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51 Best Minnesota Angel Investors

Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Minnesota Angel Investors. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Minnesota Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Daren Cotter

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Daren was the Founder and CEO of InboxDollars, an online marketing company that connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits bo…


Russell Siegelman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Russell Siegelman is a Lecturer at the Stanford University.


Patrick O’Shaughnessy

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Patrick O’Shaughnessy is the Chief Executive Officer at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management.


Larry Lukis

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Larry Lukis


John Cosgriff

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

John Cosgriff is Senior Vice President at UnitedHealth Group, where he focuses on strategy, acquisitions, and new business ventures. UnitedH…


Niklas Hed

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Niklas Hed is the Co-Founder of Rovio. He steers Rovio’s Research and Development efforts on new technologies, platforms and ventures to ens…


Bennie Bray

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bennie Bray – Co-Founder @ Monarch Capital Partners


Juan Sabater

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Juan Sabater serves as a Managing Director at Valor. Juan Sabater’s responsibilities include investment structuring and execution, due dili…


Michael Berman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Berman is a successful entrepreneur within the medical device industry.He joined Scimed in 1986, leading its marketing activities un…


Carol Bartz

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bartz has been a member of the Board of Directors since November 1996. Since November 2005, she has served as Lead Independent Director.Bart…


Michael Dougherty

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Founder and Chairman of Dougherty Financial Group LLC, a collection of seven financial service companies in 14 states managing assets in exc…


Robert Weber

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Robert Weber joined Great North Ventures as Co-Founder & Managing Partner in 2017.


Rob Walling

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rob Walling is a serial entrepreneur with products ranging from email marketing software Drip to SEO Keyword tool HitTail. He’s the author o…


Hassan Syed

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Hassan Syed is the Founder and CEO of Bir Ventures, a technology incubator that brings ideas to reality. A technologist at heart, he has bro…


Richard Cargill

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Richard Cargill is the founder of Turas Mara.


Casey Carl

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Casey Carl – EVP and Chief Omni Strategy and Operations Officer @ Walmart


Jeff Hinck

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Jeff has been a venture capitalist since 1997 and has focused on early-stage business technology companies throughout his career. Jeff co-fo…


Dustin Coupal

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dustin Coupal


Christer Gardell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Main occupation: CEO Christer co-founded Cevian Capital in 2002 and has since worked as a Managing Partner in the company. From 1996 to 200…


Doug Berg

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Doug Berg is a multi-startup entrepenuer who’s started and scaled several companies in the talent & consumer tech industry. Doug Berg serves…


Mike Bollinger

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mike Bollinger is an explorer and entrepreneur. He is founder of Livefront, a mobile software design & development firm, and co-founder of T…


Kirk Cousins

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Kirk Cousins is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football…


Ryan Weber

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ryan is co-founder of NativeX. Ryan’s focus is to combine NativeX’s sales and marketing initiatives with cutting-edge technology by leading …


Jim Bullock

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jim joined Zyga Technology as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Nov. 2011. Prior, he served as President and CEO of Atritec…


Jim D’Aquila

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jim D’Aquila – Managing Director and Head of Consumer & Retail @ Lazard


Kathleen A. Tune

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Kathy joined Thomas, McNerney & Partners from Piper Jaffray, where she was a health care analyst focused on medical technology companies. Wh…


AR Weiler

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

AR Weiler


Ravi Linganuri

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ravi Linganuri


Gavin Lee

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Gavin Lee is an entrepreneur in the technology industry. His previous achievements include a partnership with Nintendo®, participating in th…


Joy Lindsay

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joy Lindsay is President and co-founder of StarTec Investments, LLC, a private venture capital firm that has been investing in high-tech com…


Roy Martin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Roy is currently the president and CEO of WELM Ventures, LLT, a small venture capital firm. Along with this, he is also the chairman of the …


Sean Hughes

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sean Hughes is Founder @ StarBlock.com.


Alex Danzberger

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alex Danzberger


Ken Holec

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ken Holec has more than 30 years’ experience establishing strategy, leadership and execution for both private and public technology companie…


Mark Addicks

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

A former CMO and SVP of General Mills, Mark has a 26-year career leading iconic brands like Cheerios, Betty Crocker and Big G. A highly rega…


Loren (Skip) Singer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Loren (Skip) Singer


Brent Magid

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Brent Magid is a president and CEO at Magid.


Scott Heimes

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Scott Heimes – Chief Marketing Officer @ Zipwhip


John Sheehan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John Sheehan


Anton V. Vincent

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Anton Vincent became president of the General Mills Snacks division in 2014. He is responsible for the growth of some of America’s favorite …


Thomas Schnettler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Thomas Schnettler, is serves as Managing Director of Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking.


Robert Rinek

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Robert Rinek is a Managing Director and Partner of the Piper Sandler Merchant Banking Group.


Todd Parenteau

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Todd Parenteau


Bobby Norment

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bobby Norment – COO @ University of the Nations


John White

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John White


Mark Usem

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mark Usem – Financial Planner @ Affiance Financial


Adrian Peterson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Adrian Peterson – Founder @ All Day Foundation


Rajesh Aggarwal

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rajesh Aggarwal – Co Founder @ Minneapolis Biomass Exchange


John Dennis

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John Dennis – Managing Partner @ Woodrock & Co


Tom Linzmeier

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Founder at inkSIG Digital.


M3 Masters

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Founder at inkSIG Digital.

Written by Mark Kendall

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