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Thursday, July 24, 2014

iTOK Raises $18M

Lehi, Utah-based iTOK, which provides managed IT services and cloud software to both individuals and small businesses, has raised $18M in a Series B funding, the company said Wednesday. The funding was led by ABS Capital Partners, and also ...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beanstalk Gets $2M For Tax Software

Salt Lake City-based Beanstalk, a developer of a cloud-based, software-as-a-service platform for helping small and medium sized businesses and their tax advisors to work on their tax filings, has raised $2M in a funding round. According to ...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BEW Global Gets Investment Round

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based BEW Global, a provider of data loss prevention (DLP) services to companies, said today that it has raised a round of investment funding from Frontier Capital. Financial details of the funding were not discl...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LogRhythm Raises $40M

Boulder-based security software developer LogRhythm has raised $40M in a funding round, the company said this morning, led by Riverwood Capital. LogRhythm said the equity funding also included Adams Street Partners, Access Venture Partners,...

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Rocky Mountain Region Finds $356.62M In Venture Capital In Q2

The Rocky Mountain region saw a health amount of venture capital investment in Q2 of 2014, reporting $356.62M in venture capital investments across the region, according to numbers provided by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Cap...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Galvanize Ventures Raises $10M For Seed Investments

Denver-based Galvanize Ventures Fund I, an investment fund related to Denver's Galvanize, has closed its seed fund at $10M in commitments, the fund disclosed Monday in a regulatory filing. The fund--being run by Christopher Onan, Lawrence M...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NetDocuments Raises $25M

Lehi, Utah-based NetDocuments, which develops cloud-based document and email management software, said today that it has raised $25M in an equity funding. The funding came from Frontier Capital. NetDcouments said it would use the investment...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Colorado Launches New $62M Investment Fund

The State of Colorado said last week that it has launched a new, $62M investment fund, called the Colorado Impact Fund, the help provide greater access to capital to businesses and entrepreneurs in the sate. According to the Colorado Office...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wayin Gets $13.1M More For Social Media Marketing

Denver-based Wayin, the social media marketing startup which is backed by former Sun Microsystems' founder Scott McNealy, has raised $13.1M more in a funding round, the company disclosed Tuesday. The new funding was led by U.S. Venture Part...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

miRagen Therapeutics In Strategic, Funding Deal With Servier

Boulder-based miRagen Therapeutics said this week that it has inked a strategic deal with French pharmaceutical company Servier. According to the companies, they have extended a research collaboration on discovering, developing, and commerc...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Bulb Gets $1M For Educational Publishing

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Bulb, a new startup led by Eric Goldreyer, said this week that it has raised $1M for its educational publishing site. The company said the financing came via angels. Bulb's website lets students publish their po...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

FG Angels Backs Leap.it For Visual Search

FG Angels, the investment syndicate run by Foundry Group through the AngelList angel funding service, has led a $1.1M investment in a new company, Leap.it, Leap.it said this week. Leap.it develops a highly visual search engine, which delive...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WebPT Gets Investment From Battery Ventures

Phoenix-based electronic medical records software maker WebPT said this morning that it has received a "significant" investment from Silicon Valley investment firm Battery Ventures. Size of the investment was not announced. According to Web...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WayIn Finds $12.1M More For Social Media Tools

Denver-based Wayin, the developer of social media tools, has raised $12.1M in a funding round--and hopes to raise at least $13.1M--according to a regulatory filing Tuesday. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. ...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Galvanize Raises $18M To Expand Nationwide

Denver-based Galvanize, the startup coworking space operator, is taking its model beyond Denver, and plans a big expansion across the U.S. To do that, Galvanize said this morning that it has raised $18M in a Series A funding, which came fro...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cloud Elements Raises $3.1M For Cloud Services API Integration

Denver-based Cloud Elements, a startup led by Mark Geene which provides cloud API integration and aggregation, has raised $3.1M in a Series A funding, the company said this morning. The funding was led by Grotech Ventures and Icon Venture P...

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Foundry Group Backs About.me In $11M Funding Round

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group said this week that it has made an investment in About.me, a San Francisco startup which develops website creation tools for individuals. About.me raised $11M in the Series B funding, whi...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Declara Gets $9M For Learning Software As It Expands In Boise

Declara, a developer of personalized learning technology for the education market, has raised $9M in a funding round--part of an effort which has seen the company grow its operations in Boise, Idaho. The company said the new funding is part...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Weave Gets $5M For Improving Communication With Your Dentist

Lehi, Utah-based Weave, which develops customer relationship management systems which tie dental appointments, phone, and email all together, has raised $5M in a Series A funding, the company said today. The funding was led by A Capital, an...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Eversync Acquired by Infrascale

Salt Lake City-based Eversync, which developed cloud-based backup appliances, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based online backup provider Infrascale, Infrascale announced today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Infrascale sa...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SwipeClock Gets Private Equity Funding

South Jordan, Utah-based SwipeClock, which develops software-as-a-service for time card tracking, attendance, and related employee and workforce management, has received a round of funding from Moelis Capital Partners. Financial details of ...

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Monday, June 2, 2014

SpinGo Announces $2M Funding For Event Engine

Salt Lake City-based SpinGo, the startup founded by Kreg and Amanda Peeler which powers the calendar section of many media and newspaper publications, officially announced its $2M funding this morning. The company--which had disclosed the f...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lucid Software Gets $5M

Salt Lake City-based Lucid Software said Thursday that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Kickstart Seed Fund, Grayhawk Capital, and others. The startup, which is led by Karl Sun, develops graphical applications ...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Foundry Backs Young Women's Gaming Firm Nix Hydra

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group is the lead investor in a startup, videogame development firm called Nix Hydra, which said Thursday that it has raised $5M in a funding round. Nix Hydra--which develops the game "egg baby...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Datalogix Gets $45M For Ad Analytics

Westminster, Colorado-based Datalogix said Wednesday that it had raised $45M in a equity financing round, for the company's technology for connecting digital advertising to offline sales. The funding was led by Wellington Management Company...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spectranetics Buys AngioScore

Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics said Tuesday that it is acquiring AngioScore, a developer of specialty balloons for the cardiovascular market, in a deal worth $230M plus additional earnout. AngioScore's venture backers include Californ...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Needle Lands $7M More

Salt Lake City-based Needle, which provides a service to offer up pre-sales, customer support, and brand advocates to e-commerce retailers, has raised $7M more in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing. Details on the new funding...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BodeTree Gets $2M For Financial Analytics Software

Denver-based BodeTree, a developer of financial analytics tools aimed at small businesses, said today that it has raised $2M in a funding round. The funding was led by Greenline Ventures, and also included other, unnamed private investors. ...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pelion Backs OpenStack Provider MetaCloud

Salt Lake City-based venture capital investor Pelion Ventures has backed a provider of hosted, OpenStack-as-a-service software. Metacloud, which helps companies deploy and operate private, OpenStack clouds, said this morning that it has clo...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

EPIC Ventures Re-Ups On HG Data

Salt Lake City-based venture investor EPIC Ventures has invested more in one of its portfolio companies, HG Data, in a new, $2M investment in that company. HG Data--which develops B2B sales and marketing tools--said it raised $2M in an addi...

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Orbotix Snags $15.5M More For Robot Horde

Boulder-based Orbotix, the maker of the popular Sphero robotic ball, has raised $15.5M more in funding. The funding came from Shea Ventures, Grishin Robotics, Foundry Group, and Highway 12 Ventures. The robot marker is in the midst of a big...

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Lecorpio Gets $10M, As It Expands In Utah

Lecorpio, a California-based developer of cloud-based software for intellectual property (IP) management, said last week that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding--which includes an expansion effort in Utah. The funding came from M2O. L...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CommercialTribe Gains $3.2 Million for Sales Software

Denver-based CommercialTribe, which develops a cloud-based platform to help sales reps teach each other to improve a company's sales, said today that it has raised $3.2M in a funding round, which came from a syndicate of Colorado's venture ...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Boulder Ventures Backs HackSurfer

Colorado-based venture capital investor Boulder Ventures has made an investment in cybersecurity firm HackSurfer, helping to lead a $3.5M funding round for that company. According to HackSUrfer, it raised the $3.5M funding from lead investo...

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Utah Leads Region In Venture Capital In Q1, As Region Sees $369.1M

The State of Utah led the region in terms of venture capital investments in Q1 of 2014, accoridng to the latest MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters. The numbers--rele...

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Space Monkey Scores Funding For Cloud Storage Device

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 firs...

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Friday, April 11, 2014

AppDirect Finds $35M For Cloud Marketplace

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 i...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

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

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 Capita...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rivertop Renewables Scores $26M

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 chemical...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Datalogix Gets Funding From Jim Breyer

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, ...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Closely Finds $3.0M More In Series A

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 ...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

GoSpotCheck Gets $100K From AOL Founder

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. G...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Levels Beyond Raises $2.5M

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 B...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cool Planet Energy Finds $100M For Biofuel Technology

Greenwood Village-based Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of biofuels processes which it says are carbon negative and produce both biofuels and soil amendments, has raised $100M in a Series D financing round. The company said the priv...

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Monday, March 31, 2014

UVize Gets Funding For Veterans Mentoring Site

Boulder-based Uvize has raised a round of funding, from fellow Boulder company the Foundry Group. According to the Foundry Group, the investment came via its FG Angels syndicate. Financial details of the funding were not announced. UVize pr...

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fusion-io IPO Boosts VC Into Forbes Midas List

The successful IPO of Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io has helped to place a venture capitalist into the annual Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists, although the list bypassed any local investors in companies in the region. According...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Choozle Gets $1.8M In Seed Funding For Programmatic Ads

Denver-based Choozle, a developer of programmatic digital marketing software, said Wednesday that it has raised $1.8M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Great Oaks Venture Capital, and also included un-named, strategic partners...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Parchment Finds $10M More

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Parchment, which provides technology to high schools and colleges to handle sending transcripts, diplomas, and certifications to each other, has raised $10M more in funding, the company said today. According to Par...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FG Angels Invests In Crowd Driven Concert Service RABBL

The investments are coming hot and heavy for Boulder-based Foundry Group's angel investment syndicate effort, FG Angels, with the venture firm saying that the angel fund has invested in RABBL. RABBL--which is based in San Francisco--operate...

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Foundry Group Pours Money Into Wine (Startup)

Boulder-based venture capital investor has made another investment out of its angel fund, FG Angels, this time in a startup focused on wine discovery and purchases. According to Foundry Group, Drync, which develops apps focused on wine rati...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vivint Invests In Wireless Developer Quantenna

Provo, Utah-based Vivint has made a strategic investment in wireless semiconductor developer Quantenna, as part of Vivint's efforts in the residential broadband-over-Wi-Fi market. According to Quantenna, Vivint Wireless made a strategic inv...

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Zoola Launches Rewards Program

Denver-based Zoola, said this morning that it has launched a new, cash-back rewards program in Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs. Zoola--which is led by Bob Kersenbrock--said it will give two to 10 percent cash back on purchases to cons...

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Domain Surgical Finds $35M For Surgical Tools

Salt Lake City-based Domain Surgical, a developer of surgery equipment which is used for cutting and coagulating tissue during surgery, has raised $35M in an equity and debt financing, the company said this week. The funding was led by Orbi...

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

FGPress Takes On Fiction With Uncommon Stock

FGPress, the new, author-friendly publishing company started by Boulder-based venture investor The Foundry Group, has published its first title--based on two, fictional undergraduates at CU Boulder who are starting a new company. FGPress sa...

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MasteryConnect Gets $3.425M

Salt Lake City-based education technology provider MasteryConnect has released details on its new funding round today, saying that it has raised $3.425M in additional funding from its Series A investors. Investors include Catamount Venture...

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Monday, March 3, 2014

NJOY Gets $70M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based electronics cigarette maker NJOY announced this morning that it has raised over $70M in a funding round, which was led by Brookside Capital. The company said other investors in the funding also included Morgan Stan...

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Friday, February 28, 2014

MasteryConnect Raises $3.38M In Series A-1

Sandy, Utah-based MasteryConnect, which develops cloud-based software for helping teachers track their students grades, tests, assignments, and more, has raised $3.38M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing. The Series A-1...

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Capitol City Angel Fund Finds $850,000 For Idaho Investments

A new, Boise, Idaho-based angel investment fund, Capital City Angel Fund, disclosed this week that it has raised $850,000 as part of the fund, which looks to be aiming at a total of $2M in funds for investments. The fund--whose General Part...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Foundry Group Starts Book Publishing Firm, FG Press

Boulder-based venture capital investment firm Foundry Group, said this morning that it has launched a new company, FG Press, focused on the publishing world. The startup--which says it is "building a modern publishing company that gives con...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Foundry Backs ARTtwo50

Boulder-based venture investor Foundry Group said over the weekend that it has backed ARTtwo50, company which develops an app and business which allows users to purchase custom art -- specifically geared towards your home, office, or other ...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Oildex Lands Funding From Accel-KKR

Denver- and Houston-based oil and gas software developer Oildex said this morning that it has scored a majority equity investment from private equity investor Accel-KKR. Details on the funding were not announced by the cmpany. Oildex--whose...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

MycoTechnology Lands Funding Round For Better Tasting Coffee

Aurora, Colorado-based MycoTechnology, a company developing mushroom-based food processing techniques to remove the bitter compound in foods, has scored a second round of funding, the company announced today. Source of the funding was not d...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AFS Technologies Acquired By Private Equity Investor

Phoenix-based software developer AFS Technologies, which develops software for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, has been acquired by private equity firm Court Square Capital Partners. According to AFS Technologies, Court Square C...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TechStars Powers Disney Startup Accelerator

In one of the biggest, corporate startup accelerator wins for Boulder-based TechStars so far, the startup accelerator program operator is powering a new startup accelerator for Walt Disney Company. According to Disney, it has launched the D...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Welltok Raises $22.1M From IBM, Others

Denver-based Welltok, the developer of software that aims to help consumers improve their health using a series of quesitons and answers, said this morning that it has raised $22.1M in a Series C funding, including money from IBM's "Watson ...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PlaceIQ Gets $15M For Local Ad Targeting

PlaceIQ, a startup with operations in Westminster, Colorado, which develops online ad targeting software, has raised $15M in a Series C funding, the company said Monday. The funding was led by Harmony Partners, and also included Iris Capita...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Primary Data Takes Series B Round To $60M

Salt Lake City-based Primary Data, the stealthy developer of software-defined data center technology, has upped its Series B funding to $60M, according to one of its investors. According to Mercato Partners, Primary Data has increased the s...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

UQM Technologies Gets $5.3M In PIPE

Longmont, Colorado-based energy and electric motor systems development company UQM Technologies said this week that it has raised $5.3M in a capital raise from un-named, institutional investors. Name of the investors were not announced. Acc...

