Rate.com Founder

White Sox fans have an especially close connection to Guaranteed Rate — the company that purchased the naming rights to the team’s stadium in 2016. The company’s founder, Victor Ciardelli, is happy to keep it that way. Victor grew up in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook. Back then, classmates wouldn’t have predicted Victor would…

Dante32 Cofounders

Founded in 2018 by CEO Griffin Caprio and CSO Jenn Dudley, Chicago-based Dante32 helps businesses create podcasts in a style and format that resonates with their specific audience. Beyond being a fun distraction at the gym or on your commute, podcasts are gaining recognition as an engaging and accessible business tool. While it’s easy to…

Person-Level Data is the Best Thing to Happen to Marketing Since Advertising Campaigns

  To borrow a phrase from Ferris Bueller, life moves pretty fast.   If you’re a business that doesn’t value data and analytics, you’re flying without instruments.   That’s the core idea behind Civis Analytics, the six-year-old Chicago-based startup that’s using a data-driven approach to helping organizations optimize their outreach and engagement.   It’s never…

No More Social Media FOMO: The Best App to Anonymously Share Your Opinion

  TruePublic Offers an Alternative That Won’t Make You Feel Bad   There’s no shortage of controversy around social media companies. From damning revelations about online privacy on Facebook to rampant harassment on Twitter, user skepticism has increased. There’s growing recognition that these platforms — supposedly designed to bring us closer together — actually make…