Minneapolis-Saint Paul startups raise money from all manner of sources – from friends & family, bank loans, angels, venture capital & private equity firms, accelerators, family offices, corporations, government & philanthropic grants, prize competitions, and via crowdfunding platforms.

Partners in the Forge North coalition are working to double the number of companies that raise an early stage round of capital in the MSP region.

Venture Capital Community

Minnesota venture capital is on the rise. Our region and state is home to a growing wave of venture firms, as well as new offices for firms from around the country.

Minnesota Investors is an active Forge North team created by and for institutional venture investors in Minnesota that are interested in building community, discovering deals, and exploring important issues in their field. Each participant in the Minnesota Investors group:

  • Represents a fund that is actively deploying venture-stage capital, from pre-seed to Series B
  • Has an active presence within the state of Minnesota
  • Is committed to advancing the Minnesota ecosystem through their investments, sponsorships and partnerships, and/or volunteering time and expertise
  • Meets for quarterly peer-to-peer sessions to discuss priorities and deals
  • Contributes to the ongoing Demystifying Venture Capital series to build knowledge and connections throughout Minnesota’s startup community
  • Shares knowledge with peers via private forums, such as Slack

Minnesota Investors is led by a volunteer steering committee from American Family Ventures, Cargill Ventures, Groove Capital, and Tundra Ventures. Operations are powered by GREATER MSP.

Are you an active investor interested in joining?

Contact us to learn more

Coming soon: Deeper dive on Minnesota’s venture capital community. To learn more about investors in Minnesota, check out these round-ups from Launch Minnesota and Tech.MN.