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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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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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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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Nothing But Net: ShotTracker Raises $11 Million in Their Latest Financing Round
Ocient Raises $40 Million in Series B
Perspectives from the Ecosystem: January 2021 Edition
Why Build Venture Ecosystems for Growth?
Video: an Overview of Corporate VC for Founders
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How social effects from the COVID-19 pandemic shape the future of outdoor recreation
Funding Sources for Black, Latinx & Womxn Founders
Perspectives from the Ecosystem: December 2020 Edition
Live-Streaming Startup BoxCast Raises $20 million in Series A Funding
Envisioning the Future of the Fire Service
Time names portfolio company Krisp a “best invention of 2020”
Perspectives from the Ecosystem: November 2020 Edition
A New Chapter for Podfund
Connected fitness startup Tonal raises another $110 million – TechCrunch
How to Put Out the “Bad” Fires