We invest in the best of the best, in MN and the Midwest

Our Investments

We believe MN entrepreneurs are awesome. We invest in scalable, early stage companies. We’re industry agnostic, with companies in healthcare and health IT, medical devices, enterprise and SaaS, food and beverage, agtech, and CPG.

Exited

Core Biome
CoreBiome
Exited Rapid, accurate, affordable microbiome sequencing. Acquired by OraSure.
Dispatch
Dispatch
B2B software and delivery service
structural
Structural
Platform to connect employees to increase enterprise productivity. MN Cup winner
Stempnix
StemoniX
Accelerates drug discovery with low-cost, high-volume process for growth of stem cells.
upsie
Upsie
Affordable, easy warranty experience for all you electronic devices. Techstars Retail 2017
Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
End-to-end scholarship and grant management platform
Equals3
Equals3
Creators of Lucy - AI to democratize enterprise data for quick insights
Ambient Clinical Analytics
Ambient Clinical Analytics
Creators of AWARE software (FDA Class II), a clinical bedside decision support tool to lower healthcare costs and improve outcomes, using Mayo licensed technologies
SwineTech
SwineTech
Brings AI to the pork industry to reduce sow and piglet deaths
Balance the Superfood Shot
Balance the Superfood Shot
Gives you 1/2 of your daily organic fruits and veggies, all in a 2 oz shelf-stable shot
Oculogica
Oculogica
Creator of EyeBox, the first FDA authorized non-invasive concussion diagnostic aid.
Omnia Fishing
Omnia Fishing
E-commerce site specializing in fishing gear, including shop-by-lake map
Hummingbird
Preceptis
Maker of Hummingbird TTS, a lower-cost alternative for pediatric ear tube procedures, the most common pediatric procedure.

Exited

Joia
Joia
Exited
Sparkling beverage using all-natural fruits, herbs and spices. Acquired by Prestige Beverage Group
Kidizen
Kidizen
Parent-to-parent marketplace for buying and selling pre-loved kid items
Learn to Live
Learn to Live
Online mental health therapy for stress, depression and social anxiety, based on proven principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Pursuit Vascular (R1)
Pursuit Vascular (R1)
Maker of ClearGuard, the only FDA cleared device to reduce risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections
Starting 11
Starting 11
Sports Tech company with live Premeir League fantasy soccer app
Corvida Medical
Corvida Medical
FDA-cleared Halo device, a smarter Closed System Transfer Device for chemotherapy.
NoSweat
NoSweat
Peel and stick inside sports helmets, hard hats and gear to wick away sweat.
OppSource
OppSource
Sales engagement platform that leverages machine learning
Attune Medical
Attune Medical
Proprietary medical device technology platform to precisely control whole-body temperature in the operating and emergency rooms.
ProcessBolt
ProcessBolt
Exited Enterprise solution for efficient risk assessement of complex and connected vendor landscape.
Five Friends Food
Five Friends Food
Makers of Nomi refrigerated Fresh Bars sold nationawide
75F
75F
IoT solution to control, analyze and optimize commercial HVAC systems.
Tradelanes
Tradelanes
Platform to digitze and automate supply chain for shippers, merchants, exporters, importers. Techstars Farm To Fork 2018
Hennepin Life Sciences
Hennepin Life Sciences
Developing a spectrum solution approach to safely kill bacteria, fungus and viruses, while eliminating bacterial mutations that lead to superbugs.
MicroOptx
MicroOptx
Developing a novel, miniaturized, Nano fabricated implant to treat glaucoma
Gila Therapeutics
Gila Therapeutics
Clinical-stage pharma company developing novel treatments of metabolic diseases like obesity
B-Mogen
B-Mogen
Gene delivery and editing solutions for antibody validation, human disease research and mitochondrial DNA editing. With some technology licensed from Mayo.
Realief Neuropathy Centers
Realief Neuropathy Centers
Delivering proprietary treatment for pain, numbness, tingling, diziness due to peripheral neuropathy, through franchises across the US
Allergy Amulet
Allergy Amulet
Exited Portable food allergen and ingredient detection device.

Exited

DonorPath
DonorPath
Data insights engine that offers online fundraising solutions for nonprofits. Acquired by Network For Good.
Naiku
Naiku
Edutech platform incorporating assessments, feedback, tracking
Thrill On
Thrill On
Online destination for sharing videos, pictures and products based on the sports and outdoor activities you love to do
Seeonic
Seeonic
Exited IoT technology for inventory management in the field and on shelf.
RoverMed
RoverMed
The only nano-capsule technology capable of delivering drugs directly to the nucleus of the infected cells, anywhere in the body
iCrime Fighter
iCrime Fighter
Secure mobile evidence management tool for law enforcement agents.

Exited

Pedia Solutions
Pedia Solutions
All-in-one portable energy grid, using solar power, to provide energy to those who don't have reliable access
RiteSoft
RiteSoft
SaaS solution for warehouse management for small and medium sized businesses
POPS! Diabetes
POPS! Diabetes
Exited Digital platform to monitor and manage A1C count, including POPS! one Glucose Monitor (FDA-cleared)
MyRain
MyRain
Exited Solving water security problems in India by leveraging technology to delier drip irrigation to small-plot farmers and creating a sustainable network of distributors and users.
Needls
Needls
Targets and optimizes Facebook and Instagram ads by monitoring social media in real-time
Past Investments
  • Peppermint
  • Lumena
  • Buyer Curious
  • Bavia

Driving Midwest Innovation.

What is Angel Investing?

What is Angel Investing?

Angel Investors fill an important niche in the funding process for start-up businesses. Most start-ups begin with investments from founders, friends, and family- but when those investments aren’t sufficient to grow the business large enough to attract traditional Venture Capitalists, angel investors may be the perfect bridge. Below is additional information about sourcing.

 

EXTERNAL LINKS:

https://gust.com/founders/raise

https://articles.bplans.com/5-essentials-for-angel-investment/

https://www.thebalancesmb.com/what-are-angel-investors-392985

https://www.rockiesventureclub.org/colorado-capital-conference/how-do-angel-investors-differ-from-venture-capitalists/

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