With a handful of new moves on the Windy City tech scene, learn how these companies are heating things up this summer with fresh capital and more. This is the Built In Chicago weekly refresh.
Clinify Health raised $3.1M. In the interest of those living in underserved communities, the company supports healthcare providers in these areas, allowing them to prioritize Medicare patients most in need of care, as well as reduce costs for that care. Clinify is investing its seed funding round led by Seae Ventures in growing its team and developing new products. [Built In Chicago]
Moderne Ventures secured a $200M fund. The venture firm invests in startups in industries like real estate, home services and insurance. Its portfolio consists of over 100 companies and includes buzzy names like ICON, Homesnap and Porch. With plans to continue investing this second fund in more startups in these spaces, Moderne’s assets under management currently total $350 million. [Chicago Inno]
Chicago Tech Quote of the Week
“A lot of artists are experimenting, and that lends itself to working with the digital medium. But as a gallery, we want to be able to showcase art in the best way possible, whether it’s a still image, something animated or if it has some interactive experience.” — Chase McCaskill, imnotArt co-founder
imnotArt launched an NFT art exhibit. Despite the small size of the exhibition space at 1010 N. Ashland Ave., “The New Digital” art exhibit showcases a world of digital creations. The exhibit features non-fungible token (NFT) art by Chicago-native artists. Since a bit of code or token represents the digital work, each piece featured can be considered the artists’ original. The display is viewable in both the real and digital worlds and is available until August 22. [Built In Chicago]
Chicago launched a citywide hiring event. “Hire Chicago” is a five-week initiative meant to connect Chicagoans to hiring employers across industries like hospitality, transportation, technology, healthcare and manufacturing. The program will consist of free virtual workshops, pre-screening discussions and job interviews and will also provide career resources to those in need of it. [Built In Chicago]