Iowa State University Research park

The Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP) is a growing technology community and incubator for new and expanding businesses, providing access to the vast array of resources available at Iowa State University: from talent pipeline management, to specialized equipment, to access to the research infrastructure. ISURP is a 400+ acre development serving an upwards of 90 tenant companies, with more than 800,000 square feet of developed building space. The statewide impact from companies with strong ties to ISURP cannot be overstated; five companies that started at ISURP have gone public and multiple others have enjoyed successful liquidity events. The current tenant roster boasts world headquarters locations for two publicly traded companies and major research and development facilities for 10 others.

Workiva reports 26% sales increase, shrinks net loss for second quarter

  Workiva Inc. narrowed its net loss in the second quarter that ended June 30, with a GAAP net loss of $9.5 million, compared with a GAAP net loss of $19.6 million for the prior year’s second quarter. Total revenue in the quarter for the Ames-based global software as a service company reached $105.6 million, an increase of 25.9% from $83.9 million in the second quarter of 2020. Subscription and support revenue contributed $91.2 million, up 29% versus the second quarter of 2020....

Dryland Genetics Raises $3.8M in latest fundraising round.

VC and established seed company investors back company creating new high yielding varieties of an ancient water-efficient crop AMES, Iowa (DROP DATE, 2021) –Dryland Genetics today announced it raised $3.8 million in venture financing as part of a round led by Next Level Ventures, of Des Moines and Stine Seed Farm, of Adel, with additional investment coming from the company’s existing investors. Dryland Genetics has dramatically increased the yield of proso. Proso is a water-use efficient grain...

Ames startup Farmers Risk receives $50,000 investment from Ag Startup Engine

Ames-based startup Farmers Risk has received an initial $50,000 investment from Ag Startup Engine. Farmers Risk’s mission is to democratize the tools available to help farmers manage risk and create more predictable revenue on the farm. Farmers Risk has built software tools that consolidate core risk management decisions into a single source which makes understanding risk easy, efficient, and simple. Farms are often generational businesses and securing their financial future is part of broader...

Pivot Bio Raises $430 Million to Replace Synthetic Fertilizers in Agriculture

NEWS PROVIDED BY Pivot Bio Jul 19, 2021, 07:45 ET   The company launches its second-generation nitrogen product to increase farm productivity and deliver improved sustainability - The company tripled its revenue in 2021, providing farmers a breakthrough product now used on more than 1 million acres of farmland - Pivot Bio PROVEN® 40, the company's fourth commercial release in three years, enables corn growers to replace up to 40 pounds per acre of synthetic nitrogen with a better source...
Dryland Genetics Raises $3.8M in latest fundraising round.

Dryland Genetics Raises $3.8M in latest fundraising round.

VC and established seed company investors back company creating new high yielding varieties of an ancient water-efficient crop AMES, Iowa (DROP DATE, 2021) –Dryland Genetics today announced it raised $3.8 million in venture financing as part of a round led by Next...

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Find your next career right here. ISU Research Park provides you an opportunity to work in the growing field of science & technology.

There are currently 63 positions available with ISURP tenants.

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