Clickstop gears up for $6 million expansion

By SPN Team / July 15, 2015

Urbana, Iowa-based Clickstop announced plans for their multimillion-dollar expansion last month. This will be their second expansion since 2011 and will largely focus on their manufacturing department. This expansion will add an estimated 100 jobs to their workforce by 2018, of which about half will be manufacturing-related. The estimated completion date for the project is August 2016.…

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DataLocker acquires BlockMaster

By SPN Team / July 14, 2015

Data encryption startup DataLocker has acquired BlockMaster, a Swedish USB security solutions provider, according to a press release announcement today. The Overland Park, Kan., based company provides encrypted storage devices and encrypted cloud management services for governments and enterprise worldwide. BlockMaster holds several major patents in encryption, file handling, data leak prevention and antivirus technology. The acquisition will allow…

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Health startup Nobl announces Series A raise for undisclosed amount

By SPN Team / June 17, 2015

Lincoln-based health tech startup Nobl has announced the close of their Series A fundraising round. The round included Nelnet, Linseed Capital, and the Nebraska Angels. Nobl is the creator of the Vigilance software platform that helps nursing teams improve compliance and communication. Nobl was founded in 2013 by Brett Byman, CEO; Katie Hottovy, CMO; Raymond Page, CTO. Nobl…

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NorthStar announces integration of Blu Giant and Gemcom

By SPN Team / June 5, 2015

Blu Giant Advisor Studios, an Omaha-based creative services division under NorthStar Financial Services Group, announced this week that they are integrating their services with Gemcom, an Arizona-based printing company also owned by NorthStar. Blu Giant Advisor Studios and Gemcom will now operate as Blu Giant, LLC, a subsidiary of NorthStar. Blu Giant will provide creative storytelling, including branding,…

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Hudl announces acquisition of Sportstec

By SPN Team / May 27, 2015

Hudl announced on its web site that it is in the process of acquiring Sportstec, an Australia-based sports performance analysis company. Sportstec serves professional sports teams around the world, including China, Spain, Argentina and New Zealand. They also serve the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers, as well as 29 of the 30 teams in…

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Mobile marketing platform Moblico raises $900K [Updated]

By SPN Team / May 20, 2015

Moblico, a mobile marketing company in the Kansas City area, has announced it has raised $900,000 in Q1 of this year. The investors include the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) and a local angel investor. Moblico says the purpose of the raise is “to continue our growth into new markets and pursue new business opportunities.” This…

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AIM Hatchfund on the secret to successful crowdfunding

By SPN Team / May 11, 2015

AIM Hatchfund is a platform that helps artists build successful crowdfunding campaigns. Since their inception they have helped over 1,000 artists raise close to $9 million, with a 75% success rate. SPN sat down with Dillon Nicholson, program officer for Hatchfund, at Big Omaha last week to discuss what it takes to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. SPN: What’s…

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TelePharm acquires Telepharmacy Concepts

By SPN Team / May 8, 2015

TelePharm has acquired Custom Data, Inc., DBA Telepharmacy Concepts. TelePharm is a telepharmacy platform for remote healthcare services. “When we were introduced to TelePharm’s platform, we recognized immediately that it was the future of telepharmacy and wanted to be a part of it,” said Ryan Jilek, President of Custom Data, Inc. TelePharm was founded in 2012 by…

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Bulu Box receives $1.5MM to launch new data software

By SPN Team / May 8, 2015

Bulu Box, a health food and vitamin sample subscription box service, has received $1.5 million to launch Bulu Insights, a proprietary software that uses data received from sample surveys. The fundraising round was led by Flyover Capital and included Dundee Venture Capital and Triompf. “We use our customers’ feedback to guide all decisions on,”…

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1Comm Medical announces 2.5M fundraise, led by Next Level Ventures

By SPN Team / April 29, 2015

1Comm Medical has announced the close of a 2.5 million fundraising round, led by Next Level Ventures. Founded in Ankeny, Iowa, in 2013, 1 Comm Medical offers an online portal for doctors and nurses to connect with patients testing blood in home. 1Comm had $1.2 million in sales last year and over 1,000 patients using the…

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