Chicago Business Community

March 2018

The Hyde Park Angels team conducted a deep dive analysis into the Midwest Venture Capital ecosystem by aggregating and assessing data from Pitchbook, the U.S. Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Illinois Venture Capital Association. We defined the Midwest, also classified as the...

February 2018

Chicago tech's momentum keeps on building, with companies raising more than $1.73 billion dollars in 2017.  For details, click here.
MATTER Member Companies Raise $122M. ...

November 2017

For millennials, the suburbs are the new city, and employers chasing young talent are starting to look at them anew. As recently noted in Crain's Chicago Business; many...

May 2017

Fresenius Kabi will strengthen and diversify its product portfolio by acquiring Akorn and Merck KGaA's biosimilars business.  Stephan Sturm, CEO of Fresenius, said: "From a position of strength, Fresenius Kabi enhances and complements its business with two major steps. Akorn is an...

April 2017

Flexibility, responsiveness and operational excellence are increasingly being demanded by drug developers. Oskar Gold, Senior Vice President Key Account Management and Marketing/Corporate Communications, says that Vetter believes that partnership is always the key to success, with operational...

February 2017

Chicago startups and tech companies raised more than $1.7 billion in 2016, down slightly from 2015's record-breaking $1.72 billion, following a nationwide cool down in funding activity....

June 2015

NuMat Technologies Inc., one of the hottest startups to come from Northwestern University grads in recent years, was the picture of inclusion: students and faculty from business, law, engineering and chemistry...

May 2015

Taiwan-based China Steel Corp. (CSC) has approved a $46 million capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility. The approval follows the successful demonstration of the company's carbon recycling platform at the White Biotech (WBT) Demonstration Plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan,...

February 2015

Vetter has completed the next step of its expansion with the addition of a third cleanroom. Clinical syringe projects are now being accepted at the facility, which can handle preclinical through phase II projects.