Des Moines, Ames and Greater Iowa


Rantizo Wins AgTech Innovation Competition in Des Moines

By SPN Team / February 12, 2019

Iowa City agritech startup Rantizo won the $20,000 Grand Prize, sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America, at last month’s AgTech Innovation Competition in Des Moines. Rantizo is an Iowa based agricultural tech startup creating a targeted drone spraying platform that utilizes electrostatic technology to safely and precisely deliver cartridge dispensed agrichemicals when and where…

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RAYGUN raises $582 K in angel funding

By SPN Team / February 7, 2019

                    RAYGUN, raised $582,000 in angel funding from undisclosed investors on January 15. The company is a Des Moines, Iowa-based e-commerce platform selling printed apparel, home, and kitchen items. In addition to printed t-shirts, the RAYGUN’s online products include drinkware, paper products such as postcards, notebooks,…

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Des Moines-based Denim announces international expansion

By SPN Team / December 14, 2018

Denim®, an intelligent mobile marketing platform for financial services, announced this week that it has been selected to partner with Startupbootcamp Colab InsurTech London (SBC Colab). As an innovation program, SBC Colab identifies insurers’ priorities and gaps within business operations and aligns them with the best emerging technologies. “We’re excited and honored to have been…

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Kauffman provides a grant to the Startup Champions Network

By SPN Team / November 6, 2018

The Startup Champions Network, a national organization of entrepreneurial ecosystem builders with a strong Silicon Prairie presence, announced on October 29 that it received a planning grant from the Kansas City, Missouri-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. An entrepreneurial ecosystem builder is a person who helps facilitate the multi-faceted creation and improvement of the components of…

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Denim Summit will bring innovation thought-leaders to Des Moines

By SPN Team / September 19, 2018

Denim®, provider of an intelligent mobile advertising automation platform for financial services companies, will host Denim Summit 2018 in downtown Des Moines on Oct. 24 and 25. The event will bring together leaders from the insurance, banking, financial services, and technology industries to experience thought-provoking speakers and out-of-the-box networking opportunities. New this year, Denim will…

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Des Moines-based Igor launches IOT platform Nexos

By Laura Neesen / September 6, 2018

Igor, Inc. announced last week the launch of Nexos, an IOT platform designed to turn legacy properties into agile, smart buildings. Igor is a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) smart building technology, based in Des Moines, Iowa. Igor’s international launch of Nexos comes as the IoT revolution is forecast to reach an estimated $67.5…

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Des Moines-based Denim expands with new CTO and AI platform

By Christine McGuigan / April 11, 2018

Des Moines-based Denim, an intuitive mobile and social media advertising platform for financial services companies, spent 12 months building their technology before launching in October 2016. In two and a half short years, the company has taken off and now looks towards expanding their team after making a key hire to further advance their standing…

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Des Moines-based launches mobile app analytics platform for developers and marketers

By Christine McGuigan / January 23, 2018

Veteran-founded startup recently launched their Mobile App Analytics platform for developers and marketers. The platform is aimed towards helping companies get more value from their app users by using analytics and real-time insights. CEO and founder Adam Hass taught himself programming when he was 12-years-old. After high school and completing military service, he found…

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