When it came time for VC firm Lightbank to open its first office outside of Chicago, its partners — including Groupon founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky — looked east to New York City, instead of Silicon Valley.
Online men’s clothing brand Frank & Oak raises $5M
The mobile gaming gold rush lives on: SkyVu raises a round from venture firm Lightbank and others.
Belly, a loyalty and customer rewards program for small and medium sized businesses, launched today in Chicago, announcing it has received more than $1 million in seed capital from Lightbank, the firm owned by the co-founders of Groupon.
Needle, a crowdsourced sales chat service, announced it has partnered with retailers SkullCandy and Under Armour.
The maker of social location-based service WhosHere has closed a $1.25 million first round of institutional funding.