41 Top Iowa News Companies and Startups of 2021

June 30, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Iowa based News companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the News industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Iowa News Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Phantom EFX

Phantom EFX

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Phantom EFX is the developer and publisher of interactive card and casino entertainment games.

Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises

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Lee Enterprises is a provider of local news, information and advertising.

Lee Enterprises

Mango Life Media

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Mango Life Media is a publishing company that offers both print and digital publications.

Lee Enterprises

Techaeris

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Techaeris is an independent tech media outlet working hard to be your new source for tech news and reviews.

Lee Enterprises

NRG Media

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NRG Media is a broadcast media company that specializes in local radio services in Lowa.

Lee Enterprises

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is a daily afternoon newspaper.

Lee Enterprises

Creston News Advertiser

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Creston News Advertiser is a publication of local news and online newspapers.

Lee Enterprises

Quad City Times

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The Quad-City Times is a website and newspaper based in Davenport, Iowa.

Lee Enterprises

Mobile Ads

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Mobile Ads is a geo-targeted mobile advertising company that entices buyers to act upon deals, discounts.

Lee Enterprises

The Des Moines Register

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The Des Moines Register is a daily news website that features news articles, jobs, obituaries, opinion, classifieds, and more.

Lee Enterprises

Williamson Daily News

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The Williamson Daily News is a newspaper in Williamson, West Virginia.

Lee Enterprises

Algona Municipal Utilities

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Algona Municipal Utilities offers information on electric, water, internet, satellite, cableTV, and communications facilities.

Lee Enterprises

Meetings Today

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Meetings Today is a meeting planner resource for information on meeting facilities, meetings, and meeting technology.

Lee Enterprises

WHO-HD

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WHO-HD is a local news TV station headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lee Enterprises

Globe Gazette

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Globe Gazette provides breaking news, sports, entertainment updates.

Lee Enterprises

Corridor Business Journal

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The Corridor Business Journal offers business news and information for the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor.

Lee Enterprises

The Gazette

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The Gazette is a newspaper publishing company that covers various types of news including sports, health, government and entertainment.

Lee Enterprises

Clay & Milk

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A daily news blog covering Iowa’s tech, startup and entrepreneurial communities.

Lee Enterprises

Iowa Speedway

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Iowa Speedway is an entertainment company specializing in entertainment services.

Lee Enterprises

Coastal House Media

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Coastal House Media is publishing news about upcoming and current events in the comic book, action and science-fiction world.

Lee Enterprises

Iowa State Daily

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The Iowa State Daily Media Group, student-run news organization enabling students to inform, and educate their community by innovativ media.

Lee Enterprises

E-Cat World

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E-Cat World! This site is for news, information.

Lee Enterprises

Telegraph Herald

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Telegraph Herald is a newspapers company offering news, views, reviews, and entertainment updates.

Lee Enterprises

Story City Herald

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Story City Herald is a weekly newspaper and has been in the publishing business since 1881.

Lee Enterprises

Estherville News

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Estherville News is a newspaper provider in the region that focuses on categories like sports, lifestyle, classifieds, and opinions.

Lee Enterprises

Des Moines Radio Group

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Des Moines Radio Group is a broadcast media company based in Iowa.

Lee Enterprises

Grimes Today

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Grimes Today is a monthly newspaper serving the residents and businesses of Grimes, Iowa.

Lee Enterprises

Times Citizen

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Times Citizen publishes news related to business, agriculture, education, sports, government and public safety, along with classifieds.

Lee Enterprises

Iowa Public Radio

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Iowa Public Radio is a platform that features news and cultural programming that helps in enriching the civic and cultural life of people.

Lee Enterprises

KRCG-TV

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KRCG-TV KRCG offers coverage of news, sports, weather and local events in the Columbia and Jefferson City, and Missouri area.

Lee Enterprises

The Oskaloosa Herald

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The Oskaloosa Herald is a publisher of news that provides advertising services.

Lee Enterprises

Prism Projection

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Prism Projection is writing about gaming news, gaming analysis, reviews and trends.

Lee Enterprises

The Eldora Newspapers

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The Eldora Newspapers is a provider of news and information about Hardin County.

Lee Enterprises

Shopnotes Magazine

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ShopNotes is the woodworker’s woodworking source, for shop projects.

Lee Enterprises

River Cities Reader

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The River Cities’ Reader is a monthly, independently owned newspaper focusing on arts, culture, business, and politics.

Lee Enterprises

Newt Gingrich

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Newt Gingrich is an Official campaign site provides his biography, news and information on how to support his candidacy.

Lee Enterprises

The Dogcast

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The Dogcast is a live broadcast platform for Mediapolis sports.

Lee Enterprises

The Democrat Company Corp

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The Democrat Company is ​one of five publications in the Mississippi Valley Publishing group providing news and advertising information.

Lee Enterprises

Weather Trades

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Weather Trades is a weather forecasting site to forewarn the trade.

Lee Enterprises

Iowa Farmer Today

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Iowa Farmer Today is a newspaper that covers each section of Iowa.

Lee Enterprises

Dickinson County News

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Dickinson County News publishes a weekly newspaper that provides the latest entertainment, sports coverage and news articles.

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