May 2, 2018 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

May 2, 2018 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series



Oval Brand Fire Products – Innovating Unparalleled Fire Protection Products

Oval produces and sell the world’s only UL Listed, fully code compliant fire extinguishers… and they are not round! Oval’s fire extinguishers allow for the ability to completely recess them in standard depth framed walls, making for an easier retrofit and better design flow for new construction. This solution saves money and usable square footage. Oval’s extinguishers fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) AND all other relevant fire, safety and accessibility codes.

Cloud Realty – Rent Payment Service & Apartment Brokerage for Foreign Students

There are 370,000 exchange students from China in the US and that number is trending higher every year. China limits the amount of currency individuals can transfer outside of the country to $50,000 a year.This severely restricts the liquidity of Chinese exchange students in the US. After tuition, rent is the largest expense for a foreign exchange student. The biggest problem for Chinese Nationals in the US is PAYMENT.

Cloud Realty’s solution facilitates Chinese Yuan to US Dollar rent payments, bypassing their money transfer limits in a seamless apartment acquisition process for Chinese nationals.

Givenly – Corporate Gifts Made Easy

Givenly is a Chicago based company founded in 2015 and located in River North. They believe that relationships matter, and that Gifting is a key pillar for nurturing and growing professional and personal relationships.

Givenly helps organizations build loyalty, grow sales, and save time by making it convenient and simple to send or automate gift and incentives to their professional network on important occasions throughout the year.

Givenly partners with gift vendors across the country to deliver a truly unique and tailored gifting experience. Givenly’s core mission to help companies nurture loyalty with their valued business relationships by simplifying and automating gift-giving so that they have more time to focus on what matters most – their people and their company.

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