Illinois Startups

SUBMIT A STARTUP SUBMIT A CORRECTION

This crowdsourced list includes companies that were founded by people who were, or are, part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, whether faculty, staff, students, or alumni. Founders are categorized according to their affiliation at the time the company was founded.

 

Open AMD
AMD

AMD

Year Founded
1969

Headquarters
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Founder/s

Jerry Sanders III

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Acquired

Open Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Year Founded
1929

Headquarters
Atlanta, GA, USA

Founder/s

C.E. Woolman

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences - Agriculture

Acquired

Open GoFundMe
GoFundMe

GoFundMe

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters
Redwood City, CA, USA

Founder/s

Andrew Ballester

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Grainger, Inc.
Grainger, Inc.

Grainger, Inc.

Year Founded
1927

Headquarters
Lake Forest, IL, USA

Founder/s

William Wallace Grainger

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Acquired

Open Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Founder/s

Marcin Kleczynski

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Mozilla Corp.
Mozilla Corp.

Mozilla Corp.

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters
Mountain View, CA, USA

Founder/s

Brendan Eich

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Netscape
Netscape

Netscape

Year Founded
1994

Headquarters
Mountain View, CA, USA

Founder/s

Marc Andreessen

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by AOL in 1999 for $4.2 billion

Open NFL
NFL

NFL

Year Founded
1922

Headquarters
New York, NY, USA

Founder/s

George Halas

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Civil Engineering

Acquired

Open Oracle
Oracle

Oracle

Year Founded
1977

Headquarters
Redwood Shores, CA, USA

Founder/s

Larry Ellison

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • LAS

Acquired

Open PayPal
PayPal

PayPal

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters
San Jose, CA, USA

Founder/s

Max Levchin

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Luke Nosek

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Salesforce Essentials
Salesforce Essentials

Salesforce Essentials

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA, USA

Founder/s

Adam Evans

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - Finance

(Formerly RelateIQ, then SalesforceIQ, now Salesforce Essentials)

Acquired
Acquired by Salesforce in 2014 for $390 million

Open Siebel Systems
Siebel Systems

Siebel Systems

Year Founded
1993

Headquarters
Redwood Shores, CA, USA

Founder/s

Thomas Siebel

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2006 for $5.85 billion

Open Tesla
Tesla

Tesla

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Founder/s

Martin Eberhard

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

Year Founded
1982

Headquarters

Founder/s

John S. Coleman

  • Alumni
  • Media/Journalism

Acquired

Open Yelp
Yelp

Yelp

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA, USA

Founder/s

Russel Simmons

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Jeremy Stoppelman

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open YouTube
YouTube

YouTube

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters
San Bruno, CA, USA

Founder/s

Jawed Karim

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Steve Chen

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Affirm
Affirm

Affirm

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Max Levchin

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Andreessen Horowitz
Andreessen Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Marc Andreessen

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Founder/s

Jerry Colangelo

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Applied Health Sciences - Physical Education

Acquired

Open Auto-Tune (by Antares Audio Technologies)
Auto-Tune (by Antares Audio Technologies)

Auto-Tune (by Antares Audio Technologies)

Year Founded
1997

Headquarters

Founder/s

Harold (Andy) Hildebrand

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Avant
Avant

Avant

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Al Goldstein

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - Finance

John Sun

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - Finance

Paul Zhang

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Bioengineering

Acquired

Open Baskin-Robbins
Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins

Year Founded
1953

Headquarters
Canton, MA, USA

Founder/s

Burt Baskin

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - Business Administration & Industrial Administration

Acquired

Open BET
BET

BET

Year Founded
1979

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert L. Johnson

  • Alumni
  • Social Work

Acquired

Open Bloom Energy
Bloom Energy

Bloom Energy

Year Founded
2001

Headquarters
San Jose, CA, USA

Founder/s

K.R. Sridhar

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open C3.ai
C3.ai

C3.ai

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters
Redwood City, CA, USA

Founder/s

Thomas Siebel

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Chia Pet
Chia Pet

Chia Pet

Year Founded
1966

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA, USA

Founder/s

Joe Pedott

  • Alumni
  • Media/Journalism

Acquired

Open Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears

Year Founded
1919

Headquarters
Lake Forest, IL, USA

Founder/s

George Halas

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Civil Engineering

Acquired

Open Cleverbridge
Cleverbridge

Cleverbridge

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

Craig Vodnik

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering

Acquired

Open Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher

Year Founded
1984

Headquarters

Founder/s

Eileen Fisher

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Mathematics

Acquired

Open Fetch Robotics
Fetch Robotics

Fetch Robotics

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Melonee Wise

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Generac Power Systems
Generac Power Systems

Generac Power Systems

Year Founded
1959

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert D. Kern

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Gigster
Gigster

Gigster

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Roger Dickey

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Glow
Glow

Glow

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Max Levchin

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Gradient Ventures (at Google)
Gradient Ventures (at Google)

Gradient Ventures (at Google)

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters
Mountain View, CA, USA

Founder/s

Anna Patterson

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Groove Networks
Groove Networks

Groove Networks

Year Founded
2000

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ray Ozzie

Acquired by Microsoft in 2005

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters

Year Founded
1927

Headquarters
Peachtree Corners, GA, USA

Founder/s

Abe Saperstein

  • Alumni (at time of founding)

Acquired

Open Horizon Hobby
Horizon Hobby

Horizon Hobby

Year Founded
1985

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rick Stephens

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Kiwi Co
Kiwi Co

Kiwi Co

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Yu Pan

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Lightform
Lightform

Lightform

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kevin Karsch

Rajinder Sodhi

Brett Jones

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Match.com
Match.com

Match.com

Year Founded
1993

Headquarters
Dallas, TX, USA

Founder/s

Peng Ong

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open MessageMe
MessageMe

MessageMe

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Vivek Tatineni

(Acquired by Yahoo in 2014. Yahoo was acquired by Verizon in 2017.)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Military.com
Military.com

Military.com

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Chris Michel

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Political Science

Acquired

Open Misfit
Misfit

Misfit

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sonny Vu (LAS/Mathematics)

Sridhar Iyengar (Eng/ECE)

(Acquired by Fossil in 2015)

  • Alumni
  • LAS & Engineering

Acquired

Open Mosaic
Mosaic

Mosaic

Year Founded
1993

Headquarters
Urbana, IL, USA

Founder/s

Marc Andreessen

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science
  • Also working at NCSA at time of founding

Eric Bina

  • Staff - NCSA (at time of founding)
  • Also Alumni: Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science
     

(Marc Andreessen later left NCSA and founded Netscape)

 

Acquired

Open National Black Theater
National Black Theater

National Black Theater

Year Founded
1968

Headquarters

Founder/s

Barbara Teer

  • Alumni
  • AHS/Kinesiology & Community Health

Acquired

Open NetSpeed Systems
NetSpeed Systems

NetSpeed Systems

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sundari Mitra

(Acquired by Intel in 2018)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Ocient
Ocient

Ocient

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Joseph Jablonski (Eng/ECE)

George Kondiles (Eng/CS & LAS/Mathematics)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering & LAS

Acquired

Open Offerman Woodshop
Offerman Woodshop

Offerman Woodshop

Year Founded
2001

Headquarters

Founder/s

Nick Offerman

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Theater

Acquired

Open Optimizely
Optimizely

Optimizely

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Pete Koomen

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Pampered Chef
Pampered Chef

Pampered Chef

Year Founded
1980

Headquarters

Founder/s

Doris Kelley Christopher

  • Alumni
  • ACES/Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

Acquired

Open Papa Del's Pizza
Papa Del's Pizza

Papa Del's Pizza

Year Founded
1970

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert L. Monti

  • Alumni
  • Applied Health Sciences

Acquired

Open Personify
Personify

Personify

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sanjay Patel

Minh Do

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open RainbowPush Coalition
RainbowPush Coalition

RainbowPush Coalition

Year Founded
1996

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jesse Jackson

  • Alumni

Acquired

Open Reconstruct Inc.
Reconstruct Inc.

Reconstruct Inc.

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mani Golparvar-Fard (CEE)

Derek Hoiem (CS)

Tim Bretl (AERO)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open Recurly
Recurly

Recurly

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Isaac Hall

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Rocky Rococo
Rocky Rococo

Rocky Rococo

Year Founded
1974

Headquarters

Founder/s

Roger Brown

Wayne Mosley

  • Alumni
  • Law

Acquired

Open RogerEbert.com
RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Roger Ebert

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Media - Journalism

Acquired

Open ShareThis
ShareThis

ShareThis

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

David E. Goldberg

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Industrial Science & Enterprise Systems Engineering

Acquired

Open ShipBob
ShipBob

ShipBob

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Divey Gulati

  • Alumni
  • Computer Engineering & MBA

Acquired

Open Slide, Inc.
Slide, Inc.

Slide, Inc.

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Max Levchin

(Acquired by Google in 2010)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open SoundJam MP
SoundJam MP

SoundJam MP

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters
Cupertino, CA, USA

Founder/s

Jeff Robbin

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business

(Early version of iTunes)

Acquired

Open SpotHero, Inc.
SpotHero, Inc.

SpotHero, Inc.

