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5931_d2ef85e7db_small July 23, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Mission Woods C2FO, "a global market for working capital" headquartered in Fairway, Kan., today announced it closed an $18 million growth round led by an investment firm founded by one of the world's most ... read more

4726_e388bc354d_small September 13, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Mission Woods On the heels of last week's news that his company raised a $9.1 million round led by Union Square Ventures, Pollenware CEO Sandy Kemper sat down with Bloomberg TV for an interview that aired Wednesday. During the course of a three-minute clip from that interview, Kemper touched on topics that include the USV funding, the genesis of Pollenware and the … read more

4693_46a44ccedb_small September 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Mission Woods Pollenware (C2FO), a Mission Woods, Kan. company that calls itself the "global market for working capital," on Wednesday announced it has raised a $9.1 … read more

3945_cf3def4fae_small April 10, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines When reports of Ashton Kutcher's involvement in Dwolla's $5 million Series B round surfaced in late February and set the rumor mill in motion, the team behind Dwolla, an online cash transfer startup, remained mum on the subject. But today, Dwolla and Kutcher are going public with their relationship. Kutcher, an Iowa native, Hollywood star and frequent … read more

3606_5ed070161b_small February 10, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines On Thursday, I offered three reasons why I believe Dwolla chose Fred Wilson’s Union Square Ventures to lead its Series B round, which was announced on Tuesday. In this post, I look at how the Des Moines startup community could be affected by Dwolla's milestone. 1. They'll continue to 'Dwolla in DSM' Dwolla co-founder Ben Milne has made being a Des Moines-based startup an integral part of his company's culture from the beginning. You see it … read more

3605_f71f481c26_small February 9, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines As you may be aware, the anticipated and recently rumored Series B funding news broke this week for the good folks at Dwolla in Des Moines. This round totalled $5 million and was not only raised out-of-Iowa but out-of-Silicon Prairie, with money coming in from both coasts. As rumored, the round was led by New York-based Union Square Ventures. Union Square, and its principal Fred Wilson (left) … read more

3587_b6e7fe2428_small February 7, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Dwolla, an online and mobile payments network based in Des Moines, announced today it raised $5 million in a series B round led by Union Square Ventures of New York, with participation from Village Ventures and Thrive Capital, also of New York, Artists & Instigators of West Conshohocken, Penn. (Marc Eckō's venture innovation company) and angel investor Paige Craig of Los Angeles-based Betterworks. "The first round … read more

802_fbe44724d3_small April 4, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Keeping in line with weekly links to startup-related posts that we find interesting, each Sunday we'll be sharing a video with solid content that we found while scouring the web for entrepreneurial and innovative inspiration. This week's video features Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures and the talk which he shared a month ago at the Future of Web Apps event in Miami… read more

684_79de38056a_small February 28, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Keeping in line with weekly links to startup-related posts that we find interesting, each Sunday we'll be sharing a video with solid content that we found while scouring the web for entrepreneurial and innovative inspiration. This week Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures talks about some of the trends he sees in the startup space. Fred's blog has been an excellent place for information… read more

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