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5783_aaa3040bc2_small June 4, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Two weeks ago, Ella Wirtz and Courtney Rodgers launched their marketing software following three months of private tests with around two-dozen stores. This week, nine months into their startup journey, the duo announced their latest milestone: Boutique Window closed a $650,000 Series A round. The new capital, which comes from software investment firm Nebraska Global, education company Nelnet and an undisclosed investor, will allow the company … read more

3273_2e0fcdf21c_small December 7, 2011 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln For Lincoln-based Nelnet, investing in local startups is part business and part contributing to an "ecosystem" of strong startups and growing businesses in Nebraska. "If we can create a better environment in our community for startups, technology, whatever it is, that's only going to benefit Nelnet," said Ben Kiser, Nelnet's managing director of communication services. Creating a community with more … read more

1656_f7ba083ca5_small January 9, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Lincoln Journal Star reporter Richard Piersol has shed a lot more light on Nebraska Global, the venture capital fund whose website launch (the company's first "press release" of sorts) we covered on December 22nd: "Venture capital fund Nebraska Global opens in Lincoln." Piersol's article, "New company aims to develop home-grown software entrepreneurs" (left, screenshot from, makes sure to point out, however, that the principals… read more

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