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Jeremy A. Smith

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - Finance

Acquired

Open Studio Gang
Studio Gang

Studio Gang

Year Founded
1997

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeanne Gang

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Architecture

Acquired

Open Suze Orman Financial Group
Suze Orman Financial Group

Suze Orman Financial Group

Year Founded
1987

Headquarters

Founder/s

Suze Orman

  • Alumni
  • Social Work

Acquired

Open THX
THX

THX

Year Founded
1983

Headquarters

Founder/s

Tomlinson Holman

  • Alumni
  • Media/Radio and Television

Acquired

Open Tiesta Tea
Tiesta Tea

Tiesta Tea

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dan Klein

Patrick Tannous

  • Student
  • Business

Acquired

Open Tiny Prints
Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters
Redwood City, CA, USA

Founder/s

Kelly Berger

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Acquired
Acquired by Shutterfly, Inc. in 2011 for $333 million

Open Tovala
Tovala

Tovala

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bryan Wilcox

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Wolfram
Wolfram

Wolfram

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Stephen Wolfram

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Physics

Acquired

Open Yammer
Yammer

Yammer

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters
Redmond, WA, USA

Founder/s

Alan Braverman

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion in 2012

Open Agrible
Agrible

Agrible

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Chris Harbourt (Alumni & Faculty)

Paul Miller (Alumni)

Bill Northcott (Alumni)

(Acquired by Nutrien in 2018)

  • Alumni
  • Eng & ACES/Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Acquired

Open Answers.com
Answers.com

Answers.com

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mark Tebbe

(Acquired by Announce Media in 2011)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter

Year Founded
1935

Headquarters

Founder/s

Arnold O. Beckman

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Chemical Engineering & LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Bloomreach
Bloomreach

Bloomreach

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ashutosh Garg

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Bumper Works
Bumper Works

Bumper Works

Year Founded
1978

Headquarters

Founder/s

Shahid Khan

(Khan bought Flex-N-Gate in 1980, and folded Bumper Works into the company)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering

Acquired

Open Bytemobile
Bytemobile

Bytemobile

Year Founded
2000

Headquarters

Founder/s

Constantine Polychronopoulos

(Acquired by Citrix in 2012)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open CityVille
CityVille

CityVille

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Roger Dickey

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Mafia Wars
Mafia Wars

Mafia Wars

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Roger Dickey

(Zynga)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open 12 Line Studio
12 Line Studio

12 Line Studio

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Nate Azark

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Fine & Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Acquired

Open 3E Love, LLC
3E Love, LLC

3E Love, LLC

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters
Batavia, IL, USA

Founder/s

Anne Hopkins

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Applied Health Sciences - Community Health

Stephen Hopkins

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - Finance

Acquired

Open 6C Solutions
6C Solutions

6C Solutions

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Aurora, IL, USA

Founder/s

Keerthan Vantakala

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Acquired

Open 78Madison, Inc.
78Madison, Inc.

78Madison, Inc.

Year Founded
1983

Headquarters
Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

Founder/s

Joseph Bouch

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Media - Advertising

Acquired

Open Accendo Systems
Accendo Systems

Accendo Systems

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Sung Chul Bae

  • Staff (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Actif
Actif

Actif

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters
Urbana, IL, USA

Founder/s

Alex Lee

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Engineering

Naoki Tsuda

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Aerospace Engineering

Edgar Cortez

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Anish Bhattacharya

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Acquired

Open Action Bits for Kids!
Action Bits for Kids!

Action Bits for Kids!

Year Founded
2001

Headquarters
Menlo Park, CA, USA

Founder/s

Lynne Thieme

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science
    & Liberal Arts & Sciences - Mathematics

Acquired

Open Adrenaline Mobility
Adrenaline Mobility

Adrenaline Mobility

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sam King

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Shuo Tang

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Haohui Mai

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by Twitter in 2014

Open Advanced Analytics
Advanced Analytics

Advanced Analytics

Year Founded
1983

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Jeff Glickman

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Kenneth Taylor

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Advanced Diamond Technologies
Advanced Diamond Technologies

Advanced Diamond Technologies

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters
Romeoville, IL, USA

Founder/s

Neil Kane

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Mechanical Science & Engineering

John Carlisle

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Physics

Acquired

Open Advent Corporation
Advent Corporation

Advent Corporation

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters
Urbana, IL, USA

Founder/s

Bob Cowie

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Aegis AI
Aegis AI

Aegis AI

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
New York, NY, USA

Founder/s

Sonny Tai

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Political Science

Acquired

Open Aegis Analytical
Aegis Analytical

Aegis Analytical

Year Founded
1997

Headquarters
Lafayette, CO, USA

Founder/s

Justin Neway

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Biochemistry

Acquired
Acquired by Dassault Syst? in 2014

Open Affiliated Marketing Partners
Affiliated Marketing Partners

Affiliated Marketing Partners

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters
Roselle, IL, USA

Founder/s

Barbara Rendall Hochstadt

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Economics

Acquired

Open Affinity Labs, Inc.
Affinity Labs, Inc.

Affinity Labs, Inc.

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters
CA, USA

Founder/s

Christopher Michel

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Political Science

Acquired
Acquired by Monster Worldwide in 2008 for $ 61 million

Open After School
After School

After School

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Cory Levy

Michael Callahan

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open AgaMatrix
AgaMatrix

AgaMatrix

Year Founded
2001

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sridhar Iyengar (Eng/ECE)

Sonny Vu (LAS/Mathematics)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering & LAS

Acquired

Open AgLVT LLC
AgLVT LLC

AgLVT LLC

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert Hornbaker

  • Staff
  • ACES/Agriculture & Consumer Economics

Acquired

Open Ahoona
Ahoona

Ahoona

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ali Abbas

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering

Acquired

Open AirV Labs
AirV Labs

AirV Labs

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kesh Kesavadas

  • Faculty
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open Aisle50
Aisle50

Aisle50

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Christopher Steiner

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering

Acquired

Open Akelos
Akelos

Akelos

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Godfrey Angara (LAS/Political Science)

Adam Brakhane (Eng/ECE)

Keilin Jahnke (Eng/ISE)

Kelsey Schreiber (Eng/ISE)

Matthew Tan (Eng/CEE)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering & LAS

Acquired

Open Akkula
Akkula

Akkula

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Dvorkin

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Aligni Incorporated
Aligni Incorporated

Aligni Incorporated

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jake Janovetz

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Amber Agriculture
Amber Agriculture

Amber Agriculture

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Lucas Frye

Joey Varikooty

"Howie" Wei Yang

Tang An Yang

Xiang Wen

  • Student
  • Business/MBA

Acquired

Open Ambys Medicines
Ambys Medicines

Ambys Medicines

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Martin D. Burke

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Analytics Fire
Analytics Fire

Analytics Fire

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dan Oblinger

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open AnalyzeDirect
AnalyzeDirect

AnalyzeDirect

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Stuart Jackson

  • Alumni
  • Business/Technology Management & Entrepreneurship

Acquired

Open ANDalyze
ANDalyze

ANDalyze

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Yi Lu

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Animal Ultrasound Services
Animal Ultrasound Services

Animal Ultrasound Services

Year Founded
1990

Headquarters

Founder/s

James R Stouffer

  • Alumni
  • ACES/Animal Sciences

Acquired

Open Apertio
Apertio

Apertio

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

Paul Magelli, Jr.

(Acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks in 2008)

  • Faculty
  • Business

Acquired

Open Apervita
Apervita

Apervita

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Paul Magelli, Jr.

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science & LAS/Mathematics

Acquired

Open AppGrow
AppGrow

AppGrow

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Adam Glass

  • Alumni
  • Media/Advertising

Acquired

Open Appurify
Appurify

Appurify

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jay Srinivasan

(Acquired by Google in 2014)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Apriori
Apriori

Apriori

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mike Philpot

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Apropose
Apropose

Apropose

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ranjitha Kumar (Faculty)

Jerry Talton (Alumni)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Aptimmune Biologics
Aptimmune Biologics

Aptimmune Biologics

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Frederico Zuckermann

  • Faculty
  • Veterinary Medicine

Acquired

Open Aqueous Solutions
Aqueous Solutions

Aqueous Solutions

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Craig Bethke

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Geology

Acquired

Open Armored Computing
Armored Computing

Armored Computing

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Raqvishankar K. Iyer

Zbigniew Kalbarczyk

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open AskWhai
AskWhai

AskWhai

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Rajesh Karmani

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • LAS - Philosophy, and Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Atlas5D
Atlas5D

Atlas5D

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Founder/s

Zeb Kimmel (CS)

Shahid Rashid (ECE)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open ATSP Innovations
ATSP Innovations

ATSP Innovations

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

James Economy

Andreas Polycarpou

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Autonomic Materials
Autonomic Materials

Autonomic Materials

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Paul Braun (MatSE)

Jeffrey Moore (Chemistry)

Nancy Sottos (MatSE)

Scott White (Aero)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering & LAS

Acquired

Open AutoScout 24
AutoScout 24

AutoScout 24

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Shaunak Ahuja

  • Student
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Avatria
Avatria

Avatria

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Harry Thakkar

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Axelson Realty LLC
Axelson Realty LLC

Axelson Realty LLC

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

Knute Axelson (Eng/Aero)

Joy Nevin Axelson (LAS/French)

  • Alumni
  • LAS & Engineering

Acquired

Open B2 Enterprises
B2 Enterprises

B2 Enterprises

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brian Bradtke

  • Alumni
  • Applied Health Sciences/Recreation, Sport & Tourism

Acquired

Open BearPaw Inc.
BearPaw Inc.

BearPaw Inc.

Year Founded
1995

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dick Butkus (AHS/Kinesiology & Physical Ed.)

Dave Powless (Business/Marketing & Economics)

  • Alumni
  • AHS & Business

Acquired

Open Benford Brown & Associates
Benford Brown & Associates

Benford Brown & Associates

Year Founded
1996

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kimi Brown Ellen

  • Alumni
  • Business/Accountancy

Acquired

Open Betterworks
Betterworks

Betterworks

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sizhao Yang

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Bioanalytics
Bioanalytics

Bioanalytics

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Willard

Lucas Smith

  • Student
  • LAS/Political Science

Acquired

Open Black Spectacles
Black Spectacles

Black Spectacles

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Marc Teer

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Architecture

Acquired

Open Blekko
Blekko

Blekko

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bryn Dole

(Acquired by IBM in 2015)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science & LAS/Mathematics

Acquired

Open Bloc
Bloc

Bloc

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Roshan Choxi

Dave Paola

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Blockspring
Blockspring

Blockspring

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jason Tokoph (Eng/CS)

Paul Katsen (Eng. & Business/Finance)

Jeremy Smith (Business/Finance)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering & Business

Acquired

Open BlueCrew
BlueCrew

BlueCrew

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gino Rooney

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Bluestem Financial Advisors
Bluestem Financial Advisors

Bluestem Financial Advisors

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Karen Folk

Jacob Kuebler

  • Alumni
  • ACES/Agriculture & Consumer Economics

Acquired

Open BODO
BODO

BODO

Year Founded
2019

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ehsan Totoni

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Boka Restaurant Group
Boka Restaurant Group

Boka Restaurant Group

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kevin M. Boehm

  • Alumni
  • Applied Health Sciences

Acquired

Open Boom Financial, Inc.
Boom Financial, Inc.

