Gopher Angels, LLC

Gopher Angels is a large, growing and collaborative group of angel investors in the Twin Cities. Since its founding in 2012,  it has quickly grown to over 70 members and invested over $10M in young companies.

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Enterprise Rising

Enterprise Rising is an annual conference in the Twin Cities that gathers the fastest growing startups, most successful founders, most active VCs focused on enterprise SaaS in the Midwest.


Techstars Farm to Fork

This accelerator is the first Techstars program focused on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture. Partnered with Cargill and Ecolab, this program empowers entrepreneurs across the entire food value chain, from AgTech, manufacturing and supply chains, to food safety, waste reduction, and traceability.


Kenex Holdings

Kenex Holdings LLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in lower-middle-market companies. The firm seeks to invest in food, beverage, agriculture, transportation & logistics, infrastructure service and manufacturing sectors. It invests within the United States with a focus on Midwest. The firm seeks to invest between in companies with Revenue of less $100 million. It seeks flexible ownership in its investee companies, ranging from control to minority investments. Kenex Holdings LLC is based in Chicago, Illinois.


The Syndicate Fund

The Syndicate Fund is a venture capital fund that provides entrepreneurs capital and access to our network of Syndicate members. The firm seeks to invest in retail, marketing, food and agriculture and specializes in pre-seed, seed stage startups, and early stage investments.