Welcome back to the Great North Ventures newsletter! We have 3 portfolio companies ranked on Inc. 5000, Quicklly expanding with Instacart, as well as our monthly roundup of portfolio company updates.

Congratulations to three of our portfolio companies, Branch, Dispatch, and WithMe (formerly known as PrintWithMe) for making the Inc. 5000 List! Being recognized is an honor and we are proud of each of these teams.

The Inc. 5000 List is Inc. Magazine’s data-driven list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Companies are ranked according to revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, a company must have been generating revenue by March 31, 2018.


Like Mike, I Want To Be Like Mike

Mike Schulte, Principal at Great North Ventures, joined Robert Weber & Josef Siebert on the Execution Is King podcast to share common concerns of founders relating to startup formation (picking a name, LLC or C-Corp, 1202 Qualified Small Business Sock) and fundraising (liquidation preferences, SAFE notes, board structure). The interview was so great it became our first two episode podcast!

Check it out: Part 1 – Startup Formation & Part 2 – Fundraising.


Portfolio News

Quicklly and Instacart expand partnership

EmpowerU launches self-care and mental health support for K-12 teachers and administrators

Omnia Fishing & Wired2Fish announce partnership

July Newsletter
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iraLogix closes $22M + Branch expands with Uber

iraLogix Closes Series C
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iraLogix closes $22M Series C

June Newsletter
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Flywheel lands Gates Foundation grant

We're Hiring
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Venture Capital Analyst

We're Hiring
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Executive Assistant – Venture Capital Firm

Great North Ventures Raises $40M Fund II
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Great North Ventures Raises $40 Million Fund II

Investment Thesis: Fund II Strategy
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Investment Thesis: Fund II Strategy

Investment Thesis: Community-Driven Applications
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Investment Theme: Community-Driven Applications

Fund II Theses: Solving Labor Problems
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Investment Theme: Solving Labor Problems

April Newsletter
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Trends in the Gig Economy + Work in the Metaverse

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MinneBar 14 Recap

Minnesota Innovation Collaborative
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Minnesota Innovation Collaborative

engineer and various business information. Internet of things industry.
Pradip Madan

IoT 3.0

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Healthcare Innovation