Boom Financial, Inc.

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ken Kruszka

(formerly m-Via, Inc.)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open BorderX Lab
BorderX Lab

BorderX Lab

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Xuehua (Albert) Shen

Chengdu Huang

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Bragg & Associates Inc.
Bragg & Associates Inc.

Bragg & Associates Inc.

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Bragg

Debra Bragg

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Aerospace Engineering

Acquired

Open Business Logic Corporation
Business Logic Corporation

Business Logic Corporation

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

John Patterson

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open BUYin
BUYin

BUYin

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
North Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

Founder/s

Mischelle Frederick

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Economics

Acquired

Open Calimetrix
Calimetrix

Calimetrix

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Diego Hernando

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Calypto Design Systems
Calypto Design Systems

Calypto Design Systems

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gagan Hasteer (CS)

Venkat Krishnamachary

Anmol Mathur (CS)

Sumit Roy (ECE)

(Acquired by Mentor in 2015)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open CareGiving.com
CareGiving.com

CareGiving.com

Year Founded
1996

Headquarters

Founder/s

Denise M. Brown

  • Alumni
  • LAS

Acquired

Open Carrotsticks
Carrotsticks

Carrotsticks

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Pete Koomen

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open CartoChrome LLC
CartoChrome LLC

CartoChrome LLC

Year Founded
2019

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Stephen Umunna

  • Alumni (at the time of founding)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS)
    Molecular & Cellular Biology

Acquired

Open Cash WOD LLC
Cash WOD LLC

Cash WOD LLC

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Lance Liggett

  • Staff
  • Illinois Fire Service Institute

Acquired

Open CashNetUSA
CashNetUSA

CashNetUSA

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Al Goldstein

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Cast21
Cast21

Cast21

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Ashley Moy

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Bioengineering

Jason Troutner

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Justin Brooks (ECE)

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Acquired

Open caterva
caterva

caterva

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Hieu Le Khac

(Acquired by Infochimps in 2013, which was acquired by CSC in 2013, which merged with DXC in 2017.)

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Caulfield Engineering LLC
Caulfield Engineering LLC

Caulfield Engineering LLC

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Edward M. Caulfield (Faculty and Alumni)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering, and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Acquired

Open Cazoodle
Cazoodle

Cazoodle

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kevin Chang

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Cbana Labs
Cbana Labs

Cbana Labs

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Richard Masel

Mark Shannon

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Acquired

Open CDW (Computer Discount Warehouse)
CDW (Computer Discount Warehouse)

CDW (Computer Discount Warehouse)

Year Founded
1984

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Krasny

(Acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners in 2007)

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Central States Tower
Central States Tower

Central States Tower

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brian Meier

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Architecture

Acquired

Open CFO Anywhere
CFO Anywhere

CFO Anywhere

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

Christopher Greco

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Charleston Orwig, Inc.
Charleston Orwig, Inc.

Charleston Orwig, Inc.

Year Founded
1992

Headquarters

Founder/s

John G. Charleston (LAS)

Lyle E. Orwig (ACES)

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Chemistry & Media, & ACES

Acquired

Open Charmworks
Charmworks

Charmworks

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Laxmikant Kale

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Chocolate Chip Media
Chocolate Chip Media

Chocolate Chip Media

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA, USA

Founder/s

Gene Finley IV

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Bioinformatics

Acquired

Open Christopher and Co.
Christopher and Co.

Christopher and Co.

Year Founded
1978

Headquarters

Founder/s

Lois A. Wacholtz

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Sociology and History

Acquired

Open Chromawheel
Chromawheel

Chromawheel

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brendan Finucane: Music Performance & Education

Farsheed Hamidi-Toosi: Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Music Performance & Education

Acquired

Open ClarNan Editions
ClarNan Editions

ClarNan Editions

Year Founded
1982

Headquarters

Founder/s

Barbara Garvey Jackson

(Acquired by Classical Vocal Reprints in 2019)

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Music

Acquired

Open Command Performance Firearms & Training LLC
Command Performance Firearms & Training LLC

Command Performance Firearms & Training LLC

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Paul W. DeClark

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Anthropology

Acquired

Open Common Ground Publishing
Common Ground Publishing

Common Ground Publishing

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bill Cope

  • Faculty
  • Education

Acquired

Open CONECK
CONECK

CONECK

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jason Jackson

  • Student
  • Business

Acquired

Open Conroy Media, Ltd.
Conroy Media, Ltd.

Conroy Media, Ltd.

Year Founded
1990

Headquarters

Founder/s

Susan (Conroy) McLeod

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Conservis Corp.
Conservis Corp.

Conservis Corp.

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Eric Jackson

  • Alumni
  • ACES

Acquired

Open Contendable
Contendable

Contendable

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Zach Tratar

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Convey Software
Convey Software

Convey Software

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Cody Pawlowski (CS)

William Widjaja (ECE)

  • Student
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open Corvae
Corvae

Corvae

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Raj Vinjamuri

  • Student
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Cracked
Cracked

Cracked

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Daniel Krause

Jeremy Mandell

  • Alumni
  • ACES

Acquired

Open Crafted Fun
Crafted Fun

Crafted Fun

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Keith Schacht

(Acquired by Vying Games in 2010)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science, & LAS/Psychology

Acquired

Open Crisp Media Lab
Crisp Media Lab

Crisp Media Lab

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gary LaPage

  • Alumni
  • Media/Advertising

Acquired

Open Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

James Lin

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open CSPA: Computer Science Proficiency Assessment
CSPA: Computer Science Proficiency Assessment

CSPA: Computer Science Proficiency Assessment

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

James Lin

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open CU Adventures in Time & Space
CU Adventures in Time & Space

CU Adventures in Time & Space

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Chris Lukeman (Advertising)

Anne Lukeman (History)

  • Alumni
  • Media & LAS

Acquired

Open CU Aerospace
CU Aerospace

CU Aerospace

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

David Carroll

Michael Bragg

Victoria Coverstone

Rodney Burton

Scott White

Wayne Solomon

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Aerospace Engineering

Acquired

Open Cuil
Cuil

Cuil

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Anna Patterson

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open CureSkin
CureSkin

CureSkin

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Guna Kakulapti

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Curiosoft
Curiosoft

Curiosoft

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Roger Dickey

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open CurlMix
CurlMix

CurlMix

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Kim Lewis

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - Logistics & Marketing
     

Tim Lewis

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Economics & Psychology

Acquired

Open CxE Group LLC
CxE Group LLC

CxE Group LLC

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert L. Towell

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Davis Pet Hospital
Davis Pet Hospital

Davis Pet Hospital

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Paul R. Davis

Karin L. Crocker

  • Alumni
  • Veterinary Medicine

Acquired

Open Deadspin
Deadspin

Deadspin

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters
New York, NY, USA

Founder/s

Will Leitch

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Media

Acquired

Open Deco Software, Inc.
Deco Software, Inc.

Deco Software, Inc.

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gavin Owens

Spencer Liolios

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Definition Theatre Company
Definition Theatre Company

Definition Theatre Company

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Tyrone Phillips

Julian Parker

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Theater

Acquired

Open Delcross Technologies
Delcross Technologies

Delcross Technologies

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Matt Miller

Tod Courtney

(Acquired by Ansys in 2015.)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Denali
Denali

Denali

Year Founded
1995

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sanjay K. Srivastava

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open DesignDot
DesignDot

DesignDot

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Megan Wunderlich

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Psychology and Speech Communications

Acquired

Open DETech
DETech

DETech

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dan Maloney

  • Student
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Diagnostic photonics
Diagnostic photonics

Diagnostic photonics

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Scott Carney

Stephen Boppart

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Digital Adventures
Digital Adventures

Digital Adventures

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Omowale Casselle

Arjun Venkataswamy

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/MechSE

Acquired

Open Digital Equipment Corporation
Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Equipment Corporation

Year Founded
1957

Headquarters

Founder/s

Harlan Anderson

(Acquired by Compaq in 1998, Compaq merged with Hewlett-Packard in 2002)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Physics

Acquired

Open Dioxide Materials
Dioxide Materials

Dioxide Materials

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Richard Masel

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Acquired

Open Distant Focus
Distant Focus

Distant Focus

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rick L. Morrison

Ronald A. Stack

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Dive In Digital
Dive In Digital

Dive In Digital

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rachel Williamson

  • Alumni
  • LAS/English

Acquired

Open Division Street Capital
Division Street Capital

Division Street Capital

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brian Moore

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Architecture & MArch, & Business/MBA

Acquired

Open Dorian Solutions
Dorian Solutions

Dorian Solutions

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jason Ziolo

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open DoveMed
DoveMed

DoveMed

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Krish Tangella

  • Faculty
  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Acquired

Open Dowling Street, LLC
Dowling Street, LLC

Dowling Street, LLC

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters
New York, NY, USA

Founder/s

Nadir Ahmad

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering
    Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Draftbit
Draftbit

Draftbit

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Donald Hruska (ECE)

Peter Piekarczyk (Political Science)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering & LAS

Acquired

Open DreamLot
DreamLot

DreamLot

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Paul O'Rorke

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Driven Strategic LLC
Driven Strategic LLC

Driven Strategic LLC

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Nathan A. Schaumleffel

  • Alumni
  • AHS/Recreation, Sport, & Tourism

Acquired

Open EcoTextures
EcoTextures

EcoTextures

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jennette Moline

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Architecture

Acquired

Open ecoThermics
ecoThermics

ecoThermics

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

Thomas S. Lewicki

Merle G. Rocke

  • Student
  • Business/Accounting

Acquired

Open Eden Park Illumination
Eden Park Illumination

Eden Park Illumination

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dr. Sung Ljin Park

Gary Eden

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Eden Technology Services
Eden Technology Services

Eden Technology Services

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kyle Wilkinson

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Effimax Solar
Effimax Solar

Effimax Solar

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Logan Liu

Rui Cai

Yi Chen

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open eGov Strategies LLC
eGov Strategies LLC

eGov Strategies LLC

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ken Barlow

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Electroninks
Electroninks

Electroninks

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jennifer Lewis

Brett Walker

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering

Acquired

Open Elk Grove Family Dental
Elk Grove Family Dental

Elk Grove Family Dental

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brian Homann

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Physics

Acquired

Open Embedor Technologies
Embedor Technologies

Embedor Technologies

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gul Agha

Bill Spencer

Kirill Mechitov

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open EP Purification
EP Purification

EP Purification

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sung-Jin Park

J. Gary Eden

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open EscaWheel
EscaWheel

EscaWheel

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Anandi Naqui

Chris Delaney

Jake How

  • Student
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open eText
eText

eText

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Milind Basole

Marilou Landes

Yury Borukhovich

  • Staff
  • Technology Services

Acquired

Open Everypath
Everypath

Everypath

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters

Founder/s

Amitabh Sinha

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Exalt Diagnostics
Exalt Diagnostics

Exalt Diagnostics

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brian Cunningham

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open ezhome
ezhome

ezhome

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Spiros Xanthos

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open EZOfficeInventory
EZOfficeInventory

EZOfficeInventory

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ali Syed

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Fabbri Law Offices, P.C.
Fabbri Law Offices, P.C.

