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The State of B2B Tech in Minneapolis/St. Paul in 2018

Small but mighty, the Twin Cities are shaping up to be a one-two tech punch. With fewer than a million in combined population, Minneapolis and St. Paul have a vibrant and impressive tech ecosystem. Much like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, the Twin Cities make quite the superhuman team.

According to 2016’s documentary about the Minnesota tech ecosystem, “DocuMNtary,” Minnesota has a long history with computers, reaching all the way back to the late ‘40s. Control Data, based in Bloomington, MN, created the first supercomputers in the ‘60s. Given Minnesota’s long history with technology, it should come as no surprise that the tech scene is flourishing.

In fact, Twin Cities tech startups have made more than $7 billion (yes, with a “b”) with the closed sales of a few dozen tech companies over the past 10 years. (Which, of course, you won’t hear about much since Minnesotans are not prone to bragging.) Minneapolis and St. Paul are currently poised to become leaders in med tech, with 98 health tech startups raising more than $420 million in 2016 (got to offset all those Juicy Lucys somehow) and that’s definitely worth bragging about.

According to TechCrunch, Minneapolis has the second most start-ups in the Midwest founded since 2015 (behind Chicago, which has almost 10 times the population). According to the same article, Minneapolis is also second in tech funding (behind Chicago again). According to some, the Twin Cities startup scene is even more vibrant than Chicago’s, with packed startup events and mixers and lots of accelerator activity.

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Note: Only software vendors on G2 Crowd with headquarters currently in the Twin Cities area are included in graph.

We have compiled data on the state of the Minneapolis/St. Paul B2B tech scene that includes all of the top-rated products on G2 Crowd which have parent companies headquartered in the Twin Cities area. Our list is ranked by user satisfaction of a company’s top-rated product. To qualify, a product was required to have at least 10 verified user reviews.

For each qualifying product, we created a company profile to recognize what that company is and does, as well as give a little insight into its history. The data relies on G2 Crowd’s more than 300,000 B2B software and services reviews, or from public data sources such as LinkedIn, Crunchbase or each vendor’s website.



Jamf Pro1. Jamf Pro
Product: Jamf Pro
Category: Mobile Device Management (MDM)
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2002
Employees: 710

With an impressive 146 reviews on G2 Crowd, Jamf Pro is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The product is also listed in our enterprise mobility management and mobile application management categories. It provides a wide range of mobility management features and is geared toward Apple products.

Total Reviews: 146
Categories: Mobile Device Management (MDM), Enterprise Mobility Management, Mobile Application Management
Average Company Size: 52% of reviewers work for a company with more than 1,000 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: Jamf Pro reviewers rated the tool’s Device Enrollment (93%) and Device Configuration (92%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: Jamf Now
Total Funding: $30,000,000
Funding Rounds: 2
Number of Investors: 4 (Vista Equity Partners, GSV Capital, Summit Partners, G Squared)
Mission Statement: “At Jamf, success is achieved through dialogue with colleagues, customers and industry leaders. Skilled listening has led to innovation. Today, we are the world leader in macOS and iOS management with offices around the world. We deliver, support and service the solution for Apple management needs in education and business.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars – based on 73 reviews

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Code422. Code42
Product: Code42
Category: Backup
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2001
Employees: 524

With an impressive 268 reviews on G2 Crowd, Code42 is both a Leader in the backup software category and a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The company provides backup services for endpoint data security. It aims to make it easier for users to store, navigate and secure sensitive business information.

Total Reviews: 269
Categories: Backup, Data Security
Average Company Size: 39% of reviewers work for a company with 51-1000 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: Code42 reviewers rated the tool’s Scheduled Backups (96%) and Remote Backup (95%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: CrashPlan
Total Funding: $137,500,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 5 (SharesPost Investment Management, New Enterprise Associates, JMI Equity, Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners)
Mission Statement: “Through continuous, automatic collection via a lightweight agent on the device, Code42 protects every file on Mac, Windows, and Linux laptops and desktops. Our platform enables IT, security, and business teams to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations, and recover from data loss, no matter the cause.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars – based on 66 reviews

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Dayforce3. Ceridian
Product: Dayforce
Category: Core HR
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 1932
Employees: 4,317

With an impressive 177 reviews on G2 Crowd, Dayforce is both a Leader in the Core HR category and a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. Dayforce is a longstanding staple in the HR world. The human capital management (HCM) tool has features for payroll, time tracking, benefits and workforce management. It can serve as a complete HR management tool with its additional recruiting, onboarding and performance management features.

Total Reviews: 177
Categories: Time Tracking, Core HR, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Onboarding, Other Recruiting, HR Management Suites, Workforce Management
Average Company Size: 50% of reviewers work for a company with more than 1,000 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: Dayforce reviewers rated the tool’s Direct Deposit (93%) and Self-Service Capabilities (91%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $150,000,000
Funding Rounds: 1
Number of Investors: 3 (David Ossip, Fidelity National Financial, Thomas H. Lee Partners)
Mission Statement: “Makes Work Life Better.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars – based on 1.1 thousand reviews

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Calabrio4. Calabrio
Product: Calabrio ONE
Category: Contact Center Workforce
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2007
Employees: 327

With 31 reviews on G2 Crowd, Calabrio ONE is a High Performer in the contact center workforce category and a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The tool provides customer engagement and contact center support for service centers. The suite’s features include workforce management, call analytics and quality management. The StarTribune has rated it a “Top 150 Workplace” four years in a row.

Total Reviews: 31
Categories: Contact Center Workforce
Average Company Size: More than 80% of Calabrio ONE reviews came from users at companies with more than 1,000 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: Calabrio One reviewers rated the tool’s performance and reliability (89%) and payment processing (89%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $9,000,000
Funding Rounds: 2
Number of Investors: 2 (BlueStream Ventures, Split Rock Partners)
Mission Statement: “Here’s business at the most basic level: an interaction between two human beings—one a buyer, the other a seller. At Calabrio, we help organizations unlock new value and drive growth by honing in on these everyday interactions. We’re unlocking the true voice of the customer and delivering what customer-centric organizations crave: the ability to make every interaction engaging, insightful and profitable. It’s quite simple, really: We deliver technology and solutions that empower more human human interactions.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 2.6 out of 5 stars – based on 44 reviews

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goanywhere5. HelpSystems
Product: GoAnywhere MFT
Category: File Storage and Sharing
City:Eden Prairie, MN
Founded: 1982
Employees: 402

With an impressive 41 reviews on G2 Crowd, GoAnywhere MFT is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The tool is used to automate encrypted file transfers between employees or customers. It’s improves the security and reliability of file transfers.

Total Reviews: 41
Categories: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), File Storage and Sharing
Average Company Size: 56% of reviewers work for a company with 51 to 1,000 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: GoAnywhere MFT reviewers rated the tool’s File Following (98%) and Data Lifecycle Management (97%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: View all HelpSystems products
Total Funding: N/A
Funding Rounds: N/A
Number of Investors: N/A
Mission Statement: “HelpSystems develops powerful, simple-to-use software for cybersecurity, IT operations management and monitoring, business intelligence, and document management. Our products reduce everyday operations to help you save time and cut costs, and our experts will help guide you to reach your goals.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars – based on 61 reviews

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ChargeOver6. ChargeOver
Product: ChargeOver
Category: Subscription Management
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2011
Employees: 6

With an impressive 11 reviews on G2 Crowd, ChargeOver is both a High Performer in the subscription management category and a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The SaaS offering provides subscription and recurring billilling features for companies. It also has features for automating invoices, accepting payments and customizing processes.

Total Reviews: 11
Categories: Subscription Management
Average Company Size: 91% of reviewers work for a company with fewer than 50 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: ChargeOver reviewers rated the tool’s Security (96%) and Interval Subscription (96%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: N/A
Funding Rounds: N/A
Number of Investors: N/A
Mission Statement: “Our goal is to make life easier and more automated for businesses around the globe. Since 2011, businesses of all sizes started saving time and getting paid faster with ChargeOver’s web-based recurring billing software.”

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ilos7. ilos
Product: ilos
Category: Video Hosting
City: St. Paul, MN
Founded: 2012
Employees: 25

With an impressive 13 reviews on G2 Crowd, ilos is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The tool can help companies capture, host and analyze videos within a single console. It also has tailored solutions for specific industries like education, sales and customer success.

Total Reviews: 13
Categories: Video Hosting, Video Editing
Average Company Size: 54% of reviewers work for a company with fewer than 50 employees.
Total Funding: $3,100,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 6 (Active Capital, Ingram Content Group, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Daren Cotter, Come Up Capital, Right Side Capital Management)
Mission Statement: “ilos was founded with the desire to put the power of video into the hands of organizations to be more productive and communicate with clarity. We believe video revolutionizes the way organizations create and share information.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars – based on 4 reviews

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RecruitBPM8. RecruitBPM
Product: RecruitBPM
Category: Recruitment Marketing
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2012
Employees: 4

With an impressive 21 reviews on G2 Crowd, RecruitBPM is both a High Performer in the recruitment marketing and a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The product helps streamline recruiting processes for HR teams. It includes applicant tracking features, reporting tools and a built-in CRM.

Total Reviews: 21
Categories: Recruitment Marketing, Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Average Company Size: 81% of reviewers work for a company with 51-1,000 employees
Highest-Rated Features: RecruitBPM reviewers rated the tool’s Internationalization (98%) and Dashboards (97%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: N/A
Funding Rounds: N/A
Number of Investors: N/A
Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a out of 5 stars – based on 0 reviews

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When I Work9. When I Work
Product: When I Work
Category: Workforce Management
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2010
Employees: 132

With an impressive 36 reviews on G2 Crowd, When I Work is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. It provides scheduling and workforce management solutions for a number of large companies including TicketMaster, Uber, and SoundCloud. Its platform can be tailored specifically to industries like retail, education and health care.

Total Reviews: 44
Categories: Workforce Management, Employee Scheduling 2 UC
Average Company Size: 50% of reviewers work for a company with fewer than 50 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: When I Work reviewers rated the tool’s Performance and Reliability (97%) and Labor Forecasting (90%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $24,000,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 5 (Drive Capital, High Alpha, Greycroft, e.ventures, Arthur Ventures, Greycroft)
Mission Statement: “Making employer’s and worker’s lives less complicated, less uncertain and less wasteful of time.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars – based on 41 reviews

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App Data Room10. Modus Engagement
Product: App Data Room
Category: Sales Enablement
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2013
Employees: 21

With an impressive 68 reviews on G2 Crowd, App Data Room is both a High Performer in the sales enablement category and a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The product can be used for both sales enablement and marketing asset management. Users can store, track and share sales data on any device. Users can track incentives, analyze data and present information to potential buyers

Total Reviews: 68
Categories: Sales Enablement, Lead Capture
Average Company Size: 84% of reviewers work for a company with more than 50 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: App Data Room reviewers rated the tool’s Mobile Presentation (90%) and Live Presentation (87%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: N/A
Funding Rounds: 1
Number of Investors: 1 (Sopris Capital Associates)
Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars – based on 11 reviews

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Leadpages11. Leadpages
Product: Leadpages
Category: Landing Page Builders
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2013
Employees: 149

With an impressive 62 reviews on G2 Crowd, Leadpages is both a High Performer in the landing page builder category and a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. Leadpages is a landing page builder with an emphasis on lead generation. It has a variety of templates for emails, web pages and text messages.

Total Reviews: 68
Categories: Landing Page Builders
Average Company Size: 82% of reviewers work for a company with fewer than 50 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: Leadpages reviewers rated the tool’s Mobile Optimization (90%) and Landing Pages (90%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: Drip
Total Funding: $38,000,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 3 (Drive Capital, Arthur Ventures, Patrick Meenan Foundry)
Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars – based on 69 reviews

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CATS12. CATS Software
Product: CATS
Category: Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2005
Employees: 26

With an impressive 29 reviews on G2 Crowd, CATS is both a High Performer in the ATS category and a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The web-based application can serve a number of HR purposes including the entire applicant tracking process. It also helps users manage listings on job boards and social networks.

Total Reviews: 29
Categories: Applicant Tracking System (ATS), Staffing
Average Company Size: 62% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: CATS reviewers rated the tool’s Applicant Tracking (90%) and Performance and Reliability (88%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: N/A
Funding Rounds: N/A
Number of Investors: N/A
Mission Statement: “Dedicated to improving recruiting since 2005.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars – based on 7 reviews

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SPS Commerce Fulfillment13. SPS Commerce
Product: SPS Commerce Fulfillment
Category: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 1987
Employees: 1383

With an impressive 35 reviews on G2 Crowd, SPS Commerce Fulfillment is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The EDI platform is web-based for easy implementation. It also includes a database of over 70,000 retail partnerships including Amazon, Walmart and Target.

Total Reviews: 35
Categories: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Average Company Size: 49% of reviewers work for a company with fewer than 50 employees.
Highest-Rated Features: SPS Commerce Fulfillment reviewers rated the tool’s Data Virtualization (90%) and Big Data Processing (90%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: View all SPS Commerce products
Total Funding: $50,500,000
Funding Rounds: 5
Number of Investors: 9 (Granite Ventures, Adams Street Partners, St. Paul Venture Capital, River Cities Capital Funds, CID Group)
Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars – based on 203 reviews

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Arcserve14. Arcserve
Product: Arcserve
Category: Backup
City: Eden Prairie, MN
Founded: 2014
Employees: 272

With an impressive 10 reviews on G2 Crowd, Arcserve is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The backup solution works for both physical and virtual storage environments. Other features include disaster recovery, email archiving and high availability.

Total Reviews: 10
Categories: Backup
Average Company Size: 60% of reviewers work for a company with 51-1,000 employees.
Total Funding: N/A
Funding Rounds: N/A
Number of Investors: N/A
Mission Statement: “At Arcserve, we conquer big IT challenges with even bigger ideas. Which is why, after more than 25 years in the industry, our innovations continue to redefine the way businesses protect their data.”

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EagleSoft15. Patterson Dental Supply
Product: EagleSoft
Category: Dental Practice Management
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2015
Employees: 3085

With an impressive 21 reviews on G2 Crowd, EagleSoft is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The dental practice management solution has a number of features for scheduling, backup and data protection. It also comes with a cloud-based option named CASEY.

Total Reviews: 21
Categories: Dental Practice Management
Average Company Size: 76% of reviewers work for a company with fewer than 50 employees.
Other Products: EagleSoft 13.00
Total Funding: N/A
Funding Rounds: N/A
Number of Investors: N/A
Mission Statement: “Building connections for healthier communities.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 2.8 out of 5 stars – based on 164 reviews

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BuzzBuilder16. BuzzBuilder
Product: BuzzBuilder
Category: Lead Intelligence
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2008
Employees: 6

With an impressive 11 reviews on G2 Crowd, BuzzBuilder is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The lead generation tool markets itself as an all-in-one prospecting platform. It has capabilities to automate email marketing, generating leads and tracking website visitors.

Total Reviews: 11
Categories: Lead Intelligence
Average Company Size: 55% of reviewers work for a company with fewer than 50 employees.
Total Funding: N/A
Funding Rounds: N/A
Number of Investors: N/A
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Siteimprove17. Siteimprove
Product: Siteimprove
Category: Content Analytics
City: Minneapolis, MN
Founded: 2003
Employees: 231

With an impressive 10 reviews on G2 Crowd, Siteimprove is a leader within our Minneapolis-based products. The company’s product aims to help users improve the way they manage and deliver content. It comes with tools for DDPR compliance, content quality analysis and user insights.

Total Reviews: 10
Categories: Content Analytics
Average Company Size: 80% of reviewers work for a company with more than 1,000 employees.
Total Funding: $55,000,000
Funding Rounds: 1
Number of Investors: 1 (Summit Partners)
Mission Statement: “Siteimprove’s mission is to make a better web for all. Our team remains dedicated to that mission while also developing new and innovative ways to streamline the creation and management of a reliable, accessible digital presence. Our mission permeates everything we do: It’s evident in the product solutions we build, the support we offer, and the professional services and education we provide.”

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OTHER B2B TWIN CITIES TECH COMPANIES

Branch Messenger

“We believe that a strong sense of community is fostering strong tech growth in the Twin Cities. After all, that is one of the key reasons we decided to move from LA to Minneapolis. The close relationships held between Twin Cities’ tech start-ups and Fortune 500 companies is shortening the product feedback loop for start-ups and helping us quickly build products that solve real-world business problems.”
— Tom Sawatzke, Growth Marketer at Branch Messenger

While we recognized only the best 17 SaaS and service tech companies in the Twin Cities area, there are still an abundance of other tech companies impacting the B2B scene in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Here’s a rundown of other Minneapolis/St. Paul B2B software and service companies with their founded dates and total employees.

ProductVendorEmployeesFounded
GenooGenoo, LLC82008
Field NationField Nation7602008
MediaBeacon R3volutionMediaBeacon291989
Revamp CRMRevamp Consulting12n/a
HighJump Warehouse AdvantageHighJump Software3841983
Four51Four51, Inc.451999
Accolade Product Lifecycle ManagementSopheon130n/a
Action SellingAction Selling11990
Hallmark Business ConnectionsHallmark Business Connections1722010
PlanHammerPlanHammern/an/a
WPSNIFFERPulpify12015
StaffGrooveStaffGroove2n/a
Genus Media UpshotGenus Technologies42n/a
vx SustainVerisae1461999
DenamicoDenamico Inc.102009
Magnet360Magnet360612001
OptiMineOptiMIne30n/a
PowertrakAxonom24n/a
PhonamiPhonami5n/a
InsiteCommerceInsite Software1012004
Branch MessengerBranch Messengern/a2015

For any questions about the methodology or data included in this piece, or to request that your Minneapolis/St. Paul B2B tech company be added, please reach out to Editorial Team Lead Jakub Rudnik at jrudnik@g2crowd.com.