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What Does Tijuana and Minneapolis Have In Common?

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Today we’ve announced that we’ve made new investments in LeadPages (a company in Minneapolis) and 3D Robotics (a company in Tijuana, San Diego, and Berkeley). The post What Does Tijuana and Minneapolis Have In Common? My Investments 3d robotics DevOps leadpages minneapolis tijuana victorops We believe great companies can be created anywhere.

Seth Asks Me Difficult Questions in Minneapolis

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On Tuesday 8/23, my partner Seth will be doing a Q&A with me at Beta.MN at the Target Plaza Commons in Minneapolis from 5pm – 8:30pm. The post Seth Asks Me Difficult Questions in Minneapolis appeared first on Feld Thoughts. He refuses to discuss anything about the questions he’s going to ask in advance, so I expect it will be spicy. Announcements

Interviews in Adelaide, Sydney, and Minneapolis

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I start with a short one from when I was in Adelaide, then a longer one from Sydney, and wrap it up with what is one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done – this time in Minneapolis with my partner Seth. Technology adelaide feld interview levine minneapolis sydney

The 10 Fastest-Growing, Private Companies in Minneapolis

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Meet the rapid-growth companies dominating Minnesota''s bigger Twin City

It’s All About The Entrepreneur

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I’m in Minneapolis with my partner Seth. It’s two full days of immersion in the Minneapolis startup community. Venture Capital Entrepreneurship minneapolis TechstarsWe had a meeting at Best Buy headquarters, met with a gang from the Mayo Clinic who drove up from Rochester, spent the afternoon at the Techstars Retail Accelerator which is at Target headquarters, and had dinner with Revolar.

Tennessee's Jones Media bought by Minneapolis company

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Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and A Little History

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Each is roughly invested 1/3rd into companies in Colorado, 1/3rd into companies in the bay area, and 1/3rd into companies in the rest of the US (Boston, NY, Seattle, LA, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Yesterday we closed our fifth fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2016, L.P.

How This 'Mad Scientist' Helped Shape the Music of Jack White, Trent Reznor, and ZZ Top

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For years, Zachary Vex remained on the periphery of the Minneapolis music scene. Nowadays, though, some of the biggest rock stars in the world are lining up to buy his company''s effects pedals

The Year of Startups Everywhere

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When I reflect on where some of our investments are, they are in cities like Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, Boulder, Denver, Charlotte, Lexington, New York, and Boston.

Ants and the Superintelligence

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Yesterday I gave two talks in Minneapolis. I’ll start with my bias – I’m very optimistic about the superintelligence. One was to an internal group of Target employees around innovation. In the other, I was interviewed by my partner Seth (for the first time), which was fun since he’s known me for 16 years and could ask unique questions given our shared experiences.

Best Cities For Small Business Employees

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Denver, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, and San Francisco topped the list of 30, while San Diego, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Riverside, California, and Detroit rounded out the bottom five. Here are the top five locales for a sweet small business gig according to a new report by CardHub.

Scaling Techstars Horizontally

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Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target (Minneapolis). There are two common ways to scale a system – horizontally or vertically. If you are a software engineer, you probably get this instinctively. If you don’t know what this is, let’s work with the simple Wikipedia definition which is pretty good. Scale Vertically (or “scale up”): Add resources to a single node in a system, typically involving the addition of CPUs or memory to a single computer.

6 Reasons to Build Your Start-up in a Coworking Space

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CoCo , for example, is a 16,000-square-foot, sunlit space that makes use of the architecturally-interesting and historic trading floor once used by the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt even turned up recently in Minneapolis to check it out and talk with start-ups there.

Sphero Available At Brookstone

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Minneapolis, MN - 162 Market Street. Sphero is now available in some Brookstone stores around the US. There’s a handy map on the Sphero site and I’ll include a list at the bottom of this post. Occasionally one of you, dear blog reader, will ask if you can do anything for me.

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Not your average Joe: Haj makes Guthrie directing debut

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joseph Haj has a tough act to follow

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Seth Levine's VC Adventure

It was actually with much of this in mind that I asked Brad to join me on a trip to Minneapolis. I’ve long had a love for the Twin Cities (I went to college there and have been on the LeadPages board now for several years in Minneapolis).

Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

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While roughly 33% of our investments continue to be in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, and a third city to be named in a week or so) and 33% of our investments are in Colorado (primarily Boulder and Denver), we have developed deep networks in many different cities, including Boston, New York, Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis through the other 33% of the investments we’ve made.

Don't Be That Person: 5 Ways to Stop Being High Maintenance

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At a small startup in Minneapolis, I tended to focus mostly on my own paycheck and benefits , my level of management, and whether the job was satisfying enough compared with other options. No one likes to work with a high-maintenance jerk, especially when that jerk is the boss.

