Brad Keywell


AI software founder wins world entrepreneur award

June 8, 2019

Financial Times

Brad Keywell has been named the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019, marking a record third win for the US in the competition’s 19-year history.

Washington Post - Army to use artificial intelligence to predict which vehicles will break down

CNBC - Uptake named CNBC Disruptor 50 company

Crain’s Chicago - Life After Groupon

Bloomberg - Rolls-Royce Turns to AI in Bid to Boost Engine Reliability

Fortune - The race to the Internet of things

The Irish Times - Doing an IPO ‘can be fun’ but doesn’t always lead to the best result

Michigan Ave Magazine - 9 Inspiring Things We Heard at Chicago Ideas Week 2019

BuiltIn Chicago - How 4 Chicago Tech Companies Became Obsessed With Giving Back

CNBC - CNBC Disruptor 50: Uptake - Big Machines Break, But Maybe They Don't Have To

CNBC - Tech start-up Uptake makes ‘big’ acquisition in race to digitize the industrial industry

Reuters - General Electric digital executive jumps to analytics firm Uptake

Inc. - What to Do Before Facing That 1 Stressful Task


Uptake recognized as a CNBC Disruptor 50

June 9, 2019

CNBC Disruptor 50

Uptake's mission: to create a world that always works. That's a pretty big ambition, but this Chicago-based SaaS start-up believes that AI and machine learning are the answer.

Uptake recognized as a CNBC Disruptor 50 company (2019, 2018, 2017)

Forbes named Uptake as a Cloud 100 company (2019, 2018, 2017)

Forbes AI 50 recognizes Uptake

World Economic Forum names Uptake a Technology Pioneer

BuiltIn Chicago, Uptake Named #14 on "2019 Best Places to Work"

BloombergNEF names Uptake as a 2019 New Energy Pioneer

Uptake is a 2018 Fortune Best Places to Work in Chicago

SupplychainDive names Uptake the 2018 Innovator of the Year

Uptake is a Business Insider 2017 Hottest Startups to Watch

AmericanInno recognizes Uptake in Chicago Inno’s 10 Coolest Companies

BuiltIn Chicago names Uptake 2017 Startup of the Year

Uptake is Forbes Hottest Startup of 2015

Chicago Inno - Brad Keywell wins EY World Entrepreneur of the Year

Chicago tech veteran Brad Keywell just became the third U.S. founder to win the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year award.

June 10, 2019

Business Insider -
Sunday ritual

This successful CEO says his Sunday ritual keeps his employees more in tune and makes his week more productive.

May 19, 2019

Bloomberg - Buffett’s Squeezing More Power Out of Wind With This Software

Uptake - Report finds that the untapped energy of the current U.S. wind fleet is enough to power all of the homes in Chicago

VentureBeat - 10 startups outside Silicon Valley to watch in 2018

Reuters - U.S. startup Uptake valued at $2.3 billion in new funding round

Modern Luxury - Men’s Book Chicago: Eternal Entrepreneur

LinkedIn - Top Companies Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now

World Economic Forum - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about empowering people, not the rise of the machines

The Boss Files - Brad Keywell with Poppy Harlow “The Ultimate Entrepreneur”

Inc. - If You Love Your Idea, Here’s Why You Need to Kill It

PitchBook - The 11 fastest US startups to a $2B valuation

Forbes - Meet The Hottest Companies In Cloud Computing For 2017

CNBC - Uptake Named #5 on CNBC Disruptor List

Fortune - Exclusive: Berkshire Hathaway Energy Inks Deal with Data Crunching Startup

Yahoo - 18 of the Hottest Under-the-Radar Startups to Watch in 2017

Chicago Tribune - Brad Keywell, On the Internet of Things

Caterpillar, the sixth-largest public company in the Chicago region, and Brad Keywell, one of the city's wealthiest venture capitalists, are teaming up on a new startup, called Uptake. 

March 5, 2015

NYT - Midwest Startup Achieves Rare $1 Billion Valuation

The latest company to reach $1 billion or more in valuation upends the stereotype of such so-called unicorns: It is profitable, is based outside Silicon Valley and partners with centuries-old manufacturing companies.

October 27, 2015

Forbes - How Uptake Beat Slack, Uber to Become 2015’s Hottest Startup

Bloomberg - Buffet’s Squeezing More Power Out of Wind With This Software

Fast Company - Pentagram Visualizes The Devil

Stanford Social Innovation Review - Giving Your Genius: A New Approach to Corporate Philanthropy

Fortune - The Race to the Internet of Things

Bloomberg - Brad Keywell: We are Disrupting the Blind Spots

CNBC - Why Warren Buffet is Betting On This Software Startup

Chicago Tribune - Uptake is Growing Fast, See How Their Office

World Economic Forum - Uptake Named Tech Pioneer by World Economic Forum

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