What should we ask Code42 CEO Matthew Dornquast?

by The TECHdotMN Team

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Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 10.57.29 PMWe’ll be sitting down to talk with Code42 co founder & CEO Matthew Dornquast at 1pm central today for an update since our interview last year [1][2].

Founded in the aftermath of the dot com bubble by Dornquast, Brian Bispala and Mitch Coopet — Code42 has become a global force in the online backup space with Crashplan.  Headquartered in Northeast Minneapolis, they have raised $52.5m in VC with 328 employees and $40m annual revenue (1/14), according to Forbes — which has twice named them ‘one of America’s most promising companies’ [1][2].

Do you have a great question?  Submit it here…the more specific, the better!

Thank You sponsor: Code42

by The TECHdotMN Team

Code42_Logo_Horizontal_ColorIt is important to recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their contribution helps to advance Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you Code42 for reinvesting and supporting the cause!

1) What does Code42 do and why?

Code42 securely manages and protects the world’s data. We’re best known for CrashPlan, category-leading, cloud-based endpoint backup for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, including many of Minnesota’s (and the world’s) top brands. We also innovated and recently launched SharePlan enterprise-grade file sync and share to facilitate real-time collaboration between employees while enforcing corporate security requirements. We protect data that’s important to users at any level: from family photos and personal documents, to mission-critical data and innovative research.

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Two Minnesota tech firms among ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’

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ForbesAmericasMostPromising1Two Minneapolis tech companies — Magnet 360 & Code42 — are among America’s Most Promising, according to Forbes.

“Over the course of four months we reviewed hundreds of applications from businesses across the country. The final assessment is based on growth (both in sales and hiring), quality of management team and investors, margins, market size and key partnerships. Then we spoke to each company to make sure we didn’t miss anything.”

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Thank you TECHdotMN site sponsors!

by The TECHdotMN Team

Two-thumbs-up1Two thumbs up for those who financially support the TECHdotMN mission!

These site sponsors underwrite the news, storytelling and data that serves the Minnesota tech community. A portion of their sponsorship goes directly to helping local youth increase their digital literacy through BRIDGEdotMN.

PRIMARY SITE SPONSORS:

 

Code42-Software  Code42 Software – Started out as a software development company in 2001, Code 42 Software is the creator of CrashPlan, CrashPlan PRO, and CrashPlan PROe award-winning onsite, offsite and cloud backup solutions for home, businesses, and enterprise.

 

Scrimmage  Scrimmage – builds learning and communications platforms that allow you to take advantage of the interplay among hardware, software, and content so that your people learn faster, stay aligned, and get better at what they do.

 

JAMF-Software  JAMF Software – was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Originated in Eau Claire, WI, we code all winter to provide our customers with best-of-breed management software for the Apple platform.

 

Maverick-Software-Consulting  Maverick Software Consulting – a first-of-its-kind program that brings together top computer science students with corporations seeking U.S.-based software development and testing talent.

 

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NativeXNativeX – a leader in innovative monetization and user acquisition solutions for mobile and web apps.

 

Atomic-DataAtomic Data – founded in 2001, provides data center colocation, private cloud and connectivity solutions, 24×7 support, voice-over IP, and Microsoft development and hosting solutions for customers large and small throughout the globe.

 

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Arthur-VenturesArthur Ventures – began with a simple goal in mind, to seed and enable growth in our Partner companies. We are a VC firm based in Fargo and Minneapolis that partners with technology companies who seek enduring change in our world.

 

Fredrikson-ByronFredrikson & Byron – we’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic legal counselors.

 

InboxDollarsInboxDollars – InboxDollars is an online loyalty marketing company that connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both.

 

OTHER SITE SPONSORS:

 

AndcorAndcor Companies – Since 1969, Andcor Companies, Inc. has been helping build extraordinary emerging companies within a broad array of industries through customized professional search services and strategic organizational design and development.

(Jobs & Freelancers Board)

 

QONQRQONQR – a cross-platform, massively-multiplayer, location-based game of strategy where players capture territories on the map of the real world.

(Data Directory)

 

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Code42 intros new enterprise product ‘SharePlan’

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, endpoint data protection and management solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today launched SharePlan. A secure, enterprise sync and share platform, SharePlan enables users to work without interruption while empowering IT to seamlessly protect and manage enterprise data. SharePlan is available via private cloud, public cloud and hybrid deployments.”

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MediaBeacon Partners with Code42

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, private and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, and MediaBeacon Inc., an award-winning, enterprise digital asset management (DAM) solutions provider, today announced the companies have partnered to develop MediaBeacon R3wind, a new DAM solution featuring Code42’s cloud-based enterprise endpoint backup platform.

Available immediately, MediaBeacon R3wind enables enterprises to easily back up entire DAM libraries to a public or private cloud, roll back metadata changes, and restore digital asset volumes or individual assets. R3wind works seamlessly with MediaBeacon’s existing R3volution digital asset manager.

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Which Minnesota tech companies made the 2013 Inc 500/5000?

IInc5005000nc., the magazine “written for the people who run growing companies” recently released it’s annual ranking list of the country’s top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies with an emphasis on the top 10 percent of the list — the ‘Inc. 500.’

We’ve identified 37 Minnesota based tech companies (depending on that definition – this isn’t an exact science). 6 software, 6 e-commerce, 20 IT services, and 5 misc. tech companies are represented are based on self-reported revenue gains over a three year period.

Field Nation is both the highest ranking tech company and overall across all Minnesota industries, coming it at #44 out of the 5,000 nationwide. With 15 employees, the Minneapolis headquartered firm has grown some 6,031% to $27.7m in revenue. Fitness on Request (255) and Magnet 360 (360 – really?!) rank second and third in the tech segment, respectively.

The information below provides a unique glimpse inside some of Minnesota’s fastest growing privately held high tech companies 2013, according to Inc.. For previous years, see: 2010; 2011; 2012.

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Catching up with Tekne winners at the MHTA Spring Conference

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MHTA_SpringConferenceLogo2012More than a thousand technology professionals, educators, policymakers and entrepreneurs gathered downtown on Tuesday for the Minnesota High Tech Association’s signature Spring Conference Event.

Throughout the day, an Innovation Stage featured presentations from select 2012 Tekne Award winners. Some pitched their products, while others shared best practices; of particular interest was re-connecting with those companies on the move to hear more about where things are at — and headed.

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Multiple Minnesota tech leaders make Ernst & Young Upper Midwest Entrepreneur Of The Year finals

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ernst & Young LLP today announced the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in the Upper Midwest region. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.”

[Minnesota tech finalists: Apex Information TechnologiesBrian Kueppers; Code 42 SoftwareMatthew Dornquast; Intertech, Inc.Thomas Salonek; JAMF Software, LLCChristopher “Chip” Pearson and Richard “Zach” Halmstad; ReconRobotics, Inc. – Alan Bignall; The Nerdery – Mike Derheim.]

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Code 42 announces partnership with Internet2

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Minneapolis, Minn. – April 23, 2013 – Code 42 Software Inc., developers of private and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, announced today that Internet2-member campuses will be able to provide students, faculty and staff secure, continuous protection of data stored on laptops and desktops.

Internet2 is a member-owned advanced technology community, which provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions.”

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