How Chicago can make its tech community more attractive for investors

How Chicago could make its tech group extra engaging for traders

Until not too long ago, most enterprise capitalists have been reluctant to spend money on startups exterior the Bay Area. I do know as a result of half the VCs I pitched after I began my firm turned me down due to my location. From a private perspective, this is smart. Why would they wish […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: The Midwest offers more than just an escape from Silicon Valley

Heartland Tech Weekly: Robotics and agriculture tech are promising sectors for younger tech hubs

This week, Startup Genome — a corporation that researches tech ecosystems around the globe — launched its annual Global Startup Ecosystems report. While the report largely targeted on worldwide hubs like Beijing, Paris, and Tel Aviv, it additionally measured promising exercise in U.S. cities like Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and Houston. The report discovered that early-stage funding exercise in […]

What our company learned from working remotely for a week

What our firm discovered from working remotely for every week

Distributed groups are on the rise. The variety of workers who work remotely more than doubled between 2005 and 2015, and there’s proof that individuals who earn a living from home may be more productive than these within the workplace. Hiring distant employees can also be a good way to increase your potential expertise pool, […]

Carvana acquires Mark Cuban-backed car imagery platform Car360 for $22 million

Carvana acquires Mark Cuban-backed automotive imagery platform Automobile360 for $22 million

Online used automotive vendor Carvana, well-known for its gargantuan automobile vending machines, has acquired Car360, a Mark Cuban-backed startup that gives pc imaginative and prescient and interactive 360-degree imagery know-how to assist automotive sellers showcase their autos. Carvana paid $6.7 million in money, in accordance with an SEC filing, whereas additionally issuing shares with an mixture worth […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: The Midwest offers more than just an escape from Silicon Valley

Heartland Tech Weekly: Go east, younger startups

Included on this week’s “Beyond VB” part is a narrative from Mercury News about how startups are trying past Silicon Valley for expertise. The two locations the startups quoted within the piece are heading to? Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho. In an analogous piece I wrote for VentureBeat again in November, I spoke with two […]

Indianapolis’ DemandJump raises $6 million for its cross-channel customer acquisition platform

Indianapolis’ DemandJump raises $6 million for its cross-channel buyer acquisition platform

DemandJump, an Indianapolis-based startup that helps corporations map their on-line site visitors sources, introduced as we speak that it has raised a $6 million collection A from buyers together with Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Austin’s Flyover Capital, and Chicago’s Hyde Park Venture Partners. Founded in 2015, DemandJump sells a platform referred to […]

Debunking 3 of the biggest myths about Midwest tech

Debunking three of the largest myths about Midwest tech

In the previous 4 years, a slew of articles have been revealed evaluating the Midwest tech scene to Silicon Valley: in 2014, 2015, 2016, and ending with a current one from the New York Times. While well-intentioned, these articles all have at their premise the identical core factor — a comparability. For these of us […]

Ohio competition seeks tech-based solutions to the opioid crisis

Ohio competitors seeks tech-based options to the opioid disaster

With the opioid disaster gripping the nation, Ohio is main the cost discovering an answer with a stunning device – know-how. The Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge is searching for to assist by utilizing “a three-phase, prize-based competition to find technology-based solutions that address or improve opioid abuse prevention, treatment and overdose avoidance and response,” its website says. Ohio […]