Thank You Sponsor: InboxDollars

by The TECHdotMN Team

InboxDollarsIt is important for us 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?

InboxDollars is a rewards club that pays members cash for completing activities on their computers, tablets and phones. Along with, and, InboxDollars connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both. They reward members for their everyday activities such as reading emails, taking surveys, playing games and signing up for offers.

What is the history of the company?

InboxDollars was founded by Daren Cotter in 2000 while attending Minnesota State. By the time he graduated college, InboxDollars was turning into a successful business. The company moved to its first office location 2006, and then moved to their current location in Mendota Heights two years later.

What is something unique about InboxDollars?

InboxDollars has a unique culture that attracts new grads and experienced executives alike. They have a work-hard, play-hard mentality, so the employees aren’t afraid to really buckle down during the day. However, you’ll find trivia going on during lunchtime and you’ll frequently find employees dueling over the Ping-Pong table in the afternoon. These values have landed InboxDollars a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for 6 years.

Why do you sponsor TECHdotMN?

A vibrant tech/startup community benefits all of us. TECHdotMN is a catalyst for this community and InboxDollars is proud to help support their mission.

How could the Minnesota technology industry improve from your perspective?

Although the state is overflowing with great tech thinkers and new ideas, Minnesota still lacks a well-developed funding pipeline for early stage tech start-ups. The state could benefit from more formalized tech funding incubators and other early stage investment groups that provide the necessary and helpful infrastructure for entrepreneurs looking to build their ideas. Heading to the coasts for major VC funding should not be a requirement to success for non-healthcare innovation in Minnesota.