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

CoreSite Lands $100M Term Loan

Denver-based data center developer CoreSite said yesterday that it has scored a $100M, term loan financing for the company. The company said the five year, unsecured term loan has the option to increase by $100M or $200M, if needed. The com...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Domo Gets Massive $125M Funding Round

Provo, Utah-based Domo, the cloud-based, software-as-a-service startup led by Omniture founder Josh James, has raised $125M in a Series C funding round--bring the total raised by the company to more than $250M. According to Domo, the fundin...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bounce.io Looks To Make Email Bouncing Pay, With New Funding

Louisville, Colorado-based Bounce.io, a startup developing software to help domain registrars, ISPs, and mail services providers to manage and monetized bounced emails, has raised Series A, the company said Tuesday. Size of the funding was ...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

TeamSnap Raises $5.7M In Series B

Boulder-based TeamSnap, the sports activity and team management software provider, announced today that it has raised $7.5M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by new investor Foundry Group, and also included prior investors To...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AtTask Gets $38M

In the biggest round of funding for the year yet in the region, Lehi, Utah-based project management software developer AtTask said this morning that it has raised $38M in a new growth funding round, to help it accelerate its market share an...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

BOOMTOWN Accelerator Sets Up Shop In Boulder

Another, startup accelerator has set up in Boulder --- home of startup accelerator granddaddy TechStars -- saying that it will focus on startups in the technology, advertising and design industry today. According to BOOMTOWN, it has launche...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Prompt.ly Gets $1.5M From Foundry Group

Boulder-based venture investor Foundry Group has made another investment out of its FG Angels syndicate, in San Francisco-based Prompt.ly, the firm said today. According to Foundry, Prompt.ly has raised $1.5M in funding, with $325,000 of th...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gutcheck Finds $4M More For Online Research

Denver-based market research technology provider Gutcheck has reportedly raised another, $4M in funding for its online research efforts, led by Icon Venture Partners. The round also included Grotech Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures, Village Ve...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

TeamSnap Raises $7.5M More

Boulder-based TeamSnap, which develops mobile and Internet tools for managing amateur sports teams, has raised $7.5M in new funding, according to a regulatory filing by the company Tuesday. Details on the funding have not yet been announced...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Health Catalyst Lands Big $41M Round For Healthcare Data

Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst said Tuesday morning that it has raised $41M in a funding round, for the company's healthcare dat warehousing and analytics efforts. The startup said the funding came from Sequoia Capital, Norwest Vent...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Simple Energy Gets $6M In Series B

Boulder-based Simple Energy, the startup developing social, gamification software aimed at getting energy customers to save energy, said today that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by the Westly Group. As p...

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Friday, January 24, 2014

JumpCloud Confirms $3M Funding

Boulder-based DevOps server management software developer JumpCloud confirmed late Thursday that it had raised $3.0M in a Series A funding, saying the funding came from Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures. The startup, led by Rajat Bharg...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

StormWind Finds $5M For Online Training, Learning

Phoenix-based StormWind, an online learning and education company focused on technical and IT certification training, said today that it has raised $5M in a Series C funding. The funding was led by GSV Capital Corp. According to StormWind, ...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Venture Totals Drop In Region During Q4, To $229.4M

Venture capital investments dropped in the region in Q4 of 2013, according to the numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report. According to the report, there was a total of $229.4M invested ...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Peterson Partners Backs Oil and Gas Software Developer

Salt Lake City-based private equity investor Peterson Partners has backed a developer of data management software for the oil and gas industry. Dallas-based Equity Metrix said this morning that it has raised $5M in a growth investment from ...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Parchment Raises $11.5M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Parchment, which develops educational transcript transfer software for high schools and colleges, has raised $11.5M more in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. The filing said that the new ...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Biodesix Brings Series E To $14.4M

Boulder-based Biodesix, the molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine company which is initially focused on lung cancer testing has raised another $6.1M in funding in its Series E round, bringing the total raised in the funding to $14...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

TechStars: Accelerator Network Hits 55 Members

Boulder-based startup accelerator TechStars said over the weekend that the global network of accelerators it helped found--the Global Accelerator Network--has now hit 55 members. The group--a loose affiliation of accelerators around the wor...

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Foundry Backs Google Glass Gesture Recognition Developer OnTheGo

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group has made the first investment from its FG Angels syndicate, saying this morning that OnTheGo Platforms has raised $700,000 in a financing round, led by the venture firm. $330,000 of that ...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Pelion Re-Ups On Integral Ad Science

Utah-based venture capital investor Pelion Venture Partners has re-upped its stake in New York-based digital advertising technology developer Integral Ad Science, in that company's Series D funding. The company disclosed it raised $30M in a...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

AirVend Raises $1.2M

Provo, Utah-based AirVend, a developer of devices which attached to vending machines to display nutrition information, said this week that it has raised $1.2M in a seed funding round. The firm said the funding came from 365 Retail Markets a...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

TechStars' David Cohen, Mark Solon Target $150M Venture Fund

David Cohen, the co-founder of Boulder accelerator TechStars, and venture capitalist Mark Solon have kicked off an effort to raise a new, $150M venture capital fund called Bullet Time Ventures, according to a regulatory filing by the two Th...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Boulder Ventures Seeks To Raise $100M Fund

Boulder-based venture capital investor Boulder Ventures, the investment firm led by Kyle Lefkoff, Peter Roshko, Jonathan Perl, and Tim Hogheem, is looking to raised a new, $100M fund called Boulder Ventures VI, according to a regulatory fil...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sympoz Gets $35M In Funding For Online Classes, Education

Denver-based Sympoz, the online education and learning site, has raised $35M in a Series C funding, according to a regulatory filing by the company this week. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. Sympoz operate...

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lineagen Lands $3.5M

Salt Lake City-based molecular diagnostics startup Lineagen said today that it has raised $3.5M in a Series C round of funding. The funding was led by Signal Peak Ventures and Sanderling Ventures, and also included PrairieGold Venture Par...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pelion Portfolio Firm Valued At Nearly $1 Billion In Latest Round

Salt Lake City-based venture investor Pelion Ventures looks to be having a nicely growing investment over at CloudFlare, as CloudFlare revealed today that its latest funding round valued the company at just under $1 billion. CloudFlare--whi...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

MicroBiome Therapeutics Gets $1.3M

Broomfield, Colorado-based MicroBiome Therapeutics reported this morning that it has raised $1.3M in a bridge financing round, to go towards its clinical studies. The funding came from BVM Capital, a current investor in the company, along w...

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Mersive Raises $2.1M In New Funding

Denver-based visual display software developer Mersive has raised $2.1M in a new, funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. According to the f...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Foundry Group Backs DataHero

DataHero, a developer of enterprise analytics and data integration tools, has scored $3.15M in a funding round from Boulder-based Foundry Group. Foundry was the sole announced backer of the Palo Alto, California company. DataHero also said ...

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Biodesix Finds $8.3M In Series E Funding

Boulder-based molecular diagnostics provider Biodesix said this morning that it has raised $8.3M in a Series E equity funding round. The company said the funding was split between 44.3M in new capital, plus $4M in conversion of a convertibl...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Revolv Gets $4M For Home Automation

Boulder-based Revolv, a developer of a product which automates and unifies the world of smart, connected home devices, said it has raised $4M in a funding round this morning. The funding came from The Foundry Group, and also included Americ...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Foundry Backs littleBits

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group has made another investment in a electronics company, littleBits, which develops electronic project and craft kits. The funding was worth $11M, and is a Series B round for New York-based ...

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Friday, November 22, 2013

HiringSolved Finds $1M For Social Recruiting

Chandler, Arizona-based HiringSolved has raised $1M in a funding round, to help continue development of the company's social recruiting tools. The startup--led by Shon Burton--develops a social recruiting tool which uses social media to hel...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

RoundPegg Ropes In $2.8M

Boulder-based RoundPegg, a developer of software to help shape company culture, has raised $2.8M in a funding round, the company announced this morning. The company said the new funding came from Access Venture Partners, Point B Capital and...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Boulder Ionics Raises $500,000

Boulder Ionics, a developer of materials used in the manufacture of advanced energy storage devices, has raised $500,000 in a funding round, which will go towards a collaborative research and licensing deal in Australia, the company announc...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Local Angel Groups Back Business Texter

A trio of local angel investment groups, including Kalispell, Montana-based investment fund the Frontier Angel Fund, the Boise Angel Alliance and Idaho's Treasure Valley Angel Fund, have made an investment in business texting software provi...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Prescient Raises $3M

Denver, Colorado-based Prescient, a startup developing pre-built buildling structures and systems to replace wood, concrete, and other framing options, said today that it has raised $3M in a funding round, part of an ongoing $10M fundraisin...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

EPIC Ventures Re-Ups Investment In BrightTag

Salt Lake City-based venture capital investor EPIC Ventures said Monday that it has re-upped its investment in BrightTag, a developer of online marketing tools, as part of that company's latest funding round. BrightTag said it raised $27M i...

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Qualtrics: Venture Investment Helps Double Client Base

Provo, Utah-based Qualtrics, the developer of enterprise survey software, said that it has doubled its client base, thanks to the $70M investment it received from Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital last year. The startup--which is led by Ry...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Seamless Toy Gets $2.6M, Launches Interactive Robotic Toy Line

In more proof that Boulder is becoming the robot capital of the world, Boulder-based Seamless Toy Company, a new startup developing interactive, robotic toys, said today that it has raised $2.6M in a seed funding round--and launched a line ...

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Pelion Ups Funding In Bitcasa

Salt Lake City-based Pelion Venture Partners has re-upped its investment in cloud storage provider Bitcasa, as part of an additional $11M in Series A funding for the Silicon Valley startup. Bitcasa--which is based in Mountain View, Californ...

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Surefire Medical Lands $18.2M

Westminster, Colorado-based Surefire Medical, a developer of medical devices being used for minimally invasive procedures, has raised $18.2M in a Series B funding round, the company announced. Source of the new funding was not announced. Ac...

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

GeoPoll Raises $6.6M For Mobile Surveys

Denver-based GeoPoll has raised $6.6M in a funding round for its real-time, mobile survey software, the company said this week. The startup, led by James Eberhard, said it ha snow raised a total of $11.6M in funding. Name of the investors i...

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Primary Data Raises $50M For Software Defined Storage

Salt Lake City-based Primary Data, the new data storage startup founded by former Fusion-io executive David Flynn and Rick White, has raised $50M in a funding round, the firm said this week. The stealth mode company said it is developing so...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ascent Solar Gets $10M IN PIPE

Thornton, Colorado-based Ascent Solar Technologies, the developer of thin-film solar panels and associated electronics accessories, reported this morning that it has raised $10M in a registered direct offering. The funding came from Ironrid...

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Foundry Group Closes Fourth Fund, Worth $225M

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group announced this morning that it has closed its fourth fund, Foundry Group Select, at $225M. According to Foundry Group, the new fund is different than its prior funds, in that it will inve...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Convercent Raises $10M

Denver-based Convercent, the developer of employee learning, compliance, and related software, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by SAP Ventures, and also inclkuded the company's prior investors, ...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Integrate Finds $7M In New Funding

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Integrate, which develops marketing software, said this morning that it has raised $7M in a follow on, Series B funding round. The funding was led by Foundry Group, and also included Comcast Ventures and Liberty Gl...

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Rocky Mountain Region Sees $279.5M In Q3 2013 Venture Investments

The Rocky Mountain Region saw a total of $279.5M in venture capital investments for Q3, according to the latest report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thompson Reuters, a nice bump from the $166....

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Foundry Backs MapBox WIth $10M

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group has backed a developer of mapping software based in San Francisco. Mapbox, a developer of mobile and web mapping tools, said it raised $10M in its Series A funding, which will go towards ...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Foundry Group's Latest Hit: Another VC Video, The Worst Of Times

If things don't work out for Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group, they apparently can jump into another line of work: humorous YouTube videos. The venture capital investment firm has released yet another video, The Worst Of...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Post.Bid.Ship. Gets $2.5M For Online Freight Marketplace

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Post.Bid.Ship., which operates an online marketplace for commercial freight shipment bids, has raised $2.5M in funding, according to the company. The company said it recently closed a Series A-3 funding, bringing i...

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

HireVue Raises $25M From Sequoia

Salt Lake City-based HireVue, the developer of online software for video interviewing potential job candidates, has raised a big, $25M funding round from Sequoia Capital. The funding also included Investor Growth Capital, Granite Ventures, ...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MokiMobility Gains $6.6M

Salt Lake City-based MokiMobility announced this morning that it has raised $6.6M in a new funding round. The round was led by Pelion Venture Partners, and also included Allegis Capital, Plus550, and EPIC Ventures. MokiMobility is a develop...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sorenson Capital, Peterson Partners Back Mindshare

Salt Lake City-based investment firms Sorenson Capital and Peterson Partners announced this morning that they have provided financing to Mindshare Technologies, to help that firm acquire Empathica, a provider of customer experience manageme...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Foundry Group Adds To Robot Army, Funds Drone Maker

Need your own robot army? You might try asking local venture capital investor Foundry Group, which has just added another, robot maker to its portfolio of investments, with an investment in aerial drone maker 3D Robotics. According to 3D Ro...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

VictorOps Gets $6.5M For DevOps Software, Plans Big Hiring Boost

Boulder-based VictorOps, which was founded by Todd Vernon, Bryce Ambraziunas, and Dan Jones, has $6.5M more in its pockets this morning, after raising a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Costanoa Venture Capital, and also inclu...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Aventura Snags $4.3M

Denver-based healthcare software developer Aventura said this morning that it has raised $4.3M more in funding from its existing investors, which include Clarion Direct Investment, Excel Venture Management, HLM Venture Partners, and Memoria...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

TechStars' Cohen Backs Burner's Disposable Phone Numbers

David Cohen, head of Boulder's TechStars startup accelerator, has re-upped his investment into a developer of a "disposable" phone number app developer, Adhoc Labs. Ad Hoc, which runs Burner, a mobile app which lets users create new phones ...

