Meet the Crain's Tech 50 of 2018
The founders, leaders, technologists, investors, connectors and mentors you need to know in Chicago tech are all here. There's one difference this year: They're all women. Yes, women are underrepresented in tech, in Chicago and beyond. But there are plenty of awesome women to be found. You just have to look.
30 | ExplORer Surgical | Co-founder, CEO
Fried turned her background in business and health care into a formidable advantage for ExplORer Surgical, which makes workflow software for operating rooms. What began as a project for a business-plan competition at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business has gained customers and raised $4 million from investors.
Why she got into tech: “I got into the startup world by working on the other side of the table as a health care venture capitalist.”