[UPDATED] The Top 25 VC Backed Tech Ventures In Minnesota

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Updated as of 5/21/2019: An examination of Minnesota based technology companies based on the gross amount of investment capital received since inception.  Excluding Private Equity (majority buyout) deals & debt financing, here are Minnesota’s 25 most funded tech firms based on public disclosure and years of archived reporting:

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[UPDATED] Tech Co’s Coming To MN + Those Moving Up, Down, Around & Out

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Given the rate of geographic change and rearrange happening in Minnesota’s technology industry, these physical movements are tracked for further trending analysis.

Whether it’s a startup graduating from coworking into their first office, a company going intrastate from one side of town to the other, or those departing, even outgrowing Minnesota.

The goal is as always, to be as thorough as possible, and if something was missed please leave a comment:

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Amid Record Revenues, Code42 Cuts ~10% Of Staff In 55 Person Layoff

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Code42 – Minnesota’s second most funded tech firm with $137m VC – confirmed that it has let go of about 55 people, about 10% of their global workforce.

The company declined to comment further on details of the affected geographies and departments only to share this message from CEO Joe Payne late Wednesday:

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Code42 Names John Emerick CFO

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, a leading data security company, announced today that John Emerick joined the company as its chief financial officer.

Emerick brings to the position a 30-year career, during which he has driven top-line growth, operational efficiencies and profitability at a variety of well-respected private and public companies.”

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Former Digital River & SuccessFactors VP Jeremy Bauer Named CIO At Code42

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Code42, the leader in cloud-based endpoint data security and recovery, announced today that Jeremy Bauer has joined the company as its chief information officer (CIO). Bauer brings with him extensive information technology (IT) and security experience in building world-class infrastructures for cloud-based enterprise software solutions that service millions of users.”

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Code42 Will Dig Deeper Into Education Sector

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“MINNEAPOLIS — Code42, the leader in cloud-based endpoint data security and recovery, announced plans to expand its presence in the education market.

The company is deepening its commitment to and focus on this segment by building out a dedicated vertical business unit that will include marketing and sales functions. Today, Code42 serves more than 700 higher education institutions and K-12 schools across North America, as well as seven out of the eight Ivy League universities.”

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Local Software Veteran Rob Juncker Joins Code42 As SVP Of Product Development

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Rob Juncker photo.Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, the leader in cloud-based endpoint data protection and recovery, today announced that Rob Juncker has joined the company as senior vice president of product development. Juncker brings more than 20 years of experience in security, cloud, mobile, and IT management. In previous roles, he helped evolve companies from IT management technologies to security-focused solutions.”

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Which MN Tech Companies Made The 2017 Inc. 500 | 5000

Inc. the magazine “written for the people who run growing companies” released today their 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.’

Overall, 86 Minnesota headquartered companies earned their place on this years list based on self-reported revenue gains over a three year period; we’ve identified 38 as tech in nature — either product or service model.

Last year there were approximately 41 tech companies, while 2015 saw 48 and 2014 was 39.

Leadpages is Minnesota’s highest ranking tech company with $21.1 m 2016 revenue and 1,477% 3 year growth, coming it at #297 (down from 148 in 2016).   Rochester app development/managed services firm Trbhi reached second place for Minnesota tech at number 466 on the list, while Blaine-based JP Ecommerce reached third with 835% 3 year growth and $3.6m revenue last year.

Here is a snapshot of Minnesota tech companies on the 2017 Inc. 500 / 5000:

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