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We’ve incubated hundreds of ventures, advised dozens of corporations on growth and innovation strategy, and we’re now one of the most active venture investors in the country.  Below you’ll find the latest news from our portfolio companies, our broader ecosystem, and lessons we’ve learned along the way.

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Why Build Venture Ecosystems for Growth?

A true Venture Ecosystem is a network of interconnected corporations and startups, engaging as a collaborative community to sustain and grow.

If built properly with specific, actionable goals defined, a highly-effective bespoke ecosystem becomes a resounding platform of leadership for the corporation. It becomes the lynchpin in an interwoven set of relationships that fosters common interests, innovation, and revenue growth.

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Why Venture Collaboration is the Future of Corporate R&D

What can venture capital firms offer startups? Money, foremost. Mentorship, usually. Publicity, street cred, and validation are typically part of the deal. What’s missing in the traditional VC model may be why many startups fail: critical strategic services. Instead, early …

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Navigating the new frontiers of innovation

  BigCo leaders must learn to navigate the new frontiers of innovation. TechNexus began nearly fifteen years ago to bring Chicago’s nascent tech startup community together to create meaningful relationships and connect entrepreneurs in ways that helped us all build …

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Cristin Pacifico on Early-Stage Operating, Chicago vs. Silicon Valley, Outdoor Recreation Startups, and Paths to Venture
TechNexus Perspectives: Meet the Team | Spotlight on Sports Tech – via Crunchbase News | Hologram raises $65M
TechNexus 2021 Summer Intern Spotlight
Welcoming Lewis Burik to TechNexus Venture Collaborative
The Private Equity Podcast – Featuring Terry Howerton
Travel Rewards Platform, Miles Raises $12.5 Million Series A
TechNexus Portfolio Company, Native Voice Closes $14 Million Seed Funding Round
TechNexus Perspectives: Harnessing the power of innovation ecosystems | SCITI Labs completes Phase II of wildfire sensor program | Portfolio spotlight on Giide
Why Build Venture Ecosystems for Growth?
TechNexus, Through SCITI Labs, Successfully Tests Four Prototypes in Wildfire Sensor Technology
Corporations Need Startups for Strategic Insights
Let’s Do This and ShotTracker named Top Sports Tech Startups 2021
TechNexus Invests in New Virtual-Live Experience Platform, Headliner
Welcoming Phil Leslie to the TechNexus Venture Collaborative Team
TechNexus Perspectives: TeamWorking Launches the Future of Work | Portside Raises $17M | What Data Reveals About Startup Valuations