Urbandale-based software development firm Lean TECHniques announced investment in Boon Logic, an autonomous machine learning company. Boon Logic offers two autonomous learning products: Amber, a predictive maintenance monitoring system that detects performance anomalies in equipment, and Avis, a form of visual inspection and quality assurance for manufacturing. Boon Logic and Lean TECHniques are exploring opportunities […]

Des Moines computer vision startup Roboflow raised $2.1 million in a new seed round led by Craft Ventures and Lachy Groom, months after graduating from the Y Combinator’s Summer 2020 batch, Roboflow announced today. The funding round is in addition to $500,000 raised by Roboflow from angel investors following the Y Combinator Demo Day presentation.  The […]

Brandon Carlson is a software developer and the owner of short-term rental properties — and for the last few years, Carlson has gotten used to renters contacting him for help on odds-and-ends questions.  Where are the grilling utensils? The linen closet? The trash bags? “Every time, I tell myself, ‘I should really put a sign […]

MercyOne announced last week it has signed an agreement with Hospital IQ, a Boston-based provider of predictive hospital operations software, to expand its use of artificial intelligence to improve coordination of patient access to care as Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and patient transfers surge.   The new system provides an unprecedented level of emergency coordination between all […]

West Des Moines-based VizyPay is the silver winner in the Small or Medium Business Service of the Year during the 2020 Best in Biz Awards, a national business awards program judged by editors and reporters across North America. VizyPay was recognized for its Cash Discount Program, which helps small to medium-sized businesses eliminate unpredictable monthly […]

A new lawsuit filed against the city of West Des Moines by Mediacom Communications claims the city is improperly financing a nearly $50 million citywide conduit network, offering a significant competitive edge to Google Fiber.  The lawsuit centers on the high-speed broadband access plan unveiled by the city of West Des Moines and Google Fiber […]

Each year the Business Record gets the pulse on key issues affecting the region’s business community from our audience. Our annual survey asks business leaders to share what they feel are some of the top issues affecting business in Central Iowa, and in particular the Greater Des Moines region.  Below, we’ve published a glimpse of what […]

Dwolla is releasing Drop-In Components, a new low-code offering designed to shorten the development time on customers’ payment integration services, the company announced on Tuesday. When a business uses a payment API for online transactions, sensitive user information must be provided to the business to create an end user account with the business. Drop-in Components […]

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is urging consumers to be vigilant if they receive unsolicited calls or emails referring to purchases, deliveries, gift cards or other issues involving Amazon or other retailers this season. Iowans with and without Amazon accounts are reporting unwanted calls and emails. Iowans who think they’ve been scammed may contact their […]

University of Iowa Health Care is contracting with Caresyntax, a medical analytics and AI company developing procedural-based specialty technology in disciplines such as surgery, interventional radiology and obstetrics. The agreement between Caresyntax and UI Health Care will use real-time data to improve patient safety and efficiency of surgeries performed at the university medical center, Caresyntax […]