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Foundry Re-Ups On Yesware

Boulder-based venture investor Foundry Group has re-upped on sales email tools startup Yesware, as part of a $13.5M, second tranche in its Series B financing. According to Yesware, the new funding was led by Battery Ventures, and included G...

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mindshare Buys Empathica

Salt Lake City-based customer feedback management software provider Mindshare Technologies announced this morning that it has acquired Toronto-based Empathica, a developer of social media software for gathering customer feedback. Financial ...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cool Planet Energy Systems Raises $19.4M

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based biofuels startup Cool Planet Energy Systems said Tuesday that it has raised another $19.4M in funding, towards a second close of its Series D funding round. The biofuels company, which is developing technol...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Foundry Group Donates $100,000 To Boulder Flood Relief Efforts

Boulder-based venture capital fund Foundry Group announced this morning that it is donating $100,000 to the flood relief efforts in its hometown, Boulder, after massive flooding devastated the area. According to the venture capital firm, th...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Standing Cloud Acquired By AppDirect

Boulder-based cloud management services startup Standing Cloud has been acquired by a fellow, cloud-based software developer, AppDirect, AppDirect said this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the company. St...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tapinfluence Raises $5M

Boulder-based Tapinfluence, the social marketing firm headed by Rustin Banks, said this morning that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The new funding was led by Access Venture Partners, and also included Grotech Ventures. As part of th...

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Balihoo Raises $5M

Boise, Idaho-based "Balihoo, the developer of local marketing automation software, has raised $5M in a new funding round, the company said today. The funding cam efrom OpenView Venture Partners. According to Balihoo, the new funding will go...

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Graphicly Gets $1.3M, As Baldwin Steps Away From CEO Role

Graphicly, the developer of software which helps publishers distribute their content via such platforms as Amazon's Kindle, smartphones, tablets, Facebook, and the web, has raised $1.3M in funding, as CEO and founder Micah Baldwin has stepp...

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Ingram Medical Lands $30M Funding

Salt Lake City-based Ingram Medical, a provider of testing supplies and oral medications for diabetics, has raised a big, $30M Series B funding round, led by Mercato Partners. According to Mercato, the Series B funding for Ingram Medical a...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Grotech Ventures Gets Top Ranking In Private Equity Report

Grotech Ventures, the venture capital investor which has been among the more active investors in the Rocky Mountain region over the last few years, has just had one of its funds ranked as one of the top venture capital funds in a private eq...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Geoforce Finds Funding

Geoforce, which develops wireless asset tracking products for the oil and gas industry, and which has its research and development offices in Bozeman, Montana, has raised a round of funding. Geoforce said it received a growth equity funding...

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Friday, August 30, 2013

SomaLogic Lands $10M In Funding

Boulder-based clinical diagnostics company SomaLogic has raised $10M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. The funding comes only a week afte...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

RoundPegg Raises $2.42M

Boulder-based job and employment software developer RoundPegg has raised $2.42M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. According to the filing, the funding comes as part of an ongoing, $2.9M funding round ...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lendio Details $4.5M Funding

Salt Lake City-based small business financing site Lendio has announced the details of the company's $4.5M Series B today. Lendio said the new funding was led by Runa Capital, and also included Tribeca Venture Partners and Highway 12 Ventur...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brad Feld: My Angel Investments In Food

If you're a successful venture investor, with hundreds of millions under management, what kind of angel investments do you make? In the case of Foundry Group's Brad Feld, you apparently follow your stomach. Feld, in a blog post, said that d...

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Taulia, With Office In Park City, Raises $18M

Taulia, a developer of software-as-a-service for managing sales discounting and invoicing--and which has operations in Park City, Utah--announced this morning that it has raised $18M in a Series C funding round. The firm, which has its head...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lendio Raises $4.5M

South Jordan, Utah-based small business lending site Lendio has raised $4.5M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing today. According to the filing, the funding came as part of an ongoing, $5.0M funding round. Details on the fu...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ajubeo Gets More Funding

Boulder-based virtual datacenter and infrastructure-as-a-service provider AJubeo said this morning that it has raised a new funding round, from Grey Mountain Partners. According to Ajubeo, the new funding will go towards supporting revenue ...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BodyGuardz Gets Funding For Mobile Accessories

Draper, Utah-based BodyGuardz, a developer of mobile device accessories, including cases, skins, and other products, has scored a funding round, the company said today. BodyGuardz said it has received an investment from Peery Partners, a Si...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Meritage Funds Backs SMB Software Maker

Denver-based private equity investor Meritage Funds has invested in a developer of hosted ERP, CRM, and other software for small and medium sized businesses. Meritage has invested $3M in SMB Suite, a Texas-based hosted services firm which b...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MultiLing Gets $10.3M For Language Translation Services

Provo, Utah-based language translation provider MultiLing has raised $10.3M in a funding round, according to the company. The funding came from Frontier Capital. According to Frontier Capital, the investment will provide growth capital to M...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Everspin Lands $15M

Chandler, Arizona-based semiconductor memory developer Everspin has raised $15M in a Series B financing round, the company announced Monday morning. Everspin said the funding came from New Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, Lux Capital, Drap...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

FitBionic Finds $2.2M For Prosthetic Feet

Boulder-based FitBionic has raised $2.2M in a funding round, to go towards development of prosthetic feet for amputees. FitBionic said the funding was led by KMG Capital Partners, and also included High Country Venture and the Colorado Inst...

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ascent Solar Gets $3.0M In PIPE Funding

Thornton, Colorado-based solar products manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies said today that it has raised $3.0M in a second close of a Series A preferred stock sale. The publicly traded firm, which is currently listed as ASTI on the NASD...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

ClearDATA Networks Gets $7M For Cloud Computing For Healthcare

Phoenix, Arizona-based ClearDATA Networks has raised $7M in a Series B funding, according to the company. The Series B funding came from Norwest Venture Partners and Excel Venture Management. According to the company, the new funding will g...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Foundry Group Raising New, $225M Fund

There's no doubt in the region that Boulder-based Foundry Group has become one of the most dominant funds in the region in recent years--and it looks like that's not about to stop. The fund has filed paperwork with the SEC, which says it is...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Digabit Finds $3M From Flywheel, Others

Denver-based Digabit, which develops software used for managing technical documentation, particularly electronic parts catalogs, has raised $3M in a Series A funding. The round was led by Flywheel Ventures, and also included High Country Ve...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

SolidFire Fuels Up With $31M For Solid State Storage

Boulder-based SolidFire has scored a huge, $31M funding round this morning, for its solid state storage systems. According to SolidFire, the Series C funding it received today came from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (Samsung Ventur...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Startup Colorado To Fund Startup Communities, Events

In an effort to ramp up the entrepreneurship community in Colorado, Startup Colorado announced today that it will invest $200,000 in local events, programs, and activities in Colorado to spur entrepreneurship and startup communities in the ...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

BizAnytime Gets $2M For Cloud Collaboration, Communications Tools

Tucson-based BizAnytime said Tuesday that it has raised $2M in a seed funding round, for its cloud-based, collaboration and communications tools. The company, which is led by Leif Hartwig, said its software provides tools for collaboration,...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

nGage Labs Gets $6.9M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based nGage Labs, which develops mobile software to help retailers personalize offers and engage shoppers in their stores, has raised $6.9M in a Series B funding round. The firm said the funding was led by Metamorphic Ve...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Contatta Gets $3.25M For CRM Software

Phoenix-based Contatta, a new startup focused on customer relationship management software--and which is headed by CRM veteran Pat Sullivan, the founder of ACT!--has raised $3.25M in a funding round. The funding came from Kickstart Seed Fun...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Kapost Finds $5.6M

Boulder-based Kapost, which develops content marketing software, said last week that it has raised $5.6M in a funding round. The funding came from Lead Edge Capital, Floodgate, and High Country Venture. The round was a Series C funding. Kap...

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Rocky Mountain Region Pulls In $166.6M In Q2 Venture Capital

The Rocky Mountain region has pulled in around $166.6M in venture capital in Q2, according to the latest MoneyTree survey, which was released this evening. According to the survey, which was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) a...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ping Identity Raises $44M More, Eyes IPO

Denver-based Ping Identity, the provider of single sign-on software, has raised $44M in funding--and is reportedly eyeing an IPO. According to Ping Identity, the funding round was led by W Capital Partners and DFJ Growth, and also included ...

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Report: Boulder, Provo Among Top Per-Capita Venture Centers

A new ranking released this month finds that several local, high tech centers are among the tops for venture capital activity per 100,000 people. The report, commissioned by The Atlantic, finds that Boulder, Colorado was number three in the...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Heliae Gets $28.4M For Algae Technology

Gilbert, Arizona-based Heliae, which develops algae-based technology for the a wide range of industries, has raised $28.4M in a funding. The company said the funding came from the Mars family, conglomerate Salim Group via Agri Investments P...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

GeoMetWatch Scores $6M For Weather Satellites

North Logan, Utah-based GeoMetWatch said this week that it has raised $6M in a Series A funding round. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. According to GeoMetWatch, the funding will go towards the launch of its first satellite sens...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Foundry Backs Complaint Resolution Technology Company Modria

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group is backing the developer of an online dispute resolution technology developer, Modria. According to San Jose, California-based Modria, it raised $5M in a Series A funding round, led by Fo...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Secure64 Gets $1.1M

Greenwood Village-based Secure64, which develops secure DNS and DNS caching software, has raised around $1.1M in a new, Series A funding. According to a regulatory filing by the firm, the funding is part of an ongoing $4.8M round, which kic...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kickstart Seed Fund Ventures Into RackWare

Salt Lake City-based venture investor Kickstart Seed Fund has just made an investment into cloud computing technology developer RackWare. Rackware said it raised $3M in a Series A funding round today, including both Kickstart Seed Fund and ...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PeakColo Lands New Funding

Denver-based cloud computing, colocation, and hosting firm PeakColo has raised $3M in a debt funding, and $1.5M in follow on equity funding, the firm said this morning. The debt came from from Square 1 Bank. According to PeakColo, the fundi...

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Foundry Group Scores Win At MakerBot

The acquisition yesterday of 3D printer maker MakerBot had a big local beneficiary: Boulder venture investor Foundry Group, one of Makerbot's investors. MakerBot was acquired for $403M in stock plus up to $201M in earnout by Stratasys, a hu...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Real Goods Solar Gets $9.3M In Private Placement

Louisville, Colorado-based solar power installer Real Goods Solar has closed a private placement, raising $9.259M in funding. The funding closed in May. Source of the funding was not disclosed. Real Goods Solar said the private placement in...

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Friday, June 14, 2013

GutCheck Raises $4M For Online Market Research

Denver-based GutCheck announced today that it has raised $4M, this time in a Series B funding, for its service for providing on-demand, market research. GutCheck said the new round of funding came from Grotech Ventures and Crawley Ventures,...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Silverback Learning Finds $2.5M For Education Software

Boise, Idaho-based Silverback Learning Solutions, which develops educational software for the K-12 market, said today that it has raised $2.5M in a funding round. The funding came from angel investors. According to Silverback Learning, the ...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Facebook's Sean Parker Backs Arizona's NJoy

Scottsdale, Arizona-based NJOY, which makes electronic cigarettes, has some new, high profile backers--and a hefty amount of capital--after raising $75M in equity Monday. The investors include Facebook founding President Sean Parker, who ha...

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Instructure's New Funding Aims Company At IPO

The new, $30M funding this week of Instructure, the educational and learning management software firm headed by Josh Coates, is aimed at getting the company to the NASDAQ. Coates told multiple outlets yesterday that the firm hopes to reach ...

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pelion Ventures Closes Fund V At $194M

Salt Lake City, Utah-based venture capital investor Pelion Ventures, which has backed such companies as Red Hat, Fusion-io, Riverbed, and MXLogic, has closed out its fifth fund at $194M. The firm said the funding was oversubscribed, exceedi...

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Instructure Gets $30M More For Education Tools

Salt Lake City-based Instructure, the developer of K-12 education software which is headed by Josh Coates, has scored $30M more in funding this morning, in a Series D round. Instructure said the funding was led by Bessemer Venture Partners,...

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

How Grotech Ventures Is Finding Success--and Exits--On The Front Range

It's been a difficult few years for non, Silicon Valley venture capital firms, particularly in the area of raising new funds. However, one of the most active investors along the Front Range, Grotech Ventures (www.grotech.com), has bucked...

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Colorado State University Creates $1.5M Venture Capital Fund

Colorado State University is getting into the venture capital investment game, saying this week that it has created a new, $1.5M venture capital fund specifically geared to support innovation and promote collaboration in higher education. T...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Najafi Invests In Kids' Book Firm MeeGenius

Phoenix-based private equity investor Najafi Companies said this morning that it has invested in MeeGenius, which provides Android and iOS children's book apps. Financial details of the investment were not announced. According to Najafi, it...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

IO Gets $260M In Financing Effort For Data Center Technology

Phoenix-based datacenter developer IO has a great big chunk of new funding today, to the tune of $260M. According to IO, which develops data center technology, it raised the $260M in financing via a multi-year credit facility. The funding w...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lanx Lands $15M For Spinal Surgery Devices

Broomfield, Colorado-based Lanx, the medical devices developer which is developing devices used in spine surgery, has raised $15M in a Series C funding round. Lanx said the round was led by Credit Suisse Asset Management through its Customi...

