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Branch Secures Over $540M

Branch, a startup that helps businesses accelerate payments to empower working Americans, announced it has secured over $540 million to fuel its momentum in delivering flexible workforce payments. Hyde Park Angels is excited to announce our participation in Branch’s $48M Series B round, which was led by Addition Capital. Participation from other investors include Drive…

HPA Member Amanda Lannert Inducted into Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame

Congratulations to HPA Member Amanda Lannert for being inducted into the Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame! As the CEO of Jellyvision, Amanda has been a key figure in driving the company since its founding in 2001. Under her leadership, Jellyvision has become one of Chicago’s fastest growing tech companies. Additionally, Amanda continues to provide thoughtful…

Hologram Raises $65M in Series B Round

Hyde Park Angels is excited to announce our participation in Hologram’s $65M Series B round, which was led by Tiger Global. Bullpen Capital, NextView Ventures, and Mucker Capital also participated in the round. Hologram is a cellular connectivity platform for IoT devices that allows companies to manage fleets of devices globally. The company is currently…

HPA Member Jason VandeBoom Recognized as the EY 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year

Congratulations to HPA Member Jason VandeBoom for being recognized as the EY 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year! As the Founder & CEO of ActiveCampaign, Jason embodies EY’s “human spirit of unstoppable ambition”. This award highlights ActiveCampaign, a leader in customer experience automation, and the accomplishments made in the past year toward transforming the way businesses…

ShipBob Raises $200M Series E

ShipBob, the leading cloud-based ecommerce logistics platform, announced $200 million in funding at over $1B valuation. The Series E financing was led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from Hyde Park Angels, SoftBank, Menlo Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. After record growth, ShipBob now operates a global logistics network with 24…

OROS Raises $14.5M in Series A

OROS, a performance apparel brand utilizing materials technology, announced raising a $14.5M Series A round. The round was led by Elizabeth Street Ventures and Enlightenment Capital, which included participation from Hyde Park Angels and other investors. OROS is using first-to-market insulation technology to transform advanced thermal materials into technical fabrics. The NASA-inspired technology is used…

HPA Member Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker New Board Role

Congrats to HPA Member Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker for being added to the Board of Directors at Equality Health! “Dr. Rucker-Whitaker has spent the past two decades working to eliminate health disparities by creating and implementing solutions that help close the health disparities gap. In 2013, she was a co-founder of Chicago-based NextLevel Health, an African…

Market Wagon raises $5M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels participated in Market Wagon’s $5M Series Seed round, which was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners. This investment is focused on expanding Market Wagon’s presence to more than 50 markets by the end of the year. Market Wagon is an Indianapolis-based startup that is an online farmer’s market. By deploying an innovative…