101 Top Illinois Marketplace Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Marketplace companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Marketplace 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 Marketplace Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Grubhub

Grubhub

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Grubhub is a online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace dedicated to connecting diners with local restaurants.

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Avant is an online lending platform that offers alternatives to its clients with safe financial products.

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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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BluePallet

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e-commerce, internet, market network,

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Raise

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Raise is a marketplace (exchange) for gift cards that is the largest direct-to-consumer seller of digital gift cards in the world.

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Reverb.com

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Reverb.com is a provider of an online marketplace intended for new, used, and vintage music gear.

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Insureon

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Insureon is the number one independent marketplace for online delivery of small business

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Leaf Trade

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Leaf Trade is the industry wholesale marketplace between cultivators/processors and dispensaries in the highly regulated cannabis states.

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Cameo

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Cameo is a marketplace where fans can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people.

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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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Truss

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Truss is an online marketplace to help small and medium sized business owners find, tour, and lease space.

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LandscapeHub

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LandscapeHub is a digital, B2B marketplace connecting buyers and suppliers within a central online platform.

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Bolstr

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Bolstr is a marketplace where emerging consumer, retail, and manufacturing businesses can raise funding for expansion from real investors.

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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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Brideside

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Brideside is an online marketplace for personalized bridesmaid dresses.

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Machinio

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Machinio is a search engine for buying and selling new and used industrial equipment and machinery.

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Quicklly

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Quicklly is an online marketplace that offers a wide range of Indian groceries and cuisines.

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PartsTrader Markets Limited

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Online marketplace for auto parts trading more than $1.4B per annum with tens of thousands of business users in the US and New Zealand.

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SpotHero

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Leading & only independent consumer marketplace for parking in North America.

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OjaExpress

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OjaExpress is an ecommerce company that offers a digital marketplace for cultural groceries.

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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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EVENTup

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EVENTup is the #1 destination to find and book venues.

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uBid

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

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Garmentier

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SaaS platform helping retailers deliver holistic customer experiences via scalable selling, cx & clienteling technology.

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Dabble

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Dabble is a marketplace for people to discover, teach and host in-person classes, events & experiences in the community.

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ItemMaster

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ItemMaster’s cloud platform creates, manages, expands, & delivers structured product content for the $800B U.S. Food & Bev marketplace.

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Resold

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Resold is a mobile app where you list an item for-sale and let a driver handle the delivery.

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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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JESVARDO

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JesVardo is the most economical P2P RV Sharing Marketplace platform in the US providing you the opportunity with hassle-free vacations.

ChoreRelief

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ChoreRelief helps homeowners and contractors connect on-demand and on-budget.

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StoryBolt

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The marketplace of storytellers for employee engagement solutions

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Cora

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Data-driven SaaS platform & marketplace for $77B B2B furnishings industry

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Supply Clinic

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Supply Clinic is an online marketplace for dental supplies.

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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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Cashrent

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Cashrent is a data-centric farmland marketplace and land management system.

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GC Plus

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GC Plus is a 1-Click On-Demand Platform for Homeowners & 3X Earnings for Plumbers

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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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MarkITx

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MarkITx is an online, B2B, transparent and disruptive marketplace for enterprises to purchase, trade and sell their IT infrastructure.

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FitBoomBah

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FitBoomBah is an online marketplace enabling consumers to purchase health and wellness products and services.

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Balodana

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E-commerce Marketplace Exclusively for Women’s Made-to-Measure and Bespoke Fashions

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Head of Security

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SaaS, Marketplace

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Growth Geeks

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Growth Geeks is an online marketplace for high quality, vetted marketing services.

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Bodaty

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Location based marketplace connects buyers, local stores and personal shoppers with an integrated payments system.

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Kettera Strategies

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Kettera Strategies is an online marketplace for accessing alternative investments.

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Chicago Board Of Trade

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Chicago Board Of Trade is an exchanged holding company and provides global investors cutting-edge trading and investment solutions.

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Brownfield Listings

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Brownfield Listings is a nationwide property marketplace & project workspace for real estate with reuse challenges.

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Collaborata

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Collaborata is an online platform that enables the co-sponsoring of market-research projects.

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Stylisted

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Stylisted is a proprietary platform enabling 1.4M beauty professionals to build & manage their freelance business.

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Cureeo

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Cureeo is an online marketplace that offers original and limited edition artwork to collectors and novice art enthusiasts.

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TicketsNow

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TicketsNow is an event ticket resale marketplace where fans of live entertainment buy and sell tickets.

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College Engine

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College Engine provides student applicants and academic institutions with a transparent online marketplace.

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Intentwise

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The Intentwise platform empowers Brands, Sellers and Agencies on Marketplaces such as Amazon & Walmart with automation, and expertise.

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crowdSPRING

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crowdSPRING is an online marketplace that enables buying and selling of creative services, including logo design and industrial design.

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GeoWealth, LLC

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GeoWealth is an end-to-end technology platform and turnkey model marketplace.

