[UPDATED] The Top 25 VC Backed Tech Ventures In Minnesota

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Updated as of 5/21/2019: An examination of Minnesota based technology companies based on the gross amount of investment capital received since inception.  Excluding Private Equity (majority buyout) deals & debt financing, here are Minnesota’s 25 most funded tech firms based on public disclosure and years of archived reporting:

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Meda Announces 2nd Annual Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs

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“MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association) has opened up applications for its second year of the Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs. The Million Dollar Challenge is the largest minority entrepreneurial competition in the country, awarding $1 million in funding to minority businesses from across the nation.”

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Minneapolis Fintech Venture ClickSWITCH Secures $13m Series B

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ClickSWITCH, a turn-key solution that simplifies and automates the switch of direct deposits and recurring payments for financial institutions’ new and existing account holders, announced today that it has raised $13 million in Series B financing. The funding was led by Commerce Ventures and Point72 Ventures. This round of financing will further accelerate ClickSWITCH’s product roadmap, expand executive leadership, increase headcount within software development and sales teams, amongst other marketing plans for growth.”

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Startup Accelerator Gener8tor Coming To St. Cloud

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“ST. CLOUD — Startup accelerator gener8tor is coming to St. Cloud with the help of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. and more than a dozen area organizations and companies. The partnership is expected to help local entrepreneurs tap into gener8tor’s network of funders, mentors and programs aimed at getting startups off the ground.”

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Uponor Puts Another $6m Into Phyn

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“APPLE VALLEY, Minn., May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Uponor and Belkin have decided to invest an additional USD $12 million, $6 million each, into their joint venture company, Phyn, in 2019. The new investment will be used for ongoing research and product development for smart water solutions as well as continuing efforts to grow in the North American and European markets.”

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