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NVC Alum Lighten Helps Mourners Plan Virtual Funerals. How Will It Pivot Post-Pandemic?

When Alexandra Koys’ uncle died, about four years ago, she took charge of the funeral planning to relieve her grief-stricken mother of the burden. She didn’t like her options:…
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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 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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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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Love Cork Screw Secures Major Partnerships: ‘It’s Definitely Been a Time For a Lot of Allies to Open Their Eyes,’ says CEO

Wine and lifestyle brand Love Cork Screw is going national. Chrishon Lampley, founder and CEO of Love Cork Screw, first became involved in the wine space while owning an…
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A.M. Money Gets Google Grant and Expands Financial Support Services for Students

Daniel Rogers graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with his MBA in 2013. He then worked in the finance and technology sectors. “[I] got to…
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ANVC Alum Safe Rate Launches New ‘Coffee Chat’ and Closes Total $3 Million in Mortgage Loans

University of Chicago Booth School of Business alums Dylan Hall, MBA ’13, and Shima Rayej, MBA ’13, launched Safe Rate in 2018. The company offers a mortgage that doesn’t…
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Same-Day Ethnic Grocery Delivery Provider OjaExpress Connects People with Food, Each Other

Boyede Sobitan is the CEO and co-founder of OjaExpress, the same-day ethnic grocery delivery platform. Sobitan and his co-founder, Fola Dada, are first- and second-generation Nigerian immigrants. Their difficulty…
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BallotReady to Reach 50 Million Voters in All 50 States

More than 15 million Americans have turned 18 since the 2016 election, and 63% of Americans ages 18 - 29 plans to vote in the 2020 General Election, according…
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Value-Driven Banking: Mighty Deposits Helps Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Sophia Wagner, AB ’18, co-founder, was a sophomore at the University of Chicago when she got involved with Mighty Deposits – a comparison website for banks that enables users…

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