STARTUP BUILDERS AND INVENTORS
Entrepreneurship is in our DNA
Since opening our doors in 2009, we’ve founded or co-founded six different companies—some flourishing, others now-defunct, all profoundly worthwhile. Launching our own startups and entrepreneurs has always been an integral part of GoKart Labs’ culture, giving us the empathy, speed, optimism and agility we need to best help our clients of all sizes.
GOKART VENTURES AT A GLANCE
INVESTED SERVICES IN 2017
STARTED SINCE 2009
RECEIVED IN VENTURE FUNDING
Acquired by Pohlad Companies: 2015
Fast, focused and multi-platform, BringMeTheNews.com filters through hundreds of traditional and non-traditional news sources and social platforms to bring people the news they want and need. Developed in 2009 by award-winning Twin Cities investigative journalist and TV news anchor, Rick Kupchella, BMTN makes it simple to get, share and discuss what’s happening in Minnesota.
Co-Founders, technology platform, digital marketing team, brand identity, fundraising, and a board member
Acquired by Capella Education: 2012
Sophia delivers an engaging, self-paced and flexible online learning experience that combines high-quality curriculum with universal accessibility. Offering free resources as well as low-cost for-credit courses eligible for transfer to over 2000 colleges and universities, Sophia helps thousands of students and teachers transform the way they learn and teach.
Invented, designed, built and sold Sophia.
Stories in Progress
Free online courses. Renowned brands and businesses. The Big Know teams major brands and big-name experts with compelling content marketing, entertainment, digital media, and online learning techniques to educate, challenge and inspire audiences to improve their lives in meaningful ways.
Creator and founding team for The Big Know.
GoKart Labs Ventures has helped unlock an idea that long-time employee Chad Gillard has been brewing on for about twenty years. Gillard paired up with GoKart…