This month, I profiled eight young venture capitalists in Chicago. Read their stories here.
Author Amina Elahi
This tech power couple’s new project: Creating a new place for kids to learn code
A Chicago tech power couple emerged from stealth mode Tuesday morning to announce Codeverse, a startup that aims to teach kids to code using a proprietary coding language.
I Need Diverse Games works to give minorities and women a louder voice in gaming
An Xbox. Two PlayStations. A gaming PC. A Nintendo 3DS. These are the tools of a gamer’s kit, but this is no ordinary gamer. This is a gamer looking to shake up the system.
Could Vivid Seats, a Chicago-based online ticket site, sell for $1.5 billion?
Vivid Seats, the Chicago-based secondary ticket marketplace, could be up for sale with a desired price tag of $1.5 billion.
Hindsight 2016: Why didn’t equity crowdfunding take off?
Equity crowdfunding in Illinois didn’t quite take off in 2016 the way proponents expected it to, despite new state and federal laws permitting everyday Americans to buy stakes in small companies.
Year in deals 2016: These companies brought in cash, made big buys
Although no Chicago tech companies went public or sold for more than $1 billion this year, many continued to make deals, drawing funding at a rate that surpassed 2015 for much of the year.
Tech leaders use personal email as direct line to Rahm Emanuel
Technology leaders used Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s private email to send complaints, praise and brags in the past several years, documents released late Wednesday showed.
ParqEx raises more than $1M to rent out private parking spots
ParqEx, the Chicago-based company that lets people rent out their private parking spots, has raised more than $1 million, the company said.
Election hacking shouldn’t surprise you, Obama’s former tech chief says
Political campaigns could be as vulnerable as businesses when it comes to hacking, says Harper Reed, who was the chief technology officer of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign.
Cubs won the World Series, but Powerball tops Chicago’s 2016 Google searches
Powerball was the only entity to beat the Chicago Cubs this year — by being the most popular search query in Chicago, according to Google.