Neal St. Anthony | Star Tribune
Columnist, reporter | Business

Neal St. Anthony has been a business columnist and reporter for the Star Tribune for 30 years. He also has worked in financial communications for two publicly held companies.


Minnesota venture capital take in first half nearly topped last year's entire funding

Minnesota companies, thanks partly to a huge take by digital-health firm Bright Health, took in $291.2 million in venture capital from 14 transactions during the…


Low-key Leisure Hotels & Resorts revives tired lodging brands

  Steve Olson has built an eclectic hotel-and-resort management outfit over three decades. “I was a busboy,” said Olson, 61, from a fishing boat near…


Tactile Medical Systems' surging success is 12 years in the making

The stock topped $30 per share at one point last week, a market value of $500 million.


Eden Prairie-based Arcserve buys Silicon Valley cloud company

The data-security firm in Eden Prairie boosts cloud offerings with deal.


Strong first half for stocks, though Minnesota index lagged

State companies were paced by smaller players like Tactile Systems, Graco.


SBA small business technology seed fund to visit Minnesota

A U.S. Small Business Administration seed fund that has helped a few national technology giants, as well as dozens of Minnesota companies get traction in…


Restaurant owners say Mpls. at the beginning of minimum wage odyssey

The progressive owners of downtown's popular Hell's Kitchen restaurant have an interesting case study.


Jim Paulsen moves from Wells Capital to the Leuthold Group

He said he looks forward to working for a smaller shop after a 20-year career with the asset management group of Wells Fargo.


Sunday conversation with Mouli Vaidyanathan of solar firm Mouli Engineering

Electrical engineer Mouli Vaidyanathan is getting national traction with his SolarPod modular solar panels. His company, Mouli Engineering, has installed systems in 33 states. Vaidyanathan…


Nearly 30 years later, Dunwoody College's diversity program hitting its stride

Hundreds of minority and female Dunwoody graduates have gone on to good technical careers since the launching of a career program in 1988 that sought to diversify the mostly white male ranks of Dunwoody students.