Built in Chicago is a community of entrepreneurs, engineers, marketers, designers, investors, and academics working hard to create the next big web or mobile business. They are dedicated to connecting, educating and promoting the digital community in the Chicagoland area.
Buyvite helps solve and simplify group purchases through a platform that is unique, flexible, and easy to use. The system includes a web app, mobile edition, Facebook app, and rock solid security that can easily manage group purchases from any device and send Buyvites to friends and family via email, text and Facebook.
At Cureeo, we select work by outstanding contemporary artists (both emerging and well-established). These are artists whom we believe are doing some of the best work today. We provide information about the artists' professional histories, stories behind the creation process, and reveal the factors that go into valuing art. By gathering all of the information and presenting it in a simple digestible way, we help you understand the importance of each Artist and the value of each piece. With Cureeo, you will feel comfortable making your purchase, and confident sharing it with your friends. We do the hard work, so all you have to do is find something you love...and a place to hang it. On Cureeo you will find only original pieces and limited edition prints.
DailyDollar is an enterprise solution that collects and correlates detailed consumer purchase data across merchants and industries in an automatic, digital format. DailyDollar’s enterprise platform connects detailed transaction receipt data across existing merchant POS silos for use by both marketers and consumers.
Dizzon provides proprietary managed desktop services built on enterprise technology that includes infrastructure, software licensing, management, support and security for a monthly fee. Dizzion is bringing the power of cloud computing to the desktop by enabling employees to securely access their applications and data from any device, anytime, anywhere while enjoying the same access, security and productivity as they do in their office environment.
DreamItAlive.com is an online community dedicated to helping people all over the world create, believe and live out their dreams using virtual Dreamboards. It’s a place for those who want to get inspired, find purpose and live life to the fullest!
Foundry Group is a venture capital firm focused on making investments in early-stage information technology, Internet and software startups. Its passion is working alongside entrepreneurs to give birth to new technologies and to build those technologies into industry-leading companies. It's located in Boulder, CO, but they invest in companies across North America. Foundry Group's current venture fund of $225m was launched in October 2010 and is managed by four managing directors.
"If you've got an address book, you've got an address book problem."
FullContact is solving the world’s contact information problem. Most people have duplicate contacts, partial records, and out of date records and they're scattered everywhere. Businesses have the same problem but it's worse for them because they have multiple employees, CRMs, marketing automation systems, billing platforms, help desk applications, and other cloud services. What Dropbox did for files and Evernote did for notes, FullContact is doing for contacts. FullContact is available for individuals, businesses, and developers. FullContact is a TechStars Boulder 2011 company funded by Foundry Group, Tango Group and investors like Brad Feld, David Cohen, Dave McClure, Howard Lindzon and Eric Norlin.