Ben Milne, founder and CEO of Brale, a startup combining aspects of centralized and decentralized finance, was appointed in March as a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee. The Technology Advisory Committee was created in 1999 to advise the commission on complex issues at the intersection of technology, law, policy and […]

Dwolla CEO/founder Ben Milne cuts the ribbon as the company unveils new headquarters in February 2019 at 909 Locust. Photo provided Dwolla is searching for a new CEO after founder Ben Milne announced he was going to step away from the role in a blog post published this afternoon. Milne and other company leaders came […]

Dwolla CEO/founder Ben Milne cuts the ribbon as the company unveils new headquarters at 909 Locust. Photo provided For all the celebrated focus on “being different,” there was one tradition Dwolla was willing to hang on to when debuting the new office on Wednesday evening: A ribbon-cutting. “It feels fantastic,” Head of Marketing Stephanie Atkin […]

A new home and anticipated hiring of 75 additional team members are in the near future for Dwolla, a Des Moines money-transfer startup that is starting to grow beyond the initial startup-phase. In Monday’s blog post, founder Ben Milne wrote that Dwolla’s new 22,000-square-foot office at 909 Locust will include a community meeting room to […]

The 2018 Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Conference will take place July 24-26 in downtown Des Moines, the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced today. TECNA represents more than 50 IT and technology trade organizations comprised of more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TAI board member and Des Moines entrepreneur Ben Milne […]