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Coinbase Debuts Institutional Suite of Products & Announces New Chicago Office

Coinbase announced earlier this week the launch of its new product offerings for institutions, which are designed to meet the demand to trade and invest in cryptocurrency. The company reported that over the past few months more than 100 hedge funds have announced plans to… Read More

Former Capital One Executive Troy Jamison Named First Chief Risk Officer at Victory Park Capital

Victory Park Capital (VPC), a Chicago-based investment firm focused on private middle-market debt and equity investments, announced on Wednesday it has appointed formed Capital One executive, Troy Jamison as its first Chief Risk Officer.  Jamison will reportedly oversee the assessment and management of risk within the firm’s… Read More

Fintech Firm OppLoans Opens New Headquarters in Chicago

Chicago-based fintech firm and socially responsible online lender OppLoans announced on Tuesday the opening of its new Windy City headquarters. The company revealed that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an appearance and even cut the ribbon to the office. During his presentation, Mayor Emanuel stated:… Read More

TGIF: More than Glasses Raising for Aviary Cocktail Book’s Kickstarter Campaign

Depending on when your weekend starts, whether on Thursday night or Friday afternoon or the more traditional Friday evening, you may be tempted to have cocktails every night made with guidance of The Aviary Cocktail Book after glimpsing at the extraordinary concoctions from Alinea creators and… Read More

Chicago Rising: New Entry to List of Fintech Hubs is Important Gain for the Windy City

Deloitte’s recent report on Fintech Hubs entitled A tale of 44 cities – Connecting Global FinTech: Interim Hub Review 2017 indicated that London remained at the top of the list with Singapore closely behind it and obviously hoping to become number one. But alongside the original 20… Read More

Supporters of Michaels Chicago Manager Raise Over $23,000 Through GoFundMe Following Customer’s Verbal Attacks (Video)

Prior to this past Thanksgiving holiday, a Michaels Store in Chicago experienced a customer-service fiasco that was recorded by a bystander, named Jessie Grady.  For 30-minutes, Grady watched and recorded a woman who unleashed incredible vitriol on two employees (and everyone else in the store)…. Read More

Indiegogo Teams Up With Heineken For “The Cities Project”

On Tuesday, Indiegogo announced it has joined forces with Dutch brewing company, Heineken, for a new project known as The Cities Project. The global crowdfunding platform stated residents in New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Honolulu are invited to submit projects they care about through Heineken’s Facebook page…. Read More

RealtyMogul Closes Newest Chicago Equity Investment, Surpasses $25M in Chicago Area Real Estate Investments

 RealtyMogul.com, one of the leading online marketplaces for real estate investing, announced today that the platform has closed an investment into a $21.6 million acquisition. The platform helped finance the acquisition of The Edison Apartments, a mid-rise multifamily property in Chicago, by Spirit Bascom Ventures,… Read More

CEO Helman Comments on RealtyMogul $1M Chicagoland Equity Investment Closing

RealtyMogul.com, one of the leading online marketplaces for real estate investing, announced the closing of a $1,000,000 equity investment in an industrial property in Glendale Heights, IL, within the Chicago metropolitan area. The sponsor for the acquisition is Clear Height Properties, a real estate investment and… Read More

VestLo Becomes the First to Submit Application to Operate as an Illinois Investment Crowdfunding Platform

This week, Chicago-based fintech company VestLo announced that it has become the first to submit an application to the Illinois Secretary of State, Securities Division, so that it may register as a “qualified” crowdfunding platform under the new Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption. The adopted Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill creates… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Gramovox Announces Floating Record EU & International Shipment Details

Last week, Chicago-based startup Gramovox announced shipment details for its Kickstarter project, Floating Record. Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (or through an RCA line out). Each Floating Record sits on a wood base and… Read More

Erik Stolhanske of Indiegogo Success “Super Troopers 2” Unveils Pictures From International Beer Fest Competition

This week, Super Troopers star Erik Stolhanske offered up details about Super Troopers 2 Indiegogo perk, the International Beer Fest competition, which was held in Chicago last month. Stolhanske, who was known as “Rabbit” in the original film and now “Mink,” revealed in the campaign’s latest… Read More

Tovala Scores Nearly $250,000 on Kickstarter For Smart Oven & Makes Appearance on the “Today” Show (Video)

Tovala, a Chicago-based Y Combinator-backed food startup, recently launched a Kickstarter initiative to raise $100,000 for its self-titled smart oven. Just hours after launch, the project surpassed $60,000. Now, just two weeks later, it has secured well over its initial goal thanks to nearly 1,000 backers…. Read More

Bill Nye Filmmaking Labs Offer Up New Kickstarter Documentary Update

Last week, the Bill Nye Film crew shared some details about the Kickstarter-funded documentary project. The project surfaced on the crowdfunding platform last summer and captured $859,425 from 16,850 backers. According to a new update, the project has met up with various scientists to chat about Nye’s impact on… Read More

Y Combinator Backed Tovala Seeks to Secure $100,000 For New Smart Oven on Kickstarter

Tovala, a Chicago-based Y Combinator-backed food startup, has launched a Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new self-titled smart oven. Within just hours of its debut, the campaign has successfully secured over $60,000 thanks to nearly 200 backers. The Tovala oven is described as a… Read More

Elmspring Expands: Welcomes Anka Capital Management Partner as Executive Director

The Elmspring Accelerator, a seed-stage technology accelerator for real estate and tech startups, has added Anka Capital Management partner Bob Gillespie as executive director. Founded by Thomas Bretz and Adam Freeman, Elmspring is emerging as a premier destination for technology startups in real estate and… Read More

Monica Raymund & The Hidden Tears Project Seeks Funds on Indiegogo for Human Trafficking Awareness Film “Daddy Issues”

Earlier this month, media company Hidden Tears Project launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the film, Daddy Issues. The Hidden Tears Project is notably dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help end human trafficking in America. Chicago Fire actress, Monica Raymund, has teamed… Read More

Kickstarter Project “Wabash Lights” Set to Launch Tonight in Downtown Chicago

Just a little over seven months after they secured nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter for their Wabash Lights project, Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger announced the lights are set to launch this evening in downtown Chicago. The duo hit the crowdfunding giant this past summer to bring… Read More

Jay Chandrasekhar Talks “Super Troopers 2” Filming Progress & Chicago Beerfest 2016 Tournament

Ready to offer up an update to Indiegogo backers of the high anticipated Super Troopers 2, actor and director Jay Chandrasekhar, announced the movie’s filming progress. Chandrasekhar shared: “Happy Winter.  It’s Jay here, and I know what you’re thinking: Where’s the f**king movie?   “Don’t worry…. Read More

Gramovox Announces Floating Record Production & Shipping Update

Earlier this month, Chicago-based startup Gramovox offered up production and shipping details about its Kickstarter success project, Floating Record. Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (or through an RCA line out). Each Floating Record sits… Read More

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