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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

KeyBank names Schuldheiss Idaho market president

Darren Schuldheiss has been appointed Idaho market president and Key Private Bank leader for KeyBank. As market president, Schuldheiss will be responsible for coordinating the bank’s resources locally and nationally on behalf of Idaho clients. Schuldheiss has been Key Private ...

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Data security experts: you need to stay ahead of fraudsters (access required)

Fraud doesn’t just affect the targeted businesses; it affects businesses that work with them, say experts who spoke at Zions Bank’s Fighting Fraud conference. Rich Stuppy, chief operating officer at Boise anti-fraud technology company Kount, said criminals change their tactics ...

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Code school coming to Boise in August (access required)

A new school called BoiseCodeWorks is starting a 12-week computer coding class in late August, tailored to the skills that Treasure Valley employers are looking for. The class is designed to help its students work as junior software developers, a ...

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Ketchum software startup gets state tax incentive (access required)

User Interface User Experience, a Ketchum-based software company that plans to launch its first product in mid-July, received a state Tax Reimbursement Incentive grant that could give the company $3.2 million over the next five years in tax credits. To ...

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b|launched funds events, dining apps (access required)

Two software startups received $30,000 in funding from the Boise Young Professionals’ 2015 b|launched 4.0 competition on May 28. The winning team from the startup competition, relEVENTcity, won $20,000 in seed funding, while the second-place team, Waitre D’, received $10,000 ...

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Health insurers seeking rate increases (access required)

Health insurance plans for 100,000 Idahoans, and as well as people who look for plans on the state’s health exchange, could rise by double digits next year as several insurers have submitted requests to a state agency to increase their ...

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Meridian incubator New Ventures Lab opens its doors (access required)

New Ventures Lab, a new downtown Meridian incubator and flexible workspace for nascent companies, has its first tenants in its new space, the former Meridian city hall. The new space, which is supported by the city of Meridian, city business ...

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Tech company AppDetex raises $2 million (access required)

AppDetex, a Boise technology company that protects businesses’ brands on mobile applications, has raised $2 million from investors to fuel growth. Some of that money will be used to add new employees, especially software developers, according to chief financial officer ...

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LeanLaw, technology services firm, raises $400,000 (access required)

LeanLaw, a technology services company for small law firms, has raised $400,00 from investors that include two Boise angel investment funds. The company helps law firms run more efficiently by offering software to help with billing and time tracking as ...

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Local sock company gets a kickstart (access required)

Tanner and Taylor Dame, Idaho brothers who are known for their wood sunglasses company, have reeled in $160,000 on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to distribute sock alternatives called Sole Socks. The brothers have sold more than 20,000 pairs of socks, ...

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