High Five For May


The top 5 most popular articles in March by readership, underwritten by CodeSavvy:


Minneapolis AI startup Aftercode has raised $2.1m according to CEO Mitch Coopet. “We will use the funding to bring this product to market and demonstrate traction,” he says of the intention, without really explaining exactly what the product is…at all.


“Minneapolis, MN, May 17, 2017– Atavium, Inc, announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $8.65M Series A funding round led by Rally Ventures and Grotech Ventures, with participation from Origin Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Brightstone Venture Capital and G-Bar Ventures. Atavium has created a unique data management platform that has allowed initial customers to mine, categorize, and maximize the value of their data.”


Silicon Prairie Online creator David Duccini is poised to change the mechanics of money from Minnesota. The consummate technologist has kept his eyes glued on two moving targets for the last few years while patiently waiting for that window of opportunity.  Between the maturation of blockchain technology and the legalization of equity crowding, this prophetic entrepreneur sits at the confluence, ready to strike gold.



Venture-back Field Nation is planning to move headquarters from one part of Minneapolis to the other, according to EVP Teri Calderon.  She says it’s a combination of lease expiration at 901 Marquette Avenue (AT&T building) and staffing growth that prompted the decision to change to 706 2nd Ave S., inside the Baker Center.


Great North Labs is a new technology incubator in St. Cloud to “build new startups that apply breakthrough technologies to disrupt large markets.”