Posts by Aidan Chapman

Live Undiscovered Music (LÜM) closes seed funding round

In May, Live Undiscovered Music, or LÜM received $750,000 in seed round funding from Frank Productions Inc.  LÜM is a music streaming service that is based in Madison, Wisconsin. This platform is different than Spotify or Pandora because as the name suggests, it features music of artists who are undiscovered.   LÜM’s steaming service is…

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2nd Annual Future Builders Challenge brings students to the stage

This weekend, I attended the 2nd Annual Future Builders Challenge, hosted by Buildertrend, a successful Omaha startup. As Silicon Prairie News’s resident high school student, I had the pleasure of going through the event as a participant rather than an observer, which gave me an opportunity to experience the event hands-on, observe wonderful volunteer speakers,…

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Rural Iowa-based Point of Choice receives funding

Point of Choice (POC), a startup out of Fairfield, Iowa received $1.75 million in private placement funding in June. The company works to facilitate the business-to-institution relationship between K-12 school districts and vendors. The investors in the  deal are undisclosed. POC’s platform provides a streamlined transaction solution for school districts through a 5-step process. First,…

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NowSecure closes large series B round

NowSecure, a mobile security company based out of Chicago, Illinois, received $15 million in funding last month in a series B round led by ForgePoint Capital, an early stage tech-company investment firm from the San Francisco Area. NowSecure is a company that provides automated security for mobile apps. The company identifies security threats, compliance gaps,…

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Reflection Sciences raises seed funding

Reflection Sciences announced earlier this month the reception of $1.3 million in seed funding in a round led by Edmentum, K–12 distribution partner for Reflection Sciences. The University of Minnesota’s Discovery Capital Fund and other investors participated in the round. The company’s funding, preceded by a quarter million dollars last December from angel investors, has…

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WorkHound secures new financing

WorkHound, a startup that allows frontline workers to speak their minds anonymously about workplace problems, received $1.5 million in seed funding this month. The company has offices in Chattanooga and Des Moines. It plans to use the financing to bolster the technological team at WorkHound and expand the platform to additional industries such as healthcare.…

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Tempus closes large series F deal

Tempus, a Chicago-based medical startup received $200 million in series F funding in May in a deal led by Baillie Gifford, a British investment firm. Eric Lefkofsky, the company’s CEO, launched Tempus In 2015 after having witnessed the difficulty that his wife’s physicians went through to access appropriate data that could inform the course of…

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