[Updated] Which 95 Tech Companies Based Outside Minnesota Have A Presence Here?



Building off our exploration of tech companies coming to Minnesota and moving around town – is which tech companies based outside of Minnesota have a presence here? 

That is what we seek to thoroughly understand in this running column.

Presence — for the purpose of this research — is defined as two or more employees that consistently work together in a professional office environment (coworking counts since many local expansions do start that way).

Here’s an ongoing list for starters, we will add to this & update over time:

ReachLocal – Headquarted in California & officed locally in NE Minneapolis with approximately 20 people.

Particle (formerly Spark) – Headquartered in California; estimated 40 employees with 3 in CoCo Uptown.

SmartThings – Headquartered in California with a Minneapolis office at 308 E Hennepin Ave.

Spok – Headquartered in Virginia, with an Eden Prairie office that employs approximately 140 here of 625 overall.

SiteImprove – Formed & Headquartered in Denmark with approximately 50% of 400 overall employees local to Minnesota.

Amazon – Seattle headquartered with a local office inside the T3 Building (up to 100 sq. ft).  Headcount unknown.

Queue-It – Headquartered in Denmark with US operations based in Minneapolis as of this year.

Ascentis – Headquartered in California with a Minnesota office in Eden Prairie.

Cludo – Headquartered in Denmark, with US operations based in Minneapolis as of this year.

Updated 10/18:

FMG Suite – is based on San Diego with a ~13 person office in Duluth.

TruSignal is headquartered in San Francisco with a ~10 person office in St. Cloud.

Concur (SAP Company) – Based in Washington with an office in St. Louis Park.

Microsoft – Headquartered in Washington with multiple offices around Minnesota.

SportRadar – Owned by German parent Sportradar AG (2013 acquisition of SportsData) with 106 FTE & 124 PTE in MN.

Updated in November:

The Iconfactory – North Carolina-based pixel pushers have a ‘North’ office in CoCo with 7 people as of May 2017.

Pandora – opened an office inside IDS Center mid 2015 w/ estimated 2o people.

Softcrylic – IT services provider headquartered in New Jersey with office in Minneapolis.

Camp Native – headquartered in Washington with 3 people in Minnesota.

Cray – Approximately 375 employees of 1,300 total inside MoA office.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Arctic Wolf Networks reportedly (paywalled) has 27 people in Minnesota at 11995 Singletree Lane in Eden Prairie.

Updated 12/15:

West Monroe, headquartered in Chicago, has a MN office with ~33 ppl at 123 N 3rd St., Suite 500

Modern Tribe is based in NorCal and has a ~10 person Minneapolis office at 431 Taft in NE Mpls.

Buzzfeed Minneapolis has~30 people inside 945 Broadway Street NE, Suite 200

Pantheon planted in Minneapolis last year via NodeSquirrel acquisition

Windlogics, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, has at least 50 ppl in St. Paul

Updated 1/16/2018

iFactr has an office in Mendota Heights, owned by Zebra Technologies in San Diego (division of Motorola)

Anaplan  headquartered in San Francisco, has a Minnesota office in downtown Minneapolis

Veritas is based in Mountain View, CA, and maintains a presence in Roseville.

MoneyGram is headquartered in Texas and has an operations center in St. Louis Park.

SignalFX is centered in San Mateo, CA and has an office here in Bloomington

Updated 2/15/2018

Rally Health – headquarted in DC, has an office at 212 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (backed by Optum/UHG)

Tesla (via Perbix buy) is now established in Brooklyn Center

Perficient, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has an office at  100 N 6th St. #850B, Minneapolis, MN

Vital Images, a subsidiary of Canon, has an office in Minnetonka

Securus Technologies has an office in Woodbury with 12 employees approximately.

Updated 3/19/2018:

Oracle is headquartered in Redwood City with an office in Minneapolis from 2005 ReTek acquisition.

Greatcall, based in San Diego, has a Minnesota office via purchase of Healthsense

Brandless – A San Francisco based e-commerce firm, has an office in Minneapolis w/ ~30 ppl.

ScienceLogic has a small office in Bloomington following the AppFirst acquisition.

New York headquartered IBM still has a presence in Rochester.

Updated 4/29/2018:

Teradata (CA) has an office in Burnsville, MN

Renaissance Learning (WI) has an office in Minneapolis at 400 N 1st Ave #150, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Engie Insight (WA) has space at 180 E 5th St. #1101 St. Paul

Tata (India) is found at 8300 Norman Center Dr Suite No 600, Bloomington, MN

Contently (NYC) is in St. Paul via the Docalytics Acquisition of 2016

Preventice (TX) has an office in Rochester

Seagate (CA) maintains an ever shrinking workforce in Shakopee

Shutterfly has a presence in Shakopee (and presumably will be taking over Lifetouch’s space)

Unisys (PA) has had an Eagan facility for some time (3199 Pilot Knob Rd Eagan Minnesota 55121 United States)

Updated 5/29/2018

Gravy is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with 3 (including cofounder) in Minnesota.

GrocerKey is also based in Madison, Wisconsin with a founder and team in Minnesota.

Infor, based in NYC, has a presence in St. Paul due to Lawson buyout in 2011.

Belgium-based Esko via Mediabeacon buy in 2015.

cPrime is headquartered in California with a downtown Minneapolis office.

