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Tech In Chicago on Smash Notes

Tech In Chicago podcast.

May 16, 2020

Tech In Chicago takes you inside the Chicago tech world. Each week Colin Keeley is joined by Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists to talk about the amazing companies being built right here. Visit TechInChicago.co for more information.



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 & , Co-Founders of , a restaurant technology company that integrates third-party online ordering platforms with restaurants' point-of-sale (POS) systems.  Sponsored by: : A new Chicago-based venture capital firm,...

 is the Founder and CEO of , a startup building a wholesale ordering platform connecting licensed cannabis vendors and dispensaries. Before LeafTrade, dispensaries were doing most of this work manually with emails, calls, and...

is the Founder & CEO of , which translates all the data companies produce into digestible information. The company started out producing software that turned raw baseball scores into stories for reporters. They have raised $43.4M in funding and...

Dave Bowen is the CEO of Purchasing Platform, an online marketplace for real estate developers to buy products for their properties. Before Purchasing Platform, Dave was the founder of Market Maker 4 (MM4), an e-sourcing tech startup, which he bootstrapped and sold for $22M in 2016. In this episode he talks about the pros and cons of bootstrapping a business, how to run a two-sided marketplace, and the pains and strategies for B2B sales.

Updated on May 16

is the CEO and a co-founder of TripScout, a startup making a travel app that curates the best recommendations around the world and provides trip-planning tools. Konrad, a long time digital nomad, has visited 100 countries and Forbes has called him a...

is the Founder & CEO of , a startup that allows you to book personalized shoutouts from your favorite people. Cameo has raised over $65m in VC funding with a reported $300 million valuation from some big names including Kleiner Perkins,...

is the Founder and CEO of , a sales bootcamp empowers candidates from all different backgrounds to find success in sales. Before launching the business, Brian served as the VP of Sales for ThinkCERCA, where he devised a national distribution strategy,...

is the Founder of , a 360° product-photography startup that works with everyone from Amazon to small, family-owned businesses to optimize their e-retail photography. Jeff got his start in the late 70s as a Kodak salesman and worked his way up the...

is the CEO & is the COO of , a startup building a new way to build cross-platform, native iOS and Android apps in minutes instead of months, and they are both Venture Capitalists at , a first-check venture fund designed to invest in the best new...

is the Co-Founder of , a commercial real estate platform that helps small businesses find office space. You can think of them as Airbnb for commercial real estate. The company's marketplace allows one to find, explore, compare, lease and tour...

 is the CEO and Co-Founder of , a SaaS learning platform for education and training companies to create and deliver personalized digital learning programs across multiple devices. They have helped millions of people all around the world...

is the Founder and CEO of , a startup that aims to help anyone learn a language quickly and remember it forever. He launched a 4 years ago and now has for his Fluent Forever app. As of this episode, he has raised over $430,000 and he still has...