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

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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?

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

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

During a 2 hour event, investors and startups partake in multiple 20-minute conversations in an intimate setting that can lead to meaningful partnerships.


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

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Are you an early stage investor interested expanding your access to Minnesota-based startups? We’d love to have you participate in the next Backers event!

Active investors meeting any of the following criteria are encouraged to reach out:

  • 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
  • High net worth individuals wanting to learn more about angel investing

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