2021 Ecosystem Spotlight

The TechNexus Venture Collaborative ecosystem has seen incredible growth over the past year. Portfolio companies are flourishing and corporate-venture innovation is thriving. Here’s a look back at the past 12 months. 

🥶 News from the cold months…(January-March)

🍃 Spring blooms…(April-June)

  • We broke down how Venture Collaboration is a smarter innovation model and a force multiplier poised to become the future of corporate R&D.
  • TechNexus Manager Cristin Pacifico sat down with Matt Castellini of Manifold Ventures for an episode of the Chicago Capital Podcast. They discussed the Chicago investing ecosystem, her experience at TechNexus as well as the exciting verticals she sees in the outdoor & recreation industry.
  • Tonal added $250 million of new funding in a Series E round. The company was valued at $1.6 billion.
  • In additional fitness industry transformation news—Pro and College sports teams integrated Perch, an innovative workout device that enables ”smart” weight racks.
  • Dysonics, a deep-tech audio venture that builds hardware and software workflows for 3D audio applications, was acquired by Google.
  • AI Reverie joined CB Insights AI 100 global list: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries for the second year!
  • Boxcast acquired Stream Monkey – helping the Ohio-based company keep up with the growing demand for more high-quality livestreaming.

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🔥 News from the hot months…(July-September)

🍁 Holidays and more highlights…(October-December)

With 2021 in the books, TechNexus is looking forward to the new year. Here’s to the successes of our corporate partners, ventures, and community. Onwards and upwards!


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