In Colorado, a digital technology company launched every 72 hours last year and digital startups across the state raised more than $500 million, according to a report released today.
Built In Denver, an online community for Front Range entrepreneurs and startups, on Monday released its first-ever report about the state and health of the Colorado startup scene.
Among the 2012 Colorado Startup Report’s findings about digital technology startups:
- Twenty digital tech firms were acquired, including Boulder’s Snapjoy, Everlater and Collective Intellect.
- Boulder-based digital startups raised $197 million.
- Thirty-six Boulder firms raised more than $1 million.
- Denver firms, comparatively, raised $280 million and 33 companies based in the Mile High City raised more than $1 million.
- Colorado entrepreneurs founded 122 digital startups
“2012 was another record-setting year for digital technology companies in Colorado,” Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association and Built In Denver’s board chair, said in a statement. “The spotlight on Colorado’s digital technology economy is shining bright, as government, media, large corporations, major universities and investors from around the country are taking notice — and now we have the data to prove it.”