Local Ecommerce Startup BoomBoom Prints Has Been Liquidated

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Local ecommerce startup BoomBoom Prints has been sold to an undisclosed local buyer for an undisclosed amount, according to CEO Brett Brohl.

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.

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Minnesota Tech Transplant TruScribe Launches TruGlyph iOS App

TruGlyphFast growing video production company TruScribe has released its first product, launching TruGlyph today to take their signature style to iOS.

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:

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Use These Mobile Apps To Navigate Snow Emergencies In Minneapolis & St. Paul

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Tow TimeAs another major snowfall descends upon the Twin Cities, avoid the expensive aftermath of a tow by arming yourself with the right technology.

Spanning both Minneapolis and St. Paul, the free Snow Alerts app by Bust Out Solutions has been out for a few years now for iOS:

“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!”

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Assemble Coworking Launches In Minneapolis

Assemble MinneapolisThe 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.

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A Record Quarter: 53 Minnesota Tech Ventures Raised $155m+ In Q4 2015

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Redpath3The 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:

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Updated: RetraceHealth Pulls More Investment & Stacks The Deck

RetraceHealth[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.]

Minneapolis startup RetraceHealth has raised another $500k equity to wrap up a $1m fundraising round that commenced earlier this year.

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.

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Enterprise Rising Conference Announces Speaker & Startup Lineup

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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.

Considered to the largest event of kind in the Midwest by organizer Casey Allen, Rick Zullo from Lightbank Capital in Chicago will keynote the show.

The featured event speakers include:

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