Walter Sherwood Joins ThinkCERCA as Chief Executive Officer

Walter Sherwood Joins ThinkCERCA as Chief Executive Officer

ThinkCERCA, a recognized industry leader in critical thinking instruction and student reading and writing growth, today announced Walter Sherwood will join the company as its chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Eileen Murphy Buckley, ThinkCERCA's founder, will take on the role of chief learning officer and continue to serve on the company's board of directors. With this announcement, ThinkCERCA will build upon its success with district-wide implementations by adding Sherwood's deep experience with school districts and state education agencies.

Liveoak Technologies Closes $8 Million Funding Round Led by S3 Ventures

Liveoak Technologies Closes $8 Million Funding Round Led by S3 Ventures

 Liveoak Technologies, an enterprise cloud company transforming virtual business, today announced that it closed an $8 million round of funding led by S3 Ventures, with participation from Seven Peaks Ventures, Wild Basin Investments, State Farm Ventures, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, and Broadhaven Capital Partners. The funds will be used to accelerate product development and global market expansion. 

CIOReview Names Apervita a Top 10 Most Promising Healthcare Tech Startup for 2019

CIOReview Names Apervita a Top 10 Most Promising Healthcare Tech Startup for 2019

Apervita announced today it was selected by CIOReview as a top 10 most promising healthcare tech startup for 2019. Apervita is a healthcare cloud platform that allows enterprises to easily and quickly build applications for a wide array of clinical, financial, and operational use cases. In 2018, the startup onboarded nearly 1,000 hospitals to its platform, with over 3,000 expected by the end of 2019.

CardFlight Drives Small Business Payments Space Forward with Introduction of SwipeSimple Terminal

CardFlight Drives Small Business Payments Space Forward with Introduction of SwipeSimple Terminal

CardFlight, the leading SaaS payment technology company, today unveiled SwipeSimple Terminal, the expansion of their signature software to the smart terminal payment space. Designed to change and enhance the way small businesses process payments and handle other key related services, SwipeSimple Terminal will bring simple, reliable payment acceptance to even more small businesses than before. By integrating CardFlight’s industry-leading software, SwipeSimple Terminal offers the payment acceptance and software management tools that over 50,000 small businesses already rely on, via an enhanced, intuitive and easy-to-use format that resellers are familiar with and can trust.

Healthcare Tech Outlook Names Apervita a Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Provider for 2019

Healthcare Tech Outlook Names Apervita a Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Provider for 2019

Apervita announced today it was selected by Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine as a top 10 artificial intelligence solution provider for 2019. Apervita is a healthcare cloud platform that allows enterprises to easily and quickly build analytic & data applications for a wide array of clinical, financial, and operational use cases. Along with numerous other healthcare-specific tools, Apervita allows artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to be embedded into any application.

12 Chicago VCs You Should Know About

12 Chicago VCs You Should Know About

Chicago is quietly becoming a hotbed of venture capital that fuels technology startups — not just in Chicago but across the country and in a wide range of industries. For example, did you know that Calm, SpaceX, and Coinbase all received funding from Chicago VCs? There are dozens of top VCs in the area that anyone in the startup world should know about, especially those in healthcare, marketplaces, and logistics.

Review: Jiobit Location Monitor

Review: Jiobit Location Monitor

Every kid is different. Some remain still, focused and content with their books or Legos. Others get on a sled, immediately rocket into a snowy woods, and disappear for days on end. (Just kidding.) (Kind of.)

As a parent, it can be hard to know when to grab your children and when to pull back. But on a recent sunny, Saturday morning, in a mostly empty park, I decided to try something different. When my four-year-old took off down the trail, I resisted the urge to sprint after her. Instead, I opened the Jiobit app and turned on Live Mode.

I watched as the little dot got about 400 feet away from me, walked in uncertain circles at a fork in the trail, then turned around. As it turns out, a little bit of freedom goes a long way.