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Boutique Window brings in $650k from Nebraska Global, Nelnet

June 4, 2013 by

Two weeks ago, Ella Wirtz and Courtney Rodgers launched their marketing software following three months of private tests with around two-dozen stores. This week, nine months into their startup journey, the duo announced their latest milestone: Boutique Window closed a $650,000 Series A round. The new capital, which comes from software investment firm Nebraska Global, education company Nelnet and an undisclosed investor, will allow the company …  read more

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With local investing approach, Nelnet aims for a ‘better community’

December 7, 2011 by

For Lincoln-based Nelnet, investing in local startups is part business and part contributing to an "ecosystem" of strong startups and growing businesses in Nebraska. "If we can create a better environment in our community for startups, technology, whatever it is, that's only going to benefit Nelnet," said Ben Kiser, Nelnet's managing director of communication services. Creating a community with more …  read more

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Nebraska Global: $20M ‘patient capital’ with plans for $10M more

January 9, 2011 by

Lincoln Journal Star reporter Richard Piersol has shed a lot more light on Nebraska Global, the venture capital fund whose website launch (the company's first "press release" of sorts) we covered on December 22nd: "Venture capital fund Nebraska Global opens in Lincoln." Piersol's article, "New company aims to develop home-grown software entrepreneurs" (left, screenshot from, makes sure to point out, however, that the principals…  read more

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