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gDine

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gDine is an online marketplace and yield management solution that enables its users to plan and book dining events.

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College Annex

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The marketplace for student rentals

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newtrul

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Newtrul is a shipment aggregation platform that provides freight carriers an easier way to search for their next job.

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Pixels.com

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Pixels.com is an online marketplace with 10M+ visitors per month that has revolutionized the way that artwork is bought and sold globally.

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Nomad Credit

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Nomad Credit is a financial marketplace for those under-served by other marketplaces.

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ReloShare

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The first and only real-time booking marketplace in Corporate Housing.

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BookedOut

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BookedOut is a marketplace where brands, agencies and promotional contractors intersect to promote and capture consumer feedback.

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HERE Mobility

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HERE Mobility Marketplace serves as a revolutionary central hub to connect mobility supply and demand, making mobility easy-to-use.

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OnlineBar

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World’s First OnlineBar. PaaS and SaaS.

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LocalLux

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LocalLux is an online marketplace for shoppers to discover unique local designer fashion, accessories, and home decor all-in-one place.

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BrokerAssist

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BrokerAssist is a mobile-first SaaS marketplace product, connecting Realtors® on fractional assistance and referral networking gigs!

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Closest Closet

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Closest Closet is a circular marketplace for used fashion where members use their items as currency.

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ZeroPercent.us

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Zero waste. Zero hunger. They keep good food from being wasted by using web & mobile apps to help it reach people who need it most.

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EvoLux Transportation

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Regional Helicopter Charter Marketplace and Social ‘SkyShare’ Reservation Platform

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FarmLogix

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FarmLogix is a provider of an online marketplace designed to help farmers to supply food

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ServiceLive

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ServiceLive is a true online services marketplace – a place unlike any other on the web, where people nationwide can find what they need to

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Marketplace.city

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Marketplace.city connects government innovators with new technologies and solutions to make easier to find, verify and buy.

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BEConnect

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Biggest Online Market Retailer for Black Owned Business

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Entrade

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Entrade specializes in developing B2B e-commerce marketplaces and infrastructure companies to bring industry to the Internet.

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DormTrader

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Campus Marketplace, Social Library

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Uvamo

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Uvamo is a marketplace that enables those seeking insurance and investment returns to interact with each other.

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buddhi

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buddhi is a digital wellness companion for adults living with and recovering from cancer.

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Piece & Co.

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Piece & Co. is a marketplace that connects retail brands with artisans in the developing world. We create collaborations that provide

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Lihtec Funding

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A SaaS-enabled marketplace (SEM) for affordable housing development.

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Xoobies

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Xoobies is bringing the experience back to travel. We connect travelers local providers who can give them a once in a lifetime adventure.

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trainr.com

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Trainr.com is an online marketplace for personal fitness & training that allows consumers to search for and book trainers of all types.

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Matchio

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Matchio is a marketplace geared to help students buy and sell between each other.

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Unbranded Designs

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Unbranded Designs is an e-marketplace that funds, manufactures, and sells unique furniture from design-oriented communities.

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DealerSource.com

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DealerSource.com, a new business-to-business online marketplace for off-lease and used business equipment

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Travelsports.com

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TravelSports.com is creating the first marketplace for youth local travel sports information.

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Noblivity

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Noblivity is a B2B marketplace that gives direct wholesale access to specialty retailers and boutique owners.

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BillBoarder

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BillBoarder is a B2B marketplace for outdoor advertising.

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Sculpey

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Sculpey is an online marketplace that offers bake polymer clay and polymer clay tools for all of the project needs.

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LakeView Technology

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Lakeview Technology has lead the Data Replication marketplace for more than a decade.

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HaulHound

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Chicago-based tech company building logistics search engine and digital freight matching marketplace

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Chi-X Canada

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Chi-X Canada is a high-performance alternative trading system (ATS) marketplace for the trading of TSX and TSXV-listed securities.

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Virtual Dining Chicago

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We are a hyper-local hospitality talent marketplace

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Leasabl

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Leasabl is a marketplace for short-term commercial real estate.

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RightFit Personal Training

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RightFit Personal Training is an online marketplace connecting consumers with independent personal trainers throughout the country

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HiretoWork

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HiretoWork is a leading freelance marketplace, connecting millions of freelancers and businesses every day. Hire your Freelancer Today.

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tix4cause

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Tix4cause is an e-marketplace that allows non-profit organizations to connect with their donors at no cost.

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Ravox

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Social and Mobile Commerce Platform

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Eatyn

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Eatyn is an peer to peer marketplace to connect everyday chefs with diners as an alternative to restaurants

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Fastave

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FastAve is a provider of a dealer-centric auto loan marketplace intended to offer a digital, secure

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HiRise

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HiRise is a transactional marketplace for leasing office space online. Lease by the suite or by the seat.

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Follett School Solutions

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Follett Corporation is a $2.7 billion privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace.

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