24 Rejuvenating Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

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Minneapolis-based chiropractor and yoga and pilates instructor Martha DeSante suggests getting your hands on an adult-sized hula-hoop, finding a spot where you won't break anything, and hooping in both directions "to bring more balance to your body and brain," she says.

Vikings return 2 blocked punts for TDs in 1st half

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It''s a block party in Minnesota

Guthrie Theater ends fiscal year with surplus

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Guthrie Theater is reporting a surplus for the fiscal year that saw the Minneapolis theater's first leadership change in 20 years

Business Owners Share Their 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Up and Running

Kristi Piehl, founder and CEO of Media Minefield, a communications firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has a great example of how to do this. 2015 is here, and you’ve got plans for your business.

The Most Innovative Cities in America

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Minneapolis The Doctor Is in: The Twin Cities make up a big hub of medical patents, leading in classes involving surgical tools, prosthetics, and bandages. Meet the 20 American cities that received the most patents in the last century.

How One Angry Email Nearly Ruined My Career

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I had led other teams at a small startup in Minneapolis and battled for the value of written communication before, fighting with middle-managers who didn''t understand what my team was doing, how our process worked, or why we existed. It was two sentences.

Cars: The Next Big Advertising Platform?

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I asked how many deals I could get in my part of the world--the Twin Cities area--and it turns out there are more than 3,600 offers available here, which isn't too bad considering Minneapolis and St. Connected cars are taking mobile marketing to a whole new level. Here's what to expect.

The Real Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee

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I was a middle manager at a start-up in Minneapolis, ramping up a graphics, marketing, and writing department. She was ultra professional and had a perfect resume, so she got the job on the spot. Then the trouble started. I''ll never forget the first time I had to fire someone.

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Why First Round Capital funded a lawsuit

Redeye VC

Fast forward a few months and many more meetings in Minneapolis. You can imagine the scene in the board room. The CEO of our portfolio company, Techforward , is discussing a “make the company opportunity" -- Best Buy wants us to to power their nation-wide buyback program. And Best Buy is talking about launching it with a Super Bowl commercial!

Walker, Hornets snap 2-game skid with win over Timberwolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 30 points and the Charlotte Hornets blitzed the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter on their way to a 115-108 victory on Tuesday night

So You Want to Move to Silicon Valley…

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A recent transplant from Minneapolis dishes on what you need to know if you want to live in the start-up capital of the world. Moving your tech start-up to Silicon Valley makes sense on so many levels.

How to Be Strategic Using LinkedIn To Generate Leads

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In the example below, we used the Advanced Search function to find Facilities Managers for Medical Offices in the Minneapolis/St. How to Be Strategic Using LinkedIn To Generate Leads written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

Home design brand West Elm plans hotels in 5 cities

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NEW YORK (AP) — The home-design retailer West Elm is taking its brand into the hotel industry, with plans for hotels in five cities: Detroit; Indianapolis; Minneapolis; Savannah, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina

How Silicon Valley Influences The UK’s University Spin-out Company Culture


Minneapolis created an incubation centre that drew investment from Google’s Eric Schmidt. Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the world’s technology epicentre. The success of this technology hub has continued to influence global innovators around the world.

Towns and Tyus arrive, Bjelica coming next to Timberwolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones have arrived in Minnesota, and another important piece is soon to follow

Experts warn of frostbite, dead batteries in cold

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MINNEAPOLIS — There’s cold. And then there’s subzero, frostbite cold

5 Hotels That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis I happened to stay at this hotel recently and liked how fast the kiosk check-in works. For the business traveler who''s all about efficiency: Check out these hotels that will get you in and out with a minimum of hassle.

Hornets get Mo Williams from Wolves for Gary Neal

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have acquired veteran point guard Mo Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves for guard Gary Neal

Subsidized Produce: The Key to a Healthier Workforce?

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Minneapolis-based Solutran --a payments processing company that competes with the likes of big guns like Citibank, First Data, and U.S. A payment processing company is betting that discounting produce will help keep employees healthy--and insurance costs down.

Pay for Publicity with Equity

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The Minneapolis-based company's plan is to hook up start-ups with active users who give feedback in exchange for becoming shareholders in the company. Wahooly aims to match your start-up with influencers who can propel your company's name into the social media stratosphere.

Morris, Minnesota put away UNC-Wilmington 108-82

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Morris scored a career-high 24 points as Minnesota defeated UNC Wilmington 108-82 on Saturday

Lotulelei out, Johnson in for Panthers

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is out for the second straight game with an ankle injury