Category Archives: TechStars

TechStars Boulder to stream Demo Day presentations this afternoon

Participants of TechStars Boulder’s summer startup accelerator program will present their companies to investors and entrepreneurs today as part of the program’s Demo Day. TechStars will have a live stream of the presentations. To view the live stream, which starts … Continue reading

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Boulder-based Kapost raises $5.6 million, plans to hire 40 people in 18 months

TechStars alumnus Kapost settled in a pretty nice niche when it pivoted from offering a software to assist publishers in managing content and workflow to offering a content marketing platform for large brands that have gravitated toward more online publishing. … Continue reading

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Boulder’s FlixMaster launches interactive video for iPhone, Android

Boulder startup FlixMaster launched out of the 2011 TechStars program aiming to bring its drag-and-drop interactive video editor to one-person shops and large-scale enterprise customers. On Wednesday, roughly six months after raising $1.1 million and working with the likes of … Continue reading

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Orbotix Inc., Boulder-based maker of Sphero, raises $4M more

Orbotix Inc., the Boulder-based firm that manufactures the smartphone-controlled Sphero robotic ball, appears to have raised $4 million of a nearly $10 million investment round, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filing made Thursday. Three investors have contributed to the … Continue reading

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Boulder on CNNMoney list of emerging “startup cities”

When it comes to entrepreneurial activity and investment, Boulder is one of a half-dozen “cities where startups are thriving,” CNNMoney says. The financial news site this week highlighted six “startup cities” and Denver’s northwest neighbor was the first listed. Editors … Continue reading

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Boulder’s Precog steps into public beta

In August, we talked with CEO John De Goes about the progress of his Boulder-based startup, Precog. At that time, the TechStars alumnus formerly known as ReportGrid had just launched Labcoat, its data analysis tool, and had engaged in discussions … Continue reading

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Boulder’s SendGrid to open Denver offce

Boulder-based SendGrid, which runs a cloud-based e-mail service, plans to open an office in Denver’s LoDo area next month, officials recently announced. The privately held SendGrid inked a lease for a 15,000-square-foot space at 1451 Larimer St. in Denver, a … Continue reading

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TechStars Demo Day in Boulder

This Thursday, TechStars, the Boulder-bred startup accelerator, will host its annual “Demo Day” for participants of its Boulder summer program. Here’s a taste of how last year went. For a look at the next iteration of TechStars’ ongoing series, “The … Continue reading

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COO of Boulder’s Mocavo talks potential of genealogy market

In today’s “5 Questions” feature in Business Plus, I chatted briefly with Ryan Hunter of Mocavo. The firm — which has developed a genealogy search engine and site — was a participant in the 2011 TechStars program in Boulder and … 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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