MindMixer Raises Largest Prairie Round to-date

We have been proud partners to Nick Bowden and Nathan Preheim since the first time they walked into our offices and pitched this crazy little idea, MindMixer. They were tenacious. They knew the market they were trying to disrupt. And, […]

Software Is Eating VC

Software is eating the world, as Marc Andreesen so eloquently put it. It is certainly a great time to be a software venture investor, given the late-stage valuations we are seeing and the inefficiencies in archaic industries being eroded daily […]

Taking a Science Fair Approach to Startup Networking

 Earlier this month, I attended Beta.MN hosted by one of our co-investors, Ryan Broshar of Confluence Capital in Minneapolis. This science fair-like event for startups was a fantastic opportunity for the more than one dozen companies to present and pitch […]

Adding the ‘kayak.com’ of job searching platforms, Briefcase, to our portfolio

In the roll call of technological backfires, online job searches may well be at the top of the list. Originally embraced as a means for anyone, anywhere to see, apply and even pre-screen for available positions, such digital services were […]

VentureBeat Guest Post: Why Nebraska Startups Should be on Your Radar

In Nebraska, valuations are low, potential revenues are high, and founders are humble to a fault. Entrepreneurs from the region work their tails off to create a business — that’s the Midwest mentality and approach. From my perspective as an entrepreneur and […]

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