Local Startup Kaleidoscope Creates Scholarship Platform For Students And Brands

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By Anne Field , Forbes Contributor

“Struggling to make ends meet after his father was diagnosed with ALS, Greg Dehn’s family couldn’t afford to pay for his college tuition. So he applied to over 100 scholarship programs, eventually landing eight different ones that allowed him to attend and graduate from Colorado College in 1998. He later got an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Last year, Dehn started a company to return the favor. Called Kaleidoscope Group, the Minneapolis-based startup has a platform on which students can find and apply for private scholarships offered by companies and other organizations.”

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Ceridian Tops IPO Range To Get $462 Million

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By Alex Barinka, Bloomberg

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., the software maker backed by Thomas H. Lee Partners, raised $462 million in its initial public offering.

The company priced 21 million shares at $22 apiece, above the $19 to $21 price range marketed to investors, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The IPO gives Ceridian a market value of almost $3 billion, according to the number of shares to be outstanding after the offering and a concurrent private placement.”

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Ahrvo Aims To Take The Mystery Out Of Stock Picks

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By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

Appo Agbamu recently quit a $75,000-a-year job at U.S. Trust, a dream job for a young associate portfolio manager. However, Agbamu, 25, has an entrepreneurial dream. He’s founder of ahrvo.com, an investment app targeted at young people that went live at the Google and Apple online stores in January.”

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Fintech SaaS Firm Connexeo Raises $110m PE From Great Hill Partners

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Via News Release

“(Minneapolis, MN – April 9, 2018) — Connexeo Inc., a global software-as-a-service platform serving education and community organizations, has received a $110 million growth equity investment from Great Hill Partners, a leading Boston-based private equity firm focused on investments in high-growth, mid-market companies.”

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