This month, Built in Chicago reported that Chicago startups raised over $1B in 2013, exceeding 2012 numbers by 169 percent. Eighteen digital companies were acquired last year, and one company that went public generated a whopping $3 billion. In short, 2013 was a pretty good year for Chicago’s tech community.
According to Built in Chicago, some of the biggest players included Accelera Innovations, which raised $200 million, and Textura, which had its IPO last year. Additionally, nearly 78 companies each raised $1 million or more in capital in 2013.
This infographic from Built in Chicago spells out exactly why 2013 was a good year for Chi-town startups: