VC  Matchstick Ventures

     Office Locations:

564 Saratoga St. S
St Paul, MN 55116



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Matchstick Ventures (formerly known as Confluence Capital) is a new fund that will continue to focus on investing in early-stage tech founders and their companies. Matchstick is proudly based in the Twin Cities and will continue to invest in MN tech startups that have a product and a customer. It will also target other strategic markets that have strong startup communities including Boulder/Denver, Chicago, Austin, and Kansas City. Confluence Capital was created in 2013 with a vision 'to bring a fresh investment approach that is desperately needed in the Midwest. No suits & ties. No chest puffing. Just honest early-stage investments in awesome entrepreneurs.' The fund made 14 investments and had one 1 exit. The Matchstick Ventures name more closely aligns with the firm's mission of acting as a catalyst for founders, startups, and the MN startup community.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ryan Broshar Founder & Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):















      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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