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ConvergeOne Is Minnesota’s Newest Public Tech Company: CVON



Via News Release

“EAGAN, Minn. and NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Forum Merger Corporation (“Forum”), and ConvergeOne, Inc., a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions, today announced that they have completed their previously announced business combination.

The business combination was approved at a special meeting of stockholders of Forum on February 20, 2018, and closed on February 22, 2018. In connection with the transaction, Forum has changed its name to ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc.”

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Target / Best Buy / Dundee / Matchstick – Backed Addstructure Bought By Bazaarvoice



Via News Release

“AUSTIN, Texas, February 23, 2018 – Bazaarvoice, Inc., a leading provider of consumer-generated content (CGC), advertising, and personalization solutions, today announced it has acquired AddStructure, a provider of state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies. The acquisition will strengthen Bazaarvoice’s core consumer-generated content offerings of online ratings and reviews and bolster shopper profiles across the Bazaarvoice Network.”

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Thank You 2018 Site Sponsors

by The TECHdotMN Team

Two-thumbs-up1Reinvestment is what makes or breaks a community, an industry, and the economic vitality of a region at large.

Greater reinvestment means that more seeds can be planted, cultivated, and harvested. This virtuous lifecycle has been around since  ~8,500 BC, though we’ve only been at it for eight years.

We fully appreciate those who support TECHdotMN via financial reinvestment of their hard-earned money. As an added bonus, we are the only media company in the state that always discloses sponsors/advertisers so our readers get full transparency.

If you or your company benefit in some way from TECHdotMN, may you consider reciprocating with the following sponsors who make it happen:

Primary Site Sponsors

LucidLift uses expert coaching and our proprietary data-driven coaching and training software to ensure that you succeed with Agile software development.



CliftonLarsonAllen helps private businesses and their owners achieve their dreams, from startup and entity formation to capital planning and succession.


Secondary Site Sponsors

Silicon Prairie Online is the premier MNvest equity and debt based crowdfunding portal built on blockchain technology.


InboxDollarsInboxDollars connects consumers and advertisers together in a way that benefits both; Since founding, InboxDollars has paid consumers more than $50 million while delivering substantial value to its advertising partners.


Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 7.15.00 PMCode Savvy is a not-for-profit inspiring kids and teens to become code-savvy, that is, to understand the kind of creative thinking that goes into coding, and to try out programming computers and devices.


Secured2 is the pioneer of new data security technology that uses a ‘shrink > shred > secure > restore’ methodology, combined with new compression technology that reduces the size of data by up to 90%.


SportsEngine is the leading provider of web software and mobile applications for youth, amateur and professional sports.


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There’s A New Tech Buyer In Town


In 2015 when Kevin McArdle was reassessing life from 360 degrees — career, location, family, etc. — he would put all of his options on the table.

As a former VP at enterprise healthcare giant Cerner, the Kansas City native was educated, experienced, and connected; he describes having no less than four legitimate opportunities on his plate at the time.

And he opted for the riskiest of them all by getting into the business of buying tech companies.

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