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Alumni key fast-growing firms

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mynul Khan '04, founder and CEO of Field Nation,a Minneapolis firm that connects companies with independent contractors

Mynul Khan '04, founder and CEO of Field Nation,a Minneapolis firm that connects companies with independent contractors.

Mynul Khan '04, founder and CEO of Field Nation,a Minneapolis firm that connects companies with independent contractors  Rob Weber '08, co-founder of NativeX, a leading platform developer for mobile advertising  

Firms founded by St. Cloud State alumni are among the state’s 10 fastest-growing businesses, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Fast 50” ranking.

Listed at No. 2 and No. 10, respectively, are Field Nation and NativeX.

Mynul Khan ’04 is founder and CEO of Minneapolis-based Field Nation, a 38-person, $27 million firm that connects companies with independent contractors. Field Nation claims more than 40,000 service providers in its global network. Khan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science. View a profile of Khan. Visit the Field Nation website.

Twin brothers Ryan Weber ’03 and Rob Weber ’08 are senior vice presidents for NativeX, a leading platform developer for mobile advertising. Formerly called Freeze.com and W3i, NativeX was hatched in a St. Cloud State residence hall nearly 15 years ago. The company, which employs 180 people at offices in Sartell, Minneapolis and San Francisco, claims 1 billion mobile app downloads and 46 consecutive quarters of profitability. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Rob earned bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship.

View a 2005 feature about the brothers. Visit the NativeX website. Read the company’s take on the importance of mobile gaming. (PDF).

Older brother Aaron Weber, who attended St. Cloud State, played a key role in NativeX’ early days, when it was a purveyor of screensavers and other computer enhancements. He went on to found Luma, a Minneapolis firm that has developed a movie and TV recommendations mobile app.

Meet the Weber brothers on Twitter at and .

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