ShipBob Achieves Unicorn Status

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

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.


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.


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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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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Tractor Zoom Raises $5M in New Round

We’re excited to announce that Tractor Zoom announced that it raised $5M in Series A funding. HPA participated in the round, which was co-led by Builders VC and Bienville Capital. Additional investors include Next Level Ventures and Wintrust Ventures, among other existing investors. Tractor Zoom’s platform helps all agriculture stakeholders – farmers, OEM’s, equipment dealerships, and […]

Members in the News

HPA Member John Lewis Appointed as CEO at InMoment

Congrats to HPA Member John Lewis for being appointed as CEO at InMoment! This role is in addition to the Chairman role he has been serving in over the past few years.


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.