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Ames Seed Capital Invests $100,000 into VetMeasure, Inc.

The following article was originally posted on August 7, 2019 via the Ames Economic Development Commission. The Ames Seed Capital, LLC has invested $100,000 into local Ames business, VetMeasure, Inc. “VetMeasure is honored that Ames Seed Capital joined as an...
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Tractor Zoom raises new round

The following article originally appeared on July 19, 2019 via Silicon Prairie News. Tractor Zoom raised 1.5 million in the beginning of July in a round led by investors Inova Memphis and Ag Startup Engine, according to SEC filings this month. Kyle McMahon, Tractor...
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Ag Startup Engine Makes Follow-on Investment in Tractor Zoom

AMES, Iowa, July 8, 2019 – The Ag Startup Engine (ASE) has made a follow-on investment in Des Moines based agricultural technology startup Tractor Zoom. The investment comes in a year after the their initial investment. Tractor Zoom is an online marketplace...
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Vermeer Awarded Dealer’s Choice Award for 5th Time in 7 Years

Vermeer Corporation was recently named as a 2019 Dealer’s Choice Award recipient by Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) within the Shortline Manufacturer category. Mindi Vanden Bosch with Vermeer says the Dealer’s Choice Awards are based on results from the EDA Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey, given annually to equipment dealers throughout the country.

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Workiva Wins Technical Innovation of the Year Award for Wdata

Workiva announced that Wdata won a Gold Stevie® Award for Technical Innovation of the Year and the People’s Choice Award for Big Data Solutions from The American Business Awards®. Workiva also won a Silver Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Bronze Stevie® Awards for Most Innovative Company of the Year and Software Company of the Year. The awards were presented at a gala ceremony in New York last night.

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Ag Startup Engine Makes Initial Investment in VetMeasure

“VetMeasure’s technology has the ability to dramatically improve an animal’s recovery rate through consistent, reliable health metrics. We’re excited to work with Ag Startup Engine because we’re confident that the harness will have an impact on animal and livestock health throughout the future,” said Kevin Maher, Founder and President of VetMeasure.

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Simplifying the Complex

“Some of the best software engineers in the Midwest are coming out of Iowa State,” Vesey says. “We have access to talent and resources. The challenge for us now is keeping them in Iowa.”

The IdRamp team includes 11 employees spread between its offices in Ames and Indianola, and other locations scattered throughout the U.S and Offshore. As they continue to extract value from the curriculum and connections afforded by the Startup Factory, Vinton says they are focused on delivering a solution to producers that will help them stand apart in a crowded marketplace.

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A unique lab experience for systems engineering students

ISU ABE Professor Matt Darr (standing), works with undergraduate senior Lucas Brouillete during a hands-on lab activity. Photos by Kate Tindall. Editors Note: The following article was originally posted on May 21, 2019 via Iowa State University College of Engineering...