It is important to recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their contribution helps to advance Minnesota’s technology industry.
Thank you Arthur Ventures for reinvesting and supporting tech entrepreneurship!
What does Arthur Ventures do and why?
Arthur Ventures is a venture capital firm. We invest in entrepreneurs that are building high-growth businesses that can be taken to a new level with some additional capital. We do what we do because we think that entrepreneurship is the backbone of a prosperous economy and there is nothing that makes us feel more optimistic about the future than being surrounded by founders looking to change it. We are located, and spend the majority of our dollars, in the midwest because we believe in the region and think there is no better place to build a company.
When did the firm start and where is it based?
Arthur Ventures was founded in 2008 by James and Doug Burgum. We are currently investing out of our $45M second fund, which we closed in 2013. Arthur Ventures has offices in Minneapolis and Fargo.
What is something unique about the Arthur Ventures?
Our team. We are a super cohesive group that has worked together in various capacities/organizations for years. This cohesion allows us to efficiently identify opportunities, move very quickly and enables our entire team to provide long-term support for the entrepreneurs we back.
Why does Arthur Ventures sponsor TECHdotMN?
We sponsor TECHdotMN because we see the positive impact the organization has on Minnesota’s startup community every day. Through TECHdotMN we have found companies that we ended up investing in, attended events we wouldn’t have known existed, and many of our partner companies have benefited from coverage and have filled positions through the job board. We are thankful for TECHdotMN’s place in our ecosystem and are happy to be a supporter.
How could Minnesota’s tech industry improve from your point of view?
To build on our strong momentum we need entrepreneurs with long-term commitments to Minnesota to continue to step up as leaders within our startup community. We see a lot of this happening today, which is great, but it must continue for us to have a sustainably strong community.
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
We’re super accessible and would love to talk with you. Whether you have an investment opportunity, are interested in working with one of our partner companies, want to learn more about Arthur Ventures, etc. just reach out. The best way to get a hold of us is to email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.