Day: June 27, 2012
After recieving $100,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority one week and closing a $17 million Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz the next, California-based ag-tech startup Solum is planning to build a laboratory in Ames and staff it with local talent.
Solum develops technologies for field sampling and analysis that aim to help farmers increase their yields. “We believe …Read More
A passion for problem-solving has led Matt Watson to launch Stackify, a software startup that aims to make troubleshooting and support easier for software developers.
“I love to build things and I love to solve problems.” Watson said. “I like to help users solve their problems and make their lives easier. For some reason it is just fun for me.”
Watson, a long-time Kansas City, Mo. resident, launched Stackify in January to solve the frustrations developers …
In the span of just more than two months, Divshot has progressed from a 60-second Startup Weekend pitch to the precipice of a $25,000 prize.
Divshot, a Kansas City, Mo. startup, was selected from a pool …Read More
Mobile media has been Gary Kebbel’s mission since 2007, when he was on a Fullbright scholarship teaching in South Africa. “When my students were bored with me, they’d take out their dumb phones – not smart phones – and do their mobile banking,” Kebbel said in a phone interview. “And I realized then that we in the U.S. are so far behind… in our use of mobile technology.”
That’s why Kebbel this month …