Named “Best Consumer Web Startup”

Built In Chicago “Moxie Awards” Honor as One of the Most Innovative Companies in Chicago Named “Best Consumer Web Startup”

Built In Chicago “Moxie Awards” Honor as One of the Most Innovative Companies in Chicago

Thursday, June 8, 2017 -, the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear, was named “Best Consumer Web Startup” at the sixth annual Moxie Awards. The local award ceremony, hosted by Built In Chicago, honors the entrepreneurs and companies that push the Chicago tech community forward.

“Our growing team comes to work each day to make the best place online to buy and sell music gear. While we do it, first and foremost, because we’re passionate about making the world a more musical place, it’s incredibly encouraging to be recognized as an innovator in the local tech community,” said David Kalt, CEO and Founder at “Reverb is the third business I’ve built in Chicago and there’s no doubt that our success has been aided by the city’s supportive ecosystem.”

Chicago was recently ranked the 6th top tech city in the world by KPMG’s annual Global Technology Innovation Report, which measures top innovation hubs outside Silicon Valley. Reverb, which was also a finalist for “Most Disruptive Startup” and “CEO of the Year,” was selected from thousands of local entries and joins a diverse lineup of winners ranging from heavy machinery e-commerce startups to companies pushing the envelope in data-driven cancer treatment, education, and empowerment of voters.

"The range of industries represented in this year's Moxie Awards is a perfect illustration of our tech ecosystem's biggest strength," Built In Chicago Co-founder and CEO Maria Christopoulos Katris said in a statement. "Our entrepreneurs are solving real problems in industries they understand."

“Not only is Collin extremely qualified to build and lead our in-house legal functions, he’s also immensely passionate about Reverb’s mission,” said Kalt. “As we continue our quest to make the world a more musical place by making it easy to buy and sell music gear, Collin will be an integral part of our growth.”

To view the full list of winners, visit Built In Chicago.

About Reverb is the online marketplace to buy, sell and learn about new, used, and vintage music gear. Since launching in 2013, has grown into the world’s most popular music gear website, connecting millions of people around the world to the gear and the inspiration they need to make music. The marketplace is comprised of hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers – from beginner musicians, mom-and-pop shops, and boutique builders to collectors, large retailers, popular manufacturers, and rock stars. At any given time, the site has roughly half a million listings ranging from electric, acoustic and bass guitars to effects, studio gear, synthesizers, drums, DJ equipment, orchestra instruments, music-making software, and more.

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