Founded in 2013 by Ryan Broshar, BoomBoom specialized in allowing artists to sell items to mothers, a social commerce niche that played along the lines of Etsy.
Scribology is the company’s unique method for creating moving graphics that communicate by using hand-drawn whiteboard videos. Here’s a classic example in action that conveys Weird Al Yankovic’s mission statement:
As another major snowfall descends upon the Twin Cities, avoid the expensive aftermath of a tow by arming yourself with the right technology.
“End the panic! Know exactly where to park during a snow emergency. Get push notifications when an emergency is declared, AND when it’s time to move your car. See the snow emergency parking rules laid out in a beautiful, crystal-clear timeline. Read each rule spelled out so that it makes perfect sense. Breathe easy and enjoy the falling snow!”
The paint may still be drying, but Assemble’s new Minneapolis coworking space is officially open for business, beginning today.
Headquartered in Chicago, Assemble inked a lease for the fifth floor (16,000 ft.) last summer at what’s known as the ’15 Building’ downtown. Sandwiched between between Hennepin and Nicollet Ave, this space is most recognizable for the colorful Bob Dylan mural.
Millions later and months in the making, they join the local landscape of options for freelancers and startups to consider home.
The TECHdotMN Quarterly Capital Review underwritten by RedPath & Company is a comprehensive look at all things money in Minnesota tech every quarter.
For five years running, we’ve been following the paper trail to bring clarity around Minnesota’s investment climate. The review serves as proxy for private funding activity, including: crowdfunding, incubators, angel investments, venture capital,
corporate strategic and equity.
At least 52 different Minnesota tech ventures received $155m+
of investment capital during the fourth quarter of last year according to information collected and analyzed from October through December 2015.
Let’s take a closer look at what happened in Q4 2015:
[Updated 1/25/16 8:30 CDT – disclosed investors include: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), HealthEast Care System (Minnesota), and McKesson Ventures.]
Founded in 2013 by Thompsom Aderinkomi, RetraceHealth combines video telemedicine with face to face house calls for a blended delivery model. This approach is designed to lower time and cost associated with the traditional physician-patient process.
A total of 47 merger and acquisition tech deals involving Minnesota-based firms were reported in 2015, down from 63 in the previous year.
Although this is the most comprehensive tally of local tech deals, it’s imperfect because there are always off the record/undisclosed transactions. By the numbers:
Enterprise Rising has announced the speaker lineup and startup demos for the upcoming February 16th conference in downtown Minneapolis.
In four weeks, a star studded list of Midwest speakers who either invest in or run enterprise SaaS startups will be taking to stage to share their experiential wisdoms.
The featured event speakers include: