This fundraising tool stack helps startups raise VC efficiently

  Startup fundraising can be brutal. Foundersuite’s software provides founders with tools to help find and pitch investors, track the outreach and develop pitch decks, cap tables and term sheets based on a range of helpful templates. While venture-backed startups are frequently criticized for homogenous leadership teams, Foundersuite CEO Nathan Beckord says that is changing:…

SMS Assist Founder Mike Rothman Invests Big In Technori

Technori takes equity investment to launch Technori Co-op, a non-traditional startup incubator, focused on disrupting how startups are launched and funded.   DV Partners, led by SMS Assist Founder and Chairman Mike Rothman, today announced a seven figure investment in Chicago’s largest and most active startup platform, Technori. The funds will be used to expand…

Chicago ranks #1 in returns to investors

A recent study shows that Chicago leads in returns to investors. Lightbank Managing Director Victor Pascucci III is one of those investors that opens doors for some of the hottest Chicago startups. Host Scott Kitun talks with Vic about Chicago’s rising tide as a tech hub and what sets the Windy City apart from the…