MN SportsTech Vets Rob Phythian & Paul Charchian Are Bringing Fanball Back

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Reach, relationships, money, tech, team, and experience — many of the big boxes are already checked for SportsHub Technologies. The new holding company formed and operated by legendary local entrepreneur Rob Phythian includes the resurrection of Fanball, an earlier career win with partner Paul Charchian.

“This is our coming out party,” he begins by saying.

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Gravie Raises $14.1 Million Series C, Tops $44m In VC Funding

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Gravie, provider of a reinvented health benefits marketplace, today announced a $14.1M Series C funding round led by new investor GE Ventures with participation from existing investors, including FirstMark Capital, Aberdare Ventures and Split Rock Partners. This investment brings the total raised by the company to over $44M since 2013.“We’re excited to have GE Ventures as an investor as we continue on our journey of improving health benefits for employers and consumers,” said Abir Sen, co-founder and CEO. “This funding enables us to continue on our path of rapid growth and help employers and consumers get better healthcare.”

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The Q2 2017 Capital Review: 33 Minnesota Tech Ventures Topped $198m of Funding

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dundee research underwriterAt least 33 different Minnesota tech ventures received a combined $198m of investment capital during the second quarter of 2017 according to information collected and analyzed from April 1 – June 30, 2017.

This research underwritten by Dundee Venture Capital provides our readers with unparalleled transparency into the funding facts of Minnesota’s tech industry.

It’s compiled from multiple sources as proxy of local market activity: crowdfunding, incubators/accelerators, angel investments, venture capital, corporate arm and private equity. Consider it a worse case scenario as there are always undisclosed transactions not included; therefore the actual figures are higher, although unknown.

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How St. Paul Startup Ilos Is Optimizing Video For the Workplace

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By Kate Lerette, Twin Cities Business

“When Nick Stokman entered the workforce as a college intern, he didn’t expect to make a discovery that would evolve into a fast-growing company, let alone a company with 3M and General Electric as its customers. Two years after launching, St. Paul-based ilos has over 200 customers, from prestigious universities to Fortune 500s, using its platform.”

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Beta.MN / Byte: FUNL

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

FUNL – http://funlapp.cohttps://www.facebook.com/FUNL-117539128851992/

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

Young adults are rapidly shifting away from long-term, committed dating, to casual encounters and hookups that fit into their busy lives and free mentalities. FUNL recognizes the motivation within this population to seek hookup partners, while also acknowledging the many barriers of entry to doing so. By tackling issues from safety concerns to approach anxiety, FUNL is offering a platform that will become an integral part of young adult nightlife.

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Target + Techstars Retail Accelerator Announce The 2017 Class Of Startups

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“We are excited to announce the 10 startups that will be joining us in Minneapolis for our 2017 Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target. We kick things off this week and are looking forward to three months of awesomeness, capped off by Demo Day on October 11.

The focus of these startups ranges widely—from theft to warranties to personalization—and founders come from as near as Minneapolis and as far as Belgium. While in Minneapolis, the startups will have access to a range of mentors who will provide feedback, answer questions and offer advice to foster the startups’ growth and development.”

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What Do These Minnesota Tech VCs Have To Say About Due Diligence?

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Earlier this month, reader Kelly Kuhn-Wallace laid out a thoughtful approach for entrepreneurs to consider when vetting new investors, a topic not often discussed.

While there’s definitely room for more input and conversation there, we were prompted to hear from the other side about how investors view their own due diligence. This is generally known as the process of reducing risk by verifying what is being said by the entrepreneur, and the underlying facts about them and their business opportunity as its positioned.

Hear what four different reputable Minnesota tech VCs have to say about due diligence:

Greg Beaufait  – Dundee Venture Capital; Cathy Connett – Sofia Fund; Ryan Broshar – Matchstick Ventures; Patrick Meenan – Arthur Ventures.

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