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
Adam Piotrowski got stuck when he tried to start a medical device company here three years ago.
“I knew Chicago was a great place to start a business, but it was hard to find a place to be based where I could develop and set up prototypes, work with a variety of resources nearby and get in touch with all of the people I needed to,” the Oak Park native said.
Chicago-based Packback, a pay-as-you-go digital textbook rental service, has closed on a $1 million seed round of funding to build out its technology platform and expand to more college campuses nationwide. The company, at 330 N. Wabash, expects to hire two more software developers by year’s end, bringing the workforce to nine, co-founder Mike Shannon
Lawyers for Northwestern University student-athlete football players on Thursday evening filed their latest arguments in favor of allowing the players to vote to form a union.