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Dwolla Credit launches beta with financial partner Alliance Data

October 22, 2013 by

Earlier this month Dwolla announced the launch of a private beta for its real-time payment system. Today the Des Moines startup opened its new platform, Dwolla Credit, to public beta with Alliance Data Retail Services and subsidiary Comenity Capital Bank as its financial partner. "Essentially, if you think about what we’ve done integrating the way cash moves online ...  read more

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Dwolla staff builds variety of apps at company’s first internal hackathon

June 24, 2013 by

Companies such as Facebook to LinkedIn have hosted internal company-wide hackathons to help spur creativity and break employees out of their daily routines. Now Des Moines-based startup Dwolla is joining the list with its first internal hackathon, held last Thursday and Friday. "Some of these (hacks) are things we really want to do and it's not only about creating them but it's also getting people really excited about an idea that maybe they can't get other people to visualize," said Jordan Lampe …  read more

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Dwolla’s Jordan Lampe shares thoughts on getting press

December 13, 2012 by

Earlier this week, we shared the story behind the New York Times' Silicon Prairie story. In research for that post, I spoke with Jordan Lampe, director of communications at Dwolla, the Des Moines-based startup prominently featured in the story. In addition to learning about Lampe's role in The Times story, I took the opportunity to ask the early Dwolla hire how he's gone about securing consistent and notable press for the payments network. Dwolla is one of the most buzzed about startups in the Silicon Prairie region and, at some points …  read more

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Iowans advocate for change at inaugural Internet Uncaucus (Video)

October 9, 2012 by

A group of citizens braved chilly October weather on Saturday to meet on the Locust Street bridge in downtown Des Moines for the Iowa Internet Uncaucus, a part of the nine-city Internet 2012 Bus Tour created by reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and general manager Erik Martin. Participants viewed 13 soapbox presentations by members of the community advocating changes that ranged from greater participation in local elections to water …  read more

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Post-Ecommerce Hack Day, a look at how Dwolla’s building in NYC

August 13, 2012 by

Online payments startup Dwolla deemed the Ecommerce Hack Day it hosted with Etsy Aug. 4-5 in New York "a run-away success." And by most measures — the first-time hack weekend drew 223 participants, produced 37 hacks and featured some $20,000 in cash and prizes — the weekend was precisely as advertised. But one important — though less readily evident — gauge for the success of the Hack Day will be its effect on helping Des Moines-based Dwolla further establish a foothold …  read more

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