Minnesota Tech Q4 2014 Capital Review: 10 Ventures Raised $34m

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5693558-green-tree-growing-currency-with-dollar-sign-on-white-backgroundAt least 10 different Minnesota tech ventures received $34m in funding during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to information collected and analyzed from October 1 through December 31, 2014.

The data includes on the record activity compiled from multiple sources. This proxy of current local funding activity and trends is a worse case scenario as there are always undisclosed transactions not factored.

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Anthem data breach affects 300,000 Minnesotans

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By Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune

“About 300,000 Minnesotans were affected by the massive data security breach reported earlier this month by health insurer Anthem Inc., the state Commerce Department announced Tuesday.

Indianapolis-based Anthem reported to Commerce that the Social Security numbers of more than 206,000 Minnesotans were compromised, according to a news release from the department.  Commerce says that other personal information from another 100,000 Minnesotans was compromised as a result of the cyberattack on the company in late January. The information included names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, employment information and income data.”

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Mayo Clinic IP Spinout Launches App For International Travelers

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“ROCHESTER, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Travel Health and Wellness LLC announced today a new iOS app, My Travel Health,” on the Apple App Store. The app allows international travelers to learn about health alerts in their destinations, take precautions before departing and better address illnesses and medical conditions while traveling.”

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Minneapolis mom launches DIY website for handmade kids clothing

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By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

“A Twin Cities startup is launching a website that lets consumers create handmade clothes for their kids without sewing a stitch.

Amber Gunn Thomas started Minneapolis-based The Patchery after leaving a marketing career to pursue independent consulting work and spend more time raising her children.”

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Meet A Minnesota CTO: Eric Scheel

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Eric ScheelThank you to Andcor Companies for underwriting the Meet a Minnesota CTO series.

Eric Scheel is the CTO of Minneapolis-based Magnet 360

How long have you been working in technology for and what is your technical background?

I have been working with technology for over 20 years. I have degrees in both Management Information Systems and Marketing. I consider myself a Marketing Technologist.

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Minnesota tech startup Janulus wins again on Kickstarter

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By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

“A Minnesota startup is on its way to closing out a third successful Kickstarter campaign, raising more than $29,000 for its latest invention: A single cable capable of charging up and connecting an array of devices.

Clarkfield-based Janulus (formerly known as Skajaquoda Group Inc.) set its fundraising goal for the campaign at $20,00. It’s raised $29,623 from 435 backers as of Friday afternoon and still has 25 days left to go. It’s set a “stretch goal” of $50,000, money it would use to launch a white version of the cable.”

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Former JAMF Software CFO Dan Kinsella joins Sport Ngin

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“Today, we are excited to share that Dan Kinsella has joined Sport Ngin as Chief Financial Officer reporting to COO John Tedesco. Dan brings over 25 years of corporate financial leadership and has been a part of building several successful technology companies, most recently as CFO of JAMF Software. Dan received a BA, Accounting from the University of St. Thomas.”

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Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur: Ben Jordan on Fundraising

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Ben Jordan Sense AIThank you to Split Rock Partners for underwriting the Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur Series.

Minnesota Tech Entrepreneur Ben Jordan is the founder and CEO of Sense AI — a mobile startup company that recently raised a $500k first round.

We reached out to hear more about his firsthand experiences and advice for peers:

Was this this first time you’ve raised investor capital and what was the process like for you?

Yes, it’s a first for me. Our process was unique and interesting…although I wished we could have closed earlier, we did accomplish what we set to.

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