CEO and founder, Denim In 2015, Gregory Bailey – like many entrepreneurs – struck out and launched a startup from his Urbandale home. He had spent more than two decades in the corporate insurance world, including holding executive positions at Athene USA and Pacific Life. Now, his startup, Denim, operates from a bright, airy and […]

Des Moines-based LenderClose, a web-based underwriting and lending assistant platform, has integrated the e-recording platform Simplifile, which functions as an electronic liaison between lenders and country recording offices, LenderClose announced this week. Simplifile claims to have deployed its platform in 50% of all U.S. recording jurisdictions, with a goal to reach the remaining 50% in […]

Denim, a Des Moines-based insurtech company, has been named one of the 20 Most Promising Digital Marketing Solution Providers of 2019 by CIO Review magazine, a leading technology magazine. The companies were selected by a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs and analysts including CIO Review’s editorial board. “In our selection, we looked at the vendor’s capability to […]

Martina Lauchengco moderates a panel on startup successes featuring Albert Wenger, Dave Tucker and Lindsay Knight. Photo contributed by Dwolla Matthew Prince once wrote a college thesis arguing the internet would be a passing fad.  Lucky for him, he was wrong. Prince is the co-founder of Cloudflare, a company that, if all things go as expected, […]

Amazon Web Services is the Community sponsor for the 2019 Monetery Tech Summit, scheduled in Des Moines May 21 and 22, organizers at Dwolla announced. Amazon Web Services is underwriting 50 tickets for students and the general public to attend the conference, to be held in the Temple for Performing Arts. This year’s agenda includes speakers Matthew […]

Google announces $1M Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced Monday as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. Google.org first launched its Impact Challenge in Illinois, but Iowa will be the second state nationwide granted $1 […]

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang will be speaking at the 2019 Monetery tech summit in Des Moines, hosted by Dwolla at the Temple of Performing Arts. Yang is the founder of Venture for America, and as a political candidate is best known in the field for his universal basic income […]

Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge Solutions, speaks Thursday night at the 2019 Prometheus Awards. Masterson was awarded 2019 CEO of the Year. Photo/Technology Association of Iowa “If you cut me open, I bleed technology,” proclaimed Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge Solutions. Masterson, who was accepting a Prometheus Award for CEO of the Year, seemed to […]