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Flywheel’s New Owner: About WP Engine

By SPN Team / June 27, 2019

Flywheel is an Omaha-based startup that has helped designers create, build, host, and manage WordPress sites. The deal was described as the largest of its type in the WordPress industry in a press release by the acquiring company – WP Engine.

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Synerfuse secures venture funding for its novel opioid-free solution for chronic back pain

By Razia Aziz-Seible / June 21, 2019

Minnesota-based therapeutic device startup Synerfuse secured $2.64M in equity financing from an undisclosed angel investor, last month. This is the first round of venture funding for this Gener8tor alumnus. The funds will be used to support the first clinical trial of their long-term pain management system. This first phase is scheduled to begin this summer…

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Higher Learning Technologies helps test-takers ace the exam

By Laura Neesen / June 19, 2019

Higher Learning Technologies (HLT) is helping healthcare students learn efficiently and is providing practitioners a platform to master clinical competence. The company is based in Coralville, Iowa, and was founded in 2012. The company provides a mobile and online learning tool for exam preparation and quick and easy clinical reference.  The platform offers engaging study…

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Impossible Objects changing 3D printing game

By Justin Krug / June 18, 2019

Impossible Objects, a 3D printing and materials company, announced in May that it has raised $4.1 Million in Series B funding. Chicago-based OCA Ventures, which specializes in equity investments in companies with dramatic growth potential, primarily with a focus in technology, led the round. The company plans to use the funding to help further expand…

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Tempus closes large series F deal

By Aidan Chapman / June 17, 2019

Tempus, a Chicago-based medical startup received $200 million in series F funding in May in a deal led by Baillie Gifford, a British investment firm. Eric Lefkofsky, the company’s CEO, launched Tempus In 2015 after having witnessed the difficulty that his wife’s physicians went through to access appropriate data that could inform the course of…

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Your guide to the Heartland’s 1 Million Cups events

By Razia Aziz-Seible / June 17, 2019

1 Million Cups was developed in Kansas City, MO in 2012 by Co-Founders Cameron Cushman and Nate Olson who were working at the time on the Entrepreneurship Team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  What began as an experiment to bring entrepreneurs in one city together over a cup of coffee towards a goal of…

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