Pressbox and P&G

Partner Company Pressbox Acquired by Procter & Gamble

Chicago’s Pressbox, was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble to join the P&G family of laundry services, which includes Tide Dry Cleaners, University Laundry, and Tide Spin. Pressbox and Tide Spin are both concierge laundry services, with mobile applications streamlining the process from start to finish. The integration of these two platforms, to whatever extent that will be, is sure to bring an exciting new experience to their users. Through our partnership, we are proud to have supported Pressbox’s software since…
McClosky New Venture

Partner Companies Awarded at McClosky New Venture Challenge

On April 27th, 2018 two of FarShore’s partners, Impowerus and Explore Interactive, competed in the final round of the McClosky New Venture Challenge at the University of Notre Dame. The competition started in November 2017 when they, along with hundreds of other new venture groups, submitted an extensive application including an executive summary. Upon acceptance, the ventures submitted a detailed business plan and finally presented in the semi-final and final rounds April 26-27th. Impowerus is an online platform to connect…
Bucketfeet acquired

Partner Company Bucketfeet Acquired by Threadless

Long standing FarShore partner, Bucketfeet, has recently been acquired by Threadless. As two Chicago retail companies, they have shared a similar mission to highlight creators through collaboration with emerging artists. Since Bucketfeet’s launch in 2011 they have built a community of over 45,000 artists and have sold nearly a million pairs of customized shoes, promoting a union between utility and art. Tangible design is more than prints you can wear, it means reaching out towards every corner of the globe…
Packback Books Team

FarShore Partner Packback Books raises $1 Million!

  Fresh off of their success on ABC’s Shark Tank in March, FarShore partner Packback Books has just closed  a $1 million round of funding. In addition to Shark Tank mentor Mark Cuban, this raise includes 1871 Chicago CEO Howard Tullman, former Netflix exec Mark Achler, ContextMedia’s Rishi Shah, and Mark Tebbe from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.   Connected through partner company Dashfire and supported at launch by FarShore, PackBack puts an end to high textbook…
Roomva wins Chicago New Venture Challenge

Partner company Roomva wins Chicago New Venture Challenge

  We’re thrilled to announce that the winner of 2013 Dashfire Launch, Roomva, won the Chicago New Venture Challenge yesterday! Roomva is an online telos (hotel) booking system for Latin American couples. With more than 600 telos profiles, it has gained significant traction in Peru, ranking as the No. 1 Travel/Leisure app in the Peruvian Android market. FarShore was a lead sponsor of Dashfire Launch and continues to support RoomVa's web and mobile development.   Hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NVC is…
Vote for Packback and Bucketfeet in the Moxie Awards

Vote for Packback and Bucketfeet in the Moxie Awards

FarShore is excited to announce two of our partner companies, BucketFeet and Packback, are finalists in BuiltIn Chicago’s 2014 Moxie Awards.   Digital textbook rental company Packback, as seen on SharkTank, was nominated for three awards: Best Consumer Web Startup, Startup of the Year and Best Startup Founder or Co-Founders (Mike Shannon, Kasey Gandham and Jessica Tenuta). Artist-designed footwear retailer Bucketfeet is also in the running for Best Consumer Web Startup.   Cast your vote here. The ballot closes June…