101 Top Illinois Internet Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Internet companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Internet industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Internet Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

mHUB

mHUB

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mHUB is a hardtech innovation and manufacturing entrepreneurial center.

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The Mom Project

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The Mom Project is a digital talent marketplace that helps women remain active in the workforce.

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Groupon

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Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that offers discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies.

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G2

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G2 is a platform to share business software reviews in real-time.

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4Degrees

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AI-enabled relationship management platform, built for relationship driven industries.

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Chowbus

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Chowbus is a delivery platform that provides authentic Asian food sourced from local independent restaurants and stores.

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Sears

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Sears is a multinational department store that focuses on outdoor living needs, home appliances, clothes, and furniture.

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KMart

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KMart is a large retail store that sells discounted merchandise.

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Hallow

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Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app that hopes to help folks grow closer to God.

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Gogo

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Gogo is an inflight internet company that provides aviation broadband connectivity products and services.

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Catalytic

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Catalytic offers the easiest platform for digital transformation and the automation of knowledge work.

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Hologram

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Hologram is a platform for building Internet of Things products with a focus on cellular.

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CoPilot

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CoPilot is an assisted commerce platform that provides expert partner services for car purchases.

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Jellyvision

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We make learning and decision making delightful. ALEX, our benefits expert, helps millions of employees understand their benefit options.

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Zap Solutions

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Zap, the crypto wallet which allows users to purchase Bitcoin instantly via the Lightning Network.

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Cohesion

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Vertically integrated smart building SaaS platform

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Aclaimant

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Aclaimant offers a risk reduction platform designed to save time and money on workplace incidents and insurance.

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Everspring

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Everspring develops online and hybrid courses that deliver engagement free from traditional constraints.

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Cityzenith

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Cityzenith is a technology startup that provides data visualization platform software and applications for IoT and Smart Cities.

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Sittercity

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Sittercity’s mission is to make child care finally work.

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Fieldglass

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Fieldglass provides SaaS-based solutions that help firms procure and manage contingent workers, services, independent contractors and more.

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Purchasing Platform

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Purchasing Platform saves money and simplifies purchasing with negotiated pricing on millions of products for real estate operators.

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Blueprint

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Blueprint aids mental health clinicians in providing personalized results through measurement-based care.

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Dough

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Dough is a web-based investing platform that helps individual traders manage their own finances.

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Portal

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Portal helps you impress your clients by turning around comprehensive.

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Turn Technologies, Inc.

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The complete solution for contingent workforce management

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Certiverse

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Certiverse leverages proprietary technology and proven, economic-based crowdsourcing models to develop high-quality certification exams.

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Stacked

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Stacked is a smart automated crypto investing platform.

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Peerless Network

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Peerless Network offers carrier and enterprise interconnection services for telecommunication companies, service providers and enterprises.

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Swap.com

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Swap.com leads the low-priced online pre-owned clothing consignment segment in the U.S. due to its unique deep neural network AI.

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Scout

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Scout is a home security system that combines hardware designs and easy-to-use controls.

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Varuna

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Varuna provides alerts, recommendations, and predictions to help water utility leaders to effectively manage a water system.

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Codeverse

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Codeverse is the world’s first interactive coding studio & edtech platform,, founded on the mission to teach a billion kids to code.

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Tillable

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Tillable is an online marketplace for farm landowners and growers to rent and manage farmland.

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Simfoni

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Simfoni provides spend analytics and spend automation products to leading global enterprises.

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LotLinx

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LotLinx’ is a SaaS provider of Digital Retailing and Marketing technologies and for the Automotive Industry.

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Bucketfeet

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Bucketfeet is a direct-to-consumer shoe brand that allows artists to create shoe designs and prints them on sneakers once ordered online.

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Basecamp

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Basecamp is a private, secure space online where people working together can organize and discuss.

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Cog

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We virtualize IoT. Cyber security focused on the connected device marketplace.

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PreFlight

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PreFlight is an automated software testing in the browser.

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FoodBoss

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FoodBoss is an all in one online food and alcohol delivery search engine that comprises data from food services companies.

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ForeverCar

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ForeverCar is an online web portal that simplifies the auto repair experience

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Drugviu

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Drugviu is a population health platform that is expanding the data set in health and medication outcomes for non-white populations.

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Flamingo

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Flamingo is a free all-in-one resident engagement platform.

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EarthSense, Inc.

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Agricultural Intelligence for a Sustainable Planet

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Venzee Technologies, Inc.

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Venzee is a smart tech platform that provides solutions for brands to send product content to an unlimited number of selling channels.

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K4 Mobility

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K4 Mobility is a digital platform that harnesses the power of the Internet to provide services for maritime ships.

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Jammber

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Jammber provides music technologies, simplifying paperwork and payment processes without encroaching on the creative process.

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Kapow

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Kapow connects companies with venues to book unique client events online in real-time

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Amber Agriculture

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Amber Agriculture leverages the latest in analytics and automation to help farmers manage and market grain.

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Dose

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Spartz is an online platform that makes it easy to create and share content with others to make them learn, laugh, and feel inspired.

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Xaptum

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Multi-tenant, future-proof network operator that enables enterprises to seamlessly scale and secure IoT deployments.

