The Greater Des Moines area has had our fair share of startup activity. From very early stage companies to those that have successfully exited, we pride ourselves on trying new ideas. Here are a few of the startup companies that are proud to call Des Moines home:

ACCELERATOR COMPANIES:

SMALL FUNDING / BOOTSTRAPPED:

MORE INFORMATION:

  • A broad index of companies throughout Iowa that have raised investment capital is available here, courtesy of Square One DSM and NewBoCo.

SUCCESSFUL EXITS:

  • Banno
  • SmartyPig
  • NewLink Genetics (IPO)
  • Tourney Machine
  • Workiva (IPO)

VENTURE-BACKED:

ANGEL FUNDED:

We are also proud of our locally-headquartered companies:

  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Hy-Vee Food Stores Inc.
  • John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group
  • Mercer
  • Mercy Medical Center/Mercy Health Network
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Nationwide
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Wellmark Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Workiva