Fabbri Law Offices, P.C.

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Daniel Fabbri

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open FarFaria
FarFaria

FarFaria

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ajay Godhwani

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open FarmAfield
FarmAfield

FarmAfield

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mitch Minarick

  • Student
  • Eng & ACES/Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Acquired

Open First Resonance
First Resonance

First Resonance

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Karan Talati (MechSE)

Neal Sarraf (ECE)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open FlipWord
FlipWord

FlipWord

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Thomas Reese

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Flying S, Inc.
Flying S, Inc.

Flying S, Inc.

Year Founded
2001

Headquarters

Founder/s

David Shaw

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Aerospace Engineering

Acquired

Open Flytenow
Flytenow

Flytenow

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Andrew Mass

  • Student
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Founders Fund
Founders Fund

Founders Fund

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

Luke Nosek

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Fourth and Kriby Apparel and Design
Fourth and Kriby Apparel and Design

Fourth and Kriby Apparel and Design

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Will Wyss (Graphic Design)

Justin Stiebel (Graphic Design)

Eddie Diazmunoz (Graphic Design)

Victor Cortez (FAA)

  • Alumni
  • FAA

Acquired

Open Foxtrot Delivery Market
Foxtrot Delivery Market

Foxtrot Delivery Market

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael LaVitola

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Freckle Education
Freckle Education

Freckle Education

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alexandr Kurilin

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open FreeSkies
FreeSkies

FreeSkies

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jay Mulakala

Andrew Putch

Ankur Mehta

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Aerospace Engineering

Acquired

Open Fulcrum Reliability Systems
Fulcrum Reliability Systems

Fulcrum Reliability Systems

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Andrew Bohm

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering

Acquired

Open Fullstack Academy
Fullstack Academy

Fullstack Academy

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Nimit Maru (CS)

David Yang (ECE)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open Funl
Funl

Funl

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Tom Denison

  • Alumni
  • Media/Advertising

Acquired

Open Funzio
Funzio

Funzio

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ram Gudavalli

(Acquired by GREE in 2012)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open FutureAdvisor
FutureAdvisor

FutureAdvisor

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bo Lu

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open gaatha story
gaatha story

gaatha story

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters
Bengaluru, India

Founder/s

Amar Deshpande

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering

Acquired

Open Gabriella New York Bridal Salon
Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gabriella Risatti

  • Alumni
  • Business/Industrial Distribution Management

Acquired

Open Gameday Spirit
Gameday Spirit

Gameday Spirit

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters

Founder/s

Steven Vogelsang

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Economics

Acquired

Open Geni
Geni

Geni

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alan Braverman

  • Alumni
  • Computer Science

Acquired

Open Giant Pixel
Giant Pixel

Giant Pixel

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alan Braverman

John Cwikla

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Gibson House Press
Gibson House Press

Gibson House Press

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Deborah Robertson

  • Alumni
  • Information Sciences/Library & Information Science

Acquired

Open Gift Caddie
Gift Caddie

Gift Caddie

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michelle Savage

Teresa Savage

  • Alumni
  • Media/Journalism

Acquired

Open Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Reshma Saujani

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Political Science

Acquired

Open Global Girlfriend
Global Girlfriend

Global Girlfriend

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

Stacey Edgar

  • Alumni
  • Social Work

Acquired

Open Global Scaling Academy
Global Scaling Academy

Global Scaling Academy

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeffrey David Abbott

  • Alumni
  • LAS/History

Acquired

Open Glory Hole Hot Dogs
Glory Hole Hot Dogs

Glory Hole Hot Dogs

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alexander Belkovsky

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open GlucoSentient
GlucoSentient

GlucoSentient

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Yi Lu

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Go Global Art
Go Global Art

Go Global Art

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Andrea Dempster-Chung

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering

Acquired

Open graffitiGeo, Inc.
graffitiGeo, Inc.

graffitiGeo, Inc.

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jared Tame

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Science, and Advertising

Acquired

Open GRAIL
GRAIL

GRAIL

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeff Huber

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Gray Matter Experience
Gray Matter Experience

Gray Matter Experience

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Britney Robbins

  • Alumni
  • LAS

Acquired

Open GridX, Inc.
GridX, Inc.

GridX, Inc.

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jian Zhang

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Guildery
Guildery

Guildery

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kelly Berger

(Acquired by Minted in 2016.)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Hackpad
Hackpad

Hackpad

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Igor Kofman

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Haken Audio
Haken Audio

Haken Audio

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Lippold Haken

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Halal Beauty Cosmetics
Halal Beauty Cosmetics

Halal Beauty Cosmetics

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Des Plaines, IL, USA

Founder/s

Adeel Afshar

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Chemical Engineering & Engineering Physics

Acquired

Open Hanauer Strategies
Hanauer Strategies

Hanauer Strategies

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jim Hanauer

  • Alumni
  • Business/Business Administration

Acquired

Open Handle
Handle

Handle

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Shawn Carolan

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Year Founded
1954

Headquarters

Founder/s

Walter E. Hanson (Faculty)

Roland D. "Dean" Collins (Alumni)

Marcus J. Rice (Alumni)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering

Acquired

Open HDF Group
HDF Group

HDF Group

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mike Folk et al.

  • Staff
  • NCSA

Acquired

Open HexNest
HexNest

HexNest

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mark Van den Avont

  • Student
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open hi5
hi5

hi5

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ramu Yalamanchi

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Hireology
Hireology

Hireology

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Adam Robinson

  • Alumni
  • LAS/History

Acquired

Open Hobbico, Inc.
Hobbico, Inc.

Hobbico, Inc.

Year Founded
1985

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bruce Holecek

(Acquired by Horizon Hobby in 2018)

  • Alumni

Acquired

Open Hooters
Hooters

Hooters

Year Founded
1983

Headquarters

Founder/s

Lynn D. Stewart

  • Alumni

Acquired

Open Hoowaki
Hoowaki

Hoowaki

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

William King

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/MechSE, ECE, & MatSE

Acquired

Open Human Kinetics
Human Kinetics

Human Kinetics

Year Founded
1974

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rainer Martens

  • Alumni
  • AHS/Kinesiology & Community Health

Acquired

Open HVF Labs
HVF Labs

HVF Labs

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Max Levchin

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Hyde Park Angels
Hyde Park Angels

Hyde Park Angels

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeffrey Carter

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners

Hyde Park Venture Partners

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ira Weiss

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open HYX Biotech
HYX Biotech

HYX Biotech

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Xianhui Fu

  • Student
  • ACES/Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

Acquired

Open Ian Fleming Foundation
Ian Fleming Foundation

Ian Fleming Foundation

Year Founded
1992

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael L. VanBlaricum

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open iCan Collective
iCan Collective

iCan Collective

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Afenya Montgomery

  • Alumni (at the time of founding)
  • Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences (ACES) - Textile Marketing

Acquired

Open iClicker
iClicker

iClicker

Year Founded
1997

Headquarters

Founder/s

Timothy Stelzer

Mats Selen

Gary Gladding

Benny Brown

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Physics

Acquired

Open Iconiq capital
Iconiq capital

Iconiq capital

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Chad Boeding

  • Alumni
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open ICScape
ICScape

ICScape

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jason Xing

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open iCyt
iCyt

iCyt

Year Founded
1995

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gary Durack

(Acquired by Sony in 2010)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Bioengineering

Acquired

Open II-VI EpiWorks
II-VI EpiWorks

II-VI EpiWorks

Year Founded
1997

Headquarters

Founder/s

Quesnell Hartmann (Alumni)

David Ahmari (Alumni)

Gregory Stillman (Faculty)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Illiac Software Inc
Illiac Software Inc

Illiac Software Inc

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rick Taube

  • Faculty
  • Music

Acquired

Open Illinois Rocstar
Illinois Rocstar

Illinois Rocstar

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

William A. Dick

Thomas L. Jackson

Fady M. Najjar

Robert Fiedler

Mark D. Brandyberry

  • Staff
  • Engineering/Applied Research Institute

Acquired

Open Illumia Corp
Illumia Corp

Illumia Corp

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Terry VonThaden

  • Faculty
  • Information Science

Acquired

Open Immuven
Immuven

Immuven

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

David Kranz

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Biochemistry

Acquired

Open INI Power Systems
INI Power Systems

INI Power Systems

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

Larry J. Markoski

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Inkling Markets
Inkling Markets

Inkling Markets

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Nathan Kontny

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Chemical Engineering

Acquired

Open Innovosoy
Innovosoy

Innovosoy

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Peter Goldsmith

Christopher Lanoue

  • Faculty
  • ACES/Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

Acquired

Open InnSight Technology
InnSight Technology

InnSight Technology

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dipanjan Pan

Leanne Labriola

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Bioengineering

Acquired

Open Inprentus
Inprentus

Inprentus

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Peter Abbamonte

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Physics

Acquired

Open Inscites
Inscites

Inscites

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jason Goldman

Ben Blaiszik

  • Student
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Insieme Networks
Insieme Networks

Insieme Networks

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Dvorkin

(Acquired by Cisco in 2013)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open InstaRecon
InstaRecon

InstaRecon

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

Yoram Bresler

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Instarta
Instarta

Instarta

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Zach Tratar

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open InteCap, Inc.
InteCap, Inc.

