Minnesota Ecommerce Startup Atique Launches A Pair of VR Apps

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screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-11-36-22-amBy Tyler Gieseke

A jewelry showroom that customers can explore from the comforts of home is a now a virtual reality, thanks to the launch of local startup Atique’s new apps on iOS and Android.

The free apps give online shoppers access to a 360-degree showroom using their smartphones just in time for the holidays. With a Google Cardboard or similar VR headset hardware, they can get the fully immersive three-dimensional VR experience.

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Q&A With Perforce CEO Janet Dryer on the Seapine Acquisition

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Perforce Software moved corporate headquarters from California to Minnesota over the summer as former HelpSystems CEO Janet Dryer took the CEO role.

Formed in 1995, the company specializes in version management and collaboration software for the enterprise, now with 300 global employees across six offices.

With backing from PE firm Summit Partners Perforce acquired Ohio-based Seapine Software earlier this month; Dryer expanded on the deal for us thanks to our M&A underwriter Franklin Partners.

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How did you get to know Seapine and what was the primary appeal?

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R.F. Moeller Spins Out Antique Jewelry E-commerce Startup

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By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-11-36-22-am“In 1991, Mark Moeller snapped up a domain name many jewelers would love to have today: antiquejewelry.com.

Twenty-five years later, the name — which Moeller registered at no cost — is serving as the foundation for an e-commerce startup spun out of St. Paul-based R.F. Moeller Jeweler.  Called Atique, the company is led by President Katie Jones, a former member of R.F. Moeller’s marketing staff.”

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Outside In With Kristin Gunther of Revolution Growth

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screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-8-12-31-amOutside In: Q&A with tech investors from outside Minnesota

What is your name, title, firm/fund and Linkedin profile? 

Kristin Gunther, Vice President, Revolution Growth

What is the firm/fund located and what is the summarized founding history? 

Revolution is a venture capital firm based in Washington, D.C. The firm was founded by AOL co-  founder Steve Case, Donn Davis and Tige Savage in 2005. Revolution manages both early stage  (Ventures) and later stage (Growth) venture funds. I spend my time working on the Growth  fund.

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