Tested. Proven. Seasoned.

 

Our team has a track record of success starting, operating, and exiting high value technology companies.

Dedicated Staff

Ryan Weber

Managing Partner & Co-Founder - Minnesota

Formerly Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, NativeX (FKA W3i/Freeze); Angel Investor at 32 Degrees family office, and Founding Board Member of Singularity University Minneapolis- St. Paul Chapter

Rob Weber

Managing Partner & Co-Founder - Minnesota

Formerly Co-Founder & CEO, NativeX (FKA W3i/Freeze);
Board member at Minnestar, and Angel Investor at 32 Degrees family office

Pradip Madan

Managing Partner - Silicon Valley

Formerly SVP, Corporate Strategy & Development Synnex (SNX); President, Microland; MBA, Wharton.

Michael Schulte

Legal/Analyst

Associate at Soffer Charbonnet Law Group
Formerly at Aristotle Fund; JD/MBA at University of St. Thomas

Josef Siebert

Sr. Marketing Manager

Formerly Data and Content Strategy at Finally Growth Hacking and Digital Innovation at Bay Area News Group; MSJ in Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University

Melissa Weber

Melissa Weber

Marketing & Events Coordinator

President of Sartell Sapphires Board of Directors, Creative Team member and past Chair of CentraCare Health Foundation’s Holly Ball, BA in Communications Studies at St. Cloud State University

Advisors

Minnesota

Brian Schoenborn

Advisor

Attorney, Moss & Barnett
Founding Owner, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Sona Mehring

Advisor

Founder and former CEO CaringBridge
Board Member, Minnestar

Jeff Hinck

Advisor

General Partner, Rally Ventures
Formerly Board Member SportsEngine, Compellent

 

Alex Ryan

Advisor

Founder of Bitmatter; Co-Founder/CTO of Starting 11

Corey Koskie

Advisor

Entrepreneur, Former MLB, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, Planet Fitness franchisee

Brian Bispala

Advisor

Co-founder Rambl
Director Foodsby
Co-founder Code 42

Shivani Khanna Stumpf

Advisor

CTO at Hoonuit (fka Atomic Learning)
Formerly Sr. Director of Product Management at SPS Commerce & Engineering/Product Manager at Sports Engine

Rick Ehrman

Advisor

VP & Head of Corp Dev Sports Engine
Formerly Univision Communications, NBCUniversal, GE

Robert Bodor

Advisor

Vice President & General Manager, Americas at Proto Labs
Previously Strategy & Business Development, Honeywell

Jackie Schneider

Advisor

CRO, Field Nation; Formerly Global Vice President of Sales at Proto Labs

Don Krantz

Advisor

Board member at Proto Labs
Associate Digi Labs
Board Advisor for RSAM (Robotic, Sensors, & Advanced Manufacturing) area of MnDRIVE
Formerly Executive Vice President and Technology Officer at Proto Labs

Jared Oasheim

Advisor

Controller at CVRx
Formerly of Sports Engine, BioAmber Inc, Compellent Technologies

Björn Stansvik

Advisor

CEO & Founder, MentorMate

Nicolas Thomley

Advisor

Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute, Co-Founder & CEO of Morning Sun Financial Services, Founder of Pinnacle Service

Bonnie Speer McGrath

Advisor

President, Speer McGrath & Co.; CHRO, Timmaron Group; Formerly President, TruScribe Software

Shawn Teal

Advisor

President, Forest Hill Capital

Mitch Coopet

Advisor

CEO/Co-Founder, Rambl; Co-Founder Code42

Shannon Wiger

Advisor

VP, Spring Hill Capital; Director of Business Development at Moss and Barnett

James Don Francesco

Advisor

Formerly Accenture, Apple, Best Buy, Bremer Bank, Precognitive Research

Brad Lehrman

Advisor

Attorney, Soffer Law Group, PLLC

Jeffrey Robbins

Advisor

Attorney for Entrepreneurs and Angel and Venture Investors, Messerli & Kramer

Daine Billmark

Advisor

Senior Manager at TransUnion, formerly eBureau

Wade Beavers

Advisor

President of Mobile at Newscycle Solutions

Jason Heath

Advisor

CFO, Drip + LeadPages; formerly VP, Business Intelligence & Analytics at GoDaddy

Mike Bollinger

Advisor

Founder, Livefront; Co-founder, TECHdotMN

Graeme Thickins

Advisor

Founder, GT&A Strategic Marketing; tech startup marketing consultant, advisor, mentor; MinneAnalytics board member.

Mike Kelly

Advisor

CEO at Triurmac Capital LLC, President & CEO of Spot Stuff, Inc. Formerly Chief Officer of Strategy & Business Development at Jostens.

John Sheehan

Advisor

VP, Product Management at CA Technologies
Formerly Co-founder Runscope & Developer Evangelism Twilio

Daren Cotter

Advisor

Founder & CEO at InboxDollars

Illinois

Candice Savino

Advisor

VP of Engineering at Trunk Club, Formerly Senior Director of Engineering, Groupon

Suk Shah

Advisor

CFO at Avant; Formerly CFO at HSBC

 

 

 

Julie Novack, CEO PartySlate

Julie Novack

Advisor

CEO/Co-Founder PartySlate

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Advisor

CISO & VP, Paylocity

Jonathan Ozeran

Advisor

Director of Product, Tempus & Co-Founder, WUF
Formerly VP of Product, Zest Health
VP of Product, Yello

Wisconsin

Nicholas Kartos

Advisor

Co-founder/CEO GymDandy
Formerly Director of Media & Advertising Sports Ngin, Founder Wisconsin Sports Network

Ann Rupnow

Advisor

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

North Dakota

Art Rosenberg

Advisor

President and Owner, Capital Commercial Realty Group, LLC

Greg Tehven

Advisor

Co-founder, Emerging Prairie
Adjunct Professor, North Dakota State University’s College of Business
Curator of TEDxFargo and Host of 1 Million Cups Fargo

 

South Dakota

Bobby George

Advisor

CEO at Montessorium

California

Matt Blodgett

Advisor

Managing Director, Vector Capital
Enthusiastic Investor in MN Tech Companies; Proto Labs (Former Board Member) & NativeX (Former Board Observer)

Kevin Raheja

Advisor

Director of Strategic Partnerships at HubSpot
Formerly Strategic Partnerships at Groupon & Head of Business Development at LeadPages

Paul Longhenry

Advisor

SVP – Strategy, Corporate and Business Development at Tapjoy; Formerly Venture Capital Investment Director at D.E. Shaw Ventures

Washington

Ben Edwards

Advisor

Head of Community at Misty Robotics
Formerly Co-Founder of SmartThings, Minnestar, Refactr

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