InteCap, Inc.

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters

Founder/s

Stephen I. Willis (Accounting)

Catharine (Landeene) Lawton (Finance)

(Acquired by Charles River Associates, Inc. in 2004)

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open IntelinAir
IntelinAir

IntelinAir

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Naira Hovakimyan

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Intelliwheels
Intelliwheels

Intelliwheels

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Scott Daigle

Marissa Siebel-Siero

  • Student
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Interapt
Interapt

Interapt

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ankur Gopal

  • Alumni
  • LAS

Acquired

Open Intersymbol Communications, Inc
Intersymbol Communications, Inc

Intersymbol Communications, Inc

Year Founded
2000

Headquarters

Founder/s

Andrew Singer

Naresh Shanbhag

(Acquired by Finisar, Corp. in 2007)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Inventables
Inventables

Inventables

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

Zach Kaplan (MechSE)

Keith Schacht (CS & Psychology)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering, Computer Science, and LAS/Psychology

Acquired

Open Invention Mine
Invention Mine

Invention Mine

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert Irvine

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical Engineering

Acquired

Open iPinYou
iPinYou

iPinYou

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Founder/s

Xuehua Shen

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Iron Port Systems
Iron Port Systems

Iron Port Systems

Year Founded
2000

Headquarters

Founder/s

Scott Banister

(Acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. in 2007)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open iSense LLC
iSense LLC

iSense LLC

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kenneth S. Suslick

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Ishimaru and Associates
Ishimaru and Associates

Ishimaru and Associates

Year Founded
1997

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mikio Ishimaru

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open It's American Press
It's American Press

It's American Press

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alexander Albanese

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Physics

Acquired

Open iVet Data
iVet Data

iVet Data

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Diana Sanjoto

  • Student
  • Business

Acquired

Open J. Chang Piano Studio
J. Chang Piano Studio

J. Chang Piano Studio

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Music

Acquired

Open Jiobit
Jiobit

Jiobit

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

John Renaldi (Business)

Roger Ady (Engineering/MechSE)

  • Alumni
  • Business & Engineering

Acquired

Open JMN Associates
JMN Associates

JMN Associates

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

James Neckopulos

(Acquired by Hitachi Consulting in 2008)

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Jobstart
Jobstart

Jobstart

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA, USA

Founder/s

Zach Tratar

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Engineering

Acquired
Acquired by Stripe in 2018

Open Katango
Katango

Katango

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Munie

(Acquired by Google in 2011)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Kathmandu Yogi
Kathmandu Yogi

Kathmandu Yogi

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Natasha Casanova

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Speech Communication & Italian, & FAA/Art History

Acquired

Open Keen IO
Keen IO

Keen IO

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kyle Wild

Daniel Kador

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/General Engineering

Acquired

Open Kestral Capital Group
Kestral Capital Group

Kestral Capital Group

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Stephen Vivian

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Kid Spa Austin
Kid Spa Austin

Kid Spa Austin

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kenneth J Morrissey

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Kloudio
Kloudio

Kloudio

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Chushi Li

  • Student
  • Business

Acquired

Open Kuo Diedrich Chi
Kuo Diedrich Chi

Kuo Diedrich Chi

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

John (JC) Chi

Mark A. Diedrich

Howard M. Kuo

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Architecture

Acquired

Open Ladies of Virtue
Ladies of Virtue

Ladies of Virtue

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jamila Trimuel

  • Alumni
  • Applied Health Sciences/Community Health

Acquired

Open Lante Corporation
Lante Corporation

Lante Corporation

Year Founded
1984

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mark Tebbe

(Acquired by SBI & Co. in 2002)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Laramar Group
Laramar Group

Laramar Group

Year Founded
1989

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeffrey Elowe

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Biology

Acquired

Open Larrea-Clear LLC
Larrea-Clear LLC

Larrea-Clear LLC

Year Founded
2019

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sandra Miarecki

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Astronomy

Acquired

Open Law Office of Lisa A. Coffey, P.C.
Law Office of Lisa A. Coffey, P.C.

Law Office of Lisa A. Coffey, P.C.

Year Founded
1996

Headquarters

Founder/s

Lisa A. Coffey

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Law Office of Russell D. Knight
Law Office of Russell D. Knight

Law Office of Russell D. Knight

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Russell Knight

  • Alumni
  • Law

Acquired

Open LeafyQuick
LeafyQuick

LeafyQuick

Year Founded
2019

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rahul Easwar

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open LEAMgroup
LEAMgroup

LEAMgroup

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Varki George Pallathucheril

Brian Deal

  • Faculty
  • FAA/Urban & Regional Planning

Acquired

Open Lever Works
Lever Works

Lever Works

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters

Founder/s

Keith Schacht

(Acquired by Leo Media in 2001)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science, and LAS/Psychology

Acquired

Open Lextech
Lextech

Lextech

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alex Bratton

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open LILEE Systems
LILEE Systems

LILEE Systems

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jia-Ru Li

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open LILIA
LILIA

LILIA

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Hannah Bartman

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Industrial Design

Acquired

Open LitHit
LitHit

LitHit

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Eric Mills

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open LiveBx
LiveBx

LiveBx

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Stephen A. Boppart (Faculty/Alumni)

Haohua Tu (Staff, Beckman Institute)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering

Acquired

Open Llama Naturals
Llama Naturals

Llama Naturals

Year Founded
2019

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bradley Baum

  • Alumni
  • Business/Finance

Acquired

Open Loom
Loom

Loom

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Vinay Hiremath

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Loop Health
Loop Health

Loop Health

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mayank Kale (Student, Eng/CS)

Ryan Singh (Alumni, Business/Finance & BADM)

  • Student
  • Engineering & Business

Acquired

Open LPA Search Partners
LPA Search Partners

LPA Search Partners

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Anna McCormick Kelch

(Merged with Ascend Executive Search in 2019)

  • Alumni
  • Media/Journalism

Acquired

Open MAG Optics Inc.
MAG Optics Inc.

MAG Optics Inc.

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Geeta Singh

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Majamas Earth
Majamas Earth

Majamas Earth

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Germaine Caprio

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Humanities

Acquired

Open MakerGirl
MakerGirl

MakerGirl

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Elizabeth Engele

Julia Haried

  • Student
  • College of Business

Acquired

Open Mammoth Trading
Mammoth Trading

Mammoth Trading

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Richael Young

Nicholas Brozovic

  • Student
  • ACES/Agricultural & Consumer Economics

Acquired

Open Manton Communications Corp.
Manton Communications Corp.

Manton Communications Corp.

Year Founded
1996

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jonathan Manton

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Mathematics

Acquired

Open MapTitan
MapTitan

MapTitan

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ben Cheslow Kraatz

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Matterport
Matterport

Matterport

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Daivd Gausebeck

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open MealPlot
MealPlot

MealPlot

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeanette Andrade

Nathan Pratt

Manabu Nakamura

  • Student
  • ACES/Nutrition

Acquired

Open Mechanodontics
Mechanodontics

Mechanodontics

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

James Wratten

  • Student
  • Mathematics

Acquired

Open MediaPiston
MediaPiston

MediaPiston

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Melanie Datu

  • Student
  • Business

Acquired

Open Medical Utility Scientific Equipment (MUSEinc)
Medical Utility Scientific Equipment (MUSEinc)

Medical Utility Scientific Equipment (MUSEinc)

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters
Bengaluru, India

Founder/s

Arvind Badrinarayanan

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Integrative Biology

Acquired

Open Medivance, Inc.
Medivance, Inc.

Medivance, Inc.

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert Kline

(Acquired by C.R. Bard in 2011)

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Microbiology

Acquired

Open Meliora Cleaning Products
Meliora Cleaning Products

Meliora Cleaning Products

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kate Jakubas

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Merge.fm
Merge.fm

Merge.fm

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Adam Steele (Aerospace Eng)

Will Leinweber (Bioengineering)

August Knecht (Computer Eng)

  • Student
  • Engineering/Aerospace Engineering

Acquired

Open Mesh++
Mesh++

Mesh++

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Danny Gardner

  • Student
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Metabolomx
Metabolomx

Metabolomx

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sun Lim (Student/Eng/MatSE)

Paul Rhodes (Faculty/LAS/Chemistry)

Kenneth Suslick (Faculty/LAS/Chemistry)

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open MetriTech, Inc.
MetriTech, Inc.

MetriTech, Inc.

