Capital Consumer Mobile Startups

Minneapolis startup Kidizen has closed on a $300k round of convertible debt, per SEC disclosure.

Kidizen’s mobile, peer-to-peer marketplace allows parents to buy and sell their children’s clothing, toys, shoes and other easily shippable items.

“It was a quick oversubscribed round,” CEO Dug Nichols says. “Open to close in three weeks.”

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Civic

Via News Release

“EDINA, Minn., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Creating IT Futures Foundation and EMERGE Development Community are partnering to bring the foundation’s IT-Ready career program to young adults in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood in North Minneapolis. IT-Ready trains and certifies information technology (IT) workers and helps place them into their first paid IT role.”

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Hardware Robotics

By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

“By 2012, the confident executives of ReconRobotics had positioned the company, surging thanks to government contracts, as the poster child of a new Upper Midwest trade group, “Robotics Alley,” and the emerging industry of all things drones and robotics.

The future remains bright for the industry. However, ReconRobotics is broke.”

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