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Grotech Ventures Raises $225M For Investment Fund

Grotech Ventures, one of the most active venture capital investors in the Denver/Boulder/Front Range and surrounding region, has just raised a new, $225M fund, the firm said today, its eighth venture capital fund. Grotech, which is based in...

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Orbotix Rolls Up With $4.0M More In Funding

Boulder-based robotic ball developer Orbotix has rolled up with $4.0M in new funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Friday. The filing says that the firm raised $4.0M, the first tranche in an ongoing, $10.0M fundraising eff...

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Report: Foundry Group Overlooked In Midas List

Boulder venture capital investors The Foundry Group has a better record than all of the venture capital firms on the Forbes Midas List, according to a report today. Fortune, citing numbers from the University of Texas Investment Management ...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

LifeLock, Fusion-io Aid Venture Capital Rankings

Two high tech companies in the region--Tempe, Arizona-based LifeLock, and Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io, helped a number of venture capitalists make the ranking in the annual Forbes Midas List rankings, which was released Wednesday. Lifelo...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Foundry Leads Investment In Chute

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group is the lead investor in a developer of media pulbishing tools, Chute. Chute announced a $7M, Series A funding round this morning, led by Foundry Group, and also including Freestyle Capital an...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Interview with Gavin Christensen, Kickstart Seed Fund

There's always been a shortage of capital in the region for startups, despite many successes (mergers, acquisitions, IPOs) of companies here--and there continues to be. However, that slowly is changing, as the area grows its reputation fo...

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Datalogix Finds $25M For Advertising Analytics

Westminster, Colorado-based DataLogix, which helps marketers, advertisers, and others understand the performance of their advertising across different digital channels, has raised $25M in a Series B funding. The firm said the funding was ...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kickstart Seed Fund Raises $26M For Intermountain Investments

Salt Lake City-based venture capital fund Kickstart Seed Fund has raised $26M in a second fund, the firm said today, for its investments in Utah and surrounding states. As part of the new fund, Kickstart said it has added former Skullcandy ...

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Rocky Mountain Region Racks Up $180.6M In Venture Capital In Q1

The local region piled up $180.6M in venture capital during Q1, according to numbers released over the weekend by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, in its quarterly MoneyTree venture capital report. Acco...

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Shout TV Finds More Funding For Mobile Sports Games

Shout TV, a Lindon, Utah-based startup developing sports-themed mobile apps, has quietly scored additional backing from some of Utah's most experienced investors and entrepreneurs. Shout TV, which develops both Apple iOS and Android games w...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Provista Diagnostics Raises $6.0M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Provista Diagnostics, a firm developing molecular diagnostics products aimed at predictive testing for cancer, said Tuesdya that it has raised $6.0M in a funding round. The Series A funding came from the firm's exi...

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Biodesix Raises $8.8M More

Boulder-based Biodesix, a developer of diagnostic tests for the personalized medicine market, has raised $8.8M in a follow-on sale of its Series D preferred shares, the firm announced. The firm said the funding came from its existing invest...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WellTok Raises $18.7M For Health and Wellness Software

Denver-based Welltok, which develops health and wellness software used by health plans to encourage healthy activity by its members, has raised $18.7M in a Series B funding round. The firm said the funding came from Emergence Capital Partne...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SimpleView Gets Private Equity Funding

Tucson, Arizona-based customer relationship management software developer SimpleView, which is focused on the destination marketing and travel business, has scored a new round of equity funding. According to buyout and growth equity investo...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

MokiMobility Gets $2M In Seed Funding

MokiMobility, a developer of software used to secure, monitor, and manage mobile devices, said today that it has raised $2M in a seed funding round. The round was led by Epic Ventures, and also included individuals Spencer Tall (Allegis Cap...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

ViroCyt Adds New Funding

Denver-based ViroCyt, a developer of technology aimed at helping researchers develop therapies and vaccines from viruses, has raised a round of growth funding, the firm announced this morning. The funding brings its total raised in this rou...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

UrgentRx Snags $2.5M For Flavored Medicine

Denver-based UrgentRx, which develops over-the-counter, flavored medication packets, said today that it has raised $2.5M in a Series B funding round. The round came from JUMP Investors and Boulevard Capital Partners, along with investors Sa...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

appsFreedom Raises $3.0M For Mobile SAP Software

Chandler, Arizona-based appsFreedom, a developer of mobile productivity software for businesses, has raised $3.0M in a funding round. The round was led by Grayhawk Venture Fund, out of Grayhawk Venture Fund II. appsFreedom's cloud-based, mo...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Foundry's Feld Joins Board Of Harmonix

Boulder-based venture capitalist Brad Feld has joined the board of directors of Harmonix, the firm said this morning. Harmonix is the videogame developer behind Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dance Central. Foundry did not say if it would be t...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

EmiSense Gets $6.5M More

EmiSense Technologies, a developer of particulate matter sensors for smog measurement, exhaust and intake oxygen sensors, and hydrocarbon sensors, has raised $6.5M in a third round of funding, the firm said today. The company--which is head...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

EmiSense Gets $6.5M More

EmiSense Technologies, a developer of particulate matter sensors for smog measurement, exhaust and intake oxygen sensors, and hydrocarbon sensors, has raised $6.5M in a third round of funding, the firm said today. The company--which is head...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Pluralsight Debuts Programming Courses For Kids

Layton, Utah-based Pluralsight, the venture-backed provider of online programming courses and education for software developers, is hoping to recruit a new generation of software developers with a new set of courses for kids. The firm--whic...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Foundry Group Backs Cloud Data Backup Firm Spanning Cloud

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group is one of the investors in a developer of cloud-based, data backup services for Google Apps. Spanning Cloud Apps, which is based in Austin, Texas, said it raised $6M in a Series B funding on ...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SynCardia Systems Raises $19M

Tucson, Arizona-based Syncardia, a developer of artificial hearts, announced today that it has raised $19M in capital, including $15M in a structured financing and $4M in follow on equity. The firm said the structured financing came from At...

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Monday, March 18, 2013

AccessData Scores Major Funding From Sorenson

Lindon, Utah-based electronic discovery and digital forensics developer AccessData said today that it has gained a "significant" investment from Sorenson Capital Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. Size and terms of the funding were not discl...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pelion Ventures Commitments Rise To $102.1M

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Pelion Ventures just reported with the SEC this week that it has raised $102.1M in funding for its fifth fund, Pelion Ventures V. The venture capital firm, headed by James Dreyfous, Carl Ledbetter, and Blake Moder...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Photobucket Raises $5.6M

Denver-based photo sharing site Photobucket has raised $5.6M, as part of an ongoing, $9.57M funding effort, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesday. Financial details on the deal have yet to be announced by the company. The f...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

EPIC Ventures Backs Business Intelligence Startup

Salt Lake City-based venture capital investor EPIC Ventures has led an investment in business intelligence startup HG Data Company, HG Data announced this morning. HD Data says it has created a cloud-based business intelligence database whi...

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Domo Gets $60M More

Provo, Utah-based business intelligence software development firm Domo disclosed today that it has raised $60M in a new round of funding. The funding came from GGV Capital, Greylock Partners, Bezos Expeditions, Founders Fund, Mercato Partne...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

State of Colorado Planning $150M Venture Capital Fund

Anyone who has followed the high tech industry in Colorado over the years knows that--despite a lot of startup activity--there's really only a handful of local investors making investments in startups. However, Colorado Governor John Hickel...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

AviaCode Gets Strategic Investment

Salt Lake City-based Aviacode, which provides medical coding services and software, has scored a strategic investment from healthcare investment firm Heritage Group, Heritage announced today. Size of the investment was not disclosed by the ...

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Terawatt Snags Funding For Residential Solar Startup

Stealth mode solar startup Terawatt has raised a "significant" initial investment round from Sorenson Capital Partners, the firm said late last week, to take on the residential solar market. The firm said it is a residential solar power fir...

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Tendril Raises $15.2M In Funding Round

Boulder-based Tendril has raised $15.28M, part of an ongoing, $20M funding round for the firm, according to a recent regulatory filing from the company. The funding looks likely to be the official first close of a funding round announced by...

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Health Catalyst Increases Series B To $41M

Salt Lake City-based HealthCatalyst, which develops healthcare informatics and data services for healthcare organizations, has added $8M in its Series B, bringing that round to $41M in funding. The new funding came from Kaiser Permanente Ve...

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Friday, March 1, 2013

VCIR Winter Rolls Out Presenting Companies

Venture Capital In the Rockies is gearing up for its winter conference, being held on March 5th through 7th in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and announced the presenting companies Thursday. According to the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Associat...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Intralign Nabs Funding For Healthcare Services

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Intralign, a provider of healthcare services to help manage the cost for major joint replacement, has raised a round of venture capital. The funding came from Heritage Group, a Nashville-based venture capital inves...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OpenBook Gets Funding For Hotel Reservations Systems

OpenBook, a developer of computer and Internet property management systems for hotels and hospitality providers, said today that it has raised an investment round from Salt Lake City-based Accelerate Ventures. Financial terms of the deal we...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

BaroFold Raises New Funding

Aurora, Colorado-based Barofold, a developer of protein manufacturing technology for the biopharmaceuticals market, has now raised $1.7M in its latest funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm last week. Details on the fun...

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Channelinsight Raises $1.8M For CRM Software

Denver-based Channelinsight, which develops customer relationship management (CRM) software specifically aimed at channel sales organizations, has raised $1.8M in a new round of funding. Details on the funding came from a regulatory filing ...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SimpleEnergy Raises $2.0M

SimpleEnergy, the Boulder-based provider of an online platform to encourage people to save energy, has raised $2.0M as part of an ongoing funding round. The details of the funding came via a regulatory filing. According to the filing, the...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Secondary Interactive Finds Funding

Denver-based Secondary Interactive, a developer of mortgage pipeline risk management software and services, has scored an investment from private equity firm Serent Capital, via its parent firm, Optimal Blue. Serent Capital said the deal s...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pelion Backs User Authentication API Maker StormPath

Salt Lake City-based venture capital investor Pelion Ventures has made another, cloud-based software investment, this time in StormPath, which develops user authentication and management APIs for app developers. STormPath said it raised $8....

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Trax Technologies Gets $10M For Logistics Software

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Trax Technologies, which develops software-as-a-service for managing freight and logistics, said this week that it has raised $10M in a private equity investment. The funding came from River Cities Capital Funds an...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Swiftpage Snags Funding To Buy Sage ACT!, SalesLogix

Englewood, Colorado-based digital marketing software developer Swiftpage said today that it has reached a deal with The Sage Group plc, to buy that firm's Sage ACT! contact management and Sage SalesLogix customer relationship management (CR...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

TechStars Backs Leanplum

Boulder-based startup accelerator TechStars has put some more funding behind one of its alumni, Leanplum, a developer of mobile website automation tools. Leanplum--which is based in San Francisco--said it raised $825,000 in funding from Tec...

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

AlchemyAPI Lands $2M In Financing Round

Are you a software developer who needs to understand and parse through vast amounts of text data? Denver-based AlchemyAPI has just raised $2M to further develop its products, which do exactly that--helping developers understand unstructured...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Coalfire Gets $3.6 Million

Louisville, Colorado-based IT governance software maker Coalfire announced this morning that it has raised $3.6M in a funding round, which came from Bair Capital. Coalfire, which is led by Rick Dakin, develops software used by enterprises t...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TeamSnap Scores $2.75M More For Web-Based Sports Service

TeamSnap, the online service which helps amateur sports teams manage their teams and activities, has scored $2.75M more in a funding round, the firm said today. According to TeamSnap, the new round was led by Canadian media company Torstar....

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Dropship Commerce Snags $4.3M For Supply Chain Software

Are you an online retailer or manufacturer finding it difficult to manage all of your operations? American Fork, Utah-based DropShip Commerce has a solution for you, its own cloud-based, software aimed at helping retailers and manufacturers...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Foundry Backs Rover.com

Boulder-based venture capital investment firm Foundry Group is the lead investor in an online marketplace for dog sitting services, Rover.com. Rover.com said it has raised $7M in a funding round, led by Foundry Group, for its online, peer-t...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

TruTouch Technologies Raises $4.3M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based biometric sensor firm TruTouch Technologies, which develops biometric, alcohol detection systems, said this morning that it has raised $4.3M in a Series B-1 funding round. The funding was led by iTulip Communit...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Envysion Snags Private Equity Funding

Louisville, Colorado-based Envysion, the managed video-as-a-service provider headed by Matt Steinfort, has just scored some major backing from a private equity firm. Parthenon Capital Partners, a growth and private equity firm based in San ...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Convercent Snags $10.2M

Convercent, a Greenwood Village, Colorado-based developer of compliance software for the enterprise, has raised $10.2M in a funding round, the firm said this morning. The round was led by Azure Capital Partners and Mantucket Capital, and al...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Distil.it Gets $1.8M From TechStars, Others

Are you a website owner tired of online spammers scraping off your content and using it elsewhere on the web? Distil.it, a TechStars startup developing tools to specifically battle those web scrapers, said Thursday that it has received $1.8...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Venture Capital In The Rockies Deadline Approaches

The deadline for applying to present at Venture Capital In The Rockies Winter Conference, which is held somewhere in the Mountain West region every winter to help showcase local startups, is quickly approaching, and is now set for January 3...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Goal Zero Gains $7M For Solar Charging Products

Goal Zero, a Bluffdale, Utah-based startup developing portable solar power charging systems, has raised $7M in a growth funding from Mercato Partners, the two said today. Goal Zero said that the funding will go towards accelerating retail, ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

FlixMaster Finds $1.125M In Funding

FlixMaster, the Boulder-based startup developing enterprise online video technology, said Wednesday that it has raised $1.125M in a funding round, led by angel investment group Golden Seeds. The firm, which is headed by Erika Trautman and i...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

JobApp Gets Funding Injection

Denver-based JobApp, a developer of software-as-a-service for the recruiting and talent management industry, announced today that it has received a "substantial investment" from Frontier Capital. Size of the funding round was not disclosed....

