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Poggled drinks in $5.6M from Groupon investors

From TechCrunch | Poggled, a Chicago-based daily deals site that focuses on discounts for bars and clubs, has raised $5.6 million from investors including Groupon’s Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell and New Enterprise Associates principal Tom Grossi, according to an SEC form filed today.

Lightbank invests in San Francisco startup Qwiki

Lightbank, the Chicago investment firm run by Groupon backers Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, has invested $1 million in Qwiki, a San Francisco, Calif.-based startup. Get the full story »

Eric Lefkofsky lands on Forbes’ billionaires list

Forbes has released its list of 2011 billionaires, and there’s one new name on the list from Illinois — Chicago investor Eric Lefkofsky, the cofounder and 30 percent owner of Chicago-based Groupon.

Other billionaires from Illinois include Sam Zell, Penny Pritzker and Patrick Ryan. Get the full story »

Sprout Social gets $10M in venture funding

Sprout Social, a Chicago-based startup that helps businesses manage their social media presence across different platforms, has raised $10 million in venture funding. Get the full story »

Daley panel to address needs of tech firms

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Tuesday that he has created a committee to study infrastructure needs for local technology companies and entrepreneurs.

The committee comprises 20 members, including top executives at local tech firms and representatives from area universities. The group also includes local venture capitalist Matt McCall of New World Ventures, Navteq Chief Executive Larry Kaplan, Kevin Willer of Google’s Chicago office, and Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky, co-founders of Lightbank, a Chicago-based investment fund focusing on early-stage tech companies. Get the full story »