Donovan Morrison is the founder of Luna Lights, a senior care tech company. They are taking a new approach to fall prevention by giving older adults a safer way to walk through their house without any interruption of their daily lives.
Meal-kit delivery service Home Chef has received a $40 million cash infusion through an investment led by private-equity firm L Catterton Partners, the company said today.
Consumer companies have conducted massive amounts of research over the years without a real systematic approach. One company is trying to address that gap, and in the process make itself an essential tool of anyone who sells anything.
While working as an investment banker, Vihtelic grew tired of helping others chase their entrepreneurial dreams. So he taught himself to code, built a website and quit his job to start Home Chef in summer 2013. Less than three years later, his fast-growing meal-kit delivery service has more than 400 employees and is sending out 600,000 meals a month to customers in 48 states.
Brunch is a proximity-based message board, enabling friends to easily and effectively communicate with one another and see who's doing what and where.
Market research data retrieval company KnowledgeHound said Tuesday it had closed a $1.2 million seed round led by Chicago investors to grow its staff.
A team of Northwestern alums wants to prevent those falls, as well as create a system that can monitor and potentially identify what is causing health problems among older adults. Their product is called Luna Lights-- a system of a bed sensor, mountable lights, and data analysis that can keep track of when seniors get up at night and provide light that can guide seniors away from dangerous obstructions.
In a crowded food delivery sector, Home Chef - the Chicago-based provider of fresh ingredients and instructions needed to cook a restaurant-quality meal at home - continues to carve out its own space, raising another round of funding and moving into a state-of-the-art facility.
For the next week, Chicagoans can get their laundry done and donate clothes to the Salvation Army all without leaving the house. Chicago-based on-deamnd dry cleaning startup DRYV announced that it is helping users give back this holiday season by handling second-hand clothing delivery free of charge.