Simple Mills

Simple Mills Revolutionizes How Food is Made

With over 35 products in 25K+ stores nationwide, Simple Mills provides delicious and real food products – and continues to launch items with a focus on sustainability.


ShipBob Achieves Unicorn Status

ShipBob, the leading e-commerce fulfillment service, announced $200M in funding at over $1B valuation, becoming another Chicago unicorn.


Equilibria Offers Premium Wellness Products for Women

The Chicago-based company stands out among competitors by offering personalized customer support with their dosage specialists.

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Factor Acquired by HelloFresh

Factor, a ready-made meal delivery company serving premium customers focused on health and nutrition, was acquired by HelloFresh for up to $277M.

HPA - Chowbus

Chowbus, An App for the Best Asian Food

As a food delivery platform, Chowbus offers customers the easiest way to gain access to high quality, authentic Asian food.

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Sifter raises $5M in Series Seed Round

We’re excited to share that Sifter, the industry-leading Nutrition as a Service™ platform, today announced raising $5M in funding. HPA participated in the Series Seed round, which was led by Valor Siren Ventures with additional participation from Wintrust Ventures. The new round of funding will help Sifter accelerate the growth of the Nutrition as a Service™(NaaS) platform and launch of Sifter Retailer Solutions.

Members in the News

Congrats John Higginson, CTO of Chief, a Freshly Minted Unicorn!

John Higginson is the CTO at Chief, the social network that recently raised a Series B and joined the unicorn club as a female-founded startup.


CIBC Supporting Active Campaign as the Business Scales

CIBC provided ActiveCampaign with flexible capital and treasury services to help manage its rapidly growing organization and global customer base.