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UChicago Startup Investment Program

UChicago Startup Investment Program

Investments

Explorer Surgical
Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge alum Explorer Surgical, which makes software for surgical teams to use in the operating room, is the first company to receive funding through UChicago Startup Investment Program.

Learn more about Explorer’s recent funding here.

Tovala
Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge alum Tovala is a smart counter-top appliance that cooks a fresh, complete meal by itself, after customers insert fresh grains, vegetables, and proteins into custom pods.

Learn more about Tovala’s recent funding here.

Foxtrot
Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge alum Foxtrot is a popular food and alcohol delivery service with four storefront locations in Chicago. is a combination of “1 part store, 1 part curator, and 1 part delivery” giving the public access to quality goods in a convenient manner.  

Learn more about Foxtrot’s recent funding here.
Learn more about Foxtrot’s $500,000 follow-on round here.

Ascent Technologies
Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge alum Ascent Technologies is a regulation technology company that helps users build, manage and automate their compliance programs, received $315,000 from the University as part of their Series A financing rounds.

Learn more about Ascent Technologies recent funding here.
Learn more about Ascent Technologies follow-on round here.

AMOpportunities
Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge alum AMOpportunities, which is working to improve Americans’ access to medical care and deliver educational equity by providing international medical trainees, both students and doctors, with rotations in clinics, hospitals and universities that best suit and need them across the United States, received $400,000 from the University as part of their Series A financing round.

Learn more about AMOpportunities recent funding here.

Pyxis Oncology
Pyxis Oncology, an immuno-oncology company is focused on developing a new family of antibody-based immunotherapies derived from novel insights into the biology of the tumor microenvironment. The company received $300,000 from the University of Chicago as part of its $22 million Series A round.

Learn more about Pyxis Oncology’s recent funding here.

Kin Insurance
Kin Insurance serves customers within disaster-ridden regions of the United States by offering homeowners insurance tailored to the needs of those living areas such as Florida. The company received  $500,000 from the University of Chicago as a part of a $47 million funding round.

Learn more about the Kin Insurance funding here.

TAIGER
TAIGER is one of Asia’s fastest-growing AI company that helps organizations optimize operational efficiencies by automating complex cognitive tasks. The company received  $500,000 from the University of Chicago.

Learn more about the TAIGER funding here.

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