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Rocky Mountain Region Racks Up $367.8M In VC In Q4

The Rocky Mountain region saw a healthy uptick in venture capital investments in Q4 of 2012, trumping a overall national decline in investments -- thanks to a big quarter in both Arizona and Utah. According to numbers released via the lates...

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Levels Beyond Raises $4.5M

Denver-based Levels Beyond, a developer of software used by video content producers for media management, distribution, and monetization, has raised $4.5M in a funding round, the firm said this morning. The funding came from TVC Capital an ...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

EPIC Ventures Re-Ups On Zettaset

Salt Lake City-based EPIC Ventures is having a busy week for follow on investments, as Silicon Valley Hadoop management software firm Zettaset announced a new funding round. Zettaset said that it raised $10M in a Series B funding, which was...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Altitude Digital Adds $5M

Denver-based Altitutde Digital, a provider of online display and video advertising, has raised $5M in a growth funding. The funding came from Mercato Partners, and also included a credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. Altitude is led by...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

EPIC Ventures Joins In JanRain Investment

Salt Lake City-based venture capital investor EPIC Ventures has joined in a big funding round for user registration and login software developer Janrain. Janrain said today that it has raised $33M in a funding round, which came from Millen...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Photopharmics Raises $2.0M

Highland, Utah-based Photopharmics, a firm developing treatments for Parkinson's disease, has quitely raised $2.0M in a funding round, part of a $3.11M round, according to a recent filing by the firm. Source of the funding was not disclosed...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

InsideSales.com Gets $35M

In the second, major funding round for a Utah startup today, Provo, Utah-based InsideSales.com said that it has raised $35M in a Series B funding round, which was led by U.S. Venture Partners and which also included Hummer Winblad Venture P...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Health Catalyst Raises $33M For Healthcare Data

In what is the second, major venture capital deal to be announced along the Wasatch Front in 2013, Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst said this morning that it has raised $33M in a Series B funding, which will go towards its platform for ...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Graphicly Gets $647K More

Graphicly, the developer of publishing tools for comic book and other content publishers, has raised $647,388 in what looks like a convertible debt round, which has a target of $1.0M, according to a regulatory filing this week. The firm, wh...

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Infusionsoft Raises $54M From Goldman Sachs

Chandler, Arizona-based Infusionsoft, which develops sales and marketing software for small businesses, announced today that it has raised $54M in a growth capital financing round from Goldman Sachs. According to Infusionsoft, the funding w...

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Infusion Software Gets $60M In Funding

Gilbert, Arizona-based Infusion Software, a developer of sales and marketing software for small businesses, has raised around $60M in a Series C funding round, according to a series of regulatory filings by the firm this week. The developer...

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Friday, January 4, 2013

GoSpotCheck Raises $1.0M

Denver-based GoSpotCheck, a company developing mobile apps to help retailers keep tabs on their retail locations, has raised nearly $1.0M in funding, part of an ongoing $1.9M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this ...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pluralsight Gets $27.5M For Online Education

Layton, Utah-based Pluralsight, a provider of online education courses aimed at software developers, has raised $27.5M in a funding round. The funding came from Insight Venture Partners. Pluralsight said the funding its is first, outside in...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

VictorOps Lands $1.58M

Boulder-based VictorOps, a stealth mode firm providing technology for 24x7 IT operations, said over the holiday that it has raised $1.58M in a seed funding round. The round was led by the Foundry Group, and also included Tango. As part of t...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

DigiCert Gets Funding From Private Equity Investor

Lindon, Utah-based Digicert, a provider of enterprise, SSL certificates and other digital security products, has scored a majority investment from private equity firm TA Associates. Size and terms of the investment were not announced by the...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cerapedics Lands $19M Funding Round

Westminster, Colorado-based Cerapedics, a developer of peptide-enhanced bone graft products for cervical spine applications, said today that it has raised $19M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by MedImmune Ventures and CVF LLC...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sharklet Technologies Lands $2M

Aurora, Colorado-based Sharklet Technologies, a developer of materials technology which inhibits the growth of bacteria on surfaces, said today that it has raised $2M in a funding round. The round came from Altria Ventures. Sharklet is head...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

VCIR Winter Opens Applications

Are you a Rocky Mountain startup, hoping to get the word out about your startup? The Venture Capital In The Rockies Winter conference (VCIR Winter 2013) has just opened up applications for companies to present at the event, which is being h...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Foundry Backs Facebook Ad Retargeter

Boulder, Colorado-based venture capital firm Foundry Ventures has backed a developer of software which helps advertisers retarget Facebook users with advertisements. Triggit, which is based in San Francisco, said it raised $7.4M in a Series...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

iSchool Campus Gets $2M

Park City-based iSchool Campus, a developer of educational systems which use iPads to help with K-12 learning, has raised $2M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Crocker Ventures. iSchool Campus develops a "smart school" syste...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cherwell Software Gets $25M For IT Software

Colorado Springs-based Cherwell Software, a provider of IT service management software, said this morning that it has raised $25M in a minority equity investment round. The round came from Insight Venture Partners. Cherwell said the new fun...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

TechStars Lets Startups Apply Via AngelList

Many early stage Internet startups are now using AngelList--an online service which lets startups provide information on their companies to prospective angel investors. Those same startups can now apply to Boulder-based >TechStars, accordin...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Remedy Informatics Snags Funding From Merck

Salt Lake City-based Remedy Informatics said Tuesday that it has scored a growth capital investment from Merck, via Merck's Global Health Innovation Fund (GHIF). The investment was worth $6M, with Merck taking a seat on Remedy's Board of Di...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

VerbalizeIt Raises $1.5M

VerbalizeIt, a startup out of Boulder's TechStars accelerator, is the latest firm to score a round of venture funding after participation in the program. VerbalizeIT said today that it has raised $1.5M in a private equity funding, which cam...

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Techstars: 175 Companies, 17 Acquisitions, $260.8M

Boulder-based Techstars, the startup acceleration program, is holding its annual FounderCon startup conference this week, and released a few figures about the program Monday. Techstars said that so for, 175 companies out of its programs hav...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Telluride Venture Accelerator Deadline Approaches

The deadline for applying to the Telluride Venture Accelerator, a new startup accelerator based in Telluride, Colorado, is November 15th, the group said today. The accelerator says it is focused on outdoor recreation, tourism, natural produ...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Foundry Backs Online, Crowd-Sourced Clothing Firm Betabrand

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group made an investment today, saying it has led a $6.5M Series B funding in Betabrand, an online clothing firm which lets users participate in creating their own fashions. Betabrand lets user...

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Study: Venture Capital Bloggers Affect Valuations

A new study, released this week by a professor at the University of Utah, has found that discussion by popular bloggers--as has long been suspected by entrepreneurs--can have a "massive" effect on valuation of a company. The study, publishe...

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Club W Selected By 500Startups

Denver-based Club W, which operates an online, personalized wine subscription service, has been selected by Silicon Valley startup accelerator 500Startups, and received an investment from the accelerator. According to a post from 500Startup...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Parchment Raises $23.5M

Scottsdale, Arizona-baesd Parchment, which provides electronic transcript exchange services for high schools and postsecondary educational institutions, recently raised $23.5M in a Series D round. The funding was led by The Raine Group, and...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Foundry Backs iSocket For Advertising

Boulder-based venture firm Foundry Group has put its muscle behind a firm which helps publishers manage their premium online advertising inventory, iSocket, and has led an $8M, Series A funding in iSocket. Other backers also include Costano...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

AtTask Gets $17M

Lehi, Utah-based AtTask, which develops project management software, said this morning that it has raised a new round of funding worth $17M. The funding was led by Greenspring Associates, and also included Escalate Capital, University Ventu...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ZeaChem Raises $25M For Cellulosic Biofuels Effort

Lakewood, Colorado-based ZeaChem said Monday that it has raised $25M in a Series C funding round, as it completes construction of its cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Oregon. The firm said the new funding came from ITOCHU Corporation, a ne...

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Mersive Investment Round Worth $2.8M

That investment in Denver-based Mersive by 3M last week? It was most likely worth $2.82M, according to a regulatory filing by the company. Mersive announced the investment by 3M without financial details last week, saying that 3M's venture ...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mersive Gets Funding From 3M

Denver-based Mersive, the developer of software which enables coordination of multiple displays, has received an equity funding from 3M's venture capital arm, 3M New Ventures. Financial deatils of the investment were not announced. 3M annou...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ajubeo Gets Private Equity Funding

Boulder-based data center operator Ajubeo has scored a new round of funding, according to private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners. Grey Mountain said today that its affiliate, Infrastructure Investors LLC, has invested growth equity into...

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Rocky Mountain Region Firms Draw $261.8M In Venture Capital Q3

The latest venture capital numbers from the MoneyTree report, the quarterly venture capital summary produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, finds that there was $261.8M in venture capital investd i...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Accellos Gets Funding From Accel-KKR

Colorado Springs-based Accellos, which develops supply chain management software for SMBS, has scored a major investment from private equity firm Accel-KKR. Details of the investment were not announced. According to Accel-KKR, the funding g...

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Aspen Avionics Gets $12.8M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Aspen Avionics, a developer of enhanced, flight display systems, has raised $12.8M in a funding round, the firm said today. The round came from Granite Ventures, Sun Mountain Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, EPIC...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Report: After Funding, IO Data Centers On Track To 2013 IPO

That big, $90M venture funding round for Scottsdale, Arizona-based IO Data Centers this morning? Just a funding injection before an expected, 2013 IPO for the company, according to a report from FORTUNE this morning. IO announced the fundin...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

IO Raises $90M For Modular Data Centers

Phoenix-based IO, the developer of modular data center technology and services, said today that it has raised a huge, $90M funding round. The round was led by New World Ventures, the Chicago-based venture investment arm of The Pritzker Grou...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

IO Raises $90M For Modular Data Centers

Phoenix-based IO, the developer of modular data center technology and services, said today that it has raised a huge, $90M funding round. The round was led by New World Ventures, the Chicago-based venture investment arm of The Pritzker Grou...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Boulder Ventures, Grotech Back Software Firm

Two venture capital investment firms with office in Colorado have re-upped on a developer of IT management tools. Zenoss, which develops software used to manage physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure, said it raised $25M in a Series C ...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

C7 Data Centers Lands $25M For Data Center Expansion

Salt Lake City-based C7 Data Centers has just scored some major resources to expand its data center footprint, the company is announcing today, with $25M in debt and equity funding. C7, which provides IT and data center services, said the n...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Feld's Startup Communities Book Ships

Brad Feld, venture capitalist at the Foundry Group, and co-founder of TechStars, said today that his latest book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, is officially shipping. Feld's latest book pulls toge...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mobiplug Gets $2.7M For Smart Home Tech

Boulder-based Mobiplug Networks, the TechStars Boulder startup developing smart home monitoring devices and technology, said today that it has raised $2.7M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Foundry Group, and also included B...

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Venture Capital in the Rockies Fall Sets Presenting Firms

The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association has announced the names of the presenting companies at its upcoming, Venture Capital In The Rockies Fall Conference, being held later this week in Big Sky, Montana. According to the RMVCA, it w...

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Two Flywheel Ventures Firms Get New Funding

Two portfolio firms out of New Mexico's Flywheel Ventures have scored followup funding this morning. Both Tribogenics, a developer of futuristic technology for handheld X-rays, and Trackvia--who have received prior investments from Flywheel...

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Monday, September 24, 2012

TrackVia Takes $7.1

Denver-based TrackVia, which develops software which makes it easier for non-technical professionals build their own applications, said today that it has raised $7.1M in a new funding round. The firm, which is led by Pete Khanna, said the f...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BioFire Diagnostics Lands $25M For Molecular Diagnostics Tools

Salt Lake City-based BioFire Diagnostics, a developer of molecular diagnostics tools, said today that it has raised $25M in a financing round, from the Athyrium Opportunities Fund. The firm said the funding will go towards accelerating comm...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Text Me Tix Gets Attention For Last Minute Ticket Deal Service

A new, Salt Lake City-based startup, Text Me Tix, is gaining attention for its marketplace for last-minute ticket deals, saying that it won the first CROWDSTART Las Vegas pitch event Friday. The startup--headed by Mark Harmsen--lets user fi...

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Friday, September 14, 2012

First Funder Launches Crowdfunding Site With Angel Backing

Two, 18-year old entrepreneurs, Kevin Zell and Brendan Karp, are behind a brand, new, crowdfunding platform launched Friday, First Funder, aimed specifically at community-based organizations. First Funder said its crowd funding campaigns ar...

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Foundry Gets Hat Trick: Raises Third, $225M Venture Fund

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group has raised another, $225M fund -- Foundry Venture Capital 2012 -- the same size of a fund it announced with its last fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2010, the firm said Friday. The firm said i...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Central Logic Gets Funding From Mercato Partners

Salt Lake City-based Central Logic, the developer of web-based systems for managing patient flow in hospital systems, reported it has scored new funding today from Mercato Partners. Financial details of the funding were not disclosed. Merca...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Exagen Raises $5.3M For Diagnostic Tests

Albuquerque, New Mexico-baesd Exagen Diagnostics, which develops diagnostic testing for rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, has raised $5.3M in a funding round. The round was led by Tullis Health Investors, and also included Sun Moun...

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Monday, September 10, 2012

PeakColo Gets $7.5M For Colocation Services

Denver-based PeakColo, a provider of colocation and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), said today that it has raised $7.5M in growth equity. The funding came from Meritage Funds and Sweetwater Capital. PeakColo said the funding will go tow...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Datavail Gets $4.25M More

Broomfield, Colorado-based remote database administration provider Datavail has replenished its coffers today, saying that it has raised $4.25M in a growth equity funding. The firm, which is run by Mark Perlstein, said the Series C funding ...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Flywheel Gets Big Exit At MicroProbe

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based venture capital firm Flywheel Ventures has seen a big exit in its porfolio, after Astria Semiconductor Holdings, the parent firm of MicroProbe, was acquired in a $116.8M deal. FormFactor, a developer of semicon...

