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Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs)

73 Participating Investments $6,190,000


Financial Services, Venture Capital, Consulting

Techstars Chicago conducts programs for startups to connect with investors, mentors, and entrepreneurs.

Chicago, Illinois, United States, North America (US)

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Midwestern US (0 Investors) (0 Startups), Great Lakes (0 Investors) (0 Startups), Greater Chicago Area (0 Investors) (0 Startups)

Founded date 01, 2010

Founders Sam Yagan, Nick Rosa, Troy Henikoff

Operating Status Active

Funding Stage M&A


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Techstars Chicago conducts programs for startups to connect with investors, mentors, and entrepreneurs. The company selects ten companies every spring to participate in the 13-week intensive summer program. Starting in early June, the ten companies build connections and their businesses during the program. The program culminates in an Investor Demo Day at the end of August where the companies showcase their progress and plans to more than 500 investors and mentors from around the country. Techstars Chicago was founded in 2010 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs) Participated In the Following Investment Rounds (73)

Organization Name Lead? Round Partners Participating Raise Date
4Degrees No Seed ------- $1,000,000 June, 10, 2018
Swag.com No Convertible Note ------- Undisclosed August, 18, 2017
futury No Convertible Note ------- Undisclosed August, 01, 2017
Allie No Convertible Note ------- $100,000 August, 01, 2017
Abode No Convertible Note ------- $100,000 August, 01, 2017
Elemetric No Convertible Note ------- $120,000 July, 14, 2017
Harbor No Convertible Note ------- $100,000 July, 14, 2017
Immersed Inc. No Convertible Note ------- $120,000 July, 12, 2017
Omelas No Convertible Note ------- $100,000 July, 01, 2017
Immersed Inc. No Convertible Note ------- $50,000 January, 16, 2017
Bright No Convertible Note ------- $120,000 June, 29, 2016
Wise Apple No Convertible Note ------- $765,000 June, 29, 2016
CompleteSet No Seed ------- $20,000 June, 27, 2016
Jiobit No Convertible Note ------- $1,200,000 June, 27, 2016
PartySlate No Seed ------- Undisclosed June, 01, 2016
Brightwork No Seed ------- Undisclosed June, 01, 2016
TrueCoach No Seed ------- Undisclosed June, 01, 2016
LogicGate No Seed ------- Undisclosed June, 01, 2016
Lightstream No Seed ------- $1,830,000 October, 01, 2015
Glidera No Seed ------- $433,000 August, 28, 2015
Routific No Convertible Note ------- $118,000 July, 10, 2015
Hooks No Convertible Note ------- $118,000 July, 06, 2015
Tribe No Seed ------- $300,000 July, 06, 2015
Growth Geeks No Convertible Note ------- $118,000 July, 06, 2015
Betaout No Seed ------- $118,000 July, 06, 2015
Specless No Seed ------- Undisclosed July, 01, 2015
Akouba No Seed ------- $118,000 July, 01, 2015
NexLP No Seed ------- $2,000,000 September, 01, 2014
SpotHero No Series A ------- $4,500,000 June, 11, 2014
GameWisp No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2014
WeDeliver No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2014
Telnyx No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2014
inRentive No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2014
Data Everywhere No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2014
Clutch Prep No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2014
Tangiblee No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2014
Package Zen No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2014
MartMobi Technologies No Seed ------- Undisclosed January, 01, 2014
TradingView No Seed ------- Undisclosed October, 13, 2013
Sqord No Seed ------- $118,000 May, 28, 2013
Sworkit No Seed ------- $250,000 May, 28, 2013
CaptureProof No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 28, 2013
Pathful No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 28, 2013
SocialCrunch No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 28, 2013
Project Fixup No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 28, 2013
FindIt No Seed ------- $118,000 May, 28, 2013
WebCurfew No Seed ------- Undisclosed May, 01, 2013
SimpleRelevance No Seed ------- $118,000 April, 25, 2013
SpotHero No Angel ------- $460,000 August, 27, 2012
Moxie Jean No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2012
71lbs No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2012
Fibroblast No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2012
Whimseybox No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2012
Lasso No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2012
frintit No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2012
Cureeo No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2012
Shortlist No Seed ------- $310,000 December, 01, 2011
Power2Switch No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2011
IntroFly No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2011
Joystickers No Seed ------- $25,000 June, 01, 2011
Exchangery No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2011
Food Genius No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2011
BabbaCo (acquired by Barefoot Books in 2014) No Seed ------- $25,000 June, 01, 2011
CookItFor.Us No Seed ------- $75,000 June, 01, 2011
Buzz Digital (formerly Buzz Referrals) No Seed ------- $75,000 March, 31, 2011
Beyond Credentials No Seed ------- $25,000 March, 31, 2011
TapMe No Seed ------- $15,000 June, 01, 2010
GiveForward No Seed ------- $15,000 June, 01, 2010
PVPower No Seed ------- $15,000 June, 01, 2010
FanGo Software Systems No Seed ------- $15,000 June, 01, 2010
Alltuition No Seed ------- $15,000 June, 01, 2010
ScholarPRO No Seed ------- $15,000 June, 01, 2010
FeeFighters No Seed ------- $15,000 May, 01, 2010

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