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Omaha-based GrainBridge helps farmers maximize profits

By Justin Krug / July 31, 2019

Farming has advanced substantially over the last 50 years, with faster and more efficient equipment, advances in fertilizer and pest management, GPS technology, and precision planting – to name only a few. These production innovations have helped farmers operate more efficiently, increase yields, and ultimately be more profitable. GrainBridge has added to this list of…

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Reverb acquired by Etsy

By Justin Krug / July 29, 2019

Last Monday, Etsy announced its $275 million acquisition of Reverb. Reverb is a Chicago based music gear marketplace and community. According to Barron’s and Pitchbook, Etsy is not a frequent acquiring company. In fact, their most recent acquisition was Blackbird Technologies in 2016. However, the companies both cited the significant synergies that this transaction created…

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Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Provides Funds

By Tom Chapman / July 26, 2019

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (“IEDA”) announced that five companies had received demonstration funds from IEDA last week The five companies funded by the IEDA are:  Home Painter received a proof of concept loan of $25,000,  Lender Close received a Propel Loan of $250,000 from the Iowa Acceleration Fund,  MakuSafe received a…

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Minneapolis-Based Upsie Raise Big Series A Round

By Aidan Chapman / July 26, 2019

Upsie, a tech company that focuses on supplying warranties for various devices based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, received $5 million in Series A Early Stage Venture funding from a group of venture capitalists headed by Silicon-Valley based tech investors, True Ventures, In May.  Upsie provides a consumer-friendly platform for the purchase of affordable warranties. Clarence Bethea, CEO said “We want consumers…

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3E Software Raise Late-Stage VC

By Aidan Chapman / July 23, 2019

In June 2019, 3E Software, a Fayetteville, Arkansas company that simplifies and improves financial systems through the use of their online platform, received $300 thousand in a round of late-stage venture capitalist funding sponsored by Community Bank Investors of America and Cadron Capital Partners.  3E Software provides its financial software through its platform, Teslar. Teslar is based…

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NowSecure closes large series B round

By Aidan Chapman / July 11, 2019

NowSecure, a mobile security company based out of Chicago, Illinois, received $15 million in funding last month in a series B round led by ForgePoint Capital, an early stage tech-company investment firm from the San Francisco Area. NowSecure is a company that provides automated security for mobile apps. The company identifies security threats, compliance gaps,…

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LegacyBook helps financial planners grow book of business

By Justin Krug / July 10, 2019

  LegacyBook, a Wichita-based startup, is innovating financial advisor-client relationships and collaboration with a secure and new convenient mobile app available currently on iOS devices (with plans to make it available for Android). LegacyBook is the solution for the aging clients of financial planners to memorialize and secure their legacy. The company projects that 120…

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Healium: powering virtual worlds with the brain

By Justin Krug / July 5, 2019

StoryUP, the makers of a virtual stress relief product called Healium, has made some serious headway recently. The Missouri-based startup was selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants from 120 different countries to present at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the Hague in the Netherlands June 3-5. “We were delighted to be selected and even…

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NCR acquires Omaha-based D3 Banking

By SPN Team / July 2, 2019

Omaha-based D3 Banking has become a leading financial technology solution for large banks. The company has built a broad-ranging platform that allows its customers to build both customized solutions and piggy-back on existing toolsets.

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