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

HireVue Gets $22M To Improve Hiring

In a big funding injection, Salt Lake City-based HireVue, the startup developer of an online platform to help companies interview prospective employees via online video, has raised $22M in a funding round. The company said the funding inclu...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bacterin Raises $25M

Belgrade, Montana-based Bacterin, a developer of bone graft materials and antimicrobial coatings, said Tuesday that it has raised $25M in a funding from OrbiMed Advisors. The company said the funding will towards executing its growth strate...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Sophono Gets $7M

Boulder-based Sophono, a developer of implantable, medical devices for improving hearing, said that it has raised $7M in a growth funding. The Series B round was led by Wexword Capital. Sophono develops bone-implanted, medical hearing devic...

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Friday, August 24, 2012

AtTask Raises $13.0M

Orem, Utah-based AtTask has raised $13.0M, part of an ongoing round targeted at $16.5M, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. The filing indicates that so far, the...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Door to Door Organics Gets $2M For Home Grocery Delivery

Boulder appears to be the hub of a resurgent, online grocery movement, after Door to Door Organics announced that it had raised $2M in a Series A funding round. The grocery delivery firm, which delivers organic groceries in Colorado, Illino...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Adaptive Computing In Deal With In-Q-Tel

Provo, Utah-based Adaptive Computing, which develops private cloud management and high performance computing (HPC) software, said today that it is in a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the investment...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Apex Microtechnology Gets $26M For Spinout

Tucson, Arizona-based Apex Microtechnology said this morning that it has received $26M, to purchase its product line from Cirrus Logic and create the company. The new company said the acquisition of the Apex Precision Power was funded by a ...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Alta Ventures Raises $70M For Mexican Investments

Alta Ventures Mexico, the Mexican venture capital firm co-founded by Salt Lake investor Paul Ahlstrom, has announced that it has raised $70M for its first venture fund. Alta Ventures said investors in the fund included International Finance...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

rSmart Gets $10.75M For Higher Education Software

Scottsdale-based rSmart, a provider of educational software built on open source, said today that it has raised $10.75M in a Series B funding round. The round came from ASAHI Net, GSV Advisors, and other private investors. rSmart, headed b...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

LocationInsight Gets $5M For Search Marketing Spinout

Denver-based LocationInsight, a developer of local search marketing software and services to retailers with physical locations, said Monday afternoon that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The round came from United Communications Group...

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Friday, August 10, 2012

InsideSales.com Lands Funding Round For Sales Automation

Provo, Utah-based InsideSales.com, a developer of a cloud-based platform used for tracking and managing call center sales, has raised a round of funding. The firm said the funding was led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, along with Omnit...

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bing Fund Eyes Boulder Startups

Bing Fund, the new incubator and angel investment fund run out of Microsoft's Bing group, said Thursday that it has made two investments in companies, and has identified some "great companies" in Boulder, which it expects may be among the n...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Startup Looks Provide Capital To ASU Students, For Future Income

A new, Silicon Valley startup is hoping that Arizona State University graduates looking for startup capital might turn to the company, with a catch: it wants a portion of those students' future income for the next ten years. Upstart, a new ...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pelion Ventures Reaches $83.15M In Fund V

Salt Lake City-based Pelion Ventures, the venture capital fund headed by, James Dreyfous, Carl Ledbetter, and Blake Modersitzki reports in an SEC filing that it has now reached $83.15M in its goal to reach $127M in its fifth fund, Pelion Ve...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Funium Finds $1.8M For Family History Fun On Facebook

Provo, Utah-based Funium, which develops social games on Facebook focused on family trees, said today that it has raised $1.8M in a seed funding round. The round came from Jim Sorenson's Family Odyssey, along with other angel investors. Sor...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Plink Raises $3M

Denver-based Plink, the developer of loyalty rewards programs linked to Facebook and gift cards, announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Grotech Ventures. According to Plink it will use the...

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Monday, July 30, 2012

BlogFrog Opens Office In NYC, Rolls New Product

Boulder-based BlogFrog, the developer of an online product which helps brands tap into social media, announced a new office in New York City today, as well as a new product. The company, which is headed by Rustin Banks, said it has establis...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

SpotRight Merges With Spot Influence, Snags $1M Funding

Boulder-based SpotRight, a developer of an online service which helps marketers analyze and understand their customers on social networks, said today that it has merged with Spot Influence, and raised $1M in a funding round. Financial detai...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

EcoScraps Digs Up $1.5M

Provo, Utah-based EcoScraps, a manufacturer of chemical-free, organic lawn and garden products, including compost, has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding, the firm said today. The round was led by Kickstart Seed Fund, and also included DBL ...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Sinopsis Surgical Gets $1.2M

Boulder-based Sinopsys Surgical, a stealth mode firm in the biotech area, has raised $1.2M in a funding, according to a recent regulatory filing by the company. Details on the company and the funding have not been announced by the company. ...

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Q2 Venture Investments In Rocky Mountain Region Total $341.0M

Rocky Mountain venture investments totaled $341.0M in Q2 of this year, down from $472.75M raised in 2011, mostly due to a drop in investments in Arizona, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association Mo...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mercato Partners Tops $115M For New Fund

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm Mercato Partners appears to be having some success in raising its second, venture capital fund, Mercato Partners Growth II, based on regulatory filing from the fund this week. The venture capital fi...

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Dizzion Raises $680K

Greenwood Village-based Dizzion, a developer and provider of cloud computing services started by ViaWest veterans, has raised $680,000 in a seed funding round, according to a regulatory filing this week. The firm, founded by Steve Prather, ...

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Friday, July 13, 2012

FullContact Gets $7M In Series B

Denver-based FullContact, which runs a cloud-based, contact management service, said last night that it has raised $7M in a Series B funding round. The TechStars graduate said the funding was led by Foundry Group, and also included High Cou...

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

TechStars Alum Cloudability Gets Funding From Foundry

Cloudability, a TechStars startup out of the TechStars Cloud program in San Antonio, has raised $8.7M in a funding, the firm said this morning. The round was led by Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group. Jason Mendelson of Foundr...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Athletes' Performance Raises $22.5M

Phoenix-based Athletes' Performance, a provider of performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy services for athletes, the military, and corporations, said today that it has raised $22.5M in a funding round. The round came from ABS...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Needle Gets $10.5M

Salt Lake City-based Needle, the developer of e-commerce software used to help link fans and experts on brands with shoppers, said Monday that it has raised $10.5M in a Series B funding round. The round was co-led by Shasta Ventures and Rem...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

LogRhythm Finds $15M In Series D

Boulder-based IT log security software provider LogRhythm has added more fuel to its tanks, saying this morning that it has raised $15M in a Series D funding round. The company, whose products are used in the computer security and cyber thr...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LinkSmart Raises $4.7M, Launches Out Of Stealth

Boulder-based LinkSmart said this morning that it has launched out of stealth mode, and has raised $4.7M in funding from Foundry Group, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Costanoa Venture Capital. The firm is led by Pete Sheinbaum, who previously wa...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Foundry Funds Two Software Firms

Boulder-based Foundry Group, the venture capital firm led by Brad Feld, Seth Levine, Ryan McIntyre, and Jason Mendelson, has been busy. Two firms said today that Foundry played a lead role in their funding this morning. New York City-based ...

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Standing Cloud Raises $2.0M

Boulder-based Standing Cloud, the developer of cloud computing software headed by David Jilk, has raised $2.0M more in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm earlier this week. Details of the funding have not yet been...

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Foundry Backs Boston Startup Yesware's Second Round

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Ventures has backed Yesware, a Boston-based a maker of software that helps salespeople manage email with their prospective customers. According to Yesware, it raised $4M in a second round of fundin...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mile High Organics Gets Seeded

Boulder-based Mile High Organics, which operates an online, organically certified grocery store, said today that it has raised a seed round of funding. Exact size of the round was not announced, with the firm only said it was a "seven-figur...

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vision Ridge Partners Invests In Thermal Window Firm

Boulder-based clean technology investor Vision Ridge Partners is the lead investor in a developer of thermal windows inserts, Indow Windows, leading a $1.3M, Series A for that firm. Indow annoucned the funding Wednesday, saying that Vision ...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Incitor Gets $1.5M For Renewable Chemistry Technology

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Incitor, a startup focus on developing a low-temperature, chemical process for converting biomass into renewable fuels and chemicals, has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding, the firm said late Monday. The fundi...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Foundry Group's Latest Investment: A Batch of Brew

What's the latest investment from Boulder based venture capital firm Foundry Group? No, it's not a web startup, fitness device, or robotics firm: it's a batch of beer. Foundry released its "Liquidation Preference Spring Equinox Ale" Friday,...

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flywheel Makes Four Investments In First Half Of Year

New Mexico-based venture investor Flywheel Ventures appears to be having quite an active first half, telling its supporters today in an email that it has made investments in four new portfolio companies so far in the first half of 2012. Fly...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Keating Capital Takes Stake In Stoke

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based investor Keating Capital says it has taken a stake in privately held, venture backed company Stoke. Stoke develops technology used for the LTE and 3G telecommunications market. According to Keating Capital,...

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Spectranetics Looks To Venture Capitalists For Board Seat

Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics, a manufacturer of peripheral and cardiac laser catheters and other medical devices, said today that it has appointed B. Kristine Johnson, a venture capitalist at Affinity Capital Management, to its boar...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Foundry Backs Data Hero

Boulder-based venture capital investor Foundry Group said today that it has led a round in Data Hero, a new startup developing data analytics and visualization software. Data Hero raised $1M in the round, which also included Neu Venture Cap...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

VCIR Fall Opens Call For Companies, Heads To Big Sky Country

Venture Capital in the Rockies, the venture capital conference series which run by the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association, has just opened up a call for companies for its fall conference, being held September 26th through the 28th. ...

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Orbotix Gains $5M In New Funding

Boulder-based Orbotix said Friday afternoon that it has raised another $5M in funding, led by Foundry Group and Highway 12 Ventures, to help grow the company's business. According to a note posted by CEO Paul Berberian, the firm says it now...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ajubeo Launches Cloud Platform With Private Equity Backing

Boulder-based Ajubeo, a provider of a cloud-based, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform aimed at the enterprise, said Wednesday that it has launched its service, backed by private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners. Ajubeo said it wi...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

GroSocial Adds $1M

Orem, Utah-based GroSocial, the developer of an online service which helps businesses run their own contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions, has raised $1M in a Series A funding round, the firm said today. The round was led by Kickstart...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

DICOM Grid Raises $5M

Phoenix-based DICOM Grid said Wednesday that it has raised $5M in an expansion funding round, for the firm's cloud-based, software-as-a-service for medical imaging. The funding was led by Canaan Partners, CHL Medical Partners, and individua...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mocavo Gets $4M For Genealogy Tools

Boulder-based Mocavo, which is developing an online genalogy search engine, is announcing this morning that it has raised $4M in a Series A funding. The round came from the Foundry Group. Seth Levine of Foundry joins the company's board as ...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

vSpring's Ahlstrom's Next Chapter: Venture Capital In Mexico

What's Paul Ahlstrom, one of the founders of vSpring Capital doing nowadays? Kickstarting an entire venture capital industry in Mexico, that's what. In a fascinating story on Ahlstrom's journey from Salt Lake City to moving his family to Me...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Qualtrics Raises Stunning $70M From Accel, Sequoia

Provo, Utah-based Qualtrics, a developer of enterprise data collection and analysis software headed by Ryan Smith, has raised a huge, $70M funding round for the firm from two high profile venture capital firms. The round looks to be the la...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Starboard Storage Systems Rounds Up $13M

Broomfield, Colorado-based Starboard Storage, a developer of storage systems which use both solid state and hard disk drive storage, has raised $13M in a Series B funding round, the firm said this morning. The round came from JP Ventures Gm...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Regenerative Sciences Raises $2M From Libery Media's Malone

Denver-based Regenerative Sciences announced this morning that it has raised $2M in an investment round, for the firm's development of treatments for orthopedic conditions. The investment came from John C. Malone, chairman of Liberty Media ...

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Friday, May 11, 2012

ASU Students Pick Up $10M For Web Analytics Firm

A pair of Arizona State University students--who went on a leave of absence from the school to start their company--have just scored $10M in venture funding. Suhail Doshi and Tim Trefen, the founders of Mixpanel, met at school at ASU, and d...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

TechStars' Cohen Backs Lujure

Lujure, which develops an online service to help companies easily create a Facebook fan page, has scored funding from TechStars' David Cohen. According to Lujure, it raised $500,000 in a funding round from angels, which included David Cohen...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

TerraEchos Finds New Funding

Missoula, Montana-based TerraEchos, a developer of a software system which is able to turn unstructured data streams to detect security threats in both the cyber and real world, said today that it has gained additional seed funding. Financi...

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Monday, May 7, 2012

TerraLUX Gets $18.3M For LED Lighting

Longmont, Colorado-based TerraLUX, which develops solid state lighting products, reports that it has raised $18.3M in a new funding round, a Series B round for the company. The firm said the round was led by Generation Investment Management...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Signal Peak Names 2012 v100

If you're looking to identify the most promising entrepreneurs in Utah, one of the most reliable sources over the years has been the v100, the annual listing of the top 100 venture-focused entrepreneurs in the state, which has been compil...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Infinite Power Solutions Gets $10M More

Littleton, Colorado-based Infinite Power Solutions, the developer of solid-state, thin-film energy storage devices headed by Jim Norrod, said Wednesday that it has raised $10M in a Series D funding round. The round came from Generation Inve...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Schedulicity Adds $2.3M

Bozeman, Montana-based Schedulicity, the developer of online scheduling software headed by Jerry Nettuno, has raised another $2.3M in funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. The filing indicates the company has no...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Foundry Backs SEOmoz

Boulder-based venture capital investor The Foundry Group, has led an investment in a developer of search engine optimization tools and services, SEOmoz. According to SEOMoz, Brad Feld from Foundry led the firm's $18M funding round, contribu...

