Tech roundup: Akta announces new office, kCura releases new software and more

by Tessa McLean
April 23, 2015

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Digital Design Agency ÄKTA to move to new 18,000 square foot headquarters

ÄKTA, a user experience and digital product development consultancy based in Chicago, announced it will be moving to 205 W. Wacker Drive to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The new two-floor space will be four times the size of the previous office and ÄKTA will invest roughly $2 million in improvements.  ÄKTA will move into the new space later this summer.
 
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Patriot National Acquires Vikaran Solutions

Patriot National, a national provider of outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, has acquired Vikaran Solutions, LLC (Vikaran), a Chicago-based technology company that provides software and services to the property and casualty industry. 
 

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SpotHero acquires ParkPlease, grows presence in San Francisco

The Chicago-based startup, which has an app that allows users to easily find parking on-demand, announced this week it acquired ParkPlease, a platform launched in 2011 that links San Francisco drivers to a multitude of private parking spots. [Built In Chicago]

 

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Chicago-based Guard Llama announced as part of 2015 REach accelerator class

Chicago-based tech accelerator REach announced its upcoming class this week. Seven companies will make up the new class, including Chicago-based Guard Llama, a mobile personal security system that expedites the 9-1-1 dispatching process when dialing 9-1-1 is not possible. [Built In Chicago]

 

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Managed by Q launches in Chicago, Uber and BucketFeet among first clients

Managed by Q, a startup that created an operating system for the physical space, announced last week it's launching its private beta in Chicago after doubling its client base in six months in New York. [Built In Chicago]

 

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Groupon to sell stake in Ticket Monster, predicts Q1 revenue $720M+

After acquiring South Korean e-commerce company Ticket Monster (TMON) 14 months ago, Groupon announced it will sell 46 percent of fully-diluted stake in TMON to worldwide investment firm KKR and Hong Kong’s Anchor Equity Partners.

 

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Chicago CEOs, executives added to MATTER governing board

MATTER, the new health care tech incubator for next-generation health IT, medical device, diagnostics and biopharma companies, today announced the election of 10 national healthcare and business leaders to its governing board. [Built In Chicago]

 

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kCura Releases Relativity 9.2 at Relativity Roadshow in London

kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced Relativity 9.2 at the London kick-off event for the company’s first-ever Relativity Spring Launch Roadshow.
Available to the general public on May 29, Relativity 9.2 introduces cluster visualization, which allows you to gain quicker insights into your data, work with documents and concepts in new ways, and improve investigative review workflows. 
 

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