Deep Dive With When I Work CEO Chad Halvorson On The $15m Round

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When I Work CEO and Founder Chad Halvorson

 
St. Paul software startup recently picked up $15m in venture capital to fund their vision of becoming a global time tracking and scheduling solution for companies and their employees.

We connected with Halvorson for a deep dive around this milestone and what he sees for the future:

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MN IoT Startup Anser Innovation Stacks Up More Funding For PetChatz V2

PetChatzAnser Innovation, maker of the IoT hardware/software product PetChatz, is raising more investment capital again– to the tune of $2.5m with $950k committed.

The round started in 5/2015 with $600k, increased to $1.6m, and has continued to climb based on the market opportunity and capitalization needs, says founder and CEO Lisa Lavin.

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HelpSystems CEO Believes In An Open-Book Style Of Leadership

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chris-heimBy Patrick, Kennedy Star Tribune

Chris Heim believes in sharing with the employees of HelpSystems — all the way into an equity stake in the company.

“We share everything. We share financials, we share wins, we share losses,” said Heim, chief executive of the Eden Prairie IT software company and named the leadership winner in the midsize company category.”

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MNStarter Aims To Be Minnesota’s First Equity Crowdfunding Portal

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Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 9.23.25 AMNow that intrastate equity crowdfunding is finally here, it’s time to take advantage of the opportunity.

In that pursuit, MNstarter has emerged as the first candidate to raise its hand as potential portal operator for issuing companies to connect with local investors.

“MNstarter will be a home for Minnesota businesses seeking to crowdfund capital and for residents who want to own a piece of the future,” says co creator Allison Miettunen.

The initiative is collectively driven by Miettunen, BreAnna Fisher, Joel Stewart, Joel Vaughan and Joe Strommen.

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Wisconsin’s gener8tor Accelerator Is Expanding Into Minneapolis

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gener8torWisconsin-based tech accelerator gener8tor is making a move into the Minneapolis tech scene this summer, say founders Troy Vosseller and Joe Kirgues.

Their expansion begins with “no equity pre-accelerator” gBETA program starting in fall with their signature accelerator planned for the summer of 2017 — contingent upon raising sufficient capital beween now and then.

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BCBS of MN Adds Another Local Healthcare Startup To The Porfolio

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Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 9.30.49 AM“ST. PAUL, Minn., June 22, 2016 — Livio Health Group, a startup company that provides mobile, on-site urgent and primary care to facilities and residences, announced today that it closed an early-stage funding round with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross).”

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New App Helps Travelers Clear Customs Quicker At MSP Airport

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mp_icon.ai_By Tim Harlow, Star Tribune

“With all the grumbling and complaints about long security lines at MSP this spring, here’s something that will help travelers get through the airport faster. On Monday, the airport began using a new app that makes it easier and faster for international travelers coming back into the country.”

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Apple Brings Kids Coding Camps To Minnesota Retail Stores

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By Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 12.32.40 PM“Apple this summer is expanding its lineup of Apple Camp sessions to include a new course that teaches children the basics of coding. Aimed at children ages 8 through 12, the new 3-day session will use software from Tynker to introduce concepts of block-based coding and will allow kids to program Sphero robots. These classes will be small – capped at around a dozen attendees – and are opening to registration [MOA, Uptown, Southdale, Rosedale Center, Ridgedale] this morning alongside others in Apple’s ongoing summer camp series.

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