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Navigating 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 better businesses. Plenty of large companies also found value from …

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The Unit Economics of Corporate Venture Capital

A bottoms up approach to venture enabled corporate 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 this model may be why so many startups fail: critical strategic services. Early commercial validation, …

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The Cloud 100 Rising Stars 2020: Cloud Computing’s Next Wave, From Resilia To Roam Research
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Perspectives from the Ecosystem: September 2020 Edition
Chicago fishing lure startup scales fast during Covid, is a hit with NBA players in the bubble
Remember Office Banter? Audio Apps Want to Bring That Back
The Next Era — Introducing Rapchat Gold
Yac gets backed by Slack to bring the intimacy of voice back when remote co-workers interact – TechCrunch
Perspectives from the Ecosystem: August 2020 Edition
The Race Is On to Be the Peloton of Weight Lifting
Navigating the new frontiers of innovation
Why Your Startup Needs a Product-Market Fit Metric
Krisp snags $5M A round as demand grows for its voice-isolating algorithm – TechCrunch
Mayoral allies unveil free Wi-Fi plan
Discord’s mobile app is getting background noise suppression because life is noisy