Despite last quarter being the slowest for VC funding since 2020, there’s still significant growth happening in the startup and tech space, especially in the Midwest.
This month already we’ve seen humongous rounds for top Midwest cybersecurity companies like NetSPI and Arctic Wolf, both based in Minneapolis and raised over $400M each. Cybersecurity funding slowdown who?
Labor Market & Startup Trends
We’ve also seen significant funding from smaller, rising startups across the region. Nickels, the fintech startup helping tackle credit card debt, just raised $4 million and plans to double its team. The biotech industry also has had some strong funding this month: RadioMedix (Minnesota) raised $40M, Gate Neurosciences (Indy area) raised $25M and Genetesis (Cincy area) raised $17.5M.
In Michigan, the startup and tech community came together last week to celebrate and support the state’s startups and founders. Michigan Tech Week was energizing and insightful, and goes to show how fired up the community is about startup growth. The companies featured on our “behind the scenes” panel all are hiring, fyi!
You can check more funding news and stats in our monthly tech market report — stay tuned for October’s report. And keep reading here for hiring companies and job opportunities!
Companies Still Hiring
JPMorgan Chase & Co. - innovative financial solutions for consumers, small businesses, corporations, governments, and institutions around the world.
Arcos - SaaS solutions to solve resource management challenges that companies face
Plume - providing gender-affirming hormone therapy via telehealth for the trans-community across the United States.
Focal Systems - helps retailers cut shelf scanning cost in half by switching from manual to automated shelf scans
Electric AI - revolutionizing IT by making it simple, effortless, & lightning fast for businesses everywhere
Aware - the only comprehensive AI solution for governance, risk, compliance, and insights for leading collaboration platforms
Veeva Systems - a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry
UberEther - software developers and consultants developing and deploying the next generation of identity management and cloud solutions
|Nickels||Client Success Manager||Ann Arbor|
|Autobooks||Sr. iOS Engineer||Detroit|
|Autobooks||Full-Stack Software Engineer||Detroit|
|Autobooks||Customer Support Representative||Detroit|
|Autobooks||Senior Software Engineer||Remote|
|Guideline||Customer Success Quality Specialist||Remote|
|Guideline||Content Manager, Customer Success||Remote|
|Guideline||Offboarding Terminations Manager||Remote|
|Guideline||Sales Development Representative||Remote|
|Provide||Content Marketing Manager||Columbus|
|Provide||Regional Director of Practice Finance - Veterinary||Remote|
|Signal Advisors||Senior Salesforce Administrator||Remote|
|Veeva Systems||VP - IT Global Infrastructure and End User Services||Remote|
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