Our story is not only about our company. It’s the story of the pioneering companies that have been built here. It is the story and the impact of global reach products invented, manufactured, and distributed in our great Midwest. It is the story of potential, of novel approach, of expertise, and of ground-breaking technologies to affect positive change in crucial industries. Our story revolves around our results for both our investors and our portfolio companies.

Established in 2007 as the ag tech market began to form, Linn Grove recognized early on that the technology rich business environment of the Midwest will continue to excel in the healthcare, agriculture, food and animal health markets. By founding early stage companies and co-investing with others, Linn Grove established a strong investment portfolio first in the medical field and then in agricultural technology. We are proud to participate in continuing our regions rich history of world-class companies and innovation.

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Management Team

Dennis O'Brien

- Managing Partner, Linn Grove Ventures

- Chairman and President, Next Healthcare

- Regional focus: Montana-Missoula-Bozeman corridor

Dennis has extensive experience in manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing. He brings a unique perspective to investment and management with integrative views for solving tactical issues and setting strategic direction.

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Dan Hodgson

- Managing Partner, Linn Grove Ventures

- Regional focus: Fargo and surrounding area

Dan recognized early-on that the successful economy and innovative spirit of the Upper Midwest would continue to outperform many other areas. He has leveraged his knowledge of the market to support companies bringing efficiency to food production and advancements to health technology.

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Thor Iverson

- Managing Partner, Linn Grove Ventures

- Chief Operating Officer, FarmQA

- Chief Financial Officer, Virgin Plants

- Regional Focus: Colorado and the Western Great Plains

Thor has a remarkable history in senior management with a global reach spanning a vast number of industries. His experience with strategic planning and finance provide a well-rounded and informative approach to the businesses and investors he works to advance.

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Partners and Team Members

Harry Schulz

- Venture Partner

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Tom Rolfstad

- Venture Partner

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Barb Gooch

- Financial Services

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Steven Kiemele

- CFO

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