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Monday, April 30, 2012

SimpleGeo's Matt Galligan Reemerges at Circa, With $750K

Matt Galligan, the former co-founder of former Boulder-based startup SimpleGeo, has re-emerged at a new startup, Circa, with $750,000 in seed funding, including investments from David Cohen and David Tisch of TechStars. According to Circa, ...

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Boulder Ionics Raises $4.3M

Arvada, Colorado-based Boulder Ionics, which is developing energy storage products, has raised $4.3M in a Series A round, the firm said this morning. The company said the round was led by Pangaea Ventures, and also included 9th Street Inves...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wasatch Microfluidics Gets Funding From Angels

Salt Lake City-based Wasatch Microfluidics, a developer of protein analysis equipment for the drug discovery and research market, has raised $470,000 in a funding round from an angel group, part of a targeted $1M funding for the company. Ac...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EPIC Ventures Boosts BrightTag

Salt Lake City-based venture capital investor EPIC Ventures has made another investment in online marketing firm BrightTag, as part of a new $15M funding for the startup. According to BrightTag, it has closed $15M in new funding, which was ...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

miRagen Therapeutics Finds $20M

Boulder-based miRagen Therapeutics, which is developing biopharamceuticals for treating cardiovascular and muscle disease, said Tuesday that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Remeditex Ventures, and also i...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Foundry Backs Singly

Boulder-based venture capital investor The Foundry Group announced Monday morning that it has invested in Singly, a developer of a software platform for storing personal data. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed, although r...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Startup Licenses Technology Developed At BYU

A firm which has licensed technology developed at the Utah Artificial Heart Institute has scored funding for its efforts to bring its products to market. Aggredyne, which says it is developing biomedical diagnostics products for measuring p...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rocky Mountain Region's Venture Totals Slip

Venture capital totals in the region slipped slightly in the quarter, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCooper/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report, which was released this evening. According to the report, $205.7M w...

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

41st Parameter Confirms $13M Fundraising

Scottsdale, Arizona-based 41st Parameter, a developer of fraud prevention and online device recognition technology, confirmed it has raised $13M in a Series D funding. The firm said the round came from Georgian Partners, Kleiner Perkins Cau...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

NJOY Raises $20M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based NJOY, a developer of electronic cigarettes, said it has raised $20M in a private equity investment. The investment came from consumer focused private equity firm Catterton Partners. NJOY said the funding will go to...

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Friday, April 6, 2012

41st Parameter Raises $13.0M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based 41st Parameter, which develops fraud detection software used by the finacial industry, has raised $13.0M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. According to the filing, the ...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ViaWest Gets $65M In Debt Funding

Denver-based data center services provider Viawest said Tuesday that it has raised $65M in a debt financing round, which it will use for growth initiatives and market expansion. ViaWest did not detail the terms of the new senior credit faci...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Foundry Re-Ups On Gamification Provider BigDoor

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group has re-upped in web site gamification software developer BigDoor, leading a new round in the Seattle based company. BigDoor, whose software is used to add badges, points, awards, and other fe...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Plink Deposits $633K

Denver-based Plink, the developer of a loyalty program which awards Facebook members with Facebook credits for visiting restaurants and stores, said today that it has raised $633,000 in an angel investment round. Investors in the round incl...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

vSpring 100 Becomes the v100

Salt Lake City venture capital firm vSpring Capital's annual ranking of the top entrepreneurs to watch in Utah, the vSpring v100, has become a staple of the local technology industry in Utah, and was closely watched for its naming of the mo...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

vSpring, Signal Peak Merge Venture Capital Efforts

Two Salt Lake City-based venture capital firms, vSpring Capital and Signal Peak Ventures, the newly formed VC fund headed by Ron Heinz and Brandon Tidwell, said this morning that the two have combined their partnership, and will operate und...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wowza Gets Funding

Evergreen, Colorado-based Wowza Media Systems, a developer of media server software aimed at helping service providers deliver streaming live video, video demand, and video chat services, said Tuesday that it has received a minority investm...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Bio2 Medical Raises $13.7M

BiO 2 Medical, a medical device manufacturer which has its manufacturing operations in Golden, Colorado, said late Friday that it has raised $13.7M in a Series B funding round. The firm, which is developing a central venous catheter and Inf...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Downside of Active Venture Capital: Inter-company Poaching

What's the downside of being one of the biggest venture capital firms in the region? Apparently, your portfolio firms poaching employees from one another. Boulder-based Foundry Group took the subject head on this week in a public post, tell...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Integrate Raises $11M

Integrate, a developer of Internet advertising services focused on performance marketing, said this morning that it has raised $11M in a Series B funding round. The round came from Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global, as well as existing inves...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Albeo Technologies Gets $8M For LED Lighting

Boulder-based Albeo Technologies, a developer of solid state, LED lighting products for the industrial and commercial market, announced this morning that it has raised $8M in a Series C funding round. The firm said the round was led by Brae...

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Zayo Buys AboveNet For $2.2 Billion, Gets Private Equity Backing

Louisville, Colorado-based Zayo Group, the bandwidth provider headed by Dan Caruso, has made a huge acquisition this morning, saying it is paying $2.2 billion to buy AboveNet, Inc.. Zayo said it will pay $84.00 per share in cash for publicl...

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Friday, March 16, 2012

NEXThink Raises $5.5M, Sets Up Shop in Utah

NEXThink, a developer of enterprise IT monitoring software, said Thursday that it has raised $5.5M in a Series C funding, and set up shop in Utah. The funding round came from Auriga Partners, Venture Incubator, and Mannai Corporation. NEXTh...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Foundry Might See Liquidity With New Zynga Offering

Boulder-based Foundry Ventures might be seeing some liquidity from its recent exit success at social gaming maker Zynga, after Zynga said this week that a number of its existing investors are seeking to offload shares in a $400M, secondary ...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Keating Capital Backs LifeLock

Greenwood Village, Colorad-based Keating Capital, the venture investor which has the unique position of being publicly traded, reported that it invested $5M, in the recent $100M Series E funding round for LifeLock. Keating reported that the...

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Friday, March 9, 2012

PowerOneData Gets International Investment

Mesa, Arizona-based PowerOneData International, a developer of hardware and software used for utility metering infrastructure, reported Thursday that it has scored an investment to build a manufacturing facility in India. Size of the invest...

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Friday, March 9, 2012

PowerOneData Gets International Investment

Mesa, Arizona-based PowerOneData International, a developer of hardware and software used for utility metering infrastructure, reported Thursday that it has scored an investment to build a manufacturing facility in India. Size of the invest...

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Foundry Boosts Oblong Industries

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group has put more money into the maker of technology which inspired the futuristic user interface in the film "Minority Report". According to Oblong Industries>b?, it has raised a new, Series B fu...

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Provista Diagnostics Raises $5.0M

Phoenix-based Provista Diagnostics, a developer of cancer detection and diagnostics technology, said today that it has raised $5.0M in a Series A funding round. The firm said the funding came from institutional investors, but did not announ...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

BlogFrog Scores $3.2M

Boulder-based BlogFrog, which develops a social marketing software product aimed at helping brands gain access to bloggers, said this morning that it has raised $3.2M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Grotech Ventures, and a...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Kisstixx Gets $200K From Mark Cuban

Orem, Utah-based Kisstixx, a startup developing lip balm which is designed to react when people kiss, has raised $200,000 in a funding round from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The startup--started by Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo in...

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vivint Adds $762M In Debt Financing

Provo, Utah-based Vivint, the installer of home automation, home security, and other products and services, reports today that it has raised $762M in senior bank debt financing. The firm said the round was $72M more than its last round. Th...

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Micron Pays $600M For Intel Flash Assets

Boise, Idaho-based Micron is paying approximately $600M to Intel, to acquire the stake in two of Intel's wafer factories developing NAND flash. The two announced the deal Tuesday, saying that the move would expand their NAND Flash memory jo...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mersive Gets New Funding

Denver-based Mersive, the provider of software which enables the creation of high performance, large scale displays, has scored new funding today, from two different investors. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Mersive, which is head...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Wayin Raises $14M

Denver-based Wayin, an online social polling and entertainment site, said today that it has raised $14M in a Series B funding. The funding came from U.S. Venture Partners, along with TIBCO Software, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, and a...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Venture Capital in the Rockies Names Presenting Companies

The annual winter venture capital conference of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association, VC in the Rockies Winter 2012, has announced the companies which will be presenting at the event today. The group said it selected twenty four c...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

VanDyne SuperTurbo Gets $8M

Ft. Collins, Colorado-based VanDyne SuperTurbo, a firm developing suprercharging and turbocharging devices for automobiles, said Tuesday afternoon that it has raised $8M in a Series C equity funding round. The round was led by Northwater Ca...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Peterson Partners Invests $4M In Brazilian Firnm

Salt Lake City-based Peterson Partners, the private equity firm headed by Joel Peterson, the Chairman of JetBlue Airways, said today that it has invested $4M in a Brazilian developer of cell phone towers. Peterson Partners said it invested ...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Parchment Raises $6M

Scottsdale-based Parchment, a startup which operates a service to help transfer transcripts and educational data between institutions, said Monday that it has raised $6M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Salmon River Capital...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

TruTouch Technologies Gets $3M

Alburquerque, New Mexico-based TruTouch Technologies, a developer of non-invaisve, biometric systems used for detecting intoxication, has raised $3M in a Series B funding, the firm announced Tuesday. The firm said the Series B round was led...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TerraEchos Finds $1.55M

Missoula, Montana-based TerraEchos, a developer of data analysis software for the security market, has raised $1.55M in a seed funding round, the company said this morning. The round for the firm was led by Flywheel Ventures, and also inclu...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Domo Lands $20M

Salt Lake City-based Domo, the new business intelligence software startup headed by Omniture's Josh James, has raised $20M more in funding, the firm said last night. The funding came from Institutional Venture Partners, and was a Series A-1...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Inspirato Gets $20M More

Denver-based Inspirato, the online luxury vacation club operator headed by Brent Handler, has raised $20M in funding, according to one of the firm's venture backers, CrunchFund. The new funding was led by Institutional Venture Partners. The...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

uGenius Gets Investment From NCR

Sandy, Utah-based uGenius, the developer of video-based ATM machines, has scored a strategic investment from NCR Corporation, NCR said this morning. Size of the investment was not disclosed. NCR said it has taken a minority stake in uGenius...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

StormWind Lands $4M

Phoenix-based StormWind, a provider of online IT and custom training, said today that it has raised $4M in a round of funding. The round was led by GSV Capital. According to StormWind, it will use the new funds to expand its offerings, plus...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Solera Networks Gets $20M From Intel, Others

Salt Lake City-based Solera Networks, which makes network security and traffic monitoring appliances, is announcing today that it has raised $20M in a new round of funding. The fourth round of funding is being led by Intel Capital, and also...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

H2O TECH Gains Investment From Aribex

Spanish Fork, Utah-based H2O TECH, a developer of a water drill for the dental care industry, and Orem, Utah-based Aribex, a developer of portable x-ray products for the dental office, said today that Aribex has made an equity investment in...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Foundry Leads Round In Fitbit

Boulder-based venture investor Foundry Group has led a new round in fitness device maker Fitbit, according to Fitbit this morning. Fitbit said it raised $12M in a Series C funding, led by Foundry Group and True Ventures, along with its othe...

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Rocky Mountain Region Sees $229.4M in Venture Deals In Q4

The local region saw $229.4M in venture capital investment activity in Q4 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, form data provided by Thomson Reuters. According to...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Symplified Scores $20M

Boulder-based Symplified, the developer of cloud identification management software headed by Eric Olden, said this morning that it has raised $20M in a funding round. The round was led by Ignition Partners, and also included prior investor...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Acteea Acquired By PivotLink

Salt Lake City-basd Acteea, a developer of software-as-a-service used for e-commerce analytics, has been acquired by PivotLink, a developer of retail performance management software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Ac...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SendGrid Raises $21M

Boulder-based SendGrid said this morning that it has raised $21M in its Series B funding round. The startup, which provides email delivery services to companies, said the funding was led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The funding will go tow...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Balihoo Gets $5M More For Local Marketing Tools

Boise, Idaho-based Balihoo, the developer of local marketing automation technology, said today that it has raised $5M in new funding for the company's growth plans. The company, which is headed by Pete Gompert, said the round was led by Ope...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Clarimedix Gets Backing From Johnson & Johnson

Boulder-based Clarimedix, a developer of non-invasive therapeutics for treating vascular dysfunction, has scored an investment from the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT). Financial details of the investmen...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MoneyReef Lands $650K

Provo, Utah-based MoneyReef, a new startup headed by former Vivint co-founder Keith Nellesen, said Tuesday that it has raised $650,000 in a seed funding round. The company said it is developing mobile, financial tools to help consumers mana...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thought Equity Motion Stake Acquired By Investcorp

Denver-based Thought Equity Motion, which provides a hosted service for storage of video libraries, has a new minority investor, private equity firm Investcorp. Investcorp said it invested $28M in Thought Equity Motion, making it the larges...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Trada Lands $9M More

Boulder-based Trada, which provides an online advertising marketplace for paid search and Facebook ads, said today that it has raised $9M in a Series D financing round. The funding came from Foundry Group and Google Ventures. Trada, which i...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Next Big Sound Raises $6.5M

Boulder-based Next Big Sound, which provides monitoring of online sales by bands and musicians, along with other analytics, has raised $6.5M in a new funding. The company, which is led by Alex White, said the funding was led by IA Ventures...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

HzO Lands $3M From Hong Kong Investor

Salt Lake City-based HzO, a company which develops technology for protecting electronics from water, humidity, and liquids and is a spinoff of ZAGG, has received $3M in a preferred equity investment, the firm said this morning. The investme...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Keating Capital Backs Agilyx

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based investment firm Keating Capital is the lead investor in an investment in plastics-to-oil firm Agilyx. Agilyx said yesterday that it has raised $25M in a Series C Convertible Preferred funding round, led by ...

