I’m Carlos Seoane, the Cofounder & CEO of Extempore, And This Is How I Work

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Thanks to Fueled Collective for underwriting our How I Work series!

 

Minnesota entrepreneur Carlos Seoane is the CEO of Extempore, an edutech startup cofounded with his wife Susana Perez after 16 years in corporate America.

What one word best describes how you work?

Perseverance.

What is your current device/hardware/office setup?

Top of the line Apple products all around. This is the one area where you can’t skimp when you run a technology company. Also, screen real estate is like happiness: you can’t have too much!

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[UPDATED] PRM Sues DEED & GreaterMSP Over Withholding Of Amazon HQ2 Bid

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Updated 8/13: PRM has added GreaterMSP to an amended lawsuit on multiple counts while DEED still maintains it “never collected, received, maintained or disseminated the unsuccessful proposal that is the subject of the complaint.”

“Minnesotan’s deserve to know…” Ehling told Minnesota Lawyer in a recent article.

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Minneapolis Startup Releases App That Helps Parents Manage Children’s Screen Time

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Via Star Tribune

“William Heathershaw was looking for a new project after moving from Silicon Valley to Minneapolis to be closer to his native Iowa. During a visit with his sister, he noticed how she and her husband struggled with controlling their children’s screen time on the iPad he had given as a gift. “I said, ‘Why don’t I work on a solution here?’”

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Eden Prairie HQ Parallel Technologies Names Amy Anderson CFO

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Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS – August 9, 2018 – Parallel Technologies, an industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, has named Amy Anderson to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

A significant expansion of her previous role as Financial Controller, Anderson now oversees the company’s accounting, internal audit compliance, human resources & recruiting, IT systems, marketing communications and purchasing functions.

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Stella Backs Georgia Digital Health Care Startup Fusionetics

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Via News Release

“MILTON, Ga. and EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Fusionetics, a leader in sports medicine and musculoskeletal performance health care, announced a capital investment by Stella Development, a division of the same parent company (Stella) as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Fusionetics will use the capital primarily to fuel growth of its Fusionetics system in the health care sector.”

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Football Tech Startup GoRout Catches $1M in Seed Financing

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Via Twin Cities Business

GoRout LLC, a buzzworthy Rochester-based football technology startup that began as a tenant in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, has raised $1 million in a seed financing round and is growing quickly, according to city leaders.

GoRout was founded in 2013 in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator by CEO Mike Rolih. Its communications technology for football teams is like a wearable smartphone: During practices, players sport a shockproof digital display on their forearms, enabling coaches to eliminate huddles and thus maximize their practice time, reduce mistakes and improve communication.”

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[UPDATED] The Top 15 VC Backed Tech Ventures In Minnesota Right Now

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Updated 8/9/18: Expanded from top 10 to top 15

Original 5/31/18: In light of RedBrick’s recent exit (following $75m in VC funding), we are re-examining Minnesota headquartered 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 15 most funded tech firms based on public disclosure and years of reporting:

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