Project44’s New CFO, Transship’s Launch, and More Chicago Tech News

Catch up on the latest tech developments from the Windy City.
Written by Ashley Bowden
May 8, 2023Updated: May 8, 2023
 Project44's new CFO Tim MacCarrick poses for a photo.
Project44’s new CFO Tim MacCarrick. | Photo: project44

Software solutions of all kinds are emerging from the Chicago tech scene. Check out how these local companies are working to modernize logistics, digital marketing and more. This is the Built In Chicago Weekly Refresh. 

Bloomfilter got $7M. Bloomfilter offers a process intelligence platform that helps software teams improve the transparency, predictability and efficiency of developing new products. Seed funding from lead investor Magarac Venture Partners will help the company fuel its product development, customer success and go-to-market plans. [Email]

Transship launched its logistics tech. Transship works to simplify shipping operations for international shipments of perishable goods. The company announced the launch of its automated freight forwarding platform which provides this service at a discounted rate. Transship’s platform currently serves customers including UNFI, Midamar Corporation and FirstFruit Marketing. [American Journal of Transportation]

Chicago Tech Quote of the Week

“Project44 has won the global race to provide critical real-time supply chain visibility. [Founder and CEO Jett McCandless’] vision is bold and compelling, and his forward-looking, fearless mindset is a clear differentiator. I’m excited to get to work with Jett and the talented team he has assembled to help project44 expand its market leadership position.” — Tim MacCarrick, project44 CFO

Project44 hired a new CFO. The company develops supply chain visibility technology that helps brands across various industries increase the predictability, resiliency and sustainability of their shipments. Its new chief financial officer Tim MacCarrick joins project44 from OutSystems. In his new role, MacCarrick will focus on core cross-functional initiatives to help fuel further growth. [PR Newswire]

Avionos acquired Integrous. Providing companies with a digital marketing and managed services solution, Avionos announced its acquisition of Austin’s Integrous Marketing. The deal grants Avionos access to Integrous’ lead generation, inbound marketing and content marketing resources while also enabling it to offer new end-to-end services to its clients. [Built In Chicago]

Nature’s Fynd expanded its distribution. Chicago-based foodtech company Nature’s Fynd makes dairy and mean alternatives through Fy, a fungi-derived protein. Having launched in select Whole Foods Markets last year, the company expanded the distribution of its meatless breakfast patties to more than 400 Whole Foods locations across the U.S. Nature’s Fynd’s dairy-free cream cheese is also now available at all Fresh Thyme Market locations. [Email]

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