Dallas, Texas based Omnitracs bought XRS in 2014, leading to a local office.

Update 6/21:

Arctic Wolf Networks, HQ in Sunnyvale, CA has an office at 11995 Single Tree Lane, Suite 227 Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Camarillo, CA-based Xirgo maintains a Firmware Development Center at 4600 W 77th Street, Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN

Solera of Westlake, Texas has local offices in Eagan, Marshall and Roseville, Minnesota.

European firm Pinnaca has a Bloomington office here at 8000 Norman Center Dr., Suite 250 Bloomington, MN 55437

FICO, once a MN headquartered company relocated to San Jose, California, yet maintains footprint at Rosedale Corporate Plaza 2665 Long Lake Road Bldg. C

Update 7/26:

PEIR based in Henderson, NV has a satellite office in Mpls.

Rogue Wave Software is based in Colorado with an office in Rochester

Crowdstrike from CA has a local outpost at 100 Washington Ave in Minneapolis with round 15 people

Grandpad based in Orange, CA has 30 people in Minnesota in Minnetonka

WEX Health HQ in Connecticut has an office in Edina

FPX is based in Frisco, TX with local offices in Minneapolis and Mankato

Upated 8/23:

Canadian Firm Optel has an office in Minneapolis at 3033 Campus Drive, Suite W230 via Verify Brand buy in 2017.

North Carolina HQ SAS Software has an office in Minneapolis via IDeaS Acquisition in 2008

Sovos from Massachusetts has an office at 9800 Bren Road East, Suite 300 Minnetonka, MN 55343 USA

San Jose, CA HQ Adobe has a Minnesota office in Arden Hills

Updated 10/15/2018:

SPC Companies in Blaine is wholly owned by Schaumburg Illinois’ Convergince Technologies after acquisition in 2017.

NYC-HQ Urban FT maintains a local office in Brooklyn Park.

Barometer IT, owned by Seattle Firm Changepoint as of 2015, has an office in Northeast.

Thomson Rueters is globally headquartered in Toronto with a large presence in Eagan, Minnesota.

Verisk Retail with ~30 people in Bloomington is owned by Jersey City HQ Verisk Analytics.

Updated 12/18/2018

Staywell – PA HQ w/ office at 1020 Discovery Road, Suite 100, Eagan, MN 55121, US

Illinois based TransUnion has a St. Cloud office now via acquisition of eBureau last year.

Omnitier, based in Milpitas, CA, maintains an office in Rochester Minnesota.

China’s Mobvista has an office in St.Cloud & Mpls after buying NativeX.

Updated 1/14/2018:

Austin HQ Nurocor has an office in Rochester w/ 4 people here in MN.

ArcherPoint, HQ in Atlanta, has an office in Chanhassan  7935 Stone Creek Drive #10 w/ 8 people.

Navitaire, owned by Amadeus in Madrid, Spain, has est. 600+ in Minneapolis.

Acuo Technologies has a Bloomington (8009 34th Avenue South, Suite 900) office, but was bought by Lexmark in 2013 Acquisition and subsequently sold to Hyland (OHIO).

Well-Funded Seattle Startup Qumulo Is Opening A Minneapolis Office

Updated 2/7/2019:

Mindtree has an office in Minneapolis via Magnet360

Teksystems is HQ in Hanover, MD with an office in Minnesota.

Ojo Labs HQ in Austin has an office in Mpls via Wolfnet Acquisition.

Chico, CA based NavigationNorth has an office in Minneapolis in the Scout Workshop

Datalink in Eden Prairie is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arizona’s Insight.

Updated 3/12/2019:

TI Health is headquartered in New York City and has a Minnesota office at: 3509 W 44th St Minneapolis, MN 55408

Tripplanning.biz – has three people at WeWork in Capella Tower downtown:  225 South 6th St.

NuMSP has a MN presence via acquisition of Network Medics in Oct 2018  &  Zero1Zero in Feb 2018.*

MatrixCare in Minneapolis is owned by San Diego-based Resmed as of 10/2018.*

Denmark HQ Columbus (formerly Interdyn BMI) has a Minneapolis office at 3001 Broadway St NE, Suite 320.

National Business Systems in Eagan is owned by New Jersey’s OSG Business Services.


[Further analysis will differentiate between those that are (a) headquartered out of state with a sister/satellite office in Minnesota (b) those which are wholly-owned/independently operated subsidiaries of larger parent companies and (c) those headquartered outside the US with US offices in Minnesota]


  • Frank Jaskulke

    vital images is headquartered in Minnetonka and they are a subsidiary of Canon. Toshiba sold its medical business to Canon in 2016.


    • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

      thanks Frank, updated – LMK if any other health tech companies come to mind…

  • Matt Bauer

    You’re missing CrowdStrike, Inc. We have a decent size office in Minneapolis and hiring for pretty much everything.

    • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

      Hi Matt, where is it located and how many people are there?

      • Chris Gwinn

        100 Washington Ave in Minneapolis. Around 15 people, mostly engineering.

        • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

          OK, I will add it to the list next update; how/why did that office end up in Minnesota?

          • Chris Gwinn

            A member of the CrowdStrike founding team is here, and additional people accreted over time.

          • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

            Oh. Who is that? 15/1,000+ people = +/-1.5% of overall workforce

            Maybe some locals will reap nice profits if that $3b valuation liquefies?