Q&A With Apruve CEO Michael Noble On The $6m Series A Round

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Minneapolis B2B Fintech Venture Apruve announced raising $6m series A at the end of January.

Apruve uses a ‘credit automation platform’ to help organizations extend payment terms to their customers without added back office costs, cash flow concerns, or financial risk.

Let’s hear more about this milestone from the source, CEO Michael Noble.

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I’m Michael Noble, CEO of Apruve, and This Is How I Work

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Thanks to CoCo for sponsoring our new How I Work series!

Apruve has developed a B2B credit network which allows small business owners to safely and securely extend credit payment options to their customers.  The network integrates with both ERP and B2b eCommerce platforms to capture, manage, and finance customer orders placed with a credit card.

At the helm is CEO Michael Noble, who co-founded the company and continues to scale it. We spoke with Michael to learn about his work habits and the the way he operates Apruve on a typical day — inside and outside the office.

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Meet A Minnesota CTO: Dave Onnen, Apruve

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Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.06 PMThank you Andcor Companies for underwriting our Meet a Minnesota CTO series, where we get up close and personal with Minnesota’s chief techies.
 
The CTO: Dave Onnen, Apruve

How long have you been working in technology for?

I have been working in technology for over 20 years. I learned BASIC as a kid, C/C++ in college, and I have worked extensively with Java and most recently with Ruby on Rails.

What are you focused on right now?

Right now we are expanding our solution from a single product to an extensible open API. We are also working on integrations with a number of B2B eCommerce systems.

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Minneapolis Startup Apruve Joins Startup Accelerator Commerce Innovated

ApruveMinneapolis B2B fintech startup Apruve is one of four nationwide accepted to startup accelerator Commerce Innovated — a joint initiative between Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard.

Apruve is a payment and communication platform connecting B2B buyers and sellers. Business buyers want to get what they need now, but be invoiced for it later. To make this happen, sellers need to efficiently weigh the buyer’s credit risk and facilitate customized payment terms for purchases. Apruve automates this entire process for the seller, eliminating offline, manual accounts receivable tasks and giving a real time picture of captured and pending revenue in an eCommerce store. 

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[Video] 10 local startups pitch at Minneapolis’ Rise of the Rest

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Rise of the RestEarlier this week, ten local startups made their best five minute pitches to Steve Case and a panel of judges. At stake was 100k on the spot equity investment as part of an upper midwest roadshow called “Rise of the Rest” — designed to highlight entrepreneurs and startups between the coast.

In the end, 75 Fahrenheit wooed Case and grabbed that cash. Below are the pitches from each of the ten startups that participated:

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