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America's Mighty Middle Report

Investment trends in America's heartland show that valuable, high-growth companies can be built outside of traditional tech hubs. This report put together by Dundee Venture Capital and Crunchbase shares details on the growth of non-coastal startup regions. Matchstick was proud to be featured.

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Natty Zola
5/13/2020
"5 Best Practices I Learned at Techstars"

Manisha Gupta of Warmly, shares best practices learned through the 14-week Techstars program under Natty's guidance to improve tracking and communication within any company.

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Natty Zola
5/13/2020
Startup founders to VCs: Level Up!

Natty was highlighted in a blog post from VC Fred Destin on if [startups] could make the β€œventure capital product” a better experience for founders β€” what would [they] change?

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Natty Zola
5/13/2020
Atlassian is buying Halp

We're thrilled to announce that Halp has been acquired by Atlassian. This is a great union of two forward thinking companies working to make ticketing easier and better for organizations through conversations (learn more Why Atlassian is buying Halp, a Slack-first help-desk company). Atlassian is a great partner to bring more resources to halp achieve this vision. Congrats to Fletcher, Tristan, Komran and the whole Halp team on building a great product, culture and company. Thanks for having Matchstick involved in your journey! πŸŽ‰(more coverage on Atlassian blog and TechCrunch)

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Natty Zola
5/12/2020
Branch Founder & CEO, Atif Siddiqi, on the Talking Tech Podcast

In this 5-minute podcast clip, Branch CEO Atif Siddiqi explains the company's partnership with Domino's, which allows employees a contactless way to receive digital payments of their tips, wages, and mileage daily.

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Ryan Broshar
5/1/2020
Techstars Boulder Demo Day 2020

Natty hosted the 14th annual Techstars Boulder Accelerator Demo Day. This year's event moved to a virtual experience and had record registrations from the community and investors. Short, pre-recorded pitch videos from each of the 10 companies can be accessed at the link below.

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Natty Zola
4/30/2020
Startups Stick Together in Uncertainty of Pandemic

In light of recent events, Matchstick founder Ryan Broshar shares some insight on how startup culture may affected due to COVID-19. By a large shift toward virtual work, the culture may be globalized and may begin to be based more around distributed teams. He speaks on continuing to invest in startups - "We're really excited about the opportunities to support these founders through these hard times and keep making investments while others may be pulling back.”

See these additional articles for more Matchstick Ventures input and tips as entrepreneurs adjust expectations during this pandemic:

Minnesota investors, entrepreneurs adjust expectations after arrival of COVID-19

Colorado entrepreneurs already faced a steep startup curve. Coronavirus increased the grade

Colorado VCs on Coronavirus Impacts: Funding May Slow, Plan Carefully

How Colorado accelerators are adjusting during COVID-19

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Ryan Broshar
4/24/2020
From Founder to CEO with Clarence Bethea

In this episode of the tech.mn podcast, Upsie founder and CEO Clarence Bethea visits to talk about his journey from founder to CEO. He covers everything from the power of a good network and his experience raising capital, to the importance of the support he receives from his family. He also shares his prediction of the future for the MN Tech and startup ecosystem.

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Ryan Broshar
4/15/2020
Ordermark Provides Support to Restaurants Converting to Takeout

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, restaurants everywhere are adjusting their methods to offer takeout and delivery. The Ordermark team's hard work to support the continued operation of food delivery nationwide by providing the hardware and consulting needed to properly track and manage online orders was profiled in the New York Times.

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Ryan Broshar
4/10/2020
The State of the Startup and Venture Ecosystem in Colorado 2020

Our friends at Access Venture Partners shared a great analysis of the growth of startups in Colorado and interest from venture capital. We are excited about this trend in one of our key markets. We see similar data in the North as well.

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Natty Zola
3/6/2020