Year Founded
1982

Headquarters

Founder/s

Samuel Krug

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Psychology

Acquired

Open Microlution
Microlution

Microlution

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

Andy Phillip

Andrew Honegger

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open midasyn
midasyn

midasyn

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Martin D. Burke (Chemistry)

Roger VanHoy (Staff/Office of Corporate Relations)

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Mind Pirate
Mind Pirate

Mind Pirate

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mike Fu

Unni Narayanan

(Acquired by Hewlett Packard's Innovation Group in 2014)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Miss Possible
Miss Possible

Miss Possible

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Supriya Hobbs (Chemical Engineering)

Janna Eaves (MatSE)

  • Student
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open MLS Automotive
MLS Automotive

MLS Automotive

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters
Farmington Hills, MI, USA

Founder/s

Adam Vincens

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Moneyjar
Moneyjar

Moneyjar

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rohan Agarwal

  • Alumni
  • LAS & Business

Acquired

Open mpressInteractive
mpressInteractive

mpressInteractive

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

John Bonadies

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Graphic Design

Acquired

Open Much Shelist
Much Shelist

Much Shelist

Year Founded
1970

Headquarters

Founder/s

Morrie Much

  • Alumni
  • Business/Finance

Acquired

Open MulticoreWare
MulticoreWare

MulticoreWare

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Wen-Mei Hwu

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Music Firsthand
Music Firsthand

Music Firsthand

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kris Potrafka

  • Alumni
  • Labor & Employment Relations

Acquired

Open MyMiniLife
MyMiniLife

MyMiniLife

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Joel Poloney

Amitt Mahajan

Luke Rajlich

Sizhao Yang

(Acquired by Zynga 2009)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Mystery Science
Mystery Science

Mystery Science

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Keith Schacht

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science, & LAS/Psychology

Acquired

Open Nanosi Advanced Technologies
Nanosi Advanced Technologies

Nanosi Advanced Technologies

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Munir Nayfeh

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Physics

Acquired

Open National Negro Network
National Negro Network

National Negro Network

Year Founded
1954

Headquarters

Founder/s

W. Leonard Evans Jr.

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Nee Plata Law LLC
Nee Plata Law LLC

Nee Plata Law LLC

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jong Sook Nee

  • Alumni
  • Law

Acquired

Open Neocova
Neocova

Neocova

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters
St. Louis, MO, USA

Founder/s

Sultan Meghji

  • Alumni (at the time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Physics & Computer Science

Acquired

Open Network Geographics
Network Geographics

Network Geographics

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alan Carrol

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Network Perception
Network Perception

Network Perception

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mouna Bamba (Staff, ECE)

Robin Berthier (Staff, ECE)

David Nicol (Faculty, ECE)

Edmond Rogers (Staff, ECE)

William H. Sanders (Faculty, ECE)

Sankalp Singh (Alumni, CS)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Neurovision Medical Products
Neurovision Medical Products

Neurovision Medical Products

Year Founded
1973

Headquarters

Founder/s

J. Lee Rea

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Neutral Design Studio
Neutral Design Studio

Neutral Design Studio

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ricardo Pierre-Louis

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Newell Instruments
Newell Instruments

Newell Instruments

Year Founded
1996

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ty Newell (Faculty)

Ben Newell (Alumni)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Acquired

Open Nine Four Ventures
Nine Four Ventures

Nine Four Ventures

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeffrey Elowe

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Biology

Acquired

Open Ning
Ning

Ning

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Marc Andreessen

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Nourish Net
Nourish Net

Nourish Net

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kathleen Hu

(Formerly called Dibbs)

  • Student
  • Engineering/ISE

Acquired

Open Obiter Research
Obiter Research

Obiter Research

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

William Boulanger

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open OceanComm
OceanComm

OceanComm

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Andrew Singer (Faculty)

Thomas Riedl (Alumni)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Octopart
Octopart

Octopart

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Harish Agarwal

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Physics

Acquired

Open Ogloza Fortney LLP
Ogloza Fortney LLP

Ogloza Fortney LLP

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Darius Ogloza

  • Alumni
  • LAS

Acquired

Open OmniEars
OmniEars

OmniEars

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Peiyan (Scott) Gui

Heyuan Huang

Mingyang Qu

Zhipeng Xie

  • Student
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open one
one

one

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Callahan

Cory Levy

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Opal Kelly Incorporated
Opal Kelly Incorporated

Opal Kelly Incorporated

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jake Janovetz

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Open Prairie Ventures, Inc.
Open Prairie Ventures, Inc.

Open Prairie Ventures, Inc.

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Andrew Jones

  • Alumni
  • Business/MBA

Acquired

Open Opsware
Opsware

Opsware

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

Marc Andreessen

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2007 for $1.65 billion

Open Optivolt Labs
Optivolt Labs

Optivolt Labs

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rohit Kalyanpur (Student/ECE)

Paul Couston (Student/ISE)

Daniel Kofman (Alumni/MechSE)

  • Student
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open Orange QC
Orange QC

Orange QC

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ryan Mathews

Matt Gornick

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Orate
Orate

Orate

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Veronika Eklund

  • Alumni
  • Business/Business Administration & Entrepreneurship

Acquired

Open Orbital
Orbital

Orbital

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Geoffrey E. Cherry

  • Alumni
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open Orchard, Inc.
Orchard, Inc.

Orchard, Inc.

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Indira Saladi

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering

Acquired

Open Origin Ventures
Origin Ventures

Origin Ventures

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bruce Barron

Steve Miller

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open OSO Technologies
OSO Technologies

OSO Technologies

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Austin Lyons

Michael Clemenson

Brad Sanders

Trevor Hutchins

Eduardo Torrealba

  • Student
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Outfield
Outfield

Outfield

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Adam Steele

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Aerospace Engineering

Acquired

Open Own It Technologies (Own The Spot app)
Own It Technologies (Own The Spot app)

Own It Technologies (Own The Spot app)

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brandon Willis

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open P.A. Semi
P.A. Semi

P.A. Semi

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

Daniel Dobberpuhl

(Acquired by Apple in 2008)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Palantir
Palantir

Palantir

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Nathan Gettings

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Mathematics

Acquired

Open Pandamonium Doughnuts
Pandamonium Doughnuts

Pandamonium Doughnuts

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

James Kyung

  • Alumni
  • ACES/Animal Science

Acquired

Open PanDao
PanDao

PanDao

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Roland Geisler

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Pangea Properties
Pangea Properties

Pangea Properties

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Al Goldstein

  • Alumni
  • Business/Finance

Acquired

Open Pansophic Systems, Inc.
Pansophic Systems, Inc.

Pansophic Systems, Inc.

Year Founded
1969

Headquarters

Founder/s

Joseph A. Piscopo

(Acquired by Computer Associates International in 1991)

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Mathematics

Acquired

Open Pantheon Systems Inc
Pantheon Systems Inc

Pantheon Systems Inc

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Zachary Rosen

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Parakweet
Parakweet

Parakweet

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ramesh Haridas

(Acquired by Google in 2016)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Parallel Works Inc.
Parallel Works Inc.

Parallel Works Inc.

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael J. Wilde

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Pattern Insight
Pattern Insight

Pattern Insight

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Yuanyuan Zhou

Qingbo Zhu

Spiros Xanthos

Zhenmin Li

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Pay By Group
Pay By Group

Pay By Group

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dan Oblinger

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Pelago, Inc.
Pelago, Inc.

Pelago, Inc.

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeff Holden

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Penrose Brewing Company
Penrose Brewing Company

Penrose Brewing Company

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Tom Korder

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Perimeter Advisors
Perimeter Advisors

Perimeter Advisors

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Karin O'Connor

  • Alumni
  • Business/Finance

Acquired

Open Petronics
Petronics

Petronics

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dave Cohen

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open PhiOptics
PhiOptics

PhiOptics

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Catalin Chiritescu

Gabriel Popescu

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open PhotoniCare
PhotoniCare

PhotoniCare

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ryan Shelton

Steve Boppart

  • Staff
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Pick'n Run
Pick'n Run

Pick'n Run

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

John Mueller

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Pipeline Foods LLC
Pipeline Foods LLC

Pipeline Foods LLC

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Founder/s

Eric Jackson

  • Alumni (at the time of founding)
  • College of Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences (ACES) - Agricultural Economics

Acquired

Open Pixo
Pixo

Pixo

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters

Founder/s

Lori Patterson

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Playboy
Playboy

Playboy

Year Founded
1953

Headquarters

Founder/s

Hugh Hefner

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Psychology

Acquired

Open Pocket Aces
Pocket Aces

Pocket Aces

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ashwin Suresh

Anirudh Pandita

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jeff Vyduna

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Ponce Realty Group
Ponce Realty Group

Ponce Realty Group

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rob Ponce

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Psychology

Acquired

Open Postini
Postini

Postini

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brian Maggi

(Acquired by Google in 2007)

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Speech Communication

Acquired

Open Prairiefire Consulting, Inc.
Prairiefire Consulting, Inc.

Prairiefire Consulting, Inc.

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Lopez

Andrew Coverdill

Eric Gertner

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Primary Global Research
Primary Global Research

Primary Global Research

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mike Fu

Unni Narayanan

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Printavo
Printavo

Printavo

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bruce Ackerman

  • Alumni
  • Business/Business Process Management & Management Information Systems

Acquired

Open PrintEco
PrintEco

PrintEco

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Tom Patterson

Arpan Shah

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Proteus Digital Health
Proteus Digital Health

Proteus Digital Health

Year Founded
2001

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mark Zdeblick

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Architectual Studies

Acquired

Open Protonex Technology Corporation
Protonex Technology Corporation

Protonex Technology Corporation

Year Founded
2000

Headquarters

Founder/s

Paul Osenar

(Acquired by Ballard Power Systems in 2015)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Psyonic
Psyonic

Psyonic

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Aadeel Akhtar (Neuroscience)

Patrick Slade (Mechanical Science & Eng)

  • Student
  • LAS/Neuroscience

Acquired

Open Qred
Qred

Qred

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters
Stockholm, Sweden

Founder/s

Jason Francis

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences

Acquired

Open QSM Diagnostics
QSM Diagnostics

QSM Diagnostics

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Edgar Goluch

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Acquired

Open Quantum Marketing Communications, LLC
Quantum Marketing Communications, LLC

Quantum Marketing Communications, LLC

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

William B. Bokunic

  • Alumni
  • LAS

Acquired

Open Quicket Solutions
Quicket Solutions

Quicket Solutions

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Christiaan Burner

  • Student
  • Business

Acquired

Open Quill Corporation
Quill Corporation

Quill Corporation

Year Founded
1956

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jack Miller

  • Alumni
  • Media/Journalism

Acquired

Open R Systems
R Systems

R Systems

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Greg Keller

Brian Kucic

  • Staff
  • NCSA

Acquired

Open Radius Health
Radius Health

Radius Health

Year Founded
2003

Headquarters

Founder/s

John Katzenellenbogen

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Rao Research and Consulting
Rao Research and Consulting

Rao Research and Consulting

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Chetana Rao

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering

Acquired

Open RATIO Architects, Inc.
RATIO Architects, Inc.

RATIO Architects, Inc.

Year Founded
1982

Headquarters

Founder/s

William A. Browne, Jr.

