2016 Moxie Awards: Startup of the Year

Written by Sam Dewey
Published on May. 17, 2016
2016 Moxie Awards: Startup of the Year

Built In Chicago’s Moxie Awards are back, and this year we’re celebrating Chicago’s cream-of-the-crop digital technology companies like never before. Check out the finalists for Startup of the Year, and be sure to vote for your favorite here

To see which company comes out on top, mark your calendars for June 16 at Morgan Manufacturing. We’ll meet you there. Get your tickets now— you won’t want to miss out!

Startup of the Year

BookedOut technology has disrupted a dated experiential marketing business model. We’ve added 25 agency partners since July to launch 2,800 campaigns comprised of 46,500 activations employing 7,000 brand staff. We added two revenue channels, expanded Microsoft support and activated 175 brands at major lifestyle events. All this with a crazy team of 25.

Civis Analytics is proud to contribute to Chicago's startup community, growing from 15 employees to 110 in less than three years — and hiring! Our innovative products and services continue to help our growing client base solve big problems with data, as illustrated with our revenues projected to double from 2015 to 2016.

In the last 12 months alone, Geofeedia acquired more than 200 new customers across industries that include major sports leagues, household brands, retailers and marketers, government and public safety organizations, and entertainment venues; grew from 17 employees to 50; experienced year-over-year revenue growth of 250 percent; raised $17 million in funding (February); launched Geofeedia Ads for unparalleled targeting in social ad campaigns; and became a Twitter Standard Partner.

Launching the first online eye exam nine months ago, Opternative has received more than 65,000 signups, raised Series A funding and doubled the size of its team. In 2016, Opternative is joining forces with your favorite retailers to solidify its reputation as the most convenient way to get a prescription.

Uptake is a predictive analytics platform provider that transforms data into measurable gains in productivity, cost savings and operational safety. Working with global industry leaders, Uptake has attracted elite talent to revolutionize the industrial sector. Founded in 2014, Uptake employs over 400 and has been reportedly valued at $1.1 billion.

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