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Upwork
Cloud • HR Tech
Upwork is the world’s work marketplace, connecting millions of businesses with independent talent around the globe. We serve everyone from one-person startups to 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and freelancers to work together in new ways that unlock their potential.

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CSC Corptax
Fintech • Information Technology
CSC Corptax® is the trusted partner to many of the world’s most recognized businesses—providing technology-based tax solutions to clients across the globe. Thanks to our employees, we’ve experienced rapid growth. It’s our current mission to maintain that pace by pairing product and service excellence with continued market leadership.

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Beyond Finance
Fintech
Beyond Finance is a next generation financial services company. Our goal is to provide financial peace of mind to our clients by giving them simple and transparent financial products that are customized to their individual circumstances. Our team is laser-focused on solving big problems and building a trustworthy financial brand.

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Arity
Big Data • Transportation
Founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016, Arity is a mobility data and analytics company focused on improving transportation. We collect and analyze enormous amounts of data, using predictive analytics to build solutions with a single goal in mind: to make transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

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Civis Analytics
Big Data • Machine Learning
Civis Analytics helps leading businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies use data to identify, attract, and engage customers, constituents, and citizens. We use proprietary data, technology and advisory services, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and survey science experts, Civis helps organizations stop guessing.

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VelocityEHS
Cloud • Sales
VelocityEHS is a new kind of EHS software company, helping you reach your environmental, health, safety and sustainability goals faster. Our VelocityEHS platform delivers simple and intuitive solutions that are more affordable, faster to implement, and that provide the best user experience.

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closerlook, inc.
Agency
closerlook is a digital marketing agency that specializes in helping pharmaceutical brands build and maintain meaningful relationships with their most valuable healthcare professionals. Our 100+ employees specialize in digital strategy, user experience, creative design and writing, data analytics, web and mobile application development.

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Spark Hire
HR Tech • Software
Spark Hire is an easy to use video interviewing platform with 5,000+ customers conducting video interviews in over 100 countries. Since launching in 2012, Spark Hire has become the fastest growing video interviewing platform. Organizations of all sizes are utilizing Spark Hire to make better hires faster than ever before.

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Northbrook
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Screencastify
Edtech • Software
Screencastify is the #1 screen recorder for Chrome. In 2020, Screencastify became K-12’s most used asynchronous video tool with more than 15 million users every week (!!!) recording, editing, and sharing all sorts of amazing videos. While we already had a passionate community of millions of educators, nothing could have prepared us for the growth...

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PerkSpot
eCommerce • HR Tech
PerkSpot is on a mission to inspire employees everywhere to love where they work by delivering meaningful savings and recognition in their workplace. With 900+ clients like Walgreens and McDonald's, PerkSpot helps over 14 million employees save money by offering exclusive discounts on top brands such as Samsung, Target, and AMC Theaters.

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All Campus
Agency • Edtech
All Campus creates value for leading universities by expanding their reach and cultivating relationships with students to advance their lives through education. All Campus is dedicated to providing an outstanding experience for students, university clients and our employees, through collaborative partnerships and innovative technology and services.

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Caterpillar
Cloud • Internet of Things
Cat Digital is the digital and technology arm of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for bringing digital capabilities to our world-famous yellow iron. With over one million connected assets worldwide, our teams use data, technology, advanced analytics and AI capabilities to help our customers build a better world.

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Snapsheet
Mobile • Software
Snapsheet is an insurance technology company bringing the future to auto claims processing. We build products to drive efficiencies using data and technology. When the insured is at their worst, Snapsheet is there to help! We are experiencing hyper growth mode — check out our open positions!

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Ocient
Big Data
Ocient is a Chicago-based, venture-funded startup building a SQL compliant, exabyte-scale database platform that achieves better performance than Hadoop and NoSQL systems. It is a distributed system optimized for NVMe drives, RDMA networks and high core count processors and is written in C++. We are led by a management team with seven successful st

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Built In
Consumer Web • HR Tech
Built In is a home for people who see working in tech as a way of life: We help them live it with purpose. Millions of professionals rely on us to learn, network + carve out futures at companies they believe in. Headquartered in Chicago, we serve vibrant tech hubs across the U.S.

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Ascension
Healthtech
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As a leading non-profit & Catholic health systems in the US, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty & those most vulnerable.

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project44
Logistics • Software
project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates, and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. We exist to enable a more productive and successful world.

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Gogo an Intelsat company
Aerospace • Information Technology
Gogo Commercial Aviation, an Intelsat company is the inflight internet company, recently acquired by Intelsat, the world’s largest satellite network operator. Our offerings bring worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services that make internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all...

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West Monroe
Professional Services
As a national consulting firm that was born in technology, and built for business, we partner with organizations who want to drive progress, and deliver results.

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Inspire11
Information Technology • Professional Services
The 11 in our name is significant in that it represents going above and beyond expectations…in everything we do. Our focus is on the alignment of our proven, talented consultants with your most strategic and innovative initiatives. We help our clients by altering the DNA of companies to break down barriers so that everything (and everyone) is...

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