Des Moines-based technology and marketing collective Anthologic has acquired Flatout, a company specializing in brand imaging. Anthologic is a privately owned group of companies, now including Flatout, that combines the specialized services of each company to serve businesses’ marketing and technology needs. Other members of the collective are Performance Marketing, Shift Interactive, Blue Traffic and Vector Haus. (Learn […]

California-based Internet backbone and colocation provider Hurricane Electric has established a new “point of presence” in Des Moines, providing customers new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s global network, which has more than 250 major exchange points across the world. The internet exchange in Des Moines, called Des Moines IX, is now the most geographically centered […]

Founder’s long-term goal is to create a new Des Moines-based freight hub Jeremy Spillman has a vision for using blockchain technology and “smart contracts” to bring trucking and the logistics industry into the 21st century. His Des Moines-based startup company, Toggle Inc., is currently conducting a private beta test of its new blockchain-driven digital freight […]

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 […]

In 2020, the Business Record unveiled its annual innovationIOWA Magazine with less than three months to perfect our Zoom events technique. In 2021, we made the Zoom unveiling bigger and brought in four expert panelists to lead a truly statewide forum exploring how companies can support hybrid and fully remote organizations going into the future. […]

A Central Iowa electronic medical record startup finds opportunity among small practices and university education A Central Iowa startup built its business helping speech-language pathologists and audiologists communicate effectively with their patients’ health care insurance providers. Now, ClinicNote’s management of electronic medical records is reaching private practitioners and medical students alike to influence the future […]

Founders who target millennial and rising Gen Z consumers with app services have a design challenge. Apps are competing for engagement and interest against the likes of leisure giants Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok — now, upcoming financial and insurance startups are taking a design cue from these platforms to attract the same audience. “If […]

This fall, Iowa State University will begin offering a two-year Master of Science degree program in artificial intelligence, through the computer science department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. ISU expects to welcome five students in the program this fall, and eventually have class sizes of 60-70 in the next few years, said […]