Tag: Chicago tech news

Chicago Startups Continue Fundraising Streak
Announcements, Funding

Chicago Startups Continue Fundraising Streak

Built in Chicago reports this week that it has been another busy month for the windy city’s tech scene, with executive hires, acquisitions and several fundraising rounds. Reverb hired Bradford Shellhammer, former vice president of eBay, as chief product officer. Codeverse was acquired by Nerdy. And two startups closed multi-million-dollar funding rounds to expand production…

Chicago’s Fly.io Closes $37 Million in Funding, Is Hiring
Funding, Software

Chicago’s Fly.io Closes $37 Million in Funding, Is Hiring

Chicago’s Fly.io helps small companies launch and run applications with a global network of servers with low latency and affordable prices, solving the problem of finding servers for independent developers or small startups. This is because Fly.io helps companies and developers deploy app servers close to their users. On Thursday, Fly.io announced the closing of…

Great Lakes Tech: Call For Interviews
Announcements

Great Lakes Tech: Call For Interviews

Thank you to everyone who has interviewed with Cronicle Press Tech News over the last 9 months since our launch out of Ann Arbor. We’re now putting together a series on growing tech industries around the broader Great Lakes region. If you have a growing tech company, incubator you’re getting started, or new fund to announce, we want to hear from you, and we want to hear the story of your community.

Scavenger Is An Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt For Adults
Fun, Gaming Dev, University of Michigan

Scavenger Is An Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt For Adults

It’s been a while since we played a scavenger hunt, but these days augmented reality seems just the thing to make these old-fashioned games fresh again. Plus, on our phones we don’t have to get in trouble deciding if we should follow a clue like “find the oldest bones around” by taking forbidden photos in the dinosaur museum or asking an old guy crossing the street to take a selfie with us…. Closing out our summer series on Michigan-based gaming studios is Scavenger, another student launched out of the University of Michigan OptiMize program that has continued as the co-founders Kyle Zappitell (CEO) and Harry Stephens (CPO) and other team members moved to LA, New York, and Chicago. Co-founder Kyle Zappitell tells us his startup Scavenger is an augmented reality scavenger game app that allows users to combine augmented reality and real-world gaming to win cash prizes. For now, the testing zone for the game is based in Chicago, but other cities are coming soon.

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