Tech roundup: Tempus launches mobile app, Endotronix raises $45M, and more

by Alton Zenon III
September 20, 2018
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Tempus releases physician-facing mobile app, Tempus Labs

Tempus, a provider of a data analytics platform and clinical database used by doctors to fight cancer, announced the launch of a new app that lets physicians access patient data from any mobile device. Physicians are constantly moving across healthcare centers from patient to patient and this app grants them the ability to easily view an individual’s pertinent information on the go. This announcement follows the company’s $110 million Series E raise in August. [Press release]


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Grubhub acquires LevelUp for $390M

There is a generous portion of cash on the menu for LevelUp. Food ordering platform Grubhub completed its acquisition of the payment solutions and diner engagement tool provider for $390 million. LevelUp will bolster Grubhub’s point-of-sale integration capabilities and help drive sales through its CRM and analytical tools. Now what’s for dessert? [Press release]


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HERE Technologies unveils American HQ downtown

Mapping technology company HERE Technologies reopened the doors to its newly renovated, 275,000 square-foot office spanning eight floors of the Boeing Building in the West Loop. The space serves as the company’s Americas headquarters and will house 1,200 employees with another 80 new hires incoming. The office features a 200-person meeting room, game room, workout facility, cafe areas, custom art and a live demonstration area for showcasing the company’s latest technology. [Built In Chicago]


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Endotronix gets $45M funding to keep hearts pumping

IoT healthtech company Endotronix announced the raise of a $45 million Series D this week. The company said it will use the funding to further the development and international commercialization of its Cordella Heart Failure software system and pulmonary artery sensor, as well as to continue its clinical trials. The raise was led by LSP Health Economics Fund 2, a subsidiary of Amsterdam-based Life Science Partners. [Built In Chicago]


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Waystar will acquires Connance to build central healthcare billing platform

Waystar, a healthcare revenue cycle technology company, announced the acquisition of Connance, a company that provides similar services using predictive analytics. The two companies will combine their resources and work beneath the Waystar moniker to deliver cloud-based finance efficiency solutions to hospitals and other healthcare providers. [Business Wire]


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OneSpan officially opens new Chicago office

Cybersecurity company OneSpan officially opened the doors of its new Chicago office last week in a ceremony attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Chicago-based company with offices in Montreal, Brussels, Zurich and Tokyo has a Chicago staff of 50. [Press release]


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G2 Crowd announces new college scholarship 

Business software review platform G2 Crowd initiated its Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship, which will award $5,000 to three college students each quarter. The scholarship, created through the company’s charity arm G2 Gives, plans to give a total of $60,000 to students who embody the entrepreneurial spirit, which the company believes includes traits like developing products from the ideation to a market-ready stage. [American Inno]


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Woz U Education and former NBA player Steven Hunter pledge STEAM kits for Chicago schools

Woz U Education, the edtech company founded by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, announced a joint measure with retired NBA player Steven Hunter to provide up to $5 million to Chicago area K-12 schools for STEAM education. The Steven Hunter Youth Foundation is leading the initiative, which will give STEAM kits provided by Woz U to students so they can learn coding and software skills. The first school to receive funding from the initiative is the Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89. [Press release]


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Jill Hansen
chief financial officer

Jill Hansen was named the new chief financial officer of the sports analytics and technology company STATS. Hansen was most recently managing director of finance and accounting at Vista Consulting Group and was vice president of international finance and business development at Omnitracs prior to that. She brings extensive experience building teams and scaling companies to STATS — two functions she will lead in her new role. [Business Wire]


Seth Gurss
chief sales officer

Edtech platform Otus named Seth Gurss as its new chief sales officer. Gurss was the previous regional vice president at Frontline Education, where he helped evolve the company from a four-person team to an edtech unicorn. At Otus, he will “rethink K-12 edtech and how schools use it to foster student growth,” said Keith Westman, chief operating officer at Otus, in a statement. [Press release]


Joe Hilt
president of sales and marketing

Trading platform for the financial industry Anova Technologies appointed Joe Hilt as vice president of sales and marketing. With a quarter century of experience as a data networking expert in the telecommunications industry, he will lead Anova’s sales teams as they pursue revenue goals, manage commercial relationships and expand globally. He was formerly vice president of sales at GTT Communications. [PR Newswire]


Rich Coyle
Chief Development Officer

ExteNet Systems, owner and operator of distributed networks for telecommunications companies, has a new chief development officer in Rich Coyle. Coyle was most recently an operating partner at Fiber at Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC and has 20 years of experience helping telecom companies improve market position, finances and operations. [PR Newswire]


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