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A U of M edtech startup's acquisition was among the most noteworthy stories to hit the Minnesota startup scene this year. 

In June, Microsoft acquired Minneapolis-based tech startup Flipgrid, an education-technology platform, for an undisclosed amount. This was Microsoft’s first acquisition of a Minnesota startup. At the time of the announcement, Flipgrid was being used by around 20 million students in 180 countries. The company was started about three years ago by University of Minnesota Learning Technologies Professor Charles Miller. Flipgrid’s leadership team also includes seasoned tech veterans Phil Soran and Jim Leslie – who have both previously founded and sold their tech companies.

Read the full story in Minne Inno.