Middle Bit: Dwolla brings in more VC’s for Monetery

Monetery 2019, Dwolla’s second regional summit for founders investors, announced last month the second day of this year’s summit will be devoted to one-on-one meetings between selected startups and venture capital firms traveling to Des Moines to participate in the conference.

Since the announcement, Monetery has added eight more venture capital firms, bringing the total to thirteen firms. Click here to see all of the participating firms.

 Startups interested in participating can apply online.

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Sioux Falls entrepreneurs call for more cohesive startup ecosystem

Dozen of entrepreneurs, ambitious idealists and business leaders gathered in downtown Sioux Falls this week to share stories and listen as Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken declared Wednesday as Entrepreneurship Day. But the day wasn’t all about celebration. Organizers of the event and some of the biggest voices in Sioux Falls’ community of entrepreneurs used the event to focus on what they call the city’s startup ecosystem. -Argus Leader

Evolve Additive Solutions closes $19 million equity deal

Evolve Additive Solutions raised $18.99 million in venture funding in a deal lead by Stanley Ventures and other undisclosed investors on March 4. The company is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and in 2017 spun out of Stratasys, a provider of 3D printing services, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Evolve was created to bring the Stratasys proprietary Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology to market. -Silicon Prairie News