Representatives from Akur8 and Coherent shared their takeaways from Tuesday’s InsurTech Days events with the Business Record over email. What stood out to you from Tuesday’s panel and company presentations? Are there any specific takeaways for your company? Boriana Trifonova, Akur8: I particularly enjoyed hearing about CowbellCyber’s success story and fast evolution since the GIA! The team’s tenacity […]

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company and the largest employer in Cedar Rapids, will acquire FlightAware, a digital aviation company operating the world’s largest flight tracking and data platform, according to its website. Founded in 2005, FlightAware combines data from air traffic control systems and its own network of ground stations with its own AI models […]

Chief executives of companies in insurance, finance and big tech pledged to commit billions of dollars and resources in a public-private partnership at a White House meeting convened to address the emerging national security threat of cyberattacks, BestWire reported. Top executives of tech and finance companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and JP Morgan Chase made big-dollar […]

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center in Mason City is accepting applications for the fall 2021 cohort of the University of Iowa’s Venture School. Participating teams will each be assigned a local entrepreneur to be their coach throughout the course and win cash awards at EntreFEST 2022. An in-person orientation on the NIACC campus will […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator’s 2021 InsurTech Days event was held at Curate Event Center in downtown Des Moines on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Business Record attended the first day to hear the growth story of Cowbell Cyber, a member of GIA’s 2019 accelerator program, and presentations from the 12 featured insurtechs. Attendees came from across […]

TrustLayer, a graduate of BrokerTech Ventures’ 2020 accelerator program, announced on Aug. 18 it raised $15.1 million in a Series A funding round. The risk management platform is working to automate the insurance verification process for businesses to save time, reduce administrative costs and correct errors in the previously used manual process. Robotic process automation […]

Market Wagon LLC, an online farmers market and delivery service, announced it has expanded to the Greater Des Moines area. The startup company, which launched in 2016 in Indianapolis, now operates local food networks in more than 30 metro areas with a focus on helping local farms and artisanal food vendors sell their products locally […]

Mahaska Communication Group, based in Oskaloosa, announced on Aug. 20 that broadband internet service with speeds up to two gigabits per second will soon be available to Newton residents and businesses. MCG’s residential and business customers will also be eligible for television and telephone services. Construction on the underground network will start in phases in […]

Craig Zimmerman will join MetroNet as the west Iowa market leader, overseeing fiber-optic infrastructure and growth and development in areas including Ames, Nevada, Urbandale, Grimes, Johnston, Clive, Ankeny and Mason City. His 20-year career in telecommunications has included roles with Mediacom, Vermillion Group and Iowa Telecom in business marketing, sales, communications training and development. Most […]