Today Dwolla announced a new financing led by A16Z with Scott Weiss joining the board. The funding will go towards establishing a new office in San Francisco, an expanded presence in New York and much needed additions to the team in Des Moines starting with a lot of engineering hires. I am of course excited about this as an investor but even more so as a user of Dwolla. It already works well for me in in paying contractors but I can’t wait for it to be more broadly available. It is 2013 after all and we have self driving cars — yet I still find myself having to scribble amounts on little pieces of paper, sign those and then put them in the mail. So: congrats to team Dwolla on the funding and now please hurry up so that I don’t need to re-order my check book!