NE Minneapolis enterprise venture IVDesk picks up cash

Northeast Minneapolis firm IV Desk has raised $935k + $1m in what appear to be separate private placements, according to a string of SEC Disclosures. [1][2]  The math indicates that $900k is still open of a larger, $2m round.

IV Desk offers private managed cloud SaaS for SMB’s:
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Minnesota Doc goes entrepreneur with QwikLife for healthcare on demand

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QwikLifeAaron Babb spent his entire adult life focused on fulfilling the childhood dream of one day being a doctor. 

Once he got there, everything changed.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree at St. John’s University, the South Dakota native completed medical school at Georgetown and entered intoa with a residency program at the Mayo Clinic.  His path was picture perfect, that is, until he was exposed to the intersection of healthcare and technology in a way that would change his course.

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Uhack Intercollegiate hackathon connecting campuses

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UhackThe Association of Computing Machinery at the University of Minnesota (ACM) is initiating an intercollegiate hackathon called Uhack.

“We want to have some fun while strengthening the network of college students who are interested in collaborating cross-campus,” says ACM board member and big data student Conner Cowling.

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As Agosto cozies with Google, Irfan Khan named new CEO

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Minneapolis Google enterprise products and services firm Agosto has named its co founder and CTO Irfan Khan as CEO, replacing Aric Bandy.

“We’re having a great run with Google and it just made sense for us from a transformation perspective,” says the new “product focused CEO.”

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The Foundation is expanding Minneapolis & launching San Diego

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The FoundationIT service provider The Foundation will expand its local footprint and its coastal one next month, says operator Matt Woestehoff.

“We’re growing and running out of space,” so he and 18 others are moving out of a co-location spot with Atomic Data and into the Ford Center in October.

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Which tech startups will be at Twin Cities Startup Week?

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TCSWThe inaugural Twin Cities Startup Week has arrived.  It commences tomorrow night, features a host of various tech and startup related activities, and culminates with a weekend hackathon.

If you’re looking for some signals, here’s a list of those coming out this week in order of their appearance:

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Outsell going for $2m equity round

OutsellMinneapolis software & services firm Outsell is fundraising a $2m equity round with $209k closed, according to a recent SEC filing disclosure.

“Outsell develops digital marketing software that offers [automotive industry] clients the ability to engage with consumers across distributed sales networks from the national to the local level.”

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