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Built at UChicago, Explorer Surgical Joins Global Healthcare Exchange Portfolio to Accelerate Core Mission

Founded in 2015 by Booth School of Business alum, Jennifer Fried, MBA ’15, and former University of Chicago faculty member Dr. Alex Langerman, Explorer Surgical today announced that it has…
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NVC, Booth Alum Startup Mindful Care Closes $2.7M Series A with Investment from UChicago

Bringing the urgent care model to the mental health industry, Mindful Care (formerly Mindful Urgent Care) has closed a $2.7 million oversubscribed Series A funding round – including an investment…
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Stellatus Solutions, a Startup Born at UChicago and Nurtured By Polsky, Acquired by Slingshot Aerospace to Help Prevent Satellite Collisions in Space

Last fall, a team of University of Chicago students was tasked with addressing a challenge one might hope already had a solution: How to improve communication between satellite operators to…
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DeepTechU Day 1: Experts Talk Streamlining Tech Transfer, Accelerating Startup Success, and the Importance of Making Connections

Juan de Pablo, Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation, and Global Initiatives at the University of Chicago, kicked off the first day of DeepTechU – which attracted…
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NVC Alum elphi Closes Funding Round and Announces Advisory Board

Less than a year after launching its software, elphi has closed a funding round and formed an advisory board of mortgage industry veterans as it looks to being a…
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Pandemic Contactless Check-In Demand Leads to Milestone for NVC Alum Lynx

Lynx has distributed one million digital keys. Cofounded by Chicago Booth School of Business alum Dipen Gala, MBA ’16, Lynx makes it easier for property managers to rent out…
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NVC Alum Foxtrot Closes $42 Million Series B Round with $200,000 Investment from UChicago

Foxtrot Market this week announced that it has closed a $42 million Series B round, which included a $200,000 investment from the University of Chicago. The latest investment follows a…
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31 Teams Selected to Advance to Phase II for the 2021 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has announced the 31 teams advancing to Phase II of the 2021 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge…
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NVC Alum Crave Natural Secures $650k in Pre-Seed Round for Healthy Food Startup

Crave Natural in November raised a $650,000 pre-seed round of funding. Founded by Chicago Booth MBA candidate Lin Jiang, Crave Natural is a healthy food company with an East…
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Leading the Personalized Supplement Market in China, NVC Alum LemonBox Raises $2.5 Million to Expand Direct-to-Consumer Business

Founded by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Harris Public Policy alum Derek Weng, MBA/MPP ’16, LemonBox in December 2020 announced the close of a $2.5…
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NVC Alum Tovala Raises $30 Million in Latest Funding Round

The meal service company and countertop smart oven, Tovala, has closed a $30 million Series C funding round – with plans to open a new production facility and build out…
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esports Platform GGLeagues Launches Recreation Leagues Across the US

The esports tournament and league management platform GGLeagues is designed to make gaming a social experience. Structured like an outdoor recreational sports league, GGLeagues hosts teams and competitions on…

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