These Chicago Companies Ranked in Over $30M in Funding This October!

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The companies in Chicago that received funding during October definitely represent extremely diverse industries. If you take a look below, you’ll see those industries include healthcare, mental health, biotech, finance, real estate, construction, and health & beauty. If that’s not impressive, then we don’t know what is. All in all, these companies ranked in over $30 million in funding in just the past few weeks! One even rejected an offer during their time on Shark Tank to now receive over $1M on their own!

nOCD

  • Website: www.treatmyocd.com
  • Funding Date: Oct. 1st, 2019
  • Funding Type: Series A
  • Funding Amount: $4M
  • Address: 225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1430, Chicago, IL, 60601
  • Overview from their website:

Our mission is to create a better everyday life for people with OCD by making care more accessible, more connected, and more effective…as developers, data scientists, designers, and marketers, we all came to NOCD because we want to make life easier for people with OCD. But when it comes to something as complex as mental health, it’s always important to bring in experts.

We started working with clinicians and researchers at the very beginning, and they help us build evidence-based resources and contribute to research studies that otherwise wouldn’t have such a wealth of anonymized data to draw on. They’re a huge part of our story, keeping us on the cutting edge and honing every aspect of the NOCD platform.

Rentgrata

  • Company:
  • Website: www.rentgrata.com
  • Funding Date: Oct. 1st, 2019
  • Funding Type: Seed
  • Funding Amount: $1M
  • Overview from their website:

Rentgrata Messenger introduces prospective renters to their peers – your current residents – to help convert more of your property’s website traffic into leases. Contact us below to learn how we generate leads with industry-leading conversion rates.

Surgical Innovation Associates

  • Website: www.sia.health
  • Funding Date: Oct. 2nd, 2019
  • Funding Type: Series A
  • Funding Amount: $4M
  • Address: 965 West Chicago Ave, Chicago IL, 60642
  • Overview from their website:

Surgical Innovation Associates (SIA) is committed to bringing better outcomes to patients and lowering cost to the system through “for surgeon, by surgeon” innovation in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. SIA was originally founded in 2016 by affiliates of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg School of Business in order to develop and commercialize an alternative to certain problematic, cadaver-derived, biologic implants that are being used today.

Green Key Technologies

  • Website: www.greenkeytech.com
  • Funding Date: Oct. 3rd, 2019
  • Funding Type: Corporate Round
  • Funding Amount: $Unknown
  • Address: 55 W Monroe St #1650, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Overview from their website:

GreenKey’s AI and natural language processing innovations add a powerful dimension to the OpenFin ecosystem. We know that banks are recognizing the incredible benefits of structuring and automating disparate audio and text data, and GK is a leading innovator of these exciting technologies…our AI platform uses speech recognition (ASR) and natural language processing (NLP) to recognize and organize the most valuable insights from your instant messages, turret, phone calls and emails.

Gearflow

  • Website: www.gearflow.com
  • Funding Date: Oct. 15th, 2019
  • Funding Type: Seed
  • Funding Amount: $1.1M
  • Address: 318 W. Adams St, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Overview from their Crunchbase profile:

Gearflow.com’s mission is to continuously improve the convenience, selection, and management of parts and machinery.  We were founded in 2017, born from our experience in the wholesale equipment rental industry. We noticed a pattern of unused parts in shops and underutilized equipment sitting on rental yards. These parts and machines were rarely marketed online for sale. So we decided to build a platform where equipment and parts Sellers can list their inventories for sale nationally, create a unique storefront, and control all aspects of the process.

AVIA

  • Website: www.aviahealthinnovation.com
  • Funding Date: Oct. 23rd, 2019
  • Funding Type: Venture – Series Unknown
  • Funding Amount: $22M
  • Address: 515 N. State St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Overview from their Crunchbase profile:

“AVIA helps hospitals and health systems to identify, select and deploy the best emerging IT-enabled solutions to drive growth, improve operating efficiency and compete on value. We facilitate collaboration between providers and entrepreneurs to accelerate the impact and to mitigate the risk of innovation adoption. Solutions of greatest interest to our members address needs related to population health via clinical data insights, care model redesign, patient engagement and operational efficiency.”

CurlMix

CurlMix, founded by Kimberly Lewis, is a monthly subscription service that sends customers five to seven all-natural ingredients, along with step-by-step instructions, to mix their own hair products.

On a side note – you should check out the Founders’ bios from their website quoted below as well as details about their experience on Shark Tank:

“Kim and Tim are the co-founders of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. Their innovative take on clean beauty hair products has won them praise from top industry publications such as Refinery29, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, and ABC TV. Though CurlMix is making waves in the curly hair space, that wasn’t always the case. Their story is one of trial, error, and triumph.”

 


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