Monthly Archives: May 2012

CID4 starts oHours for local bioscience sector

The nonprofit Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) was launched in 2009 to spur economic growth within Colorado’s bioscience industry. To further its mission of helping entrepreneurs and emerging companies within the industry, CID4 is launching oHours … Continue reading

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Boulder’s Orbotix raises $5M

Boulder-based Orbotix Inc., the maker of the smartphone-controlled Sphero, raised $5 million in funding, company officials announced via a blog post on Friday afternoon. The round, which closed earlier this week, was led by Boulder’s Foundry Group and the Boise-based … Continue reading

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Fraietta: Don’t try to be Silicon Valley …

Mike Fraietta’s blog post this morning caught my eye with its simple and effective headline: “Stop Saying ‘Silicon Valley of the _______’ Although Fraietta – who is the community enterprise manager for NewsCorp. and who also previously worked with firms … Continue reading

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Precog raises funds to boost data analysis API development

Precog, a Boulder-based startup that provides APIs for data analysis, has raised more than $2 million in equity funding, according to news reports and regulatory filings. The company formerly known as ReportGrid announced a $2 million Series A round while … Continue reading

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Simple Energy, TechStars alumnus, hires COO

Boulder-based Simple Energy, a developer of software applications for the energy industry, named Bud Vos as its chief operation officer, company officials announced on Monday. Vos, who most recently served as an executive with energy management services firm Comverge, was … Continue reading

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Local TechStars move on and move up

A couple of our local TechStars alumni made some moves this past week. Next Big Sound, which provides analytics for the music industry, is heading to the Big Apple. Mocavo, a company that developed a genealogy search engine, raised $4M. … Continue reading

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Hacking cleanweb apps

  Starting Friday night, Boulder will play host to the Cleanweb Hackathon and serve as the fourth stop for the app-developing event’s 10-stop tour. An emerging trend, cleanweb is the intersection of cleantech and internet, social media, and mobile technologies, … Continue reading

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Brewing up startups

Boulder Startup Week starts today, but this week also carries some significance for another booming sector in Boulder: the craft brewing industry. Breweries across the United States are hosting events in conjunction with American Craft Beer Week, which was developed … Continue reading

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Boulder.is for startups

Trent and Ned over at AppliedTrust in Boulder today shared Boulder.is, an infographic designed to promote the city’s startup scene. (Newport Beach, Calif.-based Column Five helped with the effort.) Boulder has become the hotbed for entrepreneurial companies. More than 300 days of … Continue reading

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Meet Ubooly

This orange guy is Ubooly and it is featured in today’s “5 Questions.” Ubooly was created by a husband-and-wife developer team that decided to bring their skills to the toy market. As co-founder Carly Gloge said in the Q&A: Some … Continue reading

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