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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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Sea Machines raises $15 million for autonomous ship navigation
Audeze Smashes Affordability Barrier With Its LCD-1 Planar-Magnetic Headphones
Equity LifeStyle Properties : Encore RV Resorts and Thousand Trails Campgrounds Partner with Largest Campground Search Website, The Dyrt | MarketScreener
Issue No. 85: How Fitness Creators Make Money | Fitt Insider
LANDR Launches LANDR Pro Network, A Digital Marketplace For Music Professionals To Market And Manage Their Businesses
MOLTEN to Unveil at Cannes First Delivery-as-a-Service Solution for Film, TV Content
Chicago is No Silicon Valley — and Why That’s a Good Thing
Playbook, a creator platform focused on fitness, raises $3 million in seed – TechCrunch
Extreme social distancing: Why camping is poised for a ‘huge jump in popularity,’ fueled by technology
The New Playbook for Growth in the Age of Digital Transformation
Productivity Suite | Reuters News Agency
‘A complete audio solution’: Shure reveals new Microflex loudspeaker – Installation
Ocient raises $15 million more for ‘exabyte-scale’ database tech
An Inside Look at the Technology That Will Help LSU Football Return to Peak Physical Condition
LANDR launches Creator tool, enabling ‘almost infinite’ number of sounds for producers – Music Business Worldwide