MN Fintech Startup Upsie Sees More Investment


Minnesota fintech startup Upsie has picked up ~$100k between Village Capital and Access Ventures.

Founder Clarence Bethea was chosen as one of two ventures to participate in the fintech cohort of Village Capital’s peer to peer investment model, which comes with a $75k minimum and a summer’s worth of mentorship between New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Program partner and impact investor Access Ventures has committed an additional $25k to Upsie for their approach towards ‘solving financial problems faced by disconnected citizens’.

Upsie emerged in late 2014 as ‘a new way to warranty’ for gadgets and home appliances using a mobile first approach on iOS and Android.ย  Shortly after, they turned some heads when two former Best Buy chiefs [1][2] and one ex-Amazon exec joined the BOD.

Bethea says that Upsie has been heads down throughout much of 2016 and that he’s building momentum towards some bigger news from before the end of 2016. Stay tuned…


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