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Congrats to This Year’s Techstars Chicago Class!

Andrew Cross

Last week was Techstars Chicago Demo Day, the culmination of three months of intense business building for this year’s class of 10 companies. Each startup got the chance to pitch their business on-stage to a packed room of investors at the House of Blues.

As a partner to the Techstars program, Walker Sands worked with the member companies this summer on messaging, content marketing and media relations.

50 companies have now graduated from the Techstars Chicago accelerator. The first four classes have raised in excess of $45 million in funding

Here are the 10 companies:

GameWisp gives gaming celebrities the tools to interact with their fans and monetize their content. For more info: the Nashville Business Journal recently weighed in on GameWisp’s market opportunity following the acquisition of Twitch.

WeDeliver provides a digital platform for flexible on-demand delivery of unique and curated products in order to increase local merchant sales. For more info: the Chicago Tribune has more on the launch of WeDeliver’s new mobile platform, Locally.

Tangiblee enables online retailers to provide a realistic shopping experience for any product, leading to higher conversions, fewer returns and happier customers. For more info: Eliad Inbar, CEO of Tangiblee (formerly yRuler), talked to the 1871 blog about their tool for online retailers.

NexLP builds analytics software focused on the eDiscovery and information governance industry. For more info: Law Technology News profiled NexLP’s CEO and eDiscovery pioneer Jay Leib.

InRentive provides an ecosystem designed to reinvent the way landlords and renters connect. For more info: ChicagoInno profiled InRentive’s innovative model for property managers.

Clutch helps college students get better grades with in-depth, textbook-specific video courses. For more info: Business Interviews has a Q&A with Clutch CEO Marcio Souza.

Data Everywhere allows users to share data securely between spreadsheets (no more emailing and pasting!). For more info: Check out

PackageZen makes delivery and package management simple. For more info, head over to

MartMobi helps online retailers dramatically increase mobile conversions by offering them beautiful sites and apps with a turnkey mobile commerce platform. For more info: MartMobi details its plans for growth in Chicago to ChicagoInno.

Telnyx is enabling universal voice communication via the web, regardless of application or device type. For more info: visit the Telnyx website.

If you’re interested in seeing the pitches, join Techstars at Community Demo Day, Sept. 9 at the Northwestern School of Law Auditorium. We hope to see you there!