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Where Robotics is Headed and Why You Should Care


All of us have had some exposure to robotics, whether it be crying over Wall E, scared by Ultron or “evil AI”, or maybe you’ve sat in a self-driving tesla or owned a Roomba. Research and advancement in robotics has recently been accelerated by the rapid growth of AI algorithms, particularly with the application of [...]

Where Robotics is Headed and Why You Should Care2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

The Boundary Between Machines and Humans


In recent months, I’ve been fascinated with the potential collaboration in thoughts of machines and humans. Many times, a huge buzzword being thrown around is “augmentation”. However, what does that really mean? Is it robots replacing all the menial, day-to-day tasks humans have done to free-up time for elevated thinking? How does one label how [...]

The Boundary Between Machines and Humans2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

Gen-Z: Gig Economy Trend


The trend of gig economy jobs is soaring especially with the Gen-Z generation. Gig economy jobs are essentially temporary freelancing jobs where the worker doesn’t actually belong to a corporation and is employed as an individual entity jumping from role to role.  A shocking 46 percent of Gen-Z workers are freelancers. Of that 46 percent, [...]

Gen-Z: Gig Economy Trend2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Gen Z Trend: Sustainability


Generation Z is well known for their upbringing in a digital world, and as they are reaching adulthood they are tending to be more conscious about what they consume – and therefore are influencing the products and values that businesses create. With growing concerns of global warming and environmental degradation in younger people, sustainability is [...]

Gen Z Trend: Sustainability2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Covid-19 Impact on VC and Startups


Covid brought a lot of uncertainty to financial markets which brings up concerns about how it might impact the state of VC and startup fundraising. There were a lot of initial concerns about what the effect of Covid might be on VC.  Issues people were worried about were the lack of availability for in-person networking [...]

Covid-19 Impact on VC and Startups2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

The Rise of Student-Run Venture Capital


The past few years have seen a large growth of student-run venture capital funds, including ours based out of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Atland Ventures. In my ~4 weeks working at Atland, it’s already been an incredibly valuable experience, as I’m sure it has for everyone else in the company. So it raises the [...]

The Rise of Student-Run Venture Capital2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Recess: the Diligence Process of the Online Sponsorship Marketplace


The sponsorship marketplace is large and vast, offering a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. The challenge is to effectively connect both sides of the marketplace, sponsors and event organizers, and add onto that a global pandemic which creates an even greater obstacle to overcome. After thorough research, our team recognized the need for a simplified [...]

Recess: the Diligence Process of the Online Sponsorship Marketplace2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Our Fund Values and Commitments


The death of George Floyd and other tragic acts of racism and discrimination we have witnessed over the last several weeks have been both senseless and devastating. As a firm, we would like to share our condolences with families, friends, and communities as a whole. We must open our eyes, listen to those that are [...]

Our Fund Values and Commitments2020-11-17T20:57:39-06:00

Introduction to Atland Ventures


Atland Ventures was officially founded in 2015 when a group of University of Minnesota students, understanding the importance of innovation within our generation, developed Atland to actively educate students on topics within Venture-Capital and early-stage investing. Fast-forward four years and our group of 28 students raised just over $1,00,000 dollars to complete our first fund [...]

Introduction to Atland Ventures2020-11-22T21:05:11-06:00
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