Superstorm Restoration prepares for nationwide launch of end-to-end platform for contractors Comparing storm pictures and damage with neighbors and co-workers after weather strikes is a frequent occurrence among Iowans, but sometimes Iowa’s weather events demand more intervention. Iowa-based roofing and exteriors contractor Superstorm Restoration has been making strides with technologies to simplify the evaluation and repair process for […]

The startup has moved from one Des Moines-based accelerator to another Right after wrapping up the Global Insurance Accelerator’s 100-day program, Safari, a recruitment and training startup targeting the insurance workforce, is now taking part in BrokerTech Venture’s third accelerator cohort that launched in April. The company started in New York, where founder Jelani Fenton started his […]

Takeaways from the Global Insurance Symposium Insurance industry professionals came together this week for the 2022 Global Insurance Symposium in Des Moines, which focused this year on the future of insurance and looking ahead to the next decade. Chick Herbert, chief experience officer at NCMIC, moderated a panel Wednesday covering the emerging technology trends for insurance […]

Austin Mac Nab, CEO of payment processor VizyPay, has been named a member of the Electronic Transaction Association’s 2022 Forty Under 40 class. The honor recognizes individuals shaping the future of the payments industry. ETA members and industry leaders submitted nominations and previous Forty Under 40 honorees selected the final class, according to a release. […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator announced it is starting the search for a new managing director. The full-time position begins in May with a transition period and the new director taking over officially in August.  “In the last three years, Nicole Gunderson, our current managing director, has grown the GIA and its operations to assist in the development of […]

Waukee-based payment processor VizyPay’s Cash Discount Program won Best Small Business Payments Solution at the 2022 FinTech Breakthrough Awards, the company announced. CDP is a month-to-month subscription service that allows small businesses to build the cost of processing transactions into their pricing. With the technology, businesses can eliminate all processing fees and maintain the same profit margin on […]

Talage Inc., a provider of digital distribution software products for commercial insurance, has announced $9 million in new venture funding. The round was led by Merus Capital, with participation by Calibrate Ventures, Hallador Financial, Advantage Capital and Reno Seed Fund. The Reno, Nev.-based company said it will use the funding to broaden its reach and increase […]