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Dwolla’s Series B: Three things it means for Des Moines (Part 2)

February 10, 2012 by

On Thursday, I offered three reasons why I believe Dwolla chose Fred Wilson’s Union Square Ventures to lead its Series B round, which was announced on Tuesday. In this post, I look at how the Des Moines startup community could be affected by Dwolla's milestone. 1. They'll continue to 'Dwolla in DSM' Dwolla co-founder Ben Milne has made being a Des Moines-based startup an integral part of his company's culture from the beginning. You see it …  read more

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Dwolla’s Series B: Three things it means for Dwolla (Part 1)

February 9, 2012 by

As you may be aware, the anticipated and recently rumored Series B funding news broke this week for the good folks at Dwolla in Des Moines. This round totalled $5 million and was not only raised out-of-Iowa but out-of-Silicon Prairie, with money coming in from both coasts. As rumored, the round was led by New York-based Union Square Ventures. Union Square, and its principal Fred Wilson (left) …  read more

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Dwolla raises $5m Series B round led by Union Square Ventures (Video)

February 7, 2012 by

Dwolla, an online and mobile payments network based in Des Moines, announced today it raised $5 million in a series B round led by Union Square Ventures of New York, with participation from Village Ventures and Thrive Capital, also of New York, Artists & Instigators of West Conshohocken, Penn. (Marc Eckō's venture innovation company) and angel investor Paige Craig of Los Angeles-based Betterworks. "The first round …  read more

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Sunday Video: The 10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps

April 4, 2010 by

Keeping in line with weekly links to startup-related posts that we find interesting, each Sunday we'll be sharing a video with solid content that we found while scouring the web for entrepreneurial and innovative inspiration. This week's video features Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures and the talk which he shared a month ago at the Future of Web Apps event in Miami…  read more

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