This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Minnesota Venture Capital Companies
Great North Labs
Great North Labs is an early-stage venture fund investing in tech startups in the upper Midwest. Great North Labs is driven to effect grassroots economic development through venture-based value creation using investments in exponential and disruptive technology.
We provide capital and startup intelligence to entrepreneurs poised for success, while sowing the ecosystem to cultivate the next generation of transformational tech and generating outsized returns for investors.. .
StarBlock.com provides an entrepreneurial platform for crowd ranking, model validation, and sourcing capital relationships. It is focused on providing and promoting ideas, mentorship, and capital.
StarBlock.com has received funds from SEED and other venture companies. It was established in June 2012 by Sean Hughes.
StarBlock.com is based in Waconia, Chicago.. .
IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator for startup ideas, currently supporting 2,000+ ideas from more than 300 communities from all over the world. It offers a simple to follow process, templates, tools, and 100s of free resources to people with early stage ideas.
IdeaGist is also a collaboration platform for people with ideas and those who are interested in new ideas. It is a place for people, communities, and companies to work together towards a better future..
Greene, Holcomb and Fisher, LLC
Greene Holcomb Fisher, with offices in Minneapolis, Seattle and Atlanta, is an investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private placements and financial advisory services for the middle market. At Greene Holcomb Fisher, experience from nationally prominent investment banks and leading law firms is blended with senior-level attention and entrepreneurial ingenuity to deliver creative services to high quality companies.
Greene Holcomb Fisher investment bankers specialize in the Consumer, Food & Agribusiness, Healthcare, Industrial Products & Services, Business & Education Services, Technology and Energy & Infrastructure sectors. .
By establishing and acquiring businesses that are changing the world, Turas Mara focuses on bringing viable alternatives to food, agriculture and water with a pragmatic strategy. The business takes a long-term strategy to solving 21st century problems — building large businesses with specialist operators and long-term capital obligations resulting in measurable beneficial effect on the environment.
Its strategy is a mixture of value-based investment and powerful company disciplines, coupled with key principles we live on a daily basis.. .
Bluewater provides strategic, operational and investment services to grow your technology related operation. They leverage Their expertise in business and technology management to make your business more efficient, responsive, and profitable.
Their services include operational and investment services to grow your technology related company. They help companies with private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions to take companies to next level growth..
Springsted Incorporated (Springsted) is an independent advisory firm with a mission to provide high quality, independent financial and management advisory services to public and non-profit organizations, and work with them in the long-term process of building their communities on a fiscally sound and well-managed basis. In business for over 60 years, the firm is one of the largest and longest established independent public sector advisory firms in the United States.
Headquartered in Minnesota, the firm has offices in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Virginia, Texas, Georgia and Colorado. Its service areas include municipal finance and post-issuance compliance, housing and economic development, operational finance, investment advisory, executive search, organizational management, compensation consulting and statistical surveys..
Oxbow Industries, LLC is a diversified holding company that specializes in buying and building businesses in partnership with management. Their transactions provide liquidity for owners, raise capital for corporate growth and create significant equity opportunities for key management.
They are long-term investors who seek to build value over time, not overnight. Over their careers, the principals of Oxbow Industries have successfully completed more than $2.0 billion of corporate finance transactions.
Drawing on over $700 million in capital from their affiliated resources and partnerships, Oxbow Industries seeks to help its portfolio companies fund growth, acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. The companies in which they invest are well established, well managed and consistently profitable.
They are committed to building these businesses in partnership with management. They are convinced that strong management is the key to a business’s success.
In their transactions, management always has a significant equity stake. They look not only for good businesses, but also for operating partners whose knowledge, experience and skill will continue to ensure the long-term success of their companies..
Mill City Venture Development
Mill City Ventures is a non-bank lender and specialty finance company. Mill City Ventures fund the client’s operations whether it’s real estate bridge mortgages and loans, cash for operations, or general-purpose loans with sufficient collateral.
The company was founded in January 2006 and is based in Wayzata, Minnesota.. .
KWE DIGITAL is an investment and technology company in developing countries in Africa. The company is investing and committed in the development of high quality technology solutions in key industries and markets.
KWE Digital is at the forefront of bringing daring solutions through technology to accelerate market growth, create opportunities and value for all stakeholders. Understanding the important role that our technology plays in the eco-systems we operate in, we are committed to engaging communities in crafting solutions that work with and for them..
SoPayMe is the next generation of electronic payments, providing real-time payments for Consumer (Person-to-Person [P2P]), Retail (Person-to-Business [P2B]), Business-to-Business [B2B], or virtually any other type of payment between two parties. SoPayMe is positioned to be the global industry standard for payments.
Cost is a flat fee of only pennies per transaction, regardless of the dollar amount of the transaction. No more interchange need be paid on transactions, saving up to 90% on transaction costs..
Signature Bank is a bank providing lease financing and online banking solutions. The company offers a full complement of financial products and services to privately owned businesses and high net worth clientele.
Signature Bank is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.. .
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