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Detroit fintech startup Autobooks raises $25 million in Series B

Headquartered in Detroit, Autobooks is a top fintech startup in the Midwest that's making small business banking easy. Today they announced they raise[...]

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20 Women Leaders In Technology You Should Know

Women have been making ground-breaking technological innovations for centuries. Since the dawn of the computer, women have been blazing trails, making[...]

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Meet Clearcover, a growing insurtech startup hiring in Detroit

The Midwest is home to some of the best insurtech startups in the country. And Clearcover is one of the best of the best.  Headquartered in Chicago, C[...]

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Columbus insurtech startup Beam Dental raises $80 million

Beam Dental is a top insurtech startup based in Columbus, Ohio. The company has secured $80 million in Series E funding, bringing their total up to $1[...]

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Celebrating Black History: 15 Black Leaders in Tech

There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Learning about amazing Black figures in American history. Discussing solutions to problems in di[...]

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Candidates Should Ask These 6 Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. It's something many startups and tech companies say they value and are actively working on. But the truth [...]

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Ask a Recruiter: Job Hunting Advice, Interview Tips & Resume Help

On January 26th, we hosted a virtual AMA with top recruiter Jamie Koblinski. She answered questions from the community about writing a good resume, pr[...]

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Tech workers are choosing Milwaukee as their home. Here’s why.

I’ll be honest: I’ve always had a soft spot for Milwaukee. My sister and brother-in-law live there, and visiting them is always the best. Fun things t[...]

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Detroit startup Guardhat raises Series B, brings funding over $40 MM

Detroit startup Guardhat just announced on January 5, 2021 that they raised Series B funding. The amount is undisclosed, but this new round will bring[...]

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The Top Columbus Startups and Tech Companies To Watch in 2021

The list is out for 2022! Check out the Top Columbus Startup and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022   Columbus is one of the best cities for tech jobs, a[...]

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Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

The list is out for 2022 — check out the Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies & Startups to Watch in 2022   Ann Arbor is perfectly positioned to be one of[...]

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Top venture capital funding for Midwest tech startups in 2020

2020 certainly was a challenging year for startups across the board. And fundraising, though it fared better than many thought it would, was still no [...]

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Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

The list is out for 2022! Check out the Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022   It's a myth that only the top startups and the best[...]

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How this Detroit startup is growing their team by putting people first

“Our technology isn’t the only reason people come and work with us. It’s all about relationships.” Patrick Kelly, CEO and co-founder of Signal Advisor[...]

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The Midwest’s Top Female Founders to Watch in 2021

“We always say unapologetically: we're here to win, we're here to win big, and our opportunity is big." That was Lori Coulter, CEO and co-founder of S[...]

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Ann Arbor software company uses data to empower communities—and their employees

Figuring out how to get the pilot light to turn on—and how to continue to fuel it—has been a long term goal for “Rust Belt economist” Nigel Griswold. [...]

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Ann Arbor tech company Llamasoft gets acquired for $1.5 billion

Coupa Software Inc. just announced they're acquiring Llamasoft Inc., an Ann Arbor supply-chain tech company, for $1.5 billion.  Llamasoft has been a t[...]

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Cahoots launches diversity scholarship, offers more than desk space

Created by founders for founders, Cahoots is a coworking tech hub that’s fostering a community for Ann Arbor tech companies and entrepreneurs. And now[...]

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Columbus startup Olive raises $106MM to expand AI healthcare workforce

AI healthcare startup Olive just announced they raised $106 million in funding, led by an equity investment from General Catalyst and Drive Capital, a[...]

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Top Midwest Companies Hiring Marketing Roles Right Now

If you work in marketing, you know it can be a funny field. Us marketers wear a lot of hats, and it can be hard to find a position that fits your skil[...]

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AaDya Security raises $2.7 million, continues upward trend in security funding

AaDya Security just announced that they’ve closed a $2.7 million funding round, led by Firebrand Ventures (Kansas City, Mo.), 645 Ventures (NYC), and [...]

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Skip the Trip: What to do in Detroit this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is coming up, and while that might bring the sadness that comes with the end of summer, fear not. We’re bringing you some of the bes[...]

