NextTier Education has raised $1.2 million to fund its website and mobile apps that help manage the college application process.
The 25,000-square-foot business accelerator slated to open in January aims to grow next-generation diagnostics, biopharma, health IT and medical device businesses.
A tech company that aims to be Chicago’s first billion-dollar enterprise software company is getting a $2.25 million state grant to accelerate its expansion. …
Gordon Segal, co-founder of retailer Crate & Barrel, said Thursday he has returned to advise the company’s interim CEO and help choose a new leader to ensure long-term success — not to run day-to-day operations. Read more at Newsfeed.
BloomNation, an online marketplace that calls itself “the Etsy for flowers,” closed on a $5.55 million financing round with backing from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz, Chicago Ventures, CrunchFund and A Capital founded by Ronny Conway.
A seemingly fun, even quaint image — 150 women decked out in little black dresses, pearls, sunglasses and updos channeling Audrey Hepburn — is sending a serious message about domestic violence. A Chicago-produced public service campaign, “Hidden Faces of Abuse,” was in the works long before NFL football stars’ recent misdeeds launched the issue to the fore
The only leather tannery left in Chicago — a 109-year-old company that makes the skins for NFL footballs — will supply leather for wristbands for Motorola Mobility’s new smart watch and for the back of a new smartphone. Motorola Mobility will announce Friday that Horween Leather Co., at 2015 N. Elston, won the work because