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PrairieCast Video: Dwolla funding rumor, SOPA Blackout Day

Des Moines January 25, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Episode 71: The one about blackouts and rumors

This week on PrairieCast our guests were Sayer Martin of Sagacious, Inc and Jordan Lampe of Dwolla. It was great timing, as we chatted with Lampe and the rest of the panel about the rumors of a Union Square Ventures-led Series B funding round for Dwolla and also looked back at how the SOPA Blackout Day played out throughout the region.

Additionally, we debuted two new regular segments: Fast Four and Andy's Stat of the Week.

In Fast Four, panelists gives quick takes on four news items. This week, we covered Hudl's national championship clients, Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch's proposed legislation offering unemployment benefits to startups, the Iowa Secretary of State's idea of waiving fees to jump-start new businesses and whether State-based Angel Investment Tax Credits really matter.

In Andy's Stat of the Week, we close the show with a discussion about an interesting statistic from the region. This week's number was $340,000. Watch the episode to find out what it means.

While you're at it, why not give us a "like" on the PrairieCast Facebook page at facebook.com/prairiecast.

PrairieCast is a live podcast, recorded weekly, for which a group of entrepreneurs gather to discuss current issues in technology and business that relate to the startup community on the Silicon Prairie. PrairieCast is hosted by Andy Brudtkuhl of 48Web and Geoff Wood of Silicon Prairie News.


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