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Thanks to Grubhub, You Can Now Order Food on TripAdvisor

After having inked a series of deals with different hotels, TripAdvisor signed its first partnership with a food delivery service. The Needham, Ma.-based travel company announced on Monday an agreement…
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Polsky Center Leader Starr Marcello Testifies Before Congress

Starr Marcello, executive director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, testified before the United States House of Representatives Small Business Committee on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The hearing,…
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Origin Ventures Closes ‘Milestone’ $80M Fourth Fund

Chicago venture capital firm Origin Ventures announced today it has closed its fourth fund, a significant milestone for the Midwest firm best known for its success as an early investor…
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Origin Ventures Raises $80 Million to Lead Investments Startups

Origin Ventures, an 18-year-old venture capital firm based in Chicago, has closed an $80 million fund, it announced Thursday. This is the Series A-stage firm's fourth…
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Origin Raises $80 Million Follow-up Fund

One of Chicago's biggest venture funds raised $80 million for its fourth fund. Origin Ventures, best known as an early backer of Grubhub, raised about twice as much as its…
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Business Leader Thinking About Sharing a Trump Opinion? Read This First

Just days after the US presidential election, Matt Maloney, founder and CEO of Grubhub, sent out an internal memo letting his employees know that those who share in then president-elect…
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Tech CEOs Join Emanuel for U of I Trip

Mayor Rahm Emanuel went back to Urbana-Champaign with executives from about 20 Chicago tech companies today to pitch the school's smart, young techies at the University of Illinois on what…
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Grubhub’s New TV ads: A Bid for Authenticity

Grubhub Inc. is showcasing authentic moments, or as real as they can be when culled from 10 hours of footage, in a new TV campaign as the food delivery service…
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Three Chicago Companies Are Named Best Workplaces for Women in Tech

At the Grace Hopper Conference, the largest gathering of female technologists in the world, held last week in Houston, Texas, there was some good news and bad news about the…
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Help for a Business Idea Trying to Catch Fire

When Katlin Smith entered the New Venture Challenge business accelerator, she had developed an idea for making food that was “simple, healthy and delicious” but did not have a sense…

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