Opternative Raises $1M in Seed Funding


According to Chicago Business, Opternative, Inc., a Chicago, IL-based provider of a platform for Online Eye Exams, raised $1m in seed funding.

The round was led by Chicago Ventures and Tribeca Venture Partners, with participation from:
– Lon Chow, Armando Pauker and Wayne Boulais (Apex Venture Partners),
Tao Huang (partner at Range Light and former COO at Morningstar),
Sam Yagan (CEO at Match),
Michael Sachs (CEO at SG2),
Jim DeYoung (managing member of D-W Investments),
Jon Rompon (partner at McNally Capital), and
David Herrmann (executive director at Morgan Stanley).

Co-founded by Aaron Dallek and Steven Lee, Opternative is developing a tool to perform an online eye exam to determine glasses and contact lens prescription.
The company is incubated at Catapult Chicago and is a member of Healthbox, a health startup accelerator.



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