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Cathy Con­nett grew up in 5 Ja­maica and West Vir­ginia but was “raised Mid­west­ern,” thanks to her par­ents, who hailed from Ne­braska. She landed in the Twin Cities to help com­mer­cial­ize 3M’s new tech­nolo­gies. Now she’s CEO of the Sofia

Fund, which is run by women to help fe­male founders grow their busi­nesses. Sofia’s two funds have so far in­vested $3 mil­lion in biotech star­tups, in­clud­ing Tac­tile Med­i­cal and Re­bi­otix.

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