Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AtTask Claims Strong Growth

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lehi, Utah-based AtTask, the developer of project management software aimed at the enterprise market, claims it had strong growth in its Fiscal Q1, with 58% year over year total subscription growth. AtTask did not disclose any financials. The ...

 
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Vivint Solar Names Tech Veteran Kinghorn As CIO

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Provo, Utah-based residential solar installer Vivint Solar has tapped technology and startup veteran Dwain Kinghorn as its new Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer, the company said Tuesday, to help bolster the company's business development ...

 
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InsideSales.com Names CFO

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Provo, Utah-based InsideSales.com, which develops cloud-based software aimed at managing sales teams, said Tuesday that it has named Kevin Samuelson as its Chief Financial Officer. Samulelson joins the company from Backcountry.com, where he was ...

 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gnip Acquired By Twitter

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boulder-based social data provider Gnip has been acquired by Twitter, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Gnip has been a provider of social data from Twitter and other social services, for use by companies and ...

 
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EnergySolutions Arena Gets New Wi-Fi Provider

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fans at Utah's EnergySolutions Arena--the home of the Utah Jazz--will have a new Wi-Fi provider, after a deal puts a new wireless provider, Boingo Wireless, in charge of the arena's Wi-Fi connectivity. Financial details of the deal were not ...

 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Google Buys New Mexico's Titan Aerospace

Monday, April 14, 2014

Titan Aerospace, a Moriarty, New Mexico-based maker of smart, robotic drones, has been acquired by Google. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Titan Aerospace calls its drones "atmospheric satellites", and was aiming its technology a ...

 
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Space Monkey Scores Funding For Cloud Storage Device

Monday, April 14, 2014

Midvale, Utah-based Space Monkey, which develops devices which connect users to cloud-based storage, has raised a new round of funding. Size of the funding was not disclosed. The funding was led by Alta Ventures Mexico. The funding was first ...

 
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Sovrn Loses Exec To IAB

Monday, April 14, 2014

Boulder-based Sovrn, the big online advertising network which until recently was known as Lijit, said Friday that its SVP of Product Management, Scott Cunningham, has moved to the IAB. The IAB said it appointed Cunningham as VP, Technology and Ad ...

 
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Subscription Box Network Launches Affiliate Marketing Network

Monday, April 14, 2014

Helena, Montana-based Subscription Box Network said this morning that it has launched a new service, aimed at helping providers of subscription boxes gain new customers via affiliate marketing. The company, led by Carlos Underwood, said it helps ...

 
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Friday, April 11, 2014

WebFilings Opens Office In Missoula

Friday, April 11, 2014

WebFilings, a developer of software used by companies to file their financial reports, has opened up an office in Missoula, Montana, according to MATR, the second office for the company in Montana. WebFilings--which is based in Silicon Valley--also ...

 
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Intrix Technology Buys Witt Merchant Services

Friday, April 11, 2014

Westminster, Colorado-based Intrix, a provider of payment processing technology and services, said this week that it has acquired fellow payment processing firm Witt Merchant Services, which is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Financial details of ...

 
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ViaWest Opens Data Center In Minneapolis

Friday, April 11, 2014

Denver-based ViaWest said this week that it has opened up its newest data cener, which is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ViaWest said its new data center has more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor, and is located in Chaska, MN. The company ...

 
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AppDirect Finds $35M For Cloud Marketplace

Friday, April 11, 2014

AppDirect, the developer and operator of an online marketplace for cloud services which has operations in Boulder, said Thursday that it has raised $35M in a Series C funding round. The round as led by Mithril Capital Management, and also included ...

 
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Report: GoDaddy Picks IPO Bankers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a step towards an upcoming IPO, Scottsdale, Arizona-based GoDaddy has apparently picked Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan as two of its investment bankers for a public offering, according to a report late Wednesday. The report--from Bloomberg--says ...

 
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Drync, The Wine App Backed By Foundry Group, Sips Up $2.1M In Funding

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Drync, the Foundry Group-backed developer of mobile apps focused on wine drinkers, has raised $2.1M in a funding round, the company said Wednesday. The Boston company said the funding came from Cross Link Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and ...

 
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MapQuest In Major Overhaul, Pushes Towards Local Discovery

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Denver-based MapQuest rolled out a major overhaul to its service Wednesday--and announced a number of big partnerships--to make the site more relevant to local discovery and search. MapQuest.com said the launch is a "completely reimagined" ...

 
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mcaConnect Buys SalesMetrix

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based mcaConnect, a provider of Microsoft Dynamics integration and consulting, has acquired a fellow consulting firm, SalesMetrix, the two said Wednesday. Financial details of the deal were not announced. mcaConnect said ...

 
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Orbotix Launches Promo Discount For Sphero 2.0

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It looks like Boulder-based robot developer Orbotix is looking to spur some sales for its new version of its programmable, robotic ball, the Sphero 2.0, saying in an email to users today that it is offering up the new device for $99, a discount of ...

