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Carbon Origins has already deployed "Skippy" for deliveries in St. Paul and is looking to expand deliveries on the University of Minnesota campus and in the North Loop.
Along with Pangea Theater, he hopes to open the Center for Peace and Social Justice, a near-14,000-square-foot development that would include the Indian restaurant, a theater for Pangea, and co-working and incubation space for businesses owned by people of color.
The fresh capital will be allocated to expanding services and investing in Lifespark's intelligence engine.
Company uses 3-D modeling to design and manufacture custom wood and corrugated crates for shipping large equipment.
Steele Smiley will launch Paco & Lime, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant, on Lake Street in January 2022.
Their goal is to invest and mentor companies that would collectively create 100,000 jobs across the Twin Cities in the next 20 years.
The firm has made 10 investments since its creation in 2019.
The Stop N Shop convenience store and gas station reopened after it sustained more than $1 million in damage during riots after the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020.
Led by a Mayo Clinic medical student, Nanodropper Inc. won the $50,000 grand prize, in addition to $25,000 for winning its division.
Nearly 150 people have registered for Minnesota Exchange, which automatically makes weekly introductions based on a user's availability.
Organizers have implemented COVID-19 protocols. All guests are required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 results within the last 72 hours before entering any event.
Groove Capital is building a network of investors that would act as the first to invest in startups across Minnesota.
Twin Cities Startup Week is the second largest startup week series in the U.S. behind Denver. Its success has much to do with the backing of local Fortune 500 companies.
Flywheel will use its $22 million in fresh capital to acquire St. Louis-based Radiologics.
The fund is the firm's third and largest to date. Matchstick's partners aim to make up to 35 deals from the fund over the next several years.
Target, Chameleon Shoppes, Latino Economic Development Center team up for pop-up event on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.
A new store in Wayzata will open under the name of Gunderson's Jewelers, the Iowa retailer that bought JB Hudson.
Bim Bam Boo brand of bamboo-based toilet paper is now carried in Cub Foods and Whole Foods.
While the creativity has driven what could be permanent changes in the industry, it has not saved many. More than half believe they could be in financial collapse or insolvency in the next six months to a year.
Pluralytics AI company launched in March 2020 and is the brainchild of former Public Radio International executives Alisa Miller and Rick Byrne and technologist Morteza Nia.
Sezzle also recently filed a preliminary registration statement with the SEC regarding its IPO in the U.S.
IWCO direct-mailing company is closing its facility around Jan. 1.
Quebracho started as a side hustle. Now it's a growing frozen food business.
In a news release, the company stated it will remain "strongly rooted" in northern Iowa and added there is no planned job loss as a result of the transition.
The company also secured a $500 million credit facility that will allow it to work with far more employers and employees.
Apple's Impact Accelerator was created to support equity and opportunity in the environmental solutions sector.
The funds will be applied to commercial development and completing randomized clinical trials of the product, said CEO Grady Hannah.
Shari Ballard will take over for Chris Wright, who is stepping down at the conclusion of the season.
Nick Schneider, previously the company's president and chief revenue officer, succeeds Brian NeSmith, who will serve as executive chairman.
In addition to more locations around Minnesota and Wisconsin, owner Natalie Standridge is actively marketing franchising opportunities in Texas, Colorado, Washington and Florida.
Juniper Research expects there will be more than 1 billion e-sports and gaming viewers by 2025.
Meet Minneapolis President and CEO Melvin Tennant spoke with the Star Tribune about challenges and encouraging signs.
The teams had to become creative and find more ways to connect their sponsor to fans through digital means, and some of those ideas will stick even as stadiums fill with fans again.
The space is inside the Seven Points in Uptown, and it hopes small businesses will grow enough to rent their own space.
Niron Magnetics produces permanent magnets for use in industrial motors, audio speakers, magnetic sensors, consumer appliances and wind turbines.
The company — whose headquarters is located in Finnovation Lab, the office space atop the Finnegans House building downtown — also received $14 million in venture capital.
Kathryn Nelson's granola variations are being sold at nearly 50 stores across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
But it will be tough to beat the 2020 total because Minnesota companies raised so much capital in the second half of last year.
During the pandemic, owners saw increase in people wanting to use self-serve and full-service dog grooming salons.
Residents and business owners rattled by a wave of vandalism, stunt driving and gunfire in Uptown Minneapolis hope the area quiets down now that crews have cleared a makeshift memorial garden that some saw as a magnet for criminal activity.
The fresh capital gives the company a total valuation of $4.3 billion.
Their pastas, which are gluten-free, can be found in local food cooperatives like Lakewinds and Harvest Moon. In the fall, Lunds & Byerlys, Hy-Vee and Meijer stores will start carrying them, the company said.
Parallax was formed by former leaders at the Nerdery and now has 30 employees.
ABV Technology's expansion gave it four times as much space and will allow the company to increase its markets.
AmVentureX is developing a glucose biometer that aims to show how foods and fasting affect a person's blood sugar levels.
Flexibility, opportunity for upward mobility are among the elements that help small businesses thrive.
Recent acceptance into a Minneapolis-based food accelerator and upcoming presence in the St. Paul food hall will fuel growth.
The products can also be found at food co-ops and other boutique stores in the Twin Cities.
The firm has raised an initial $24.5 million for the latest fund, which includes backing from its largest existing limited partner investors.
Sezzle's product will be used in Target stores and across the retailer's digital platforms
Researchers developed a device that reduces size of eye droplets by 60%, which could save some patients hundreds of dollars a year.
Soona recently secured $10.2 million in funding.
More than 1,500 businesses were damaged along Lake Street and in other business districts in Minneapolis and St. Paul in last summer's riots. Rebuilding goes on, and could take years.
The majority of sales are through the company's website, but Lip Esteem also has a brick and mortar partner and placement at two local farmer's markets.
Minneapolis software company ProsperStack just closed on a round of private equity funding.
After a $1 million funding boost, the Coverlease app is now on the market.
Following the police killing of George Floyd in 2020, three Black men from the Twin Cities left their full-time jobs to develop an app they hope will mend relations between people and the police.
Lone Wolf Technologies can provide data to bring new services to market.
Marc Lore's next target: the Lynx and Wolves.
Unsatisfied with options on the market, entrepreneur creates her own virtual assistant to help with meditation.
Engle plans to invest in R&D pipeline aimed at data-driven cancer treatments.
Wellness operations rebuild using mix of grants, loans and crowdfunding.
The program will be the first of its kind in Minnesota sports, and just the second to be operated and funded by an MLB team
If the pattern of higher deals continues, Minnesota companies could surpass last year's record of $1.86 billion in total capital investments
It allows construction site monitoring from afar.
Avtex CEO to become president of TTEC Digital business segment
Health insurer Bright Health acquires local telehealth business Zipnosis
The Target Cohort Partnership is a nontraditional way for people to get a foot in the door at the retailer.