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Architecture

Acquired

Open Realmware Corporation
Realmware Corporation

Realmware Corporation

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dan Moorehead

Aaron Pollack

  • Student
  • Business

Acquired

Open Red Clay Digital
Red Clay Digital

Red Clay Digital

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kevin McFall

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Computer Science & Mathematics

Acquired

Open Red Cup Distillery
Red Cup Distillery

Red Cup Distillery

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dustin Wenger

  • Alumni
  • Business/MBA

Acquired

Open Red Hot Labs
Red Hot Labs

Red Hot Labs

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Amitt Mahajan

Joel Poloney

(Later became Toro, acquired by Google in 2015)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Redcarpet
Redcarpet

Redcarpet

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kartik Venkataraman

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering (Transportation)

Acquired

Open Rentalutions
Rentalutions

Rentalutions

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ryan Coon

Laurence Jankelow

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open REO Speedwagon
REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon

Year Founded
1967

Headquarters

Founder/s

Neal Doughty

Alan Gratzer

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Repairtech International, Inc.
Repairtech International, Inc.

Repairtech International, Inc.

Year Founded
1978

Headquarters

Founder/s

Stan Bennett

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering

Acquired

Open ReSchedule Med
ReSchedule Med

ReSchedule Med

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Taylor Fairbank

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Revolution Medicines
Revolution Medicines

Revolution Medicines

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Martin D. Burke

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open RingWing, LLC
RingWing, LLC

RingWing, LLC

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Benjamin Khachaturian

  • Student
  • FAA/Industrial Design

Acquired

Open Rithmio
Rithmio

Rithmio

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Adam Tilton (Student)

Prashant Mehta (Faculty)

  • Student
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open RiverGlass
RiverGlass

RiverGlass

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Welge

  • Staff
  • NCSA

Acquired

Open Rivet Ventures
Rivet Ventures

Rivet Ventures

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Christina Brodbeck

  • Alumni
  • LAS/History

Acquired

Open Ronco Corporation
Ronco Corporation

Ronco Corporation

Year Founded
1964

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ron Popeil

  • Alumni

Acquired

Open Royal Properties
Royal Properties

Royal Properties

Year Founded
1979

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael J. Henneman (Engineering & MBA)

Roderick L. Schmidt (Finance)

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Runtime Verification
Runtime Verification

Runtime Verification

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Patrick Meredith

Grigore Rosu

  • Student
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open SC4
SC4

SC4

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Erik Joshua Sacks

Stephen Patrick Long

  • Faculty
  • Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Acquired

Open Scapegoat
Scapegoat

Scapegoat

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Laura Carroll

Hagen Mueller

  • Alumni
  • Media/Advertising

Acquired

Open Scheedule
Scheedule

Scheedule

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Suraj Samaranayake

Michael Barker

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Scott Morrison Consulting, LLC
Scott Morrison Consulting, LLC

Scott Morrison Consulting, LLC

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Scott Morrison

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering

Acquired

Open Search Party LLC
Search Party LLC

Search Party LLC

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brian McCarthy

  • Alumni
  • Information Sciences/Library & Information Science

Acquired

Open Second Spectrum
Second Spectrum

Second Spectrum

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Rajiv Maheswaran

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Semprius
Semprius

Semprius

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters

Founder/s

John A. Rogers

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Sense Photonics
Sense Photonics

Sense Photonics

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Scott Burroughs

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Sense.ly
Sense.ly

Sense.ly

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Adam Odessky

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Sequoia Realty Group
Sequoia Realty Group

Sequoia Realty Group

Year Founded
1993

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mark Levy

  • Alumni
  • ACES/Agriculture

Acquired

Open Serionix
Serionix

Serionix

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

James Langer

  • Student
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Servabo
Servabo

Servabo

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Nishana Ismail

Tim Deppen

(Now Shadow Safe)

  • Student
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Shadow Safe
Shadow Safe

Shadow Safe

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Nishana Ismail

Tim Deppen

(Formerly Servabo)

  • Student
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Shrimpy
Shrimpy

Shrimpy

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Founder/s

Michael McCarty

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Bioengineering

Matthew Wesly

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering

Nishant Nayudu

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open SiByte
SiByte

SiByte

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters

Founder/s

Daniel W. Dobberpuhl

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Silverscreen, Inc.
Silverscreen, Inc.

Silverscreen, Inc.

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Zeba Parker

  • Student
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open SimBioSys, Inc.
SimBioSys, Inc.

SimBioSys, Inc.

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Joseph R. Peterson (Chemistry)

John A. Cole, Jr. (Physics)

  • Alumni
  • LAS and Engineering

Acquired

Open Skinny Souping
Skinny Souping

Skinny Souping

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alison Velazquez

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Slice Rides
Slice Rides

Slice Rides

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alok Pradhan

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Smart Dating Academy
Smart Dating Academy

Smart Dating Academy

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bela Gandhi

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open SmartHealth Activator
SmartHealth Activator

SmartHealth Activator

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Tom Denison

  • Alumni
  • Media/Advertising

Acquired

Open SnapCheck
SnapCheck

SnapCheck

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ken Kuszka

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Snapshot Energy
Snapshot Energy

Snapshot Energy

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters
Danville, IL, USA

Founder/s

Chris Hanson

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Civil Engineering
     

Lance Schideman

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering
    Agricultural & Biological Engineering
     

Yuanhui Zhang

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering
    Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Acquired

Open Snooz
Snooz

Snooz

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters

Founder/s

Eli Lazar

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Soil Diagnostics
Soil Diagnostics

Soil Diagnostics

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Farhan Syed

Kaustubh Bhalerao

  • Student
  • Engineering/Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Acquired

Open SolarBOS
SolarBOS

SolarBOS

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jason Schripsema

(Acquired by Gibraltar Industries in 2018)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open SolarBridge
SolarBridge

SolarBridge

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Philip Krein

Patrick Chapman

(Acquired by SunPower in 2014)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Solstice
Solstice

Solstice

Year Founded
2001

Headquarters

Founder/s

J Schwan

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open SoMat Corporation
SoMat Corporation

SoMat Corporation

Year Founded
1982

Headquarters

Founder/s

Darrell Socie

Norman Miller

(Acquired by HBM in 2008)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Someoddpilot
Someoddpilot

Someoddpilot

Year Founded
1999

Headquarters

Founder/s

Chris Eichenseer

  • Alumni
  • FAA

Acquired

Open Sonistic
Sonistic

Sonistic

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Aaron Jones

Doug Jones

  • Student
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Specific Diagnostics
Specific Diagnostics

Specific Diagnostics

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Kenneth S. Suslick

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Spectroclick
Spectroclick

Spectroclick

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alex Scheeline

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Spindle
Spindle

Spindle

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Alex Lambert

(Acquired by Twitter in 2013)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open SponsorNet New Media
SponsorNet New Media

SponsorNet New Media

Year Founded
1995

Headquarters

Founder/s

Max Levchin

Scott Banister

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Stackend Solutions
Stackend Solutions

Stackend Solutions

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Connor Lake

  • Student
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Starfire Industries
Starfire Industries

Starfire Industries

Year Founded
2004

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert Stubbers

Brian Jurczyk

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering

Acquired

Open Sting
Sting

Sting

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

John Ayers

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Industrial Design

Acquired

Open Strikingly
Strikingly

Strikingly

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dafeng Guo

  • Alumni
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open StudyCloud
StudyCloud

StudyCloud

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ravi Pilla

Andrew Lee

  • Student
  • Pilla: Electrical Engineering, Lee: Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open subLOGIC
subLOGIC

subLOGIC

Year Founded
1975

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bruce Artwick (Eng/ECE)

Stu Moment (Business)

  • Student
  • Engineering & Business

Acquired

Open Sugar Monkey Cupcakes
Sugar Monkey Cupcakes

Sugar Monkey Cupcakes

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Neda Darwish-Yacouby

  • Alumni
  • LAS

Acquired

Open Sugarbox Inc.
Sugarbox Inc.

Sugarbox Inc.

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jessica Lam

(Acquired by Notion in 2014)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open Sun Buckets
Sun Buckets

Sun Buckets

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bruce Elliott-Litchfield (Faculty/Ag&Bio Eng & Alumni/MechSE)

Matthew Alonso (Student/Ag&Bio Eng)

Joe Bradley (Staff/Business/Eng & Alumni/MBA and Eng/ISE)

  • Faculty
  • Eng & ACES/Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Acquired

Open Syapse
Syapse

Syapse

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters

Founder/s

Glenn Winokur

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Symbolic Sound Corporation
Symbolic Sound Corporation

Symbolic Sound Corporation

Year Founded
1990

Headquarters

Founder/s

Carla Scaletti

Kurt J. Hebel

  • Alumni
  • Scaletti: Engineering/Computer Science, and Music, Hebel: Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Synergy Law Group, LLC
Synergy Law Group, LLC

Synergy Law Group, LLC

Year Founded
2000

Headquarters

Founder/s

Art Mertes

Bart Loethen

  • Alumni
  • Law

Acquired

Open Synthego
Synthego

Synthego

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Dabrowski

Paul Dabrowski

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Tanso Biosciences, Inc.
Tanso Biosciences, Inc.

Tanso Biosciences, Inc.

