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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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Catch Co. Reels in $38 Million in Series B
The Future of Audio in Hybrid Work
TechNexus Perspectives: Venture Collaboration is the Future of R&D | Success in Chicago Venturing | AI Reverie – CB Insights AI 100
Google Acquires VR Audio Startup Dysonics
Tonal Named One of the 12 Largest US Tech Startup Funding Rounds of March 2021 (via Alley Watch)
TechNexus Perspectives: The Evolution of Live Events | Women Founders Q&A | Tonal + Nordstrom Partnership & The Future of Retail
Six Questions with Symbl’s CEO Surbhi Rathore
How the pandemic has forced an evolution of live events.
Edgybees Raises $9.5M in Series A
Six Questions with Easol’s founder Lisa Simpson
RadioPublic Acquired by Acast
Easol raises $4.5m to pioneer a new era of experience commerce
Six Questions with The Dyrt’s founder Sarah Smith
Forbes: What The Tonal/Nordstrom Partnership Means For The Future Of Experiential Retail
Why We Like Clubhouse