Workbox Gained $3.5M, LanzaTech to Go Public, and More Chicago Tech News

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Find out what is going on in the world of Chicago tech. Some of the news includes the best places to work, funding and new offices. This is the Built In Chicago weekly refresh. 

Workbox gained $3.5M. Chicago-based Workbox is a holistic coworking space that also provides members with access to investors and private offices. Workbox gained $3.5 million in a seed funding round led by Hillsview Capital. Funding will go toward expanding its national footprint and establishing workspaces outside of Chicago. [Built In Chicago]

These 5 companies made the Forbes best startup employers list. Forbes partnered with research firm Statista to determine the 500 best startup employers in America. The top five Chicago-area companies include Loadsmart, project44, Logiwa, VillageMD and Cameo. [Built In Chicago]

CHICAGO TECH QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“LanzaTech revolutionary technology repurposes waste carbon for use as a feedstock to make the products we use in our daily lives — from yoga pants to jet fuel. Our carbon recycling technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto an emission source like a steel mill or a landfill site, but instead of using sugars and yeast to make beer, pollution is converted by bacteria to fuels and chemicals.” — LanzaTech’s CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren

LanzaTech plans to go public in a SPAC deal. LanzaTech creates sustainable chemicals out of carbon emissions. The company announced it is going public, merging with special purpose acquisition company AMCI Acquisition Corp. II. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2022. [Built In Chicago]

In Mind Cloud opened an office in Chicago. The SaaS software company opened its Chicago office — its first office based in the U.S. With offices in Munich and Singapore, In Mind Cloud combines e-commerce, cataloging and relationship management for the manufacturing industry, helping the industry retain clients and reduce costs. Along with the new office, the platform also launched in the U.S. [Built In Chicago]

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