Weekly refresh: Built In raises $22 million and fashion tech has a hiring spree

by Sophie Kalt
July 22, 2019
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Built In makes Chicago tech history. Yep, that's us! The tech recruiting company raised $22 million, Chicago’s second-largest funding round led by a woman tech CEO. With the newest funding, we are doubling our 100 person Chicago-based team and ramping up our products including a professional development platform, a matching engine and more.  [Built In Chicago]

Avail and Lemonade team up to make getting renter's insurance more seamless. Avail, a DIY online platform for landlords and tenants, is teaming up with Lemonade, a company that uses machine learning to offer tenants insurance. This partnership will allow Avail customers to use Lemonade’s platform to obtain quotes quickly. It will also help landlords ensure that their tenants have proper insurance. [Press Release]

Thinkful is launching their 1:1 learning school in three cities: Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix. The company offers alternative payments for their school, including a promise of a $1,500 monthly living stipend, and no tuition payments until their students receive a job. The goal is to help tomorrow's tech engineers expand their skill sets without worrying about living expenses. [Press Release]

Fashion discovery platform Moda Operandi announced a new tech hub in Chicago. Moda Operandi will be going on a hiring spree in Chicago, looking to hire for roles in product, engineering and design. The company expects to hire 30 people before the end of the year. [Built In Chicago]

Project44 employees Will Hansmann and Troy Mass participated in the Chicago Yacht Club’s “Race to Mackinac.” The company that promises advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics is able to track their co-workers through their dedicated ocean tracking technology. [project44]

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