Helping you raise capital

The Dwolla team is introducing investor meetings at Monetery this year to connect early stage companies with investors they might not otherwise meet. These meetings are structured as sit down introductions between the VC and company. They are low stress and are simply a way for people to get to know one another. Which is… Continue reading Helping you raise capital

Out of sight & out of mind. The no-coast startup.

When talking to local entrepreneurs, my feedback is always different than talking to people who live on the coasts. The coasts, for reference are really US West & US East. More and more the coast type feedback could also apply to those in Boulder. I'm going to start saying no-coast instead of the midwest because… Continue reading Out of sight & out of mind. The no-coast startup.

Why do well educated young people leave Iowa?

In a Technology Association of Iowa board meeting many weeks ago, the topic of talent emerged. I always think this is an interesting topic. The specific discussion led to, "why do students leave Iowa who study here?" The outcome of the TAI board meeting was to come up with something to present that covered: How… Continue reading Why do well educated young people leave Iowa?

The relationship between Ames and Des Moines

Ames and Des Moines have developed a symbiotic relationship. I think a lot of entrepreneurs feel it's a odd relationship but aren't sure why. For reasons unbeknownst to us the technology communities haven't historically collaborated well but that's changing. I was thinking recently about why the connection between the two cities feels so important and… Continue reading The relationship between Ames and Des Moines