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 […]

Straight Shot Graduate HuntForce Raises $400k to Transform the Trail-Camera Industry

As Straight Shot, Omaha’s first accelerator, nears demo day on Thursday, the seven companies are in fundraising mode. One of the companies, HuntForce, can breathe easier as they pitch in front of the expected crowd of 400 mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs. […]

Leap2 Describes the Legwork Behind Fundraising

One of the most rewarding parts of our job is being able to help startups fulfill their potential. Every startup needs capital and strategic assistance, and both can be hard to come by, especially in the Midwest. Fundraising announcements can […]