At least 119
Minnesota tech ventures raised $173m investment capital in the calendar year 2014 according to information collected and analyzed from January 1 through December 31.
The data includes on the record activity compiled from original reporting and additional sources. It goes way beyond what you’d find in legacy media — which ignores most of the tech startup funding activity in Minnesota for some reason?
As a proxy of current local funding activity and trends, a worse case scenario as there are always undisclosed transactions not factored.
The largest deal of 2014 was a $15m D round for Sport Ngin; the smallest was a $6k crowdfunding win. In between that are 117 unique deals archived and added below. Here’s a breakdown of the year by quarter:
Relative to the previous record funding year for Minnesota tech, 2014 was basically even. We counted one more unique company and ($9m) variance. Here’s a look back at 4 years prior for reference and research: