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DISQO
AdTech • Big Data
DISQO is an audience insights platform where members, real people, have trust in sharing information that improves human experience. Our business clients fuel their growth by building trusted insights on our platform. We have the largest 100% first-party consumer panel in the U.S.; clients connect opinions and behaviors across all digital touch...

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Glendale
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Ocient
Big Data
Ocient is a data analytics solutions company headquartered in Chicago, IL, enabling rapid analysis and management of the world’s largest datasets. Over the past five years, Ocient has built an ANSI SQL compliant analytical database for Petabyte and beyond datasets that is 10x to 50x times faster than competitive OLAP databases. We sell data...

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45
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Chicago
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Pangea Money Transfer
Fintech • Mobile
Pangea offers a smarter way for people to move money around the world to friends and family. Founded in 2012, Pangea started with a mission to revolutionize the remittance industry by providing customers a powerful, easy-to-use mobile application to send money internationally. Since then, we have grown to offer additional products and services to...

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24
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Chicago
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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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120
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Chicago
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Reverb
eCommerce • Music
Reverb is building a community that music makers from all walks of life turn to for income to support their families, inspiration to fuel their passions, tools to create new music, and more. Our team comes to work each day with one goal: To help music makers all over the world and sellers of all sizes connect over the perfect piece of music gear.

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Chicago
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DFIN
Fintech • Information Technology
DFIN is a leading global risk and compliance solutions company. We provide domain expertise, software and data analytics for every stage of our clients’ business and investment lifecycles. Markets fluctuate, regulations evolve, technology advances, and through it all, DFIN delivers confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter.

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250
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Chicago
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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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89
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Chicago
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SMS Assist
Cloud • Other
SMS Assist is redefining the way service providers and property owners work together by delivering unprecedented transparency and control within the facilities maintenance industry. Retail stores, banks, restaurants, rental homes, and more make up the 200,000+ properties that rely every day on our technology platform, in-house subject matter...

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Chicago
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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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500
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Chicago
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Pareto Intelligence
Big Data • Healthtech
Pareto Intelligence is a leading healthcare solutions company modernizing the way health plans and providers succeed in value-based care. We deliver analytics, technology and advisory solutions, supported by predictive models and advanced data science, that demystify complex healthcare data and deliver actionable predictions that improve outcomes.

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100
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Chicago
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Basis Technologies
AdTech • Software
Basis Technologies (basis .net) is a global automation software provider for enterprise marketers. Basis is the only digital media platform to bring programmatic, site-direct, advanced TV, search, and social together through a single interface. It streamlines disconnected operations, automates and reduces manual steps, and consolidates tools and...

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Chicago
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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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Chicago
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Wintrust Financial Corporation
Angel or VC Firm • Fintech
Wintrust Financial (Wintrust) is a financial services holding company based in Rosemont, Illinois, with $33 billion in assets. Wintrust engages in the business of providing traditional community banking services, wealth management services, commercial insurance premium financing, mortgage origination and more.

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Rosemont
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Box
Cloud • Software
Box (NYSE:BOX) is the Content Cloud, a single platform empowering organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box is trusted by 69% of the Fortune 500 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. Visit box.com to learn more.

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Chicago
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closerlook, inc.
Agency • Pharmaceutical
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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115
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Chicago
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West Monroe
Consulting • Professional Services
West Monroe is a digital consulting firm that was born in technology but built for business—partnering with companies in transformative industries to deliver real, measurable results. We believe that digital is a mindset—not a project, a team, or a destination—and it’s something companies become, not something they do. That’s why we work in...

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960
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Chicago
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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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200
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Chicago
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DRW
Fintech
A diversified trading firm that utilizes our own capital and trades at our own risk. We bring sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to solve complex problems in markets around the world and across many asset classes. We are motivated to compete at the highest level and commit to operate with respect, curiosity and an open mind.

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Chicago
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M1 Finance
Consumer Web • Fintech
M1 Finance is The Finance Super AppTM that helps people manage and grow their money with control and automation – for free. With over $4 billion in assets under management, M1 has empowered hundreds of thousands of investors to open accounts and improve their financial well-being through investing, digital checking, and lines of credit. Learn more...

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250
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Chicago
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Wolverine Trading
Fintech
The Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets.

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Chicago
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