Q&A With Jim Simpson, CEO Of Newly Rebranded CRE Fintech Startup Dealboard

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Weeks ago, Crelow changed it’s name to Dealboard as a reflection of their evolving business model serving the commercial real estate industry.

With ~$3.5m in backing and a big as in billion dollar market ahead of them, we connected with cofounder and CEO Jim Simpson to catch up on where things are at in the evolution of things.

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The State Of Minnesota Launches New ‘Great Outdoors’ Website

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Via News Release

“SAINT PAUL – Just in time for Great Outdoors Month, the State of Minnesota announced the launch of a new online tool to help outdoor recreationalists find amenities at Minnesota’s parks and trails across the state.

The Minnesota Great Outdoors website allows people planning to visit parks and trails – both regional and state-owned – to easily filter their search based on location, accessibility, camping amenities, lodging, interpretive programming, rental equipment availability, and landscape features, among other interests.”

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[REPEAT] Aaron Kardell [2]

 

REPEAT is a special interview series underwritten by CliftonLarsonAllen where we take a deep dive inside the minds of Minnesota’s rare repeat technology entrepreneurs.  Repeat means to start a tech company, exit said company, and return start another one.

Aaron Kardell became a technology entrepreneur at age 14, and by 24 he had sold his first company. Today, he is the founder and CEO of Homespotter, a VC-backed mobile focused software company in the real estate industry. Part 1 can be read here.

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

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Building off our ongoing exploration of tech companies coming to and moving around town is which 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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Q&A With Doug Berg On The MyAlerts Sale To Think3

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Repeat Minneota Tech entrepreneur Doug Berg has done it again — this time with the start, scale, and sale of MyAlerts to Think3, announced yesterday.

We reached out to hear more about the deal from the source:

Why the decision to sell?

It was a long time coming…we’ve been at it for nearly six years here, I mean not that it was forever, but we’ve been in perpetual fundraising and business building mode for some time…

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Arthur Ventures Backs Another Out Of State Startup

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By Anthony Ha, TechCrunch

“Email marketing startup Stensul is announcing that it has raised $7 million. Stensul spun out of founder and CEO Noah Dinkin’s previous company FanBridge. Dinkin explained via email that the startup isn’t competing with the big email service providers — in fact, it integrates with ESPs including Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud and Marketo.

…Javelin Venture Partners led the Series A, with participation from Arthur Ventures, First Round Capital, Uncork Capital, Lowercase Capital and former ExactTarget President Scott McCorkle.”

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St. Paul Tech Startup ilos Pulls Key Execs With Google And Rackspace History

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Via News Release

“ST PAUL, MN — Fast growing interactive video startup ilos videos is recruiting high profile players from Google and Rackspace to lead their executive team. ilos is a leader in the interactive video space. Customers leverage ilos to communicate visual information that is better shown via a screen recording or video message than written out with text. With the platform, users can record their screens or webcams, and then add quizzing, surveys, and comments right on the videos to ensure that the message is communicated successfully.”

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Perforce Names Mark Ties CEO, Replacing Janet Dryer

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“MINNEAPOLIS, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announced today that Mark Ties has been named CEO, succeeding Janet Dryer, effective immediately. Dryer will continue with the company as Chair of the Board.”

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