Chicago tech roundup: Page Vault gets $1.3M, HotelsByDay launches in Chicago, STATS scoops up another company and more

February 12, 2015


STATS scoops up another sports company

Northbrook-based STATS LLC announced this week it has acquired Philadelphia-based The Sports Network. The website offers a wide-range of sports data and statistics with a focus on the National Hockey League. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [STATS Buys Another Data Company, Further Positioning Itself as a Leader In Sports Analytics: Chicago Inno]

Page Vault secures $1.325 million

Page Vault raised $1.325 million this week according to a SEC filing. The startup develops software that enables legal professionals to easily capture web content (social media posts, websites, etc.) for use as evidence in court. The startup won first place at last June's Northwestern University Venture Challenge and currently works out of 1871. [Chicago Startup Page Vault Raises $1.3M to Help Lawyers Submit Online Info In Court: Chicago Inno]

Bluesnap makes home above Wormhole Coffee

Global payment company BlueSnap has hired 20 e-commerce and payment industry veterans over the past four months and is opening an office in Chicago in Wicker Park. The Massachusetts-based company intends to hire another 20 employees who can support global growth and expansion.


Get a hotel in Chicago for just 4 hours from HotelsByDay

New York-based HotelsByDay launched in Chicago Tuesday, offering travelers and residents the ability to book a hotel room for just 4 to 9 hours. Their targeting business travelers who may need a place to work during the day or delayed travelers who may want a place to rest for awhile. Rates will be cheaper than overnight rates; for example you can get a room at the Congress Plaza from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $89. [A Startup Launches In Chicago to Let You Book Hotels During the Day: Chicago Inno]

Jason Felger in as CEO of Food Genius

Food Genius has a new CEO. Jason Felger will be taking over for founder Justin Massa, who will become president and sit on the company board. Felger was an early mentor and investor of Food Genius and took the position of COO in August. [Food Genius gets a new CEO: Crain's Chicago Business]

Iris Mobile raises $2.48M Series B

Chicago-based Iris Mobile has raised a $2.48 million Series B. Investors include Origin Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners. The company helps retailers deliver their campaigns to targeted customers through mobile marketing.


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