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Not all rainbows for city's 'unicorns' : $1B value no guarantee of a smooth future for private tech companies

Jun 03, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

The office space in the old Montgomery Ward catalog warehouse where cancer-fighting data startup Tempus set up shop almost three years ago couldn't contain the company's growth.

Employees filled conference room tables and sat elbow to elbow at desks. The company, which gathers and analyzes data for doctors to use in cancer treatment, has more than 400 employees and adds dozens monthly. It moved to a larger space in the Near North Side building last week and is eyeing lofty goals.

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