Q&A With Gary Tucker, The CEO Of Best Buy-Backed Connected Car Startup Zubie

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Gary Tucker is the CEO Of Best Buy-backed connected car startup Zubie.


 

What is Zubie?

Zubie is an end to end connected car platform. Utilizing an OBD2 dongle, cellular data, and cloud services, we aggregate and analyze data in mobile and web apps. Our entry level fleet management product provides location, diagnostics, safety/performance, and trip information.
 

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[VIDEO] Piranha Pool 2018 Startup Pitches

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Back and popular as ever was the 2018 Piranha Pool held at Minnebar on Saturday, organized by local attorney Jeffrey Robbins.

Piranha Pool is Minnesota’s own live take on the TV series “Shark Tank,” whereby local tech investors Ed Cannon, Cathy Connett and David Russick heard from three pre-revenue tech startups on the spot: Travel Labs, Nightware, and Little Acorn Shave Co:

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Edutech Startup Reflection Sciences Names Former Capella Exec Jeff Shelstad CEO

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Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS – April 18, 2018 – PRLog — Reflection Sciences Inc. announced today that it has appointed Jeff Shelstad as the company’s chief executive officer, succeeding co-founder Stephanie Carlson, who will move into the chief science officer role for the company. Shelstad was most recently vice president and general manager at Capella University.”

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Q&A With Local Crate CEO Frank Jackman On The $1.4m Raise

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Ecommerce meal subscription service startup Local Crate closed a $1.4m seed round last week and now we learn more about that milestone from cofounder & CEO Frank Jackman.

 
What is your objective with Local Crate?

Local food is one of the fastest growing food trends, surpassing that of organic, but without a clear leader in this space since it’s highly fragmented between co-ops, restaurants, family farms, etc.

There is great opportunity in the food system to combine technology for efficiency, freshness, quality, and even cost savings. Today we are meal kits, which is how we’ve identified the need, and from there we will expand.   Our ultimate goal is to become the first nationally recognized local food brand based on a decentralized system.

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VC-Backed Bright Health Racks Up Members, Revenue

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Christina Farr, CNBC

Bright Health, a start-up backed by $240 million in venture financing, thinks it has figured out how to make money in the complex world of health insurance. Little has been shared about Bright’s strategy, as it’s still early days for the start-up. But a newly released state regulatory filing shows that the company grew to about 12,000 members in Colorado in its first year.”

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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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