Silicon Prairie News

Article sheds light on Wade Arnold’s approach, story behind his startup

Cedar Falls January 3, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

The day after I called the expansion of Cedar Falls, Iowa startup Banno one of the Silicon Prarie's biggest stories of 2012, a banking industry publication posted an in-depth article providing insight into the mind of its founder and CEO, Wade Arnold (left).

"This former, semi-pro BMX rider is part of a new generation of entrepreneurs trying to capitalize on the growing need for technology at banks," Bank Technology News reporter Sean Sposito wrote.

The story traces Arnold's 2007 entrance into T8 Design (the name that preceded Banno), his bet on the company in 2007 – he raised $500,000 from commercial real estate developers – and his vision for what it's become since he took over in 2008.

The nearly 2,000-word story also covers Arnold's commitment to Iowa and the company culture he's fostered.

To read the Bank Technology News profile on Arnold, visit

In October, Bank Technology News published a profile of similar length and depth, about veteran Omaha investor and advisor Bill Fisher, "Silicon Prairie's Go-To Guy."


Credits: Photo courtesy of Wade Arnold.

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