Weekly Refresh: Truss Hired VP of Sales, Senators Back STEM Ed and More

by Anna Holmquist
January 27, 2020

chicago

Truss hired VP of sales. The company offers an online marketplace for coworking and office space. Kathryn Garrison just joined as its new vice president of sales. [Press Release]

U.S. senators announced $1.2M for STEM education. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin announced the federal funding will go to support Chicago's South Side. The U.S. Department of Education's EIR Grant Program provided the funds. [Press Release]

Samya.AI raised $6M. The company's platform uses AI to help consumer packaged goods companies increase efficiency and grow revenue. Sequoia Capital India led the seed funding round. [Built In]

LeBron James and Lyft partner to offer free bikeshare memberships. The free one-year Divvy memberships will be available to eligible 16-to-20-year-olds in Chicago. Lyft partnered with James' company Uninterrupted. [ChicagoInno]

GPS Insight acquired ServiceBridge. The provider of fleet software announced the acquisition of ServiceBridge, which offers a field service management software for small businesses. This allows the company to offer a more comprehensive solution. [BusinessWire]

Moderne Ventures announced new accelerator class. Founded in 2015, the VC fund's Passport Program lasts for seven months. This week it announced its new class of seven companies. [ChicagoInno]

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