital Nursing Assistant, DiNA, who helps with timely recommendations for patient care thereby identifying patients who could benefit from additional care services.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
No
Current Number of Users/Customers
Hundreds of home health care providers
Growth Rate
User growth on track for 300% annually.
Total Capital Raised
$4,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Iqbal Brainch
Title
Chief Marketing Officer
Email
ibrainch@preparedhealth.com

Links

Website
http://www.preparedhealth.com/
Twitter
@preparedhealth
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Company Profile

Description

Your employees are at the heart of your company’s success. Keeping them happy and healthy pumps up production, slims fatty healthcare costs and boosts office morale. The PUSH program is wellness incentives done right. It’s designed to be fair for everyone who participates and provides frequent cash incentives for reaching individualized goals.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
25 current customers with 6K total users
Growth Rate
>100% year-over-year growth since launching the company
Total Capital Raised
$2,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Charlie Zei
Title
CEO
Email
czei@pushforwellness.com

Links

Website
http://www.pushforwellness.com/
Twitter
@pushforwellness
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Company Profile

Description

Regroup Therapy provides high quality, behavioral health providers to health care entities. Through virtual staffing, Regroup is the answer to mental health provider shortage and poor behavioral health care integration.  Regroup has more than 3,000 mental health providers in its nationwide network and provides services in multiple care settings including primary care, outpatient mental health, and emergency rooms.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
35
Growth Rate
4,000% growth in last 15 months
Total Capital Raised
$8,400,000

Key Contact Information

Name
David Cohn
Title
CEO
Email
david@regrouptherapy.com

Links

Website
https://www.regrouptherapy.com/
Twitter
@RGTherapy
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Company Profile

Description

RepIQ is a sales intelligence engine for data-driven prospecting. Change the way you sell with RepIQ--the sales platform with a lead discovery database, real-time engagement analytics, and unique recommendation engine technology.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
2,500
Growth Rate
We officially launched a month ago.
Total Capital Raised
$1,100,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Shawn Carpenter
Title
CEO & Co-Founder
Email
shawn@repiq.com

Links

Website
https://repiq.com/
Twitter
@getrepiq
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Company Profile

Description

Monitor online reviews. Measure the customer experience.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
30,000
Growth Rate
Triple digit growth every year we have been in business.
Total Capital Raised
$7,600,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Chris Campbell
Title
CEO
Email
chris@reviewtrackers.com

Links

Website
https://www.reviewtrackers.com/
Twitter
@ReviewTrackers
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Company Profile

Description

rMark Bio's solution is built on our patented Artificial Intelligence engine that optimizes Thought Leader identification and engagement strategies across multiple healthcare verticals including; pharmaceutical, academic institutions, medical device companies, and investment firms. By leveraging rMark Bio, organizations can significantly reduce time and cost of data analysis for identification while gaining meaningful insights to drive more impactful engagements.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
4
Growth Rate
First Top-15 Pharma customer launched in Jan. 2017. Grown to 4 enterprise customers YTD.
Total Capital Raised
$388,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Jason Smith
Title
CEO & Cofounder
Email
jason@rmarkbio.com

Links

Website
https://rmarkbio.com/
Twitter
@rmarkbio
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Company Profile

Description

Shiftgig is an app-based mobile platform that connects businesses with reliable, high-quality workers on demand. To date Shiftgig has hired more than 20,000 workers, called Specialists. Over 2,400 clients, including some of the biggest names in food service, hospitality, retail, warehouse and experiential marketing, use Shiftgig because of its ability to easily fill and manage short term job assignments with fully qualified workers.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
2400
Growth Rate
70% revenue YTD
Total Capital Raised
$59,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Eddie Lou
Title
CEO and co-founder
Email
eddie@shiftgig.com

Links

Website
https://www.shiftgig.com/
Twitter
@shiftgig
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Company Profile

Description

SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher battery capacity and faster charging rates, all while being produced via a low cost solution chemistry-based manufacturing process. SiNode seeks to change the landscape for lithium-ion batteries so they can meet the demands of a wide range of industries, from consumer electronics to electric vehicles.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
15
Growth Rate
50% revenue growth YTD
Total Capital Raised
$1,300,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Samir Mayekar
Title
CEO
Email
samirmayekar@sinode-systems.com

Links

Website
http://sinodesystems.com/
Twitter
@SiNodeSystems
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Company Profile

Description

SurvivorPlan is a configurable, integrated software solution that includes patient navigation, care coordination, care planning, and patient engagement for cancer care.

With SurvivorPlan cancer programs can: improve quality, meet accreditation requirements, track and improve patient outcomes, increase patient engagement and satisfaction, increase revenue, and drive utilization of in-system services.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
2
Growth Rate
500% revenue growth over the past 2 years
Total Capital Raised
$150,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Elaine Warren
Title
Founder
Email
ewarren@survivorplan.io

Links

Website
http://survivorplan.io/
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Company Profile

Description

Swag.com helps companies create quality promotional products that people will actually want to keep. We work with 100's of companies including Facebook, WeWork, Waze, Bravo, Virgin, Jolly Rancher, and Harry's.

