1871: inRentive Represents 1871 at Google Demo Day

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One of the great and distinguishing features of 1871 is that we’re one of only nine North American Google for Entrepreneurs hubs. What this means is that we have a special and ongoing relationship with Google that creates all sorts of opportunities for our members throughout the year. One of …

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USA Today: Google’s gentle ‘Shark Tank’ tests start-up talent

inRentive CEO Melissa Moline at the Google for Entrepeneurs Demo Day 2015.

Google is justifiably known as an idea factory. Beyond search, there are the company’s deep dives into driverless cars, computer glasses, connected home products and balloon-based Web access. The message: Our big, Ph.D.-stamped brains have it all covered. Full Article on USA Today

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Built in Chicago: Techstars grad InRentive collects $100K from Steve Case at Google Demo Day

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Chicago-based InRentive got a nice surprise at last week’s second annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day — a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case. Case invested $100,000 in four female-founded startups that participated in the pitch competition, notably highlighting them in his ‘Rise of the Rest’ concept — that great …

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Washington Business Journal: Steve Case’s ‘Rise of the Rest’ leads him to back four startups launched by women

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Four female-founded startups made pitches at the annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day that caught Steve Case’s attention. Case will invest $100,000 in each of them, after the Demo Day’s pitch competition. Case says the companies represent his “Rise of the Rest” theory — that great startups exist outside of …

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Built in Chicago: Annoying Craigslist postings helped create better software and get this startup in with Google

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When Melissa Moline started inRentive, a marketing content management platform for the real estate rental industry, she knew she had to go big. It’s part of what’s made this startup successful so far and secured her a spot in April’s Google for Entrepreneurs Competition in Mountain View, California. She’ll be …

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Chicago Tribune: Match Group’s Sam Yagan on resolutions, investments and online dating

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The dating season opened Feb. 15, according to Urban Dictionary. But Sam Yagan ⇒ sees dating season differently, from an entrepreneur and executive’s perspective. He co-founded online dating site OkCupid in 2003 and sold it to IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2011 for $90 million. He is now Chicago-based CEO of IAC’s online …

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Chicago Inno: A Chicago Startup Is Heading to Google HQ to Pitch Top Investors

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A Chicago startup was selected by Google for Entrepreneurs to pitch venture capitalists and other notable tech figures at the organization’s second annual Demo Day. inRentive, a platform for real estate professionals to help them manage listings and quickly post ads to sites like Craigslist and Facebook, was selected to compete in …

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At least two Techstars companies take in some cash before Demo Day

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The model of Techstars Demo Day as the first chance for needy startups to reach into the wallets of eager investors got disrupted this year, with at least two of 10 companies, NexLP and Telnyx, walking into Wednesday’s event with venture-capital cash in the bank. And a third company, InRentive, …

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Chicago Inno: Techstars Member inRentive is Helping Real Estate Professionals Better Reach Tenants

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While working at a Chicago-based real estate brokerage firm, Melissa Moline noticed a common problem that property management companies continued running into: posting listing to Craigslist was a hassle. Realizing that the marketing process should be much simpler for property managers, she founded inRentive, a platform that helps real estate …

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