 
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Rivertop Renewables Scores $26M

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Missoula, Montana-based Rivertop Renewables has scored what may be the largest venture capital round in the state, ever, with a $26M funding the company announced today. Rivertop Renewables--which is working on technology to create chemicals from ...

 
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Datalogix Gets Funding From Jim Breyer

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Westminster, Colorado-based Datalogix, which develops digital advertising technology which matches online ad efforts with in-store sales, said this week that venture capitalist Jim Breyer has made a "significant investment" in the company, and ...

 
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Pluralsight Buys Digital-Tutors In $45M Deal

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Salt Lake City-based Pluralsight, the online professional education service led by Aaron Skonnard, has made another acquisition, saying this morning that it has acquired Digital-Tutors, in a $45M deal. Digital-Tutors provides an online, training ...

 
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Closely Finds $3.0M More In Series A

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Denver-based Closely said this morning that it has raised $3.0M more in a Series A expansion round, which included Grotech Ventures, Steadfast Venture Cpaital, and CNF Investments. According to the company, it will use the funding to scale its ...

 
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Photon Machines Acquired By Teledyne

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bozeman, Montana-based Photon Machines, a developer of laser-based spectroscopy and spectrometry devices, has been acquired by Teledyne Instruments, a California-based electronics instrumentation, aerospace, and defense electronics firm. Financial ...

 
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Mocapay Powers Yumilicious App

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Denver-based mobile payment and marketing software developer Mocapay is powering a new mobile app for frozen yogurt retailer Yumilicious, the company reported Monday. According to Mocapay, its mobile app templates are behind the release of a new app ...

 
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GoDaddy Partners With Women's Technology Group

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Scottsdale, Arizona-based GoDaddy is further boosting its profile as a supporter of women, through a new partnership with the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), which helps encourage the advancement of women in technology. According to the company today, ...

 
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Monday, April 7, 2014

GoSpotCheck Gets $100K From AOL Founder

Monday, April 7, 2014

Denver-based GoSpotCheck, the Denver startup founded by Matt Talbot and Samantha Holloway, is one of ten companies who have all received $100,000 each for participating in the Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day in Silicon Valley last week. ...

 
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Contour Sports Action Cameras Come Back To Life In Park City

Monday, April 7, 2014

CONTOUR, the action sports camera brand which disappeared from the market at the end of 2013, has come back to life--thanks to a Utah team, which has taken over the assets of the company. According to the action sports brand, it has moved to Utah ...

 
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JDA Software Sells Software Line To DiCentral

Monday, April 7, 2014

Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software has sold off one of its product lines, selling its On-Demand Warehouse Management System (WMS) to Texas-based DiCentral. Financial details of the deal were not announced by the companies. JDA said that the ...

 
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Gogo Powers New Inflight Entertainment Upgrade On Alaska Airlines

Friday, April 4, 2014

Alaska Airlines said today that it is upgrading its inflight entertainment options, tapping services from Gogo to ramp up the number of movies, television shows, and content available to travelers on its flights. Alaska Airlines said it is investing ...

 
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Rachio Gets Funding For Smart Sprinkler Controller

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring is in the air, and apparently, so is the idea of smartphone-connected, sprinkler controllers. Boulder-based investment firm Foundry Group said Thursday that it has made an investment via its FG Angels angel investment effort in Colorado-based ...

 
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Lagrange Looks To Accelerate E-Commerce Sites With New Offering

Friday, April 4, 2014

Denver-based Lagrange Systems, a provider of cloud-based, web and application performance management software specifically aimed at accelerating e-commerce and other sites, said Thursday that it has launched a new product specifically aimed at small ...

 
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

ON Semiconductor Buys Truesense Imaging For $92M

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor said late Wednesday that it has acquired Truesense Imaging, a Rochester, New York-based developer of industrial image sensors. ON Semiconductor said it will pay approximately $92M in cash for Truesense. Trusense ...

 
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Levels Beyond Raises $2.5M

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Denver-based Levels Beyond, which develops a software product used for content management called ReachEngine, said this morning that it has raised $2.5M more in its Series A funding, bringing its total raised in the round to $7.0M. Levels Beyond ...

 
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services for technology companies. We answer your critical issues
around obtaining capital, increasing revenue, entering new markets and
improving margins. TechCXO partners combine practical experience,
comprehensive resources and best practices to deliver objective,
high-value results.

For TechCXO Denver, please contact:

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E-Mail: Jeff.Waggoner@techcxo.com
Telephone: 303.881.5647


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

RainCommander: Your Smartphone Connected Sprinkler Controller

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Already have a smartphone connected thermostat? Using your smartphone connected doorbell to screen visitors? A Denver-based software company--ZBS Technology--has another smartphone and Wi-Fi enabled gadget for you to add to your smart home, a new, ...

 
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Colorado Congressman Takes Bitcoin To Capitol Hill

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In a move that will not surprise denizens of technology-savvy Colorado, Congressman Jared Polis is spearheading an effort to educate lawmakers on Bitcoin--by inviting a maker of Bitcoin ATMs to exhibit on Capitol Hill. According to company Robocoin, ...

 
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