Location
New York, NY

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
300+ customers
Growth Rate
We had $160,000 of gross sales in the month of August. That was our biggest month to date.
Total Capital Raised
$800,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Jeremy Parker
Title
CEO
Email
jeremy@swag.com

Links

Website
https://www.swag.com/
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Company Profile

Description

SwiftIQ empowers large retailers and their vendors to automate collecting, analyzing and activating on insights from over $85 billion of retail transactions from supply chain to store to customer experiences. Clients include leaders like Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Hershey, and large retail chains. SwiftIQ was named a 2016 Vendor of the Year by RaceTrac, 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor for CPGs, and a Top 25 Enterprise AI by CIO Applications .

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Maybe
Current Number of Users/Customers
SwiftIQ is working with nearly 15,000 retail locations and top global CPGs
Growth Rate
SwiftIQ grew revenue nearly 10x since 2014
Total Capital Raised
$8,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Jason Lobel
Title
CEO
Email
jason@swiftiq.com

Links

Website
http://www.swiftiq.com/
Twitter
@swiftiq
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Company Profile

Description

Synap is a Relationship Management software company that helps teams to guide and grow their client relationships. Our primary users are customer success, account management, and investor relations teams.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
30
Growth Rate
First year of sales; infinite YOY growth
Total Capital Raised
$3,500,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Jeremie Bacon
Title
CEO
Email
jeremie@getsynap.com

Links

Website
https://www.getsynap.com/
Twitter
@getsynap
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Company Profile

Description

ThinkCERCA is an edtech platform that teaches critical thinking skills through writing across subjects. With students and teachers using its platform in all 50 states and adopted across 200 districts, ThinkCERCA was recognized as the most innovative writing tool by Bill Gates, because of the produced student results. In a recent evaluation of 26 ed tech products, ThinkCERCA had the largest impact on student reading growth, which was four times higher than the next best company.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
No
Current Number of Users/Customers
475,000 students
Growth Rate
78% YTD revenue growth
Total Capital Raised
$14,700,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Abby Ross
Title
Co-Founder
Email
abby@thinkcerca.com

Links

Website
https://thinkcerca.com/
Twitter
@thinkcerca
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Company Profile

Description

Tovala is a smart oven that sits on your countertop and is paired with a companion meal delivery service. We deliver fresh meals once a week - the user takes those meals, scans the unique barcode on each and places them into the appliance. The appliance has the recipes stored in the cloud to cook the meal to perfection using a combination of steaming, convection heat, and broiling.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
N/A
Growth Rate
N/A
Total Capital Raised
$4,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
David Rabie
Title
CEO
Email
david@tovala.com

Links

Website
https://tovala.com/
Twitter
@tovalafood
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Company Profile

Description

Transparent is a marketing technology consultancy that makes it safe and simple for brands to unlock the full potential of marketing technology. We are marketing technology experts. We serve our clients as unbiased partners, helping them navigate the complicated digital landscape, harness innovation, control their marketing data and improve performance.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
12 active clients - All Fortune 100 brands
Growth Rate
250%
Total Capital Raised
$600,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Brandon Starkoff
Title
CEO
Email
brandon.starkoff@transparent.partners

Links

Website
http://transparent.partners/
Twitter
@TransparentMP
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Company Profile

Description

Wise Apple makes life easier by making lunch better-by delivering fresh, custom, ready-to-eat lunches and snacks directly to your door.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
1,000 Families
Growth Rate
6X MRR in last 12 months, 6.5X Customers in last 12 months
Total Capital Raised
$4,300,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Nathan Cooper
Title
Co-Founder, President
Email
nate@getwiseapple.com

Links

Website
https://getwiseapple.com/
Twitter
@getwiseapple
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Company Profile

Description

Xaptum is a “Secure Private Internet for Things” – an IoT optimized network connecting sensors and devices to applications & Big Data systems that monitor, analyze and make sense of IoT data – securely, reliably, globally, at massive scale. Xaptum’s Trusted Transit Access ensures full data security from device to application with full accounting of all the bits in between - effectively, a cyber-shield with opt-in protection against cyber attacks.

Location
Chicago, IL

Traction

Is the Company Raising Capital in the Next 12 Months?
Yes
Current Number of Users/Customers
Less than 50
Growth Rate
Xaptum has gone from 0 to more than a Billion IoT data msgs over our production network in 6 months
Total Capital Raised
$2,000,000

Key Contact Information

Name
Brian Gratch
Title
CMO
Email
brian@xaptum.com

Links

Website
https://www.xaptum.com/
Twitter
@xaptuminc
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