As the Managing Director of gener8tor Minnesota, Martell is taking over for gener8tor’s gBeta ‘pre-accelerator’ program and also spearheading the introduction of an actual fund + accelerator in Minneapolis slated for mid-2017
Thanks to local startup CartStack for underwriting our new MN E-Comm Captains series focused on leaders in the online retail sector.
In 2011, at age 22, Carey had grown his online retailer to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America at #403. Last year, Modern Automotive Performance exceeded $15M revenue, a 35% increase YoY.
What exactly do you sell online?
Automotive performance parts, primarily for two specific niche vehicles – though we also sell parts for other vehicles. Our focus thus far has been on sport compact turbocharged vehicles.
When and how did you get started in this niche?
How long have you been working in technology for?
I have been working in technology for over 20 years. I learned BASIC as a kid, C/C++ in college, and I have worked extensively with Java and most recently with Ruby on Rails.
What are you focused on right now?
Right now we are expanding our solution from a single product to an extensible open API. We are also working on integrations with a number of B2B eCommerce systems.
Via News Release
Tucker will guide Zubie’s efforts as it accelerates its growth across the automotive sector while building on a strong position within the insurance and fleet sectors. Growth in these markets will further expand the scale of Zubie’s data insights, which will in turn enhance the value proposition for all enterprise customers.”
Via News Release
“EAGAN, Minn., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced that Tom Vanderheyden has joined the organization’s senior leadership team as president of diversified business. In this new position, Vanderheyden oversees all strategies for expanding diversified businesses investments, bringing new health care products and solutions to market, and commercializing existing products and services.”
GovDelivery CEO Scott Burns has stepped down following the merger with Colorad-based Granicus announced last October.
In an interview at the time, Burns said that the ‘future was unknown’ when queried around his role and the combined corporate leadership moving forward.
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By Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune
“Sona Mehring, founder of CaringBridge, will retire from the social network she created that hundreds of thousands of people have used to convey their journeys through health troubles and triumphs.
Mehring started the Eagan-based nonprofit organization 20 years ago to help friends share information about a premature baby. Predating Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, CaringBridge is now widely seen as a positive space online for people to gather, communicate and coordinate the care of people they love.”