Thank You Sponsor: InboxDollars

by The TECHdotMN Team

InboxDollarsIt is important we recognize those who sponsor TECHdotMN because their financial reinvestment advances Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you InboxDollars for reinvesting!

What does InboxDollars do?

InboxDollars is a rewards program that pays consumers cash for completing activities via our website and iOS + Android mobile apps. Activities include shopping online, taking surveys, watching videos, playing games, in-store tasks, and more. InboxDollars connects advertisers with consumers in a way that benefits both.

When/why/how did InboxDollars start?

InboxDollars was founded by Daren Cotter in 2000 while attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. As a broke college student, Daren’s entrepreneurial nature led him to exploring ways to make money online. He found success in the consumer rewards / affiliate marketing industry, and launched InboxDollars to bring a consumer-friendly program to the masses. By the time Daren graduated from college in 2004, InboxDollars was generating more than $2 million in annual revenue. Since then, the company has bootstrapped its way to nearly $30 million in annual revenue and 50 employees.

What is unique about the company?

InboxDollars has a unique culture that attracts new grads and experienced executives alike. Although they’ve been a successful business for over 15 years, they foster an entrepreneurial culture with the distinct advantage of having a strong balance sheet. Lunch-time trivia and epic Ping-Pong battles are daily occurrences. These values have landed InboxDollars a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for 6 years.

Why does your InboxDollars sponsor TECHdotMN?

A vibrant tech/startup community benefits us all. TECHdotMN is a catalyst for this community and InboxDollars is proud to help support their mission.

How Minnesota’s tech industry could improve?

Focus more on what we do well and the assets we have vs. comparing ourselves to other markets. There are many awesome, successful tech startups in MN. Let’s acknowledge and celebrate these success stories!

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