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Looking to add fuel to the fire? BETA Backers connects top emerging startups with active investors.

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Backers was super valuable. I met other investors from the region. And the rapid-fire intros to the startups gave me exactly what I needed to figure out if I wanted to learn more.”

- Andrew, Loup Ventures

What is BETA Backers?

BETA Backers connects Minnesota's top emerging startups with active investors.

The BETA Team sources and vets both investors and startups to make unique matches based on industry, investment thesis, and startup stage.


BETA Alumni and startups participating in the BETA Cohort receive priority access to Backers. Exceptions may be made to accommodate teams from Greater Minnesota along with other rapidly scaling startups.

Most teams meet the following criteria:

  • Working full time on their startup
  • Based in Minnesota
  • With a scalable tech-enabled product or service
  • That is in market/able to be sold
  • Actively fundraising

Are you an early-stage investor interested expanding your access to Minnesota-based startups? Active investors meeting any of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Accredited angel investors
  • Pre-Seed Stage angel groups
  • Pre-Seed Stage venture groups
  • Seed Stage angel groups
  • Seed Stage venture groups
  • Series A Stage venture groups
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BETA Backers is one of the many ways we support founders throughout the year. Subscribe to BETA updates to  stay in the know about upcoming events.

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