Not all capital is created equal.

We're backing industry-changing startups with collaboration capital.


Our venture collaborative method

Startups engaging with industry-leading corporations and connected through collaboration capital. Access spans across multiple industries and growth opportunities. All startups are aligned with the corporation’s objectives and strategy. This approach establishes the expertise, reach, and acceleration needed for real collaboration and real results.

Strategic Capital

We invest globally in ambitious early and growth-stage companies and leverage unique collaborations with leading corporate partners to drive impactful commercialization and accelerated venture development.

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Corporate Access

We help ventures cut through red tape and develop meaningful partnerships with corporations that can provide:

  • Market knowledge 
  • Pilot opportunities
  • Product Co-development
  • Sales and distribution channels
  • Cross-marketing and promotion

Collaboration Center

At the epicenter of our ecosystem is our collaboration center located in the heart of downtown Chicago, currently home to 70+ companies across 65,000 square feet.  The network of companies located at TechNexus powers innovative partnerships and builds meaningful connections through the strategy, ideas, and capital of our experienced entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and thought leaders.
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Goodbye morning gridlock, hello to reinventing your workday

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BOUNTE Advances Hotels' Commitment to Cleanliness with a Low-Touch Lost and Found System Using AI to Identify and Return Items

BOUNTE, Inc., a leader in innovative lost and found technologies, today launched BOUNTE Protect™ for hotels. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
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Playbook, a fitness platform that puts creators first, raises $9.3 million – TechCrunch

Playbook, aiming to be the Patreon of fitness content, has raised an additional $9.3 million in Series A funding from, Michael Ovitz, Abstract, Algae Ventures, Porsche Ventures and FJ Labs. The pandemic has hit the personal trainer and fitness industry incredibly hard. With gyms closed, …
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Perch Is Lifting The $30 Billion Fitness Industry To New Heights

Three MIT graduates saw the need for better fitness technology when weightlifting. They came together to create Perch, the motion-based tracking camera that uses computer vision and machine learning to determine the quality of your movement and provide instant feedback in the form of data.
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