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Zerv

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Zerv enables a smartphone to open any access controlled door without updating the existing hardware.

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TruGrid

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TruGrid simplifies access and device security for organizations via a Cloud Gateway. TruGrid software can be deployed in minutes.

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Gearflow.com

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Streamlining parts procurement for construction’s majority through the first parts marketplace built for construction.

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Fusioner

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Online marketplace for music instruments and accessories

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BellyCard

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BellyCard is the leader in loyalty for customers and small- to medium-sized businesses.

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uBid

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Shop for trusted brands at the lowest price on the web.

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Rapunzl – Invest. Share. Win.

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Rapunzl is an award-winning app that allows you to earn cash & scholarship prizes while you learn how to invest.

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Varsity Views

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Varsity Views is a high school sports media outlet capturing the story of high school athletes’ games.

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Delic

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Delic is a psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content, and events about psychoactive compounds.

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Abe’s Market

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Abe’s Market is an online marketplace that provides natural product entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their products.

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MessageControl

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Human Layer Email and Messaging Security

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OfficeLuv

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OfficeLuv creates happier and more productive workplaces by centralizing office ordering through one platform.

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Ecentria group

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Ecentria group is an e-business platform that operates in the retailing industry.

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Winestyr

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Winestyr offers users exclusive access to creative wineries and carefully crafted wines.

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Winston Privacy

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Winston is a plug-and-play privacy device that protects all devices in the home from mass surveillance.

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Inspirit IoT

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Inspirit IoT is a computer hardware that provides solutions in machine learning to cloud, server and edge devices.

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Bopdrop

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Bopdrop is an application that makes it easy to share music.

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The Desire Company

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Bite-sized, shoppable Masterclass

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Upshot

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The Only Mobile Reporting App That Allows You To *Create* New Reports On Your Mobile Device.

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GamerzArena

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GamerzArena provides everyone with the platform to compete in eSports for cash prizes or sponsored product at any time.

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Tangiblee

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Tangiblee is an eCommerce visualization service that transforms retailers’ online catalogs into powerful, interactive shopping experiences.

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Luna Lights

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Luna Lights has developed an automated lighting system that utilizes behavioral analysis to help older adults stay safer at night.

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Triggr Health

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Triggr provides a predictive system of care for addiction recovery that supports users on their personal path to long-term remission.

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Rise Science

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RISE is the only app that unlocks the real-world benefits of better sleep.

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Doorage, Inc.

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Doorage is a door to door provider that brings storage direct to consumers, eliminating the hassles of traditional self storage.

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Vivid Seats

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Vivid Seats operates as an online ticket marketplace that connects fans with event ticket sellers.

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Hooks

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Hooks is an iOS app that enables its users to stay updated with alerts on various topics they are interested in.

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Digital H2O

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Digital H2O develops an online oilfield water management analytics platform to change how energy companies manage scarce water resources.

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Accuradio

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Accuradio is a multichannel internet radio station that caters to audiences with varied tastes.

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FeeBelly

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FeeBelly:FinTech App helping consumers See & Avoid costly hidden fees & terms in any Doc or Agreement before eSign or Pay at point of sale.

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Infogix

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Infogix provides large and mid-market companies with a broad range of integrated and configurable tools to govern, manage and use data.

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Eat Purely

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Chef-crafted meals made from intentionally sourced ingredients delivered in about 20 mins.

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Fueloyal

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Smart Fuel Cap transforming $146B worth fuel management market in trucking industry.

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Shuttle Planet

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A 2 sided marketplace for long distance shared road transportation, where the traveller can join an existing ride or crowdsource a new trip.

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Everpurse

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Everpurse offers a special charging pocket that enables users to charge their smartphones when they are outside.

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Access Media 3

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Access Media 3 is a provider of high speed internet, television, and voice services to multi-tenant residential properties across the U.S.

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Rivet

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Rivet is an internet radio news application that provides local, national, and international news.

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Alltuition

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Alltuition is an online search engine that enables collage students to find sources for financial aid.

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Noirefy

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Noirefy is a web platform that connects diverse professionals to corporations using data and referrals.

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PCTEL

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PCTEL delivers performance critical technology solutions to the wireless industry.

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Moxie Jean

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Moxie Jean helps busy parents to keep their kids in high quality, like new clothes from playtime to Sunday supper.

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Akouba

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Akouba is a the first SAAS platform to provide community and regional banks with an online, end-to-end, small business lending solution.

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Accertify

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Accertify is a provider of fraud prevention, chargeback management and payment gateway solutions to merchants.

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Aegis Secure

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Ultra-Secure mobile and connected device product company

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Bounteous

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Bounteous creates big-picture digital solutions that help leading companies deliver transformational brand experiences.

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RepairDesk

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RepairDesk is a cloud based point of sale software for mobile phone repair shops with features such as repair ticket workflow.

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Digi-Me

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Digi-Me is a video technology company that uses a global patented technology to reach job seekers with VideoJobs, helping staffing, recruiting and talent acquisition professionals improve their return on investment in the human resources technology market.

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Sivic

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A Chicago, IL-based maker of a ‘post function’ app.

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StageBloc

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StageBloc is the best way to create, promote and sell anything.

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