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Now hiring: virtual career fair hosts top Midwest startups, tech companies

On August 25th, purpose.jobs and the Midwest Tech Banking team at Silicon Valley Bank hosted the Midwest’s largest virtual career fair. Within 60 minu[...]

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Top Midwest Tech Companies Hiring Software Engineers Right Now

Yes. You read that title right. Top tech companies are hiring—right now. Woot woot, cue the happy dance.  If you’re looking for a software engineering[...]

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Reasons Why You’ll Love Working Remotely

Many of us have experienced that work from home life at least a little bit. And while it may have been tough at first (especially under such unusual a[...]

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How to Write a Job Description that Brings in Top Tech Talent

“It’s just a job description. It’s not a big deal.” That’s the first mistake companies make when it comes to writing job descriptions. Because the tru[...]

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Top 5 Midwest Venture Capital Firms in 2020

Ever wonder what powers the top Midwest startups and tech scene? Well, it’s a whole lot of good ideas, smart people to execute them, and, of course, c[...]

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Meet Tandem, the Columbus startup creating a free marketplace for childcare

Even though Tandem has only been around for about ten months, CEO and co-founder Olivia Weinstock has been connecting families and babysitters for qui[...]

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8 Reasons You’ll Love Working and Living in the Midwest

With the rise of remote work becoming more and more common, even at coastal tech giants like Facebook and Twitter, people are looking at the Midwest i[...]

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The Duo Blueprint: How Ann Arbor's Duo Security is Changing the Midwest Startup Scene

“Our small city of freaks and geeks, fast learners, and team players has been a crucible for startups,” said Dug Song, Co-founder & General Manage[...]

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Becoming Better Allies: How Tech Companies can Build More Inclusive Cultures

When it comes to inclusion initiatives, Daniel Young says he learned from one of the best. Before founding Circadian Risk in Ann Arbor, Daniel worked [...]

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Keep That Same Energy: What We Learned at the Diversity and Inclusion Panel

On June 23rd, purpose.jobs and DVP hosted a virtual panel discussion on diversity and inclusion. We had nearly 200 people join us on Zoom from various[...]

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Dynatrace Detroit: a Software Company Growing on and off the Field

“Normally you walk into a lobby. But for us, our “lobby” is the field.” Ford Field, that is. You know, home of the Lions—and the #DynatraceDetroit tea[...]

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Anti-Racist Actions Startup Founders can Take to be More Inclusive

There’s no doubt that companies, big and small, can have a huge influence on a community. And being a founder, a CEO, a “boss,” and a leader comes wit[...]

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Top Columbus Startups to Watch in 2020

For the most up-to-date list of the best Columbus startups, check out the Top Columbus Startup and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022 The researchers hav[...]

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A Guide to Metro Detroit's Best Carryout Ice Cream Shops

It’s getting warmer which means one thing–ice cream season. Though I’m not opposed to eating ice cream in the colder months, there’s nothing like a go[...]

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9 Best Places to Live in Columbus

Moving to a new city can be challenging. Trying to find the right neighborhood, the right apartment, worrying about your commute time… It can be daunt[...]

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Top Columbus Startups Hiring Now

Columbus is a hotbed for fast-growing startups and tech companies. We featured a few of them on our list of the top startups in the Midwest, but there[...]

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Columbus Cybersecurity Startup Raises $12.5 Million in Series A Funding

The Midwest is a cybersecurity powerhouse. From ForAllSecure in Pittsburg to Duo and Blumira in Ann Arbor, the Midwest is showing its cybersecurity st[...]

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Your Detroit Reading List: 11 Books For Quarantine

Staying busy and connected to the community can feel challenging when you have to shelter in place. You can go hiking at local parks, or watch cool De[...]

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Top Q1 2020 Startup Funding In Columbus

Starting the year off on the right foot is always a good thing—and for startups, that can mean funding.  Three Columbus startups crushed Q1 with some [...]

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On The Dequindre Cut, Bea’s Turns Helping Small Businesses into an Art Form

It started in 2019 as a silly idea on April Fool’s Day—to buy one of the smallest parcels of land in Detroit. “I saw a listing on April Fool’s Day for[...]