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 […]

Des Moines-based insuretech startup Denim is branching out internationally through a new partnership with London-based Startupbootcamp Colab InsurTech (SBC Colab), Denim announced Tuesday. Denim’s micro-targeted marketing platform will be available to SBC Colab’s market starting in January 2019, CEO Gregory Bailey said.

The Technology Association of Iowa is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Prometheus Awards, scheduled for April 11 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, TAI announced on Wednesday. Since its debut in 2004, the Prometheus Awards recognize Iowa leaders in the state’s $11 billion technology industry, which employs more than […]

Dwolla, a Des Moines-based digital payment platform, is expanding its second Monetery summit to two days this May, the company announced on Wednesday. The 2019 summit will be held May 21-22 at the Temple for Performing Arts. Last year’s event was limited to 200 attendees, and this year’s will be similarly exclusive, said Steph Atkin, […]

LenderClose and California-based MeridianLink are partnering to integrate LenderClose’s platform with the LoansPQ loan origination platform, LenderClose announced on Tuesday. The integration should streamline lender access to all vendors needed to approve, underwrite and close a mortgage or HELOC loan, LenderClose said.

Photo submitted by DigitalMint. Cryptocurrency’s domain starts and ends with online transactions — but Chicago-based DigitalMint is bringing Bitcoin to the real world with the launch of 17 Bitcoin teller windows across Iowa, joining more than 200 other teller and ATM locations in 19 states, we learned earlier this month. DigitalMint co-founder and President Marc […]

Cryptocurrency provider DigitalMint is partnering with EZ Money Check Cashing to launch 17 Bitcoin teller window locations across Iowa, with seven located in Des Moines. The service, similar to a traditional bank teller, will allow consumers to exchange U.S. dollars for Bitcoin in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, Waterloo, Sioux City, Ames, Ankeny and […]

A nonprofit organization promoting financial services innovation is rebranding. The Symphony Software Foundation has announced its launch as the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS). The FINOS brand will continue to provide an independent forum for high-impact collaboration across the financial services community, the organization said in a statement. FINOS also announced several new members, including […]

Des Moines-based fintech startup LenderClose announced Tuesday the business has secured funding to add 25 new employees. Since launching in March 2016, LenderClose has added 100 lenders to its client list; in March 2018, LenderClose secured investment from two Iowa credit unions and added Chief Operating Officer Ben Rempe to its team. LenderClose’s latest round […]