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MakuSafe Secures Nearly $3 Million in Additional Capital

MakuSafe  has announced a $3m seed round, bringing its total funding to date to ~$4.5m. EMC Insurance and Next Level Ventures participated in the round. DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MakuSafe (“MakuSafe” or the “Company”), the safety technology leader, announced that the Company closed its nearly $3 million seed round. This brings the […]

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CB Insights honors Next Level Ventures

Next Level Ventures is the most active venture capital firm in Iowa CB Insights has recognized Des Moines-based Next Level Ventures as Iowa’s most active venture capital firm, for the fourth straight year. Next Level Ventures invests between $1 million and $4 million in high-growth businesses and currently manages approximately $80 million across two funds […]

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BirdDogHR CEO Named The SaaS Report’s Top 50 CEO

BirdDogHR CEO Named The SaaS Report’s Top 50 CEO Todd Skokan receives nationwide recognition for leading outstanding company growth and culture   DES MOINES, Iowa – August 22, 2018 – BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, announced today that CEO, Todd Skokan, has been named to […]

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BirdDogHR Secures Investment by Providence Strategic Growth and Joins Arcoro

PSG invests in hypergrowth HR platform to extend the BirdDogHR leadership position in talent management. BirdDogHR serves as a cornerstone company for Arcoro. DES MOINES, Iowa – August 15, 2018 – BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, has received investment by Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners […]

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Fintech CUSO LenderClose secures growth investment

Disruptive lending platform puts credit unions in competitive position to dominate local markets DES MOINES, IA (April 17, 2018) — Fintech startup LenderClose today announced it has secured the funding it needs to add 25 employees to the fast-growing company. A credit union service organization (CUSO), LenderClose launched in 2016 when lending technology pioneer Omar Jordan […]

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Next Level Ventures Receives LWBJ Impact Award at Prometheus Awards

Next Level Ventures was honored by LWBJ (lwbj.com) at the 13th Annual Prometheus Awards with the “LWBJ Impact Award”. The LWBJ Impact Award recognizes outstanding individuals or organizations who have made a significant impact to the growth, success and sustainability of Iowa’s technology culture and industry. LWBJ Senior Partner JD Geneser presented Next Level Ventures […]

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Dwolla announces $12 million investment

Dwolla, the Des Moines-based financial tech startup, announced the closure of a $12 million funding round, according to a blog post Monday morning. According to the post, the round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from Union Square Ventures, Next Level Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, High Alpha and Firebrand. In total, Dwolla has raised more than $50 […]

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Gov. Reynolds unveils commercial driver’s license test prep app

What used to be a booklet has become an app. In her first press conference of the 2018 legislative session, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Transportation unveiled a mobile app for commercial driver’s license prep. The app is available for free to anyone with an Iowa driver’s license or ID card […]

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Iowa pharmacy company raises $2.5 million in investment

An Eastern Iowa pharmacy business has raised $2.5 million in investment funding to push forward its prescription delivery and management system. SmartScripts, based in Washington, announced the investment, its first large round of fundraising, on Monday. The retail pharmacy has worked to develop a better way to package prescriptions for customers who need to take […]

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Igor uses Power-over-Ethernet technology

With his newly developed technology Dwight Stewart brought lighting to life, so he named his company Igor. And because Stewart started the company from his basement in 2013, he said he was on a, “Pretty good high” as he spoke in front of a crowd Thursday afternoon in his companies new 1,600 square foot office. “You go […]

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