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Minnesota Adds 4,300 Jobs in August

Minnesota Adds 4,300 Jobs in August

Minnesota added jobs in August, but the numbers were a little underwhelming. The state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced Thursday morning that 4,300 jobs had been added
Life Time Files for IPO

Life Time Files for IPO

It’s been a year like no other for Minnesota companies going public through initial public offerings. Now Chanhassen-based Life Time Group Holdings Inc., the fitness chain that is expanding into
Matchstick Ventures Closes $55M Fund

Matchstick Ventures Closes $55M Fund

Matchstick Ventures on Tuesday announced the close of its third fund focused on pre-seed and seed-stage technology startups with a connection to the North or Rockies. At $55 million, Fund
Andrew Eklund’s Social Network

Andrew Eklund’s Social Network

Andrew Eklund @andreweklund Founder/CEO St. Paul-based creative media agency Ciceron Favorite social media app: “I hate to admit it, but TikTok. But you have to curate it. Once the [algorithm]
Covid’s Hole-in-One

Covid’s Hole-in-One

Morning broke clear and crisp at Oak Marsh Golf Course in Oakdale, just east of St. Paul, on a Saturday in June. A steady stream of golfers checked in with
Find Me a VC!

Find Me a VC!

As an advisor, the most frequent question I get from entrepreneurs is “Where do I find a VC to fund my idea?” My response falls into three categories: An idea