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Foundry Gets Big Exit At Zynga

Boulder-based Foundry Venture Capital scored a huge win Friday for its 2007 fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2007, as one of its portfolio companies, Zynga, hit the public markets. Zynga debuted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Friday at ...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Graphicly Raises $500K

Boulder-based Graphic.ly, the online comic book software and publishing firm headed by Micah Baldwin, has raised another $500,000 in an equity funding, part of an ongoing $1.0M fundraising effort by the company. The disclosure came through ...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

PlaceIQ Gets Funding, But Bolts to NYC

Boulder-based PlaceIQ, a startup collecting location based information about the world, has raised 4.2M in a Series A funding--but is moving to New York City. The startup--headed by Duncan McCall--said the funding was led by US Venture Part...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Pelion Re-Ups Investment In SOASTA

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm Pelion Venture Partners has re-upped on a round of venture capital for a cloud-based, performance testing firm. SOASTA said today that it has raised $12M in a new funding, which included Pelion, a p...

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Microsoft, GE Joint Venture Launches, With Big Salt Lake Presence

A new, joint venture between Microsoft and GE, is expected to have a "significant" presence in Salt Lake City, according to the two firms last night. Microsoft and GE said they are creating a 50-50 joint venture late Wednesday, which will f...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Flywheel Backs Portable X-Ray Technology Firm

Santa Fe, New Mexico-based venture capital firm Flywheel Ventures has just led an investment in a firm, which is looking to perhaps make the "tricorder" of Star Trek a reality. According to Los Angeles-based Tribogenics, it has raised $2.5M...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Foundry Finds New Investment Is Awe.sm

Boulder-based venture capital firm The Foundry Group's latest investment is literally, Awe.sm -- in that is the startup's name. Awe.sm, which is based in San Francisco, said today that it has raised $4M in a funding round which was led by F...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Feld's Latest Project: I Can Haz A VC

Looking to poke some fun at his own profession, Brad Feld, the prolific blogger and venture capitalist at Boulder venture capital firm The Foundry Group, announced yesterday that he's launched his own, Internet "meme" site, I Can Haz A VC. ...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PortfolioDashboards.com Takes On Private Investment Tracking

PortfolioDashboards.com, a new startup with operations in Utah, said this week that it has launched a new service to help early stage investors track their portfolios. PortfolioDashboards said it is looking to provide angel investors and ve...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sera Prognostics Raises $19.3M

Salt Lake City-based Sera Prognostics, which is developing diagnostics tests to predict preterm birth and other pregnancy complications, announced Tuesday that it has raised $19.3M in a Series A financing round. The round was led by InterWe...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NexGen Storage Lands $10M

Louisville, Colorado-based Nexgen Storage announced this morning that it has raised $10M in a new round of funding. The round was led by Next World Capital, and also included prior investors Grotech Ventures and Access Venture Partners. Nex...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Standing Cloud Ropes In $3M More

Boulder-based Standing Cloud, the developer of application software for the cloud computing market, announced today that it has raised $3M in a new funding round. The round came from existing investors Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures. Sta...

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Rivertop Renewables Snags $1.5M

Missoula, Montana-based Rivertop Renewables, a developer of renewable chemicals, said Friday that it has raised $1.5M in a bridge financing round. The round came from Cultivian Ventures. Ron Meeusen, Cultivian's co-founder and Principal, j...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Flywheel Backs AfterCollege

New Mexico-based venture capital investor Flywheel Ventures has backed a San Francisco-based startup, AfterCollege. AfterCollege said that Flywheel led an undisclosed amount of funding in the company, which it will use to accelerate product...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Digital Folio Raises $1.2M

Denver-based Digital Folio, which develops browser-based software to help consumers automatically compare prices from online retailers, has raised $1.2M in an angel funding, the firm announced today. The round came from un-named angels. The...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Radiate Media Raises $22M

Salt Lake City-baseed Radiate Media, a newly formed company which is the combination of Matchbin and the NAVTEQ Broadcast Media Division, said today that it has raised $22M in a first institutional financing. The deal included $10M in equit...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

SolidFire Raises $25M

Boulder-based SolidFire, a developer of solid state disk (SSD) storage systems, said Monday that it has raised $25M in a second round of funding. The round came from New Enterprise Associates, Valhalla Partners, and Novak Biddle Venture Par...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Grayhawk Capital Has First Close On Second Venture Fund

Phoenix, Arizona-based Grayhawk Capital has had a first close on its second fund, Grayhawk Venture Fund II, bringing the amount of the fund raised to $28.5M, according to the fund. The new fund is focused on venture capital investments in e...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ZeaChem Lands $19M For Biofuels Effort

Lakewood, Colorado-based Zeachem, a developer of renewable fuels biorefineries, said today that it has raised $19M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Birchmere Ventures, along with existing investors Firelake Capital, Globesp...

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

TechStars Grows Network With Two Incubators

Boulder-based TechStars is growing out its TechStars Network effort, backed by Startup America, to two new incubation programs. Houston-based SURGE, an energy-focused startup incubator, and Los Angeles-based MuckerLab have both joined the T...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Venture Firms Pour $262.3M In Region In Q3

The latest venture capital numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters, find that the region had just over a quarter billion dollars invested in venture c...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

GroSocial Gains $450K

Orem, Utah-based GroSocial, a developer of social media marketing software, announced this morning that it has raised $450,000 in a seed round of funding. The funding was led by Kickstart Seed Fund, and also included Monarch Ventures, Rock ...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

VisionGate Raises $2M For Lung Cancer Diagnostics

Phoenix-based VisionGate, a developer of non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, said today that it has raised $2M in a first tranche of a financing round. According to the firm, the funding comes as part of an ongoing $3M...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Inspirato Raises $17.5M More For Luxury Vacations

Denver-based Inspirato, an online luxury vacation rental firm headed by Brent and Brad Handler, said today that it has raised $17.5M, in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The firm said that Access Venture Partners and New Yor...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Keating Capital Backs TrueCar

Greenwood Village-based investor Keating Capital said today that it has invested $3M in TrueCar, a provider of online research and pricing information for new and used cars based in Southern California. Keating Capital said the common stock...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Greener Capital Partners Gets First Close, Sets Up Shop At ASU

Greener Capital, a venture capital fund focused on clean technology, said today that it has scored a first close on its second fund, Greener Capital Partners II, and set up shop in ASU's Scottsdale innovation center, SkySong. The venture ca...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mindshare Finds $20M

Salt Lake City-based Mindshare Technologies announced today that it has raised $20M in an investment round. The provider of enterprise feedback management products said the round was led by Sorenson Capital, and also included a credit facil...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

PaySimple Raises $16M

Denver-based PaySimple, a developer of accounts receivable automation software aimed at small businesses, said Monday that it has raised $16M in a financing round. The round was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity. PaySimple said that Amir Gol...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Techstars: The Program, The TV Show, and Now, The Store

Boulder-based TechStars, the venture accelerator, is currently among the hottest trends in entrepreneurship to hit the Rocky Mountain region, if not the nation. The accelerator--run by David Cohen--even has its own television show, "TechSta...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yieldex Raises $10M More

Yieldex, the developer of advertising inventory and revenue management software started in Colorado, but which is now headquartered in New York, said today that it has raised $10M in a third round of funding. The funding was led by Triangle...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Foundry Backs Yesware

Boulder-based Foundry Group has made an investment in a developer of software to help sales people track their emails with prospects and customers. Foundry, along with Google Ventures, has invested $1M in Watertown, Mass.-based Yesware, who...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Market Force Snags $15M

Boulder-based Market Force Information, the developer of market intelligence software for retailers, restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores, announced this morning that it has raised $15M in a funding round. According to Market Force ...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Tech Media Network Raises $33M More

Ogden, Utah-based Tech Media Network, the publisher of Space.com, Newsarama.com, TechNewsDaily, and other online publications, said today that it has raised $33M in a funding round. The round came from Village Ventures, ABS Capital, and Hig...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Aventura Lands Funding For Clinical Data Software

Denver-based Aventura HQ, a developer of clinical data access software, said Tuesday that it has raised a major funding round for the company. The round was led by HLM Venture Partners and Excel Venture Management, and also included Siemens...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TechStars Gets $24M, Ups Funding Per Company To $100K

Boulder-based TechStars, the startup accelerator run by David Cohen, said this morning that it has raised $24M in a new funding round, from The Foundry Group, IA Ventures, Avalon Ventures, DFJ Mercury, SoftBank Capital, SVB Financial Group,...

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Skorpios Technologies Lands $19M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Skorpios Technologies, a developer of optical communications products based on composite silicon technology, said last week that it has raised $19M in a Series B funding round. The round came from Ericsson, Nok...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Keating Capital Backs Tremor Video

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Keating Capital, an investment firm that invests in private companies, is one of the investors in New York-based Tremor Video. Tremor Video said today that it had raised $37M in a preferred stock offering, ...

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Friday, September 9, 2011

SimpleEnergy Raises Funding

Boulder-based Simple Energy, a developer of gamification software aimed at the utility industry and encouraging energy conservation, has raised $900,000 in angel funding. The funding came from TechStars, and also included Brad Feld, among o...

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

IP Commerce Raises $20.7M

Denver-based IP Commerce, the developer of e-commerce and payment systems, has detailed its funding from Intel, saying Thursday that it has raised $20.7M in a growth funding. The round was led by intel Capital, and also included existing in...

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

IP Commerce Finds Funding From Intel

Denver-based IP Commerce, which develops Internet e-commerce and payment systems as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS), has scored new funding, according to Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel Corporation. Amount of the funding was ...

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Taptu Grabs $3.5M

Taptu, the developer of a social news reader application for mobile platforms which has its U.S. headquarters in Denver, said today that it has raised $3.5M in funding. The funding came from DFJ Espirit and Sofinnova Ventures. According to ...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Valen Technologies Gains $7.5M

Denver-based Valen Technologies, the developer of predictive analytics software for the insurance industry, said today that it has raised $7.5M in a growth equity financing round. Valen said the funding came from QED Investors and Core Capi...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Interview with Ron Heinz, Signal Peak Ventures

Last month, Signal Peak Ventures (www.signalpeakvc.com), a new venture capital fund located in Salt Lake City, announced it had acquired the assets of Canopy Ventures. The new fund is led by former Canopy Managing Directors Ron Heinz and Br...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Foundry's Latest Investment: A Music Video

Boulder-based Foundry Group latest investment? No, it's not a new, social web startup--it's a hilarious, spoof of a R&B music video, I'm a VC. The video, which was just posted this morning, features Foundry Group venture capitalists Brad Fe...

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Friday, September 2, 2011

AFS Technologies In Recap

Phoenix, Arizona-based AFS Technologies, a developer of ERP software for the food and beverage industry, said Thursday afternoon that it has received a new equity financing led by Goldman, Sachs & Co. The firm said the recapitalization will...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sympoz Scores Funding

Denver-based Sympoz, which operates a service which helps people learn skills online from experts, has scored a round of funding, according to Boulder-based Foundry Group, the venture capital firm backing the company. Size of the funding ro...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Keating Capital Backs Metabolon

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Keating Capital, an investor in private companies, said today that it was the lead investor in a funding round for Metabolon, a firm developing molecular diagnostics services and technology. Keating said it...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Infinia Raises $6.5M

Ogden, Utah-based Infinia Corp., a developer of Stirling engine technology for the energy market, has raised $6.5M out of an ongoing $25M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Infinia's first product is being aimed ...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Signal Peak Ventures Buys Assets From Canopy Group

Lindon, Utah-based Signal Peak Ventures, a newly formed venture capital fund management firm, announced Tuesday evening that it has created a new fund focused on early stage investments in the Intermountain region, and also acquired "substa...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Report: Mercato Partners Goes For Fund II

Salt Lake City-based Mercato Partners, the venture capital firm run by Alan Hall and Greg Warnock, is likely to raise a second fund, according to a report today from PEHub.com. Mercato, whose portfolio firms include Fusion-io, Skullcandy, C...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Foundry Backs 3D Printer Firm MakerBot

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group said this morning that it has led a $10M, funding round for a maker of 3D printers, Makerbot Industries. According to Foundry, MakerBot is developing a low cost, commercial 3D printer. Brad F...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pixoto Raises $360K For Photo Site

Boulder-based Pixoto, a startup which lets people find and vote on photographic images, has raised $360,000 as part of an ongoing, $500,000 funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Details on the funding have n...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Infield Capital Backs Electric Motorcycle Developer

Boulder, Colorado-based Infield Capital, an investor in early stage, clean technology companies in the transportation industry, has backed Mission Motors, a developer oe electric motorcycles. According to Mission Motors, it has raised $9.0M...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

OpenLogic Lands $2M More

Broomfield, Colorado-based OpenLogic, the provider of enterprise open source software support, said today that it has raised another $2M in funding, plus converted exiting bridge financing, from investors converted existing bridge financing...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

HzO Raises $7M

Salt Lake City-based HzO, a manufacture of industrial coatings, has raised $7M in a Series B funding, according to the firm. Investors in the round included Harris & Harris Group, Prudence Holdings, and Pike Capital Partners. HzO develops n...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thought Equity Motion Raises $25M

Denver-based Thought Equity Motion, a provider of video footage licensing services, has raised $25M in an investment from a private equity firm. Thought Equity said the funding came from Shamrock Capital, a private equity firm focused on th...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Occipital Confirms $7M Investment

Boulder-based Occipital, the developer of its mobile, panoramic imaging tools as well as computer vision technology, said this morning that it has raised $7M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by the Foundry Group. As part of th...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pelion Ventures Targets $155M In New Fund

Salt Lake City-based venture capital fund Pelion Ventures is kicking off a new fund, looking to raise $155M for its investment efforts, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The filing said that Pelion Ventures V is targeted at $155...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Occipital Raises $7.0M

Boulder-based Occipital, the developer of mobile applications now working on 3D, panoramic imaging tools, has raised $7.0M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. Source of the funding was not discl...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

CampusