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Founders First with Ryan Broshar

By Kevin McArdle and Jac Stark

On Episode 19 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and special guest host, Bri McCullough, welcome Ryan Broshar, Founder and partner at Matchstick Ventures and Co-founder and board member of BETA and Twin Cities Startup Week, on a special TCSW edition of The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about putting founders first and the future of Twin Cities Startup Week. Ryan tells us about the former Techstars Retail Accelerator in Partnership with Target, how he plugs into the other Techstars programs, and how he balances his time with Matchstick and BETA.  Ryan shares the genesis stories of BETA , Twin Cities Startup Week, and Matchstick Ventures. We talk about Matchstick’s latest raise, what kind of companies they work with, and how Ryan approaches fundraising. We also touch on the Candor Clause, created by the founders of Soona, one of Matchstick’s investments. Sponsor:Thank you to Arthur Ventures for sponsoring the Twin Cities Startup Week Live tech.mn podcast booth. Arthur Ventures invests in B2B software founders beyond Silicon Valley and takes a partner approach to venture capital. They support tech entrepreneurship in Minnesota. You can learn more about them at their website and hear about their latest raise here.    SocialsTech.MN on TwitterKevin McArdle on TwitterBri McCullough on TwitterRyan Broshar on TwitterMatchstick Ventures on TwitterBETA on TwitterTwin Cities Startup Week on Twitter   Links:Matchstick VenturesTechstarsBETATwin Cities Startup WeekSoona Candor Clause

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