Winnow Raised $10M, Paro Secured $25M, and More Chicago Tech News

Catch up on the latest tech developments from the Windy City.

Written by Ashley Bowden
Published on Jun. 19, 2023
Winnow Raised $10M, Paro Secured $25M, and More Chicago Tech News
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Last week in Chicago, tech companies shared how they’re fueling their next phases of growth. From a new executive hire to fresh funding for AI-powered solutions, check out the latest with the Built In Chicago Weekly Refresh.

Adeptia hired a new CMO. Adeptia, a B2B platform working to simplify and speed up data integration, announced its latest executive hire. Formerly of Smartbear, Joanna Schloss is joining the team as Adeptia’s new chief marketing officer. In her new role, Schloss will be responsible for expanding Adeptia’s go-to-market strategy to showcase product innovation, drive awareness and engage customers. [Business Wire]

Chicago Tech Quote of the Week

“The flexibility to tap on-demand experts with specialized financial knowledge within timing and cost constraints is something that every company is looking for right now. With our consistent focus on attracting the best experts, businesses of all sizes are engaging with our talent model. We help small businesses to large enterprises quickly access flexible and dynamic talent to achieve their goals.” — Anita Samojednik, CEO of Paro

Paro pulled in $25M. Equipping businesses with finance and accounting solutions via an AI-powered marketplace, Paro ​​is furthering the expansion of its tech with the help of Series C funding. The capital raise was led by Top Tier Capital Partners and will go toward scaling product innovation. To date, Paro has raised $67 million in venture funding. [Business Wire]

Winnow raised $10M. Headquartered in London with an office in Chicago, Winnow developed a solution that uses computer vision to help limit food waste for businesses in the hospitality industry. The company plans to expand product development for its AI-driven platform with Series C funding from investors including ArcTern Ventures. [Winnow Solutions]

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