These Chicago Tech Startups Have Over $75M to be Thankful for This Holiday Week

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November isn’t over quite yet, but you’d be surprised to hear that considering the millions of venture capital funding that has already piled into Chicago this month! These tech startups across the financial services, healthcare, retail, food, eCommerce, and real estate industries have a lot to be thankful for this holiday week (over $75M of thankfulness to be exact). This is one way to look forward to the upcoming new year!



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  • Funding Date: Nov. 5th, 2019
  • Funding Type: Series B
  • Funding Amount: $19.3M
  • Address: 545 North McClurg Suite 406 Chicago, IL 60611

Overview from their Crunchbase profile:

Ascent provides a cloud-based platform that helps financial services firms to keep their businesses compliant. Its platform analyzes business activities, informs about potential compliance obligations, and assists in tracking and complying with relevant requirements. Ascent’s cloud-based solutions include issue tracking and management, industry reference and research materials, and compliance manual documentation. Aaron Droba, Brian Clark, and Shreyas B. Gosalia founded it in 2015, with its headquarters in Chicago in Illinois.”


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  • Funding Date: Nov. 12th, 2019
  • Funding Type: Venture – Series Unknown
  • Funding Amount: $22M
  • Address: 1 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60602

Overview from their Crunchbase profile:

Apervita, Inc., formerly known as Pervasive Health, is a platform that enables the digitalization of massive amounts of health analytics at once. Health enterprises use Apervita technologies to turn their medical intellectual property to computable content which in turn can be commercialized globally through the company’s market.

Professionals can browse through a broad selection of curated medical content, subscribe to it, connect their own data sets, and publish results into their workflow. The available content covers clinical, operational, and financial use cases, including readmission prevention, chronic disease management, protocol compliance, rapid detection of patient health deterioration, infection early warnings, health complication risks, missing diagnosis detection, problem list improvement, triage prediction, and personal medical device assessment. The HIPAA secure platform supports open standards and can be connected through modern web services to EMRs, portals, and point-of-care systems. Apervita, Inc. was founded in January 2011 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


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  • Funding Date: Nov. 13th, 2019
  • Funding Type: Series A
  • Funding Amount: $20M
  • Address: 100 S Wacker Dr., Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60606

Overview from their Crunchbase profile:

ThreeKit is a 3D product configuration and visualization platform that enables brands to create and manage beautiful visuals at scale. The platform combines innovation, expertise, and experience to deliver high-quality solutions that boost online customer engagement and conversions. It also enables businesses of any size to scale and automate beautiful product visuals across channels, both online and offline.

ThreeKit allows companies to cost-effectively and easily create thousands of photorealistic, interactive 3D, and augmented reality visuals. The platform users can use the ThreeKit to create a 3D configurator, allowing consumers to make customizations in real-time.

Threekit launched its flagship product, Virtual Photographer, a program that creates product images for e-commerce that look real but are completely computer-rendered. It was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


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  • Funding Date: Nov. 14th, 2019
  • Funding Type: Seed
  • Funding Amount: $3M

Overview from their Crunchbase profile:

2ndKitchen enables businesses without a kitchen to serve food seamlessly using restaurants around them. They help businesses create a custom menu from neighboring restaurants and install integrated kiosks for easy ordering. Because of short distances and order bundling, food is delivered to customers’ seats hot and fast. It’s a win-win-win where businesses add food to their menu, customers enjoy great food delivered to their seat, and restaurants serve additional dining rooms in their neighborhood.



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  • Funding Date: Nov. 20th, 2019
  • Funding Type: Series A
  • Funding Amount: $4M
  • Address: 58 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654

Overview from their Crunchbase profile:

Inhabitr’s mission is to enable a ‘flexible living’ – starting with rental furniture we aim to provide designer affordable furniture on a subscription to millennials and businesses.


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  • Funding Date: Nov. 21st, 2019
  • Funding Type: Venture – Series Unknown
  • Funding Amount: $2M

Overview from their Crunchbase profile:

Groundbreaker is an all-in-one suite of tools for small to medium sized commercial real estate investment firms that raise outside capital. Our tools help teams increase productivity and investor satisfaction by automating fundraising, reporting and investor relations workflows.

The application covers six primary functions in streamlining back-office operations of real estate investment firms. These six functions are fundamentally integrated, lending to an all-in-one investment platform that provides value across much of an investment organization. Here are some of the functionality and impacts of each.

OpenFinance Network

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  • Funding Date: Nov. 22nd, 2019
  • Funding Type: Venture – Series Unknown
  • Funding Amount: $8.6M
  • Address: 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, Illinois 60654
  • Overview from their website:

“The next evolution of alternative assets. Access new investment opportunities, diversify your portfolio and take advantage of improved liquidity with OpenFinance, the platform for the secondary market trading of digital securities.”


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