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5 startup trends that shaped the Midwest in 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sandy Thomas
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2018 is quickly drawing to its close, but the Midwest’s venture capital activity is still buzzing. Just this week, celebrity shoutout marketplace startup  Cameo announced that it closed a $12.5 million round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Cameo’s round is one of several marketplace startups to gain strength this year, which highlights a broader trend that the Midwest saw in 2018. The prompted me to review the 2018 investment activity and exits the region has seen across the Midwest — defined here as Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin — and five clear trends emerged that will carry us into 2019.

 

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