28 episodes

The only deep podcast covering 100% Minnesota, 100% startups, 100% tech. Starring Kathy Grayson, Paul DeBettingies, Casey Allen. Powered by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.

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The only deep podcast covering 100% Minnesota, 100% startups, 100% tech. Starring Kathy Grayson, Paul DeBettingies, Casey Allen. Powered by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.

    28 - "Signing off for the last time", why we started the podcast, and why it's (temporarily) ending

    28 - "Signing off for the last time", why we started the podcast, and why it's (temporarily) ending

    We are saddened to say we're losing 1/3 of our beloved team, likely the most valuable member. Kathy has hung up her journalistic cleats and is no longer embedded in the exciting world of tech startups. In similar fashion, she is hanging up her MSP On Deck podcast cleats as well.In this episode we run through the early days of the podcast, highlight the top episodes, ask Kathy questions she couldn't answer before, talk about what's next for MSP On Deck, and give you our deepest dares yet.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    27 - Patrick Meenan on how to invest with conviction, who Arthur is, top tech stories of 2018, and 2019 predictions

    27 - Patrick Meenan on how to invest with conviction, who Arthur is, top tech stories of 2018, and 2019 predictions

    E27
    Special Guest: Patrick Meenan, Managing Partner of Arthur Ventures
    Riffing points
    Why 2018 was Arthur Venture’s biggest year.
    Why recruiting and HR matter a ton in a startup.
    Patrick’s take in the Twin Cities vs other cities.
    Our commentary on 2018’s top stories that include Bite Squad, Bright Health, Bind, Total Expert, Flip Grid, and Andy Slavitt.
    Our ridiculous predictions for 2019.

    • 59 min
    26 - Bright Health raises another record breaking round of funding, Sezzle lines up a cushion of cash, and MN startups to buy your gifts from

    26 - Bright Health raises another record breaking round of funding, Sezzle lines up a cushion of cash, and MN startups to buy your gifts from

    Riffing points
    Bright Health raises an eye popping $200m round.
    Sezzle lands a $100m credit line to fund easier online buying.
    Holiday gifts you can buy from Minnesota startups:
    KATHY'S GIFT PICKS:https://forcefieldfun.com
    https://www.macchina.cc
    https://www.sipdark.comPAUL'S GIFT PICKS:https://www.omniafishing.com
    https://kidizen.com
    CASEY'S GIFT PICKS
    https://upsie.com
    https://dosehealth.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    25 - How to get your startup funded by students, current junior developer supply and demand, and we share our real life interesting conversations

    25 - How to get your startup funded by students, current junior developer supply and demand, and we share our real life interesting conversations

    Young MN VCs -- Atland Ventures, the 1st student run VC firm in Minnesota.
    The state of junior developers and the jr. dev landscape in MN.
    Our most interesting, recent conversations with local founders.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    24 - Total Expert raises 20 mil, why funding rounds sometimes aren't, and Paul's scoop on TC Startup Week

    24 - Total Expert raises 20 mil, why funding rounds sometimes aren't, and Paul's scoop on TC Startup Week

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    Riffing points
    TotalExpert, MN’s fastest growing startup, raises $20m more.
    Why a SEC filing does not necessarily equal a funding round.
    Paul’s post game analysis of Twin Cities Startup Week.
    Enterprise HRtech company Ascentis’s ascendency and path to IPO.
    The robust HR technology landscape of Minnesota hrtech.

    • 58 min
    23 - Sentera raises more funding for dronetech, where you can put dead people, Paul takes us to Twin Cities Startup Week school, and the current state of MN tech news

    23 - Sentera raises more funding for dronetech, where you can put dead people, Paul takes us to Twin Cities Startup Week school, and the current state of MN tech news

    --- We've upgraded our audio quality. Hope you like! ---Riffing points
    Sentera raises $14m in new funding.
    Evolve, the Minnetonka plastics printer, raises 19m in a fresh round of VC.
    Omnia Fishing raises $1m for anglertech startup.
    Paul gives you an epic 80/20 of Twin Cities Startup Week 2018.
    Novel Coworking buys it's way into dowtown Minneapolis.
    Techdotmn and the state of startup news coverage in MN.
    MN named top 10 rising cities by Rise of the Rest and Paul has opinions on it.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

Paul D Prins ,

MN Tech Scene Recap

These three do a really good job of covering quite a bit of the Minneosta tech startup world. Actually, they cover more than just the startup side, but they tend to lean more towards the startup and nonpublic businesses. Makes having moved away a bit easier.

pbgess ,

Great overview of Tech in MSP

This is an awesome resource for getting all your news about Tech happenings in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. The hosts also speak from their own experience in their respective disciplines which is great. Only reason it’s not 5 stars is the audio quality still isn’t on par with other podcasts making it too loud/quiet at different times

kpalmstein ,

Nice look in on the MN tech scene

Always have a good list of topics related to the MN tech scene. Essential listening for anyone in software dev, start ups, product or technology in our region.

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