StarTec Investments, LLC. is a private venture capital firm founded in 1998 by Joy J. Lindsay and Thomas J. McLeod, Sr. The primary investment focus on StarTec is early-stage technology companies located in Minnesota. StarTec makes investments ranging in size from $100,000 to $500,000. An early stage technology company seeking investment from StarTec needs to have a strong, experienced management team and proprietary technology that serves a large growing market. Representative companies from StarTec's portfolio include: Compellent Technologies, Gentra Systems, Halo Innovations, Hardcore Computer, Inc., Iconoculture, Magnum Technologies, Medisyn Technologies, Pramata Corp., Restore Prodcuts, WindLogis and XIOtech.