Invest with Groove

Groove Capital is the most active Pre-Seed investor in Minnesota-based startups

By combining the power of a traditional venture fund with an active angel group, Groove has accelerated the velocity to countless startups’ first fundings, while activating a new generation of early stage investors. 

What makes Groove unique?
Groove invests at the Pre-Seed Stage in small teams with high potential, who have detailed plans for achieving larger, later stage milestones. Our investing thesis is what sets us apart from any other capital sources serving this market

Fund II differentiators include:

  • ~90% of funds staying in Minnesota-based startups
  • Leading Pre-Seed deals 
  • Investing in a broad mix of industries  
  • High volume portfolio investing (typically 2-to-4 deals per month)
  • Surrounding investments with additional capital and expertise via Groove’s Investment Group 

We’ve created a model that offers the potential to produce compelling venture returns, while making a lasting impact on our community and world.

Interested in joining the action?

Please send us your information so that we can start the discussion around your interest(s) in accelerating the success of Minnesota's early stage startups.

Targeting Startups Who
Meet These Criteria

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Early Stage

Leading or joining Pre-Seed and Seed Stage funding rounds


Minimal Viable Product

Past Concept Stage, with a working prototype or proof of concept

Drive to Win-1

Drive to Win

Evidence of an ability to expand product or service offerings and secure market share, favoring those with a competitive advantage


Extreme Resiliency

A clear purpose and demonstrated perseverance to meet or exceed goals


Minnesota Based

Focused on companies headquartered or operating in Minnesota, but will make an exception for compelling startups located in neighboring ecosystems


Industry Agnostic

We invest in many industries, but favor those verticals that can be supported by Minnesota’s most robust resource networks

Want to see some examples of our portfolio?

Groove Capital is relentless in its pursuit of identifying and investing in the area's most promising early stage startups. Though we invest in a wide range of industries, a common thread runs through every Groove investment: we support great teams, who have demonstrated an ability to execute, with some evidence of a defensible advantage, in a market that is compelling.

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