Tech roundup: Outcome Health among most valuable US startups, Groupon's big hire and more

by Michael Hines
September 14, 2017

Outcome Health makes PitchBook's most valuable startups list

Outcome Health is the 11th most valuable privately held startup in the United States, according to PitchBook. The company vaulted onto the leaderboard thanks to a massive summer funding round at a $5 billion valuation. Uber took the list's top spot with an estimated valuation of $68 billion. [PitchBook]


Groupon hires former Peapod president

Former Peapod president Jennifer Carr-Smith is Groupon’s new senior vice president, general manager of North America Local. She comes to the company with extensive experience in e-commerce. Before joining Peapod, Carr-Smith spent four years as COO at J.Crew where she worked to drive online and mobile sales.  [Press release]

Tesla brings supercharger station to Chicago

Tesla announced on Monday that it is expanding its network of supercharging stations into downtown Chicago and Boston. The move is part of a new initiative to bring supercharging stations into urban areas. Chicago Inno reports that the first station is located at 225 N. Columbus Drive. [Press Release]


ReviewTrackers announces Hootsuite integration

On Tuesday, ReviewTrackers announced an integration with social media management platform Hootsuite. Users of the reputation management platform will now be able to monitor and respond to reviews from Hootsuite. The new integration also makes it easier for companies to address complaints posted to social media in a timely manner. [Press release]


NewFounders announces inaugural conference

NewFounders, Sittercity founder Genevieve Thiers' tech-focused political action committee, announced its inaugural conference on Tuesday. The event will take place October 18 at the UIC Forum. The conference will serve as a place for politically minded techies to meet and learn about new tools. Newfounders will also launch its latest tool, Changemaker, at the conference. [Press release]


The Second City gets in on the coworking craze

The Second City is teaming up with coworking subscription site Deskpass to turn its 10,000 square-foot training facility into a shared workspace. The space launches on September 18 and its tables will have seating for 45. The space will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. [The Chicago Tribune]


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