Workiva Inc. announced it has acquired next-generation iPaaS provider OneCloud Inc., a move that the Ames-based company said solidifies and accelerates Workiva’s position as a leading cloud platform for financial, regulatory and operational reporting. OneCloud is a pioneer in iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) technology that offers code-free and intuitive integration, automation and data preparation for […]

ViClarity, a global provider of GRC technology and formerly known as PolicyWorks LLC, will provide a suite of integrated consulting services to clients called AdVisor. This addition with allow GRC technology users to access advanced onboarding, submit questions within AdVisor and receive a timely response from a ViClarity consultant. AdVisor’s Advanced Onboarding feature gives credit […]

Innovative product offers new competitive tool for community banking Collins Community Credit Union, based in Cedar Rapids, announced that it has become the first financial institution in Iowa to partner with fintech provider Kasasa Ltd. to offer an innovative new type of loan product with a “Take-Back” feature.   The Kasasa Loan product enables borrowers to […]

Payment fintech Dwolla secured a $21 million venture round led by Foundry Group, Dwolla announced Wednesday. Additional investors include Park West Asset Management LLC, Union Square Ventures, Detroit Venture Partners, Firebrand Ventures and Next Level Ventures. Traeger CEO Jeremy Andrus joined as an individual investor. Global digital payment transactions in 2020 were valued at $5.4 […]

Holmes Murphy a founding co-leader of initiative BrokerTech Ventures is breaking new ground in bringing a more entrepreneurial mindset to the insurance brokerage industry. Conceptualized by Iowa-based insurance brokerage Holmes Murphy in 2019, the technology solutions and innovation initiative rapidly set up its operations and began producing tangible outcomes in 2020 and into 2021 — […]

West Des Moines startup provides start-to-finish digital claims capability for life insurers Nick Gerhart often wonders whether life insurance executives ever attempt to navigate their own company’s claims process. If they did, they would probably want to make some big changes after encountering what is likely a frustrating, time-consuming experience, says Gerhart, chief innovation officer […]

SmartScripts, one of the first virtual pharmacies on the market, has an eye toward deeper care services for its patients. Today, SmartScripts customers receive home delivery of their regular maintenance medications through presorted SmartPacks, which organize multiple medications for patients previously struggling to manage their medication schedules. In 2018, the company introduced a pharmacy benefit […]

Shawn Johnson will be the new chief information officer of Principal Financial Group’s Retirement and Income Solutions business to continue driving technology modernization and digital transformation across its retirement savings and solutions platform, Principal announced this week. Johnson has spent 15 years in leadership positions within the energy, health care and financial services industries. He […]

Des Moines lending platform LenderClose promoted Trinh Le-Coulter to vice president of people power, the company announced this week. Le-Coulter is the former director of operations for LenderClose. In her new role, she will lead LenderClose’s company culture as well as leading the operations department. LenderClose also announced two new team members: Bill Taha, director […]