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Dwolla plans to keep its headquarters in Iowa, a state known more for its pork than for tech startups.

Photograph by Steve Pope/Bloomberg

Dwolla plans to keep its headquarters in Iowa, a state known more for its pork than for tech startups.

Silicon Prairie’s Dwolla Strikes Out West to Find $16.5 Million

In 2010, Ben Milne made a journey across the Silicon Prairie for his first taste from the big tech trough. Then a twenty-something founder of a two-person startup in Iowa, Milne arrived in San Francisco with no business connections but a burning...

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Ron Hirson at the Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2012

Photograph by Kevin Moloney/Fortune Brainstorm Tech

Ron Hirson at the Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2012

Boku Co-Founder Hirson Eyes Next Mobile Startup

Boku President Ron Hirson is leaving the mobile payments provider he co-founded about four years ago to start working on his next gig. Hirson has signed on with Khosla Ventures and Mayfield Fund as an entrepreneur in residence, where he’ll...

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The latest venture by Matt Hyman, left, and Zach Hyman is SpotOn, a customer-loyalty service for restaurants and stores.

Photography courtesy SpotOn

The latest venture by Matt Hyman, left, and Zach Hyman is SpotOn, a customer-loyalty service for restaurants and stores.

Twin Brothers Take on Two Companies at the Same Time

Matt Hyman says he has an edge over other technology entrepreneurs: There’s two of him. He and his identical-twin brother Zach have been in business together since they were kids. At the age of 12, they sold caramel-nut clusters and...

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One of Jumio's products, Netswipe, reads a credit card waved in front of a webcam.

Photograph: Jumio

One of Jumio's products, Netswipe, reads a credit card waved in front of a webcam.

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $25.5M in Jumio’s Online Payments

(This post was updated to show Jumio’s valuation based on the funding.) Andreessen Horowitz is betting $25.5 million that consumers will get behind yet another way to make payments online. The venture capital firm co-founded by Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen...

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