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Venture Capitalists - Early Stage

List information taken from the 2013 Business Information Guide
BlueStream Ventures
221 E Myrtle St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Constance Paiement
(chief financial officer)
Investment in communications, enterprise, and infrastructure software, storage, and wireless markets; has invested 100 percent of a $280 million fund.
Brightstone Venture Capital
8000 Norman Centre Dr.
Edina, MN 55347
David Dalvey
Start-up to late-stage technology and life-science companies for investments of $1 million to $5 million
Cedar Point Capital
5354 Parkdale Dr., Ste. 100
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
No website
Todd Johnson
(chief compliance officer)
Boutique firm that raises private funds for early-stage medical, medical device, and technology companies
Clique Capital, LLC
150 S 5th St., Ste. 1800
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Not provided
John Larson
(managing director)
Clique Fund I is focused on seed and early stage companies with experienced management teams, niche markets, or proprietary intellectual property; Clique Holdings focuses on larger-market firms, such as companies moving toward an IPO and that have an established cash flow
Coordinate Capital, LLC
Not provided
Minneapolis, MN Not provided
Andrew Pulkrabek
(managing partner and CEO)
Philip Goldman
(partner and CTO)
Seed and early stage biotechnology and life science investments.
Crawford Capital Corporation
125 Main St. SE, Ste. 270
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Paul Crawford
Assists early stage technology companies, especially 4G mobile communications and cloud-based SaaS services
H.B. Fuller Ventures
1200 Willow Lake Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55110
Chad Nibbelink
(manager of corporate development)
Aims to invest between $500,000 and $2 million annually in two or three tech companies, with a preference to co-invest with a partner or enter financing at B round or later.
InterMedco Fund
Address not provided
Minneapolis, MN (Zip code not provided)
No Website
Steven Lagermeier
(founder, CEO, and president)
Investments of $100,000 to $600,000 to companies in health care, medical products, life sciences, and IT software industries
Key Investment
225 S 6th St., Ste. 5200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
No website
Vance Opperman
(president and CEO)
Investment in information technology and biomedical technology startups
Lemhi Ventures, LLC
315 E. Lake St., Ste. 304
Wayzata, MN 55391
Jodi Hubler
(managing director)
Investments in companies with disruptive-change business models in health care services
Portage Equity Investments II, LP
14805 Minnehaha Pl.
Wayzata, MN 55391
Brad Lehrman
Beatrice Rothweiler
(executive vice president)
Early stage venture investments
RAIN Source Capital
P.O. Box 2289
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Steve Mercil
Network of 23 angel investor RAIN funds and two venture funds focusing on early stage technology and manufacturing companies and on later stage growth companies
Sherpa Partners1
5775 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 955
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
McKenzie Lewis
Steve Pederson
Rick Brimacomb
Early-stage technology fund in harvest mode. Past investments were in IT services, and life sciences firms primarily located in the Midwest.
Space Center Ventures, Inc.
2501 Rosegate
Roseville, MN 55113
Paul Knapp
(president and CEO)
Invests in Minnesota-based companies raising $1 million to $5 million at a pre-money valuation of less than $10 million; industries served include biotechnology, business services, electronics and instrumentation, health care, medical devices, new media, software, and telecommunications
Split Rock Partners
10400 Viking Dr., Ste. 550
Minneapolis, MN 55344
Michael Gorman
(managing director)
Dave Stassen
(managing director)
Jim Simons
(managing director)
Steve Schwen
(chief financial officer)
Josh Baltzell
(managing director)
Seeks emerging opportunities in health care (primarily medical devices, software, and Internet services), particularly in the Upper Midwest and on the West Coast; investments range between $1 million and $25 million
Square One Ventures, LLC
700 S 2nd St., Ste. 70
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Gary Smaby
Conception-stage venture capital with focus on forming, funding, and advising early stage IT startups.
StarTec Investments, LLC
333 S 7th St., Ste. 1110
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Joy Lindsay
Actively investing in Midwest-based, early-stage technology companies, with initial and follow-on investments from $100,000 to $500,000; prefers to invest in companies that have a proprietary product with market validation and an experienced management team
Technology Venture Partners, LLC
8500 Normandale Lake Blvd., Ste. 2170
Bloomington, MN 55437
Bryson Hollimon
(managing general partner)
Early- to mid-stage networking, communications, Internet, and infrastructure companies; investments of $2 million to $10 million over the life of the investment
Tricardia, LLC
10400 Viking Dr., Ste. 550
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Robert Van Tassel
Robert Schwartz
Pre-seed and seed funding for medical device companies; acts as an advisor to Split Rock Partners; prosecutes intellectual property.
Vesbridge Partners
601 Carlson Pkwy., Ste. 1160
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Jeff Hinck
(senior managing director)
Early stage opportunities in IT and networking, primarily in Minneapolis and Boston; makes initial investments of $500,000 to $5 million, or $3 million to $8 million over the life of the company

1 No longer actively investing, per an e-mail from Rick Brimacomb on 9/25/12