[Updated] Which Minnesota Corporate VCs Are Making Tech Investments?

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In this running column, we are tracking which Minnesota corporations of all sizes are making strategic financial investments into external technology companies near and far. 

 

 

Added 2/18/19: 3m + Phlaygen (2019);  Allianz Life Ventures + Advizr (UNK); Allianz Life Ventures + Covr (2018); Optum Ventures + VIM; Optum Ventures + AbleTo (2019);

Added 11/30: Optum Ventures + RubiconMD; Securian + Gabi

Added 10/9: Stella +Ciresti Health

Added 10/4/2018: Added 10/3: Allianz + Covr; Cargill + Agriness; Optum + IDx

Related: Q&A interview w/ Emily Reitan of Allianz Life Ventures

Added 8/17: Fairview + Zipnosis (2015); Best Buy + Zubie (2012); Stella + Fusionetics (2018); Cargill + Descartes (2017), Allianz Life Ventures + Vestwell (2018) & Ladder (2018)

Added 7/13: US Bank + r3 (2018) ; UHG + Bind (2018) ; Inspectorio + Target & Ecolab (2018); UHG + Rally (2/2014); Securian + Gravie (2016)

Added 5/31: 3M + Propeller Health (2018)

Added 5/31: 3M + SEI (2014)Takadu (2013), VocalZoom (2012)

Added 5/24: Stella + Talix (2018)

Added 4/16: BCBS/Stella + Livio (2016)

Added 4/16: BCBS/Stella + Learn to Live (2015)

Related: Q&A With Tom Vanderheyden Of Stella /BCBSMN On Investing In HealthTech Startups (2018)

Added 4/16: Optum Ventures Leads $12m Round In Dublin’s LetsGetChecked (2018)

Related: Optum Names New CEO As Renfro Moves Over To Lead $250m VC Fund (2018)

Related: Optum’s Fund Balloons to $600k

Added 4/16: Mayo Ups Stake In DIY Genetic Testing Startup Helix (2018)

Added 2/28: Allianz Life Ventures + Gainfully (California) (2018)

Added 2/14/2018: Uponor + Phyn (California)

Added 2/6/2018: Toro + Greensight (Boston)

Added 1/31/2018: Cargill + Cainthus (Ireland)

Added 10/31/2017: Medtronic + Mazor Robotics (Israel)

As originally posted:

Mayo Makes Another Investment In Silicon Valley Startup AliveCor

Mayo Clinic Backs Software To Bring Cancer-Fighting Gene Therapies To Market

Mayo Clinic Backs AI Nurse Startup Sense.ly

Target + Techstars Retail Accelerator Announce The 2017 Class Of Startups

Target Leads $3.7m Round In Retail Tech Startup Inspectorio

Optum’s New VC Arm Invests $7.5M In HealthTech Startup SHYFT Analytics

Optum’s VC Arm Backs Mobile Data Startup Mindstrong Health

Optum + Buoy Health

Optum + Apervita

Allianz Life Ventures Makes A Strategic Investment In Fintech Startup Blooom

LifeYield – Follow-on Investment Announcement

Tomorrow raises $2.6M to help people buy life insurance, create wills, organize assets on an app

TechStars + Target Retail Alumnus Addstructure Closes $1.4m Led By Dundee

Minnetonka’s Medica Invests $34m In Mass IT Firm HealthEdge

Medtronic Puts Another $40m Into Mazor Robotics

 

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