Fundraising in Minnesota
Mike Bollinger founded TECHdotMN (http://tech.mn) to serve as a resource for Minnesota's high tech industry. With an emphasis on early stage startup ventures and the entrepreneurs behind them, TECHdotMN take a multi-faceted approach to adding value to Minnesota's high tech ecosystem, including: the creation and curation of relevant news and information, the maintenance of a comprehensive calendar of tech events, and the development of the largest Minnesota tech database.
In late 2012, OptiMine raised $3.6m in a round led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
Previously, Jim was President / COO of Identix (sold in 2006 for $775M over 70 times forward EBITDA and over 8 times revenue), COO of Tennant, and COO of DataCard. He is also a founder of the Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory (MESA) whose intent is to help create one of the leading software communities in the U.S. in Minnesota by mentoring startup and emerging growth software companies.create one) create one) create one)
Raising investment capital - whether seed, angel, or venture - can be a necessary ingredient of the startup lifecycle.
This session will open with a quantitative look at local investment activity, followed by an entrepreneur + investor panel discussion, and conclude with a guide to best practices.
Participants can expect to deepen their understanding of the current market conditions as well as learn how to increase the probability of success when fundraising in Minnesota.