There’s a reason why US Midwest startups had fewer layoffs, Chicago VC says
Over time, many cities across the Midwest have been building out bona fide startup ecosystems, as M25's annual ranking of Midwest startup hubs makes clear.
LPs are abandoning the US Midwest this year (and it doesn’t make sense)
While LPs are shying away from the U.S. Midwest, VCs are not.
Tracking venture capital data to pinpoint the next US startup hot spots
Taking a look at an M25 dataset ranking Midwest U.S. cities across datapoints including startup activity, venture activity and business climate.
Questions arise on Y Combinator’s role in startup correction
Some are pointing the finger not just at late-stage capital pools that poured too much liquidity into the startup market -- some startup players are irked at accelerators, Y Combinator in particular.
How Chicago is changing who raises early-stage venture capital
New VC data out of Chicago shows that it is possible to change the ratio when it comes to venture investment.
Rebundle raises $1.4M for plant-based hair extensions
This morning Rebundle, a hair-focused startup based in St. Louis, announced that it has raised $1.4 million in a pre-seed round. M25, a venture firm with a geographic focus on the Midwest, led the fun
From the American heartland, a startup boom
The Midwest could sustain its results at present levels. If that comes to pass, the region would no longer be a place to fly over, but a location to Zoom into.
When VCs turned to Zoom, Chicago startups were ready for their close-up
Chicago is an outlying benefactor from accelerating venture capital activity and the rise of remote investing.