Illinois Science + Technology Blog

February 2017

Chicago startups and tech companies raised more than $1.7 billion in 2016, down slightly from 2015's record-breaking $1.72 billion, following a nationwide cool down in funding activity.

In 2016, funding was spread across a broader range of companies than it was in 2015. Built In Chicago tracked funding rounds from 179 companies in 2016, up from 143 companies in 2015. A whopping 36 companies raised $10 million or more, and 99 companies raised $1 million or more, up from 94 companies in the previous year.

For the entire start up report, click here.

Past Postings

January 2016

Increased support of biotech research

Local biotech researchers should be in line for roughly $50... Read on >

iBio PROPEL Business Plan Competition

The 2016 Innovation Showcase will be during iBIO IndEx on April 19... Read on >

December 2015

Vetter AEO-F Certificate for Global Movement of Goods

The internationally accepted AEO-F certification (Authorized... Read on >