Thank You Sponsor: InboxDollars

by The TECHdotMN Team

It is important to recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their contribution helps to advance Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you InboxDollars for reinvesting!

What does InboxDollars do and why?

InboxDollars connects consumers and advertisers together in a way that benefits both. Consumers earn cash rewards for engaging in a variety of online and mobile activities, such as searching, shopping, taking surveys, playing games, watching videos and more.  Advertisers can reach millions of engaged consumers, and most importantly only pay for results that are delivered. Since its founding, InboxDollars has paid consumers more than $35 million while delivering substantial value to its advertising partners.

When did the company start & where is it based?

InboxDollars was founded by Daren Cotter in 2000 while attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. After graduating in 2004, Cotter focused on scaling the company and building a first-class team.  Since then, the company has grown more than 10-fold. InboxDollars has been on Inc 5000’s list 5 years in a row (2008-2012); it expanded internationally into the UK with InboxPounds in 2012and into Canada with DailyRewards in 2014.  The company is based just outside St. Paul in Mendota Heights.

What is something unique?

InboxDollars is a self-funded start-up and has been profitable every year since its founding.  It is in a phase of significant expansion, growing its workforce over 35% in the last year (and still hiring!) as it expands into mobile and international markets.

Why do you sponsor TECHdotMN?

We sponsor TECHdotMN because we want to support the growing ecosystem that fuels and inspires our company.  We are excited about the future of the Minnesota tech community and believe that TECHdotMN provides an excellent forum for us to learn and grow from each other.

How could Minnesota’s tech industry be better from your perspective?

We would love to see stronger mobile mindset and skillset developed not just from entrepreneurs but within the larger tech industry.