Flipgrid Plans To Expand Under Microsoft

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Via Star Tribune

CEO Jim Leslie is continuing as the boss at Flipgrid, in the wake of its acquisition this summer by the education division of huge Microsoft.

“I and the entire team are in Minneapolis making Flipgrid the best student voice platform we and our educator community can imagine,” Leslie said in an e-mail message. “Our team of 22 Flipgrid employees is expanding in Minneapolis. We’re adding engineers and designers right now!”

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Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur: Team Runerra On Dropping Out Of College For The Cause

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The Runerra team L-R: Niel Patel, Sam Lerdahl, Josh Chang, Bharat Pulgam.

In this Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur series curated by Sean Higgins and underwritten by Router Ventures, we hear from the four college dropouts who recently gave it up to go all in on their startup, Runerra.

Runerra is a 2018 Minnesota Cup student division semifinalist, a Techstars + Target 2018 Retail Accelerator Startup, and one of our Pre-Revenue Tech Startups To Watch.

What is Runnera?

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VC-Backed ilos Videos Changes Name To VidGrid

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Via News Release

“ST PAUL, MN (August 14, 2018) — ilos Videos announced today the launch of video’s most interactive platform. Going beyond recording, editing, hosting, and sharing; the new platform transforms video into a two-way conversation by empowering anyone to capture knowledge, converse with the audience, and control the flow of information.

This coincides with a name change to VidGrid. The new name was inspired by the way that VidGrid harnesses the power of video to turn any organization, into a video organization.”

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Sansoro Health Raises $8m Series B Financing

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“MINNEAPOLIS (August 14, 2018) – Sansoro Health, Inc., a pioneer in data integration for health care, today announced an $8 million Series B investment led by LRVHealth, with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Healthy Ventures.

The funding will accelerate the adoption and evolution of its Emissary software platform, which facilitates robust integration of digital health applications with electronic health records (EHRs).  Sansoro Health has raised a total of $14.5 million.”

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I’m Carlos Seoane, the Cofounder & CEO of Extempore, And This Is How I Work

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Thanks to Fueled Collective for underwriting our How I Work series!

 

Minnesota entrepreneur Carlos Seoane is the CEO of Extempore, an edutech startup cofounded with his wife Susana Perez after 16 years in corporate America.

What one word best describes how you work?

Perseverance.

What is your current device/hardware/office setup?

Top of the line Apple products all around. This is the one area where you can’t skimp when you run a technology company. Also, screen real estate is like happiness: you can’t have too much!

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[UPDATED] PRM Sues DEED & GreaterMSP Over Withholding Of Amazon HQ2 Bid

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Updated 8/13: PRM has added GreaterMSP to an amended lawsuit on multiple counts while DEED still maintains it “never collected, received, maintained or disseminated the unsuccessful proposal that is the subject of the complaint.”

“Minnesotan’s deserve to know…” Ehling told Minnesota Lawyer in a recent article.

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