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88 Best & Most Active Minnesota Venture Capitalists (VC)

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Venture Capitalists (VC) play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Minnesota Venture Capitalists (VC). 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 Venture Capitalists (VC)

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Arthur Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Arthur Ventures invests in early stage B2B software companies located outside Silicon Valley.


Bread and Butter Ventures

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Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Bread and Butter Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage companies.


The Stable

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Private Equity

The Stable is a commerce agency helping connect brands + consumers across all channels.


Split Rock Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Split Rock Partners invests in emerging healthcare, software and Internet services companies in the Upper Midwest and West Coast.


Brightstone Venture Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Crowdfunding, Early Stage Venture, Seed

Brightstone partners with bold entrepreneurs creating innovative & disruptive companies in the technology and life science sectors.


Great North Ventures

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Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

We invest in early-stage startups using breakthrough technologies to innovate industries dominated by inefficient processes.


TT Capital Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

TT Capital Partners is an independent merchant bank that focuses on mergers and acquisitions and financial restructuring.


Groove Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Groove Capital is a new investment firm targeting early-stage companies.


Proterra Investment Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Proterra Investment Partners is an alternative investment manager focused on private equity investments.


St. Paul Venture Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

St. Paul Venture Capital is an American private equity firm that invests in early-stage companies.


Bridge Builders Collaborative

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Bridge Builder Collaborative aims to support social entrepreneurs focused on scalable applications, practices, products, and tools.


Winslow Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Winslow Capital is a growth equity investment firm grounded in fundamental investing.


Vensana Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Vensana Capital is a venture capital & growth equity investment firm.


Atland Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Atland Ventures is a student-run venture capital firm that focuses on the field of financial services and venture capital.


Imperative Science Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Imperative Science Ventures is a multi-stage venture capital fund investing in groundbreaking technologies in bedrock industries.


Affinity Capital Management

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Affinity Capital Management is a Minnesota-based investment company that funds healthcare technology companies.


BlueStream Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

We are BlueStream Ventures, a venture capital partnership focused on technology companies in communications, enterprise and infrastructure


SightLine Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

SightLine Partners manages venture funds that invest in late stage medical technology companies .


Lemhi Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Lemhi Ventures is a health care services fund formed by a team of experienced innovators, entrepreneurs, and executives.


The Gramercy Fund

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

The Gramercy Fund is an early stage investment partnership with stakes in web services.


Allianz Life Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Allianz Life who are uniquely positioned to leverage our financial strength and in-house expertise to help our partners succeed.


Best Buy Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Best Buy Capital is a venture capital arm of Best Buy.


Technology Venture Partners US

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Technology Venture Partners, LLC (TVP) is a private investment firm focused on growth-oriented technology companies across all stages.


Rice Park Capital Management

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Rice Park Capital Management is a Minneapolis based investment firm.


Whitebox Advisors

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Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Whitebox Advisors was founded in 2000


Vermillion Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Vermilion’s investment team has a combined 70 year of experience in the analysis and management of investment portfolios.


Farnam Street Financial

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Full-service national leasing company


DFJ Portage Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

DFJ Portage Ventures invests anywhere from $500,000 to over $20 million in seed and early stage companies


TRI Cap

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

TRI Cap is a company that provides self-sufficiency counseling and transportation services.


Cornerstone Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Cornerstone Capital Management seeks to provide world class investment and financial advisory solutions and service to enable institutions


Coral Group

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Coral Group is a venture capital firm focused on technology companies.


Cedar Point Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Late Stage Venture

Cedar Point Capital is a boutique investment bank based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


AT&T Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

AT&T Venture Fund II, L.P. specializes in investment in companies that are in their later stage of development


Capita3

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Capita3 is an early stage venture capital fund investing in women startup founders and the companies they’re building


Skyway Fund

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Skyway Fund is a venture capital firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


RBC Wealth Management Group

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

RBC Wealth Management Group provides wealth management solutions to individuals and institutions.


First Green Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Innovation At The Intersection Of Agriculture And Technology.


New Fashion Pork

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

New Fashion Pork is a producer of high quality pork with operations in Minnesota, Indiana.


Traction Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Traction Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm making investments in early-stage and lower middle-market companies.


Freeze

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Freeze.com is a global, interactive media company delivering marketing solutions with measurable results.


eCapital Advisors

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

eCapital Advisors is a company that offers business analytics services.


Artifact Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Investment Management Firm


Coral Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Coral Ventures Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Liberia.


Omphalos Venture

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Invest in early stage companies: Medical Device, Health Services, SAAS, Manufacturing, Robotics, AI, Sensor Technology industries.


Bayview Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

Established in Wayzata, Minnesota in 1995, Bayview Capital Group exclusively represents smaller middle market businesses for sale.


Convergent Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Convergent Capital is an investment company that provides responsive and flexibly structured capital to assist in the growth of industries.


Coral Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Coral Capital Management invests in technology driven companies with substantial intrinsic momentum led by strong management teams, with


MacroVentures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Venture Capital/Angel Investments


Come Up Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Investing in Midwestern Technology Companies


Excelsior Asset Mgt LLC

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

The Excelsior Group is a real estate firm specializing in commercial real estate ownership, acquisition, management, and development,.


Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

It is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in biomedical field focusing on medical technology and healthcare.


NorthMarq Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

NorthMarq Capital has provided debt and equity to commercial real estate owners


Arctic Capital AG

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Arctic Capital AG is a company that provides financial services.


3M New Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

3M New Ventures invests in disruptive, early-stage innovations and is a venture capital firm.


Portage Venture Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Portage Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed and early stage companies.


Omphalos Venture Partners

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Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Omphalos Venture Partners wishes to work with founders and entrepreneurial management teams who aspire to achieve excellence.


Canopy Group

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Canopy Group is a company that provides insurance services.


Whitefish Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Whitefish Ventures LLC is a financial services company.


AVL Growth Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

AVL Growth Partners is a company that provides outsourced accounting and finance operations.


Pennington Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Pennington Capitals is a leading investment firm out of Minneapolis, MN founded by Robert J. Evans.


Vilicus Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Vilicus Ventures specializes in early- to late-stage investments in the software, healthcare technology, and IT sectors.


Upper Lakes Growth Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Upper Lakes Growth Capital is a privately-held Midwestern investment firm specialized in accelerating the growth of early-stage companies.


Sherpa Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Sherpa Partners is a Minneapolis-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology companies.


GDN Holdings

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

GDN Holdings, LLC operates as a healthcare management advisory company. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Minnetonka,


StarTec Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

StarTec Investments is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies based in Minnesota.


RES Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Strategic investment arm


Securian Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Securian Ventures is a venture capital firm.


Portage Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Portage Capital, run by Brad Lehrman and Beatrice Rothweiler, is a business and venture capital consulting firm specializing in emerging


Smaby Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Since 1986, Smaby Group has built an international reputation providing insightful market intelligence and strategic advisory services to


Mill City Venture Development

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Mill City Venture Development is a company that offers business investment services.


Northern Plains Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Northern Plains Fund brings together the great entrepreneurial ideas with those who can provide the resources to help them grow.


Milestone Growth Fund

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Founded in 1990, Milestone Growth Fund began with a modest $1.3 million to invest in small businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color.


Coordinate Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Coordinate Capital is active in the development of Life Science, Biomass, and Energy opportunities that have high potential for success.


Space Center Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Space Center Ventures, Inc. (SCV) invests in Twin Cities-based emerging high tech and medtech companies. SCV favors ‘post-revenue’


Heartland Equity Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Heartland Equity Partners was formed in 2014 to make majority investments in upper-Midwest companies with a focus on growth.


AYEIM

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

AYEIM is a hi-tech multi-national management team investing with local approach and intelligently managing innovations.


Global Access

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Global Access is an independent global direct investment and advisory services firm.


Gateway Associates

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Gateway Associates is a company that provides insurance services.


Saint Paul Capital Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

The Saint Paul Capital Fund is a fund specializing in early stage equity investments. It seeks to invest in firms based in Saint Paul.


PJC Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

PJC Capital LLC, the private equity arm of Minneapolis-based investment banking firm, Piper Jaffray.


RBC Dain Rauscher

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

RBC Dain Rauscher provides investment advice and services to individual investors in the western United States and investment banking


Allbrook & Company

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Allbrook & Company is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Roudal MDF

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Roudal MDF is a private investment firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


WGC Enterprises

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Venture

WGC Enterprises Inc. is a principal investment firm.


Venture Center

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

The Venture Center is a business unit within the Office for Technology Commercialization that works with entrepreneurs, researchers.


Nicollet Capital Partners (NCP)

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Nicollet Capital Partners LLC (NCP) is in the business of building financial services companies by providing capital and management


South Metro Investors

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

South Metro Investors is located in Burnsville, MN. The Fund invests in companies that are in the Twin Cities Metro area with a focus on


NACSB Ultimate OpCo Holding

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

A investment firm.

Written by Mark Kendall

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