Milwaukee Tool’s New Digs, Coro’s Hiring Push, and More Chicago Tech News

Here’s what you may have missed in the world of Chicago tech news.
Written by Delilah Alvarado
April 25, 2022Updated: April 25, 2022
Milwaukee Tool / Facebook
Photo: Milwaukee Tool / Facebook

The Chicago tech scene is reaching news heights with company expansions, new capital and partnerships. Find out more in the Built In Chicago weekly refresh. 

Five companies have opened offices. This year has sparked a lot of discussion about the value of physical office spaces and what the future of work will look like. Bartesian, Applied Systems and Focused Labs are among the tech companies that have opened new Chicago offices in 2022. [Built In Chicago]

Out of Office raised $3.5M. The woman-founded app gained a seed funding round led by Chicago’s Hyde Park Venture Partner. Out of Office allows individuals to plan trips based on friends’ recommendations, adding travel history and reviews. The company expects to double its eight-person team over the year. [Built In Chicago]

CHICAGO TECH QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Our people are our most valued asset. As we continue to push the limits of new technology to deliver the best solutions for our users, an expansion into Chicago was an obvious choice. This city has a fast-growing tech scene that draws diverse technical talent from around the country. We are thrilled to partner with Chicago to attract, retain and recruit the very best people as we continue building a culture that’s unparalleled in our industry.” – Steve Richman, Milwaukee Tool Group president

Milwaukee Tool is hiring in Chicago. Milwaukee Tool, like its name suggests, manufactures conduction power tools out of Milwaukee. The company recently opened an office for its “tech talent” in Chicago’s Old Post Office building and plans to hire more to the team with a focus on engineers. [Built In Chicago]

Kraft Heinz and Microsoft partnered up.  Microsoft and Kraft Heinz have joined forces to to create a more efficient supply chain. More specifically, the companies will create ​​a supply chain control tower, “digital twins” for Heinz’s manufacturing facilities and a digital innovation office. [PR Newswire]

Coro is expanding in Chicago. Coro provides mid-markets with all-in-one cybersecurity protection. The company gained $80 million in funding in the beginning of April that will be going towards its expansion in Chicago. The company plans to add 200 new employees by 2023. Coro is currently hiring for several positions. [GlobeNewsire]

Logiwa added to its executive team. The Chicago-based cloud fulfillment platform for D2C businesses hired Mike LaMark as its new vice president of customer success and operations. LaMark has more than 10 years of customer success experience and previously worked for Oracle and BigMachines. Chris Aschman, previously with DataBank IMX and BenchPrep, also joins Logiwa as its new VP of strategic alliances. [Logiwa]

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