VentureCat Venture UpdatesSince 2014, VentureCat founders have gone on to raise billions in follow-on funding, been accepted into prestigious accelerator programs, successfully exited companies, launched new products, and created more than 2,600 jobs through their business growth.
DinDin is changing the access to essential financial services in Brazil by facilitating financial inclusion of the unbanked and underbanked population through its B2B2C solutions. In 2020, DinDin was acquired by one of the largest banks in Brazil.
Co-Founder: Brunna Becaro Seabra, Kellogg ’20
FourKites offers real-time visibility, tracking, and other logistics solutions for global companies of all sizes. Since launching in 2014, the company has grown to over 600 employees and has hundreds of the world's most recognized brands on its platform.
Founder and CEO: Mathew Elenjickal, Kellogg ’14
Gearflow is simplifying the parts ordering process for heavy equipment fleets by providing better supplier access, communication, and reporting, all in one easy-to-use platform. In 2022, Gearflow raised $5.5M in funding brining the total amount raised to over $10M.
Co-Founder and CMO: Ben Preston, Kellogg ’21
Page Vault helps legal professionals capture web content, such as Facebook, videos, and websites, and create an easy-to-print PDF. The captured content is then archived exactly as it appears online to preserve key metadata.
Co-Founder and CEO: Jeffrey Eschbach, Kellogg ’13
Solvento (formerly Por Adela) is the smart factoring solution for truckers that will help small and medium sized truckers grow in LATAM. Since 2021, the Solvento team has grown to include nearly 50 full-time employees, and raised over $12.5M in funding.
Co-Founder and CEO: Jaime Tabachnik, Kellogg ’22
Beni is a free browser extension that helps customers discover the best listings from Poshmark, The RealReal, eBay, and more in one easy click. The Beni team has raised over $5M in VC funding, and was recently featured on NBC's Today show!
Co-Founder & CEO: Sarah Pinner, Kellogg and McCormick ’22
Cue the Curves works with clothing brands, creators, and plus-size women to make the plus-size shopping experience more fun and enjoyable. The app currently has over 2,000 users, and was recently featured on CBS Mornings.
Founder & CEO: Charlotte Oxnam, McCormick ’23
Flyhomes is a real estate technology company that offers a team of research analysts, loan officers, and dedicated agents all under one roof to provide a seamless experience for home buyers and sellers. The Seattle-based company recently launched a partner channel to offer its proprietary products and services to lenders and brokers nationwide.
Co-Founder and CEO: Tushar Garg, Kellogg '16
Co-Founder: Stephen Lane, Kellogg/Pritzker '16
reHarvest Provisions sources surplus and imperfect produce to create craveable, conscious, & (srsly) convenient smoothie pops. These snackable smoothie pops are now available at Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, and on Amazon.
Founder & CEO: Kathryn Bernell, Kellogg and McCormick ’18
Amper Technologies is a production management solution designed to digitize factories by providing real-time access to key metrics of machines and capture data using factory-floor production monitoring systems, empowering companies with increased visibility into energy use and opportunity areas to reduce energy consumption. Amper completed a Series A funding round in 2022, bringing its total amount of funding raised to nearly $15M.
Co-Founder and CEO: Akshat Thirani, McCormick ’16
Co-Founder and CTO: Philip House, McCormick ’15
Blip Energy is a hybrid hardware/software solution for energy management that works in any home without barriers around permitting and installation. The company was recently awarded $1.1 through the DoE's Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) funding program.
Co-Founder and CEO: Sophia Wennstedt, Kellogg/McCormick ’21
Co-Founder: Thibaut Feremans, Kellogg ’21
Hazel Technologies is the leading provider of innovative postharvest solutions for the fresh produce industry. Over the years, the company has eliminated over 400 million pounds of food waste. The company was recently profiled by The Economist, and also received a grant from the Department of Agriculture bringing its total funding to $87M.
Co-Founder and former CEO: Aidan Mouat, Weinberg ’16
Co-Founder and CTO: Adam Preslar, Weinberg ’15
Co-Founder and CMO: Patrick Flynn, McCormick ’16
Lilac Solutions has developed a patented lithium extraction technology to absorb lithium from brine resources with minimal cost and a low environmental footprint, enabling the acceleration of the lithium supply chain for the electric era. The company has raised over $170M, including a recent $50M grant from the DoE to advance domestic lithium production.
Co-Founder and CEO: David Snydacker, McCormick ’16
Co-Founder: Alex Grant, McCormick ’17
Ayble Health empowers people with GI conditions to improve their symptoms through its data-driven digital platform. Ayble launched its app in May 2023 and is now available to download on iOS and Android.
Founder and CEO: Sam Jactel, Kellogg ’21
Hubly Surgical is modernizing bedside intracranial access with the Hubly Drill, the first and only single-use cranial drill with advanced features for improved safety and efficiency that can be used in any medical setting. Hubly received FDA clearance for the Hubly Drill in May 2023.
Co-Founder and CEO: Casey (Grage) Qadir, Weinberg ’19
Co-Founder and Clinical Lead: Amit Ayer, Kellogg ’18
Rhaeos is medical device company developing FlowSense, a platform technology and a noninvasive wireless, wearable skin patch that can assess and monitor fluid flow subdural throughout the body. Rhaeos was recently awarded a $1.5M grant from the NIH, bringing its total funding raised from VC investments and federal funding to over $14M.
Co-Founder: Amit Ayer, Kellogg ’18
Surgical Innovation Associates (SIA) develops next-generation solutions for reconstructive and aesthetic surgery that improve the surgeon and patient experience. SIA received FDA clearance to market its advanced bioabsorbable mesh in 2018, and was then acquired by Integra Life Sciences for an estimated $140M in December 2022.
Co-Founder and General Manager: Todd Cruikshank, Kellogg ’17
Co-Founder and former CEO: Alexei Mlodinow, Kellogg ’16 and Feinberg ’20
FutureMap provides post-graduate career coaching for first-generation college grads who need help navigating early career moves. The company has ddelivered workshops and curriculum to over 2,000 students through partnerships with over 35 college access organizations and 100 employers.
Co-Founder and CEO: Sruti Bharat, Kellogg ’19
Springrose designs adaptive, attractive intimates for women with upper mobility and/or dexterity challenges. Springrose recently launched its flagship adaptive bra, a comfortable, front closure bra that can be put on multiple ways – including with one hand, designed specifically for those with limited dexterity (e.g., arthritis, stroke paralysis, nerve damage, shoulder injuries).
Founder and CEO: Nicole Cuervo, Kellogg and McCormick ’22
Maziwa is a tailored rechargeable breast pump for working women in developing markets, and offers a holistic solution making it possible for mothers to return to the workforce postpartum and continue breastfeeding. Maziwa received a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its innovative work in this area.
Founder and CEO: Sahar Jamal, Kellogg ’19
The Graide Network is online education platform designed to connect teachers with qualified teaching assistants to grade and provide thorough feedback on student assignments. The company was acquired by Marco Learning in 2021.
Co-Founder and CEO: Blair Pircon, Kellogg ’16