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

Rob Weber

Managing Partner & Co-Founder - Minnesota

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

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 Aristotle Fund, JD/MBA at University of St. Thomas

Josef Siebert

Marketing Manager

Formerly of Finally Growth Hacking, Bay Area News Group, MS Journalism at Medill School-Northwestern University

Key Advisors

Jared Oasheim

Head of Finance

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

James DonFrancesco

Startup School Manager & Fund Tech Support

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

Alex Ryan

Advisor

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

Brian Schoenborn

Advisor

Partner & Co-Chair of Sports & Entertainment Business, Stinson Leonard Street
Founding Owner, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Other Advisors

Minnesota

Sona Mehring

Advisor

Founder and former CEO CaringBridge
Board Member, Minnestar

Jeff Hinck

Advisor

General Partner, Rally Ventures
Formerly Board Member SportsEngine, Compellent

 

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

Rick Ehrman

Advisor

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

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

Robert Bodor

Advisor

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

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

Jackie Schneider

Advisor

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

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

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

Brad Lehrman

Advisor

Attorney, Soffer Law Group, PLLC

Jeffrey Robbins

Advisor

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

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

North Dakota

Art Rosenberg

Advisor

President and Owner, Capital Commercial Realty Group, LLC

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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