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Tokyo, Japan

Founder/s

Hideaki Ogasawara

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business

Acquired

Open TapCommerce
TapCommerce

TapCommerce

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Samir Mirza

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open TeaSquares
TeaSquares

TeaSquares

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Jordan Buckner

Adi Malik

Alex Stomp

  • Alumni
  • Business/MBA

Acquired

Open Tetravitae Bioscience
Tetravitae Bioscience

Tetravitae Bioscience

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters

Founder/s

Hans Blaschek

(Acquired by Eastman Chemical Co. in 2011)

  • Faculty
  • ACES/Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

Acquired

Open Text-IE
Text-IE

Text-IE

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Dan Roth

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Computer Science

Acquired

Open The Crane and Pelican Cafe
The Crane and Pelican Cafe

The Crane and Pelican Cafe

Year Founded
2009

Headquarters

Founder/s

Amanda Harvey

  • Alumni
  • LAS/English

Acquired

Open The House of Joshua
The House of Joshua

The House of Joshua

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michelle Whojeong Lee

  • Alumni
  • FAA/Theater

Acquired

Open The Product Manufactory
The Product Manufactory

The Product Manufactory

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bryan Wilcox (MechSE)

Mercedes Mane (AERO)

  • Alumni
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open The RLJ Companies
The RLJ Companies

The RLJ Companies

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

Robert L. Johnson

  • Alumni
  • Social Work

Acquired

Open TiE Angels
TiE Angels

TiE Angels

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters

Founder/s

Prashant Shah

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open TipTek
TipTek

TipTek

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gregory Girolami (Faculty/LAS/Chemistry)

Scott Lockledge (Alumni/LAS/Chemistry)

Joseph Lyding (Faculty/Eng/ECE)

  • Faculty
  • LAS/Chemistry

Acquired

Open Tokarz Group Advisers LLC
Tokarz Group Advisers LLC

Tokarz Group Advisers LLC

Year Founded
2006

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michael Tokarz

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open tomford Design
tomford Design

tomford Design

Year Founded
1998

Headquarters

Founder/s

Thomas Ford

  • Alumni
  • LAS/Communication

Acquired

Open Topix
Topix

Topix

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bryn Dole

  • Alumni
  • Engineering/Computer Science & LAS/Mathematics

Acquired

Open Touchlight
Touchlight

Touchlight

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Swarnav Pujari

  • Student
  • Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open TrackBill
TrackBill

TrackBill

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters

Founder/s

Steven Marciniak

  • Alumni
  • Business

Acquired

Open Trala, Inc.
Trala, Inc.

Trala, Inc.

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters

Founder/s

Sam Walder (ECE)

Vishnu Indukuri (CS)

  • Student
  • Engineering

Acquired

Open Transocean
Transocean

Transocean

Year Founded
1974

Headquarters

Founder/s

Marvin Dennis

  • Alumni
  • Business/Accounting

Acquired

Open Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks

Trapeze Networks

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters

Founder/s

Bill Miskovetz

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by Juniper Networks in 2010 for $152 million

Open Traverse Science
Traverse Science

Traverse Science

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Stephen Fleming

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Neuroscience
     

Ryan Dilger (Faculty/ACES/Animal Sciences)

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences - Animal Sciences

Acquired

Open Trimpe Music Publishing
Trimpe Music Publishing

Trimpe Music Publishing

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters
Farmington Hills, MI, USA

Founder/s

J. R. Trimpe

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Fine & Applied Arts - Music Education

Acquired

Open Triptych Brewing
Triptych Brewing

Triptych Brewing

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters
Savoy, IL, USA

Founder/s

Anthony Benjamin

  • Staff (at time of founding)
  • Grainger Engineering Web IT

Acquired

Open True Advantage
True Advantage

True Advantage

Year Founded
2017

Headquarters

Founder/s

Michele Kattke

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Biochemistry

Acquired

Open Turkbox
Turkbox

Turkbox

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Mrinaal Mittal

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering
    Computer Science, and Innovation, Leadership, & Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE)

Acquired

Open Twyngo
Twyngo

Twyngo

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters

Founder/s

Mike Fu

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science
     

Unni Narayanan

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by Mind Pirate in 2012, Mind Pirate acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2014

Open Tyto
Tyto

Tyto

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Robert Hornbaker

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • ACES - Agricultural Economics

Acquired

Open Uncanny Magazine
Uncanny Magazine

Uncanny Magazine

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters
Urbana, IL, USA

Founder/s

Lynne M. Thomas

  • Faculty & Alumni (at time of founding)
  • School of Information Sciences
  • Head of Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Michael Damian Thomas

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences

Acquired

Open Upstart Power, Inc.
Upstart Power, Inc.

Upstart Power, Inc.

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Southborough, MA

Founder/s

Paul Osenar

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Materials Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Urban Brain and Body
Urban Brain and Body

Urban Brain and Body

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Seth Franz

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - Finance

Acquired

Open UT Dots Inc
UT Dots Inc

UT Dots Inc

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Yuri Didenko

  • Staff (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Chemical Sciences

Acquired

Open Vanquish Oncology
Vanquish Oncology

Vanquish Oncology

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Paul J. Hergenrother

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Chemistry

Acquired

Open Verde GSE
Verde GSE

Verde GSE

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Ty Newell (Faculty)

Ben Newell (Alumni)

Alex Long (Alumni)

  • Faculty
  • Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Acquired

Open Verge Pets
Verge Pets

Verge Pets

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Nick Bahr

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Zayyan Faizal

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Systems Engineering & Design

Acquired

Open Veriflow Systems
Veriflow Systems

Veriflow Systems

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters
San Jose, CA, USA

Founder/s

Matthew Caesar

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science
     

Brighten Godfrey

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Verplex
Verplex

Verplex

Year Founded
1996

Headquarters
San Jose, CA, USA

Founder/s

KC Chen

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by Cadence in 2003

Open Vibe, Inc.
Vibe, Inc.

Vibe, Inc.

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Zach Tratar

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open ViroCyt, Inc.
ViroCyt, Inc.

ViroCyt, Inc.

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters
Goettingen, Germany

Founder/s

Robert Kline

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Microbiology

Acquired
Acquired by Sartorius AG in 2016 for $16 million

Open Virtroid
Virtroid

Virtroid

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Joseph Burritt

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business - MBA

Acquired
Acquired by Magic Leap in 2016

Open VirtualSpeech
VirtualSpeech

VirtualSpeech

Year Founded
2015

Headquarters
London, United Kingdom

Founder/s

Dom Barnard

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Vitrix Health
Vitrix Health

Vitrix Health

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Aashay Patel

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Bioengineering

Ayush Kumar

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Vitruvian Biotech
Vitruvian Biotech

Vitruvian Biotech

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Gerald J. Pijanowski

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Bioengineering

Acquired

Open Vocareum
Vocareum

Vocareum

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters
San Jose, CA, USA

Founder/s

Sanjay Srivastava

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

Open Voelker Litigation Group
Voelker Litigation Group

Voelker Litigation Group

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Daniel J. Voelker

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business

Acquired

Open Vonberg Valve, Inc.
Vonberg Valve, Inc.

Vonberg Valve, Inc.

Year Founded
1971

Headquarters
Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

Founder/s

Joseph M. Levon

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open Voxel
Voxel

Voxel

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Tim Cheng

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open VSCO (Visual Supply Co)
VSCO (Visual Supply Co)

VSCO (Visual Supply Co)

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters
Oakland, CA, USA

Founder/s

Mike Wu

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Water High Creative
Water High Creative

Water High Creative

Year Founded
2018

Headquarters
Indianapolis, IN, USA

Founder/s

Brett Luce

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Fine & Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Acquired

Open Watson IP Group, PLC
Watson IP Group, PLC

Watson IP Group, PLC

Year Founded
2005

Headquarters
Hudsonville, MI, USA

Founder/s

Jovan N. Jovanovic

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • College of Law
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Mechanical Science & Engineering

Acquired

Open WayMark Systems
WayMark Systems

WayMark Systems

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Pat Canavan

  • Staff (at time of founding)
  • School of Labor & Employment Relations

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • School of Labor & Employment Relations
  • School of Information Sciences

Jon Gant

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • School of Information Sciences

Mike Haberman

  • Staff (at time of founding)
  • Illinois Informatics Institute

Mark Nolan

  • Staff (at time of founding)
  • Information Technology & Economic Development

Acquired

Open Wentsel Wealth Management
Wentsel Wealth Management

Wentsel Wealth Management

Year Founded
2016

Headquarters
Western Springs, IL, USA

Founder/s

Scott Wentsel

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Economics

Acquired

Open Whodini
Whodini

Whodini

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Founder/s

Pankaj Mehra

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by Declara in 2014 for an undisclosed amount.

Open Williams Capital Advisors, LLC
Williams Capital Advisors, LLC

Williams Capital Advisors, LLC

Year Founded
2002

Headquarters
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Founder/s

David M. Williams

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Gies College of Business

Acquired

Open Wind River Systems
Wind River Systems

Wind River Systems

Year Founded
1981

Headquarters
Alameda, CA, USA

Founder/s

Jerry Fiddler

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Music & Photography
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Workr
Workr

Workr

Year Founded
2014

Headquarters

Founder/s

Daniel Malmer

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Workspot, Inc.
Workspot, Inc.

Workspot, Inc.

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters
Campbell, CA, USA

Founder/s

Amitabh Sinha

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Xerion Advanced Battery
Xerion Advanced Battery

Xerion Advanced Battery

Year Founded
2011

Headquarters
Champaign, IL, USA

Founder/s

Paul Braun

  • Faculty (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Materials Science

John Busbee

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Materials Science

Acquired

Open Xoom Corp
Xoom Corp

Xoom Corp

Year Founded
2001

Headquarters
San Jose, CA, USA

Founder/s

Alan Braverman

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired
Acquired by PayPal in 2015 for $1.09 billion

Open Y Ventures
Y Ventures

Y Ventures

Year Founded
2008

Headquarters
Monrovia, CA, USA

Founder/s

Jawed Karim

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Yellow Box
Yellow Box

Yellow Box

Year Founded
2010

Headquarters
Chicago, IL, USA

Founder/s

Nate Hartman

  • Alumni (at the time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) - Creative Writing

Acquired

Open Zayo Group, LLC
Zayo Group, LLC

Zayo Group, LLC

Year Founded
2007

Headquarters
Boulder, CO, USA

Founder/s

Dan Caruso

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Acquired
Acquired by EQT and Digital Colony for $8.2 billion in 2019

Open Zen Marketing
Zen Marketing

Zen Marketing

Year Founded
2012

Headquarters
Flemington, NJ, USA

Founder/s

Sizhao Yang

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open Zero Percent
Zero Percent

Zero Percent

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Adam Carney

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • College of Media - Advertising

Rajesh Karmani

  • Student (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Computer Science

Acquired

Open ZG Worldwide Consultants
ZG Worldwide Consultants

ZG Worldwide Consultants

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters
Springfield, IL, USA

Founder/s

Lothar Soliwon

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Geography

Acquired

Open ZowPow
ZowPow

ZowPow

Year Founded
2013

Headquarters

Founder/s

Brian Krejcarek

  • Alumni (at time of founding)
  • Grainger College of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering

Acquired

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