[Updated] Which Tech Companies Based Outside Minnesota Have A Presence Here?

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Building off our recent exploration of tech companies coming to and moving around town thiswhich tech companies based outside of Minnesota have a presence here? 

That is the question we seek to thoroughly understand in this running post.

Presence — for the purpose of the article — is defined as two or more employees that consistently work together in a professional office environment (coworking counts since many local expansions do start that way).

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Minnesota’s Top Lawyer Joins 21 Others In Suing The FCC

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By Brian Heater, TechCrunch

“A lawsuit filed today by the attorneys general of 22 states seeks to block the Federal Communications Commission’s recent controversial vote to repeal Obama era Net Neutrality regulations.

The filing is led by New York State Attorney General Schneiderman, who called rollback a potential “disaster for New York consumers and businesses, and for everyone who cares about a free and open internet.”

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Beyond the Data Teams With MN State Mankato To Teach The Masses About Big Data

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Via News Release

“January 17, 2018 – Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWeb) – Beyond the Data LLC, an innovative new education and advisory organization, today announced it is partnering with Minnesota State University, Mankato to offer a new certificate program that will jump-start working professionals in the Twin Cities into understanding and taking advantage of data & analytics and, in doing so, enhance their careers.”

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Minnesota Schools Start Outfitting Buses With WiFi

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By Dan Tynan, Edtech Magazine

“Students in Minnesota who live nearly an hour from a big city log plenty of time on buses, whether they’re traveling to away games with the hockey team or going on field trips with the science club.

Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minn., wanted to make those long bus rides more productive and help teachers put that otherwise wasted time to good use. But to do that they needed to put the internet on wheels.”

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SportsHub Technologies Is Stacking The Deck, One Deal At A Time

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Earlier this month, Minneapolis headquartered SportsHub Technologies completed its sixth acquisition under the direction of veteran tech entrepreneur and CEO Rob Phythian.

Not since SportsEngine’s rise has Minnesota seen the type of growth in a sportstech venture like SportsHub is experiencing right now by “hunting and building,” as he puts it. Let’s hear it directly from the source:

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First It Was Funding, Now ExceleraRx Seeks A New CEO

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Shortly after we reported on ExceleraRx’s $5.1m fundraising round earlier this month, CEO Jim Fox announced he would retire in early April, 2018. 

ExceleraRx is another classic example of a Minnesota tech company heads down for years making progress in the market with very few other even aware of them.

With that in mind, we connected with Fox to learn more about the company’s past, present, and future — including their search for a new leader:

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At Risk Of Hacker Induced Blackouts, Xcel Energy Beefs Up Cybersecurity

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By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune

“Electricity isn’t exactly a growth business, so Xcel Energy’s employee head count doesn’t budge much from year to year. One department is an exception: cybersecurity. Xcel employs more than 100 highly trained security analysts, compared with a handful just two years ago. Threats from hackers are intensifying and, with them, the specter of blackouts.”

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Thank You For Feedback

by The TECHdotMN Team

It’s time once again for us to thank our readers for their ongoing feedback — directly and/or indirectly!

We continuously welcome feedback on stories, subject matter, narratives, data — on how we can better serve Minnesota’s tech community. We maintain a very open comments system, read every email [info@tech.mn], and also accept it anonymously.

Thank you again :)

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