Portfolio Company News

Video-Sharing Startup VidGrid Acquired by Chicago HR Tech Company [VidGrid, Minne Inno]

Video-sharing startup VidGrid acquired by Chicago HR tech company [VidGrid, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

SalesReach.io Closes $1.2 Million Seed Round [SalesReach, tech.mn]

Scholarship Development Startup Kaleidoscope Closes on $3M Series A [Kaleidoscope, Minne Inno]

Kaleidoscope Group Closes $3 Million Investment from Rally Ventures [Kaleidoscope, Yahoo! Finance]

TitletownTech leads $8 million round of funding for Oculogica [Oculogica, Green Bay Packers]

Minnesota’s Sezzle, which lets creditless people shop online, heads for an IPO in Australia [Sezzle, StarTribune]

Warranty startup Upsie raises $5M to grow team [Upsie, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

Upsie nabs $5M to build a direct-to-consumer warranty service [Upsie, TechCrunch]

After biggest funding round yet, StemoniX isn’t slowing down [StemoniX, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

StemoniX lands $14.4M to develop ‘micro-organs’ [StemoniX, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

HomeSpotter buys Spacio, adds office in Vancouver [HomeSpotter, StarTribune]

Dispatch Raises $7.8M Series A to Fuel U.S. Expansion And Triple Team [Dispatch, TECH{dot}MN]

Tech startup Dispatch raises $7.8M, plans hiring spree [Dispatch, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

Omnia Fishing Raises $1 Million to Launch Shop-By-Lake Concept [Omnia Fishing, Twin Cities Busineses]

Forever Changing the Two-Week Pay Period, Branch Messenger Launches Branch Pay™ to Give Hourly Employees Instant Access to Earnings [Branch Messenger, BusinessWire]

Local Startup Learn To Live Rakes in Millions For Mental Health Software [Learn To Live, TECH{dot}MN]

Startup catches $1M to launch e-commerce site for anglers [Omnia Fishing, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

David’s Bridal Announces Asset Acquisition of Technology Company Blueprint Registry to Increase Service Offering [Blueprint Registry, David’s Bridal]

David’s Bridal acquires digital gift registry startup Blueprint Registry [Blueprint Registry, GeekWire]

Repeat Minnesota Tech Entrepreneurs Raise $1m For A New Adventure With Omnia Fishing [Omnia Fishing, TECH{dot}MN]

Blue Cross affiliate Stella Development invests in startups [Learn to Live, StarTribune]

VC-Backed ilos Videos Changes Name To VidGrid [VidGrid (fka ilos Videos), TECH{dot}MN]

High-tech delivery service to expand into new markets after closing on $2.6M [Dispatch, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

Dispatch Prepares to Launch in New Markets With $2.6M Raise [Dispatch, Minne Inno]

St. Paul’s Structural raises $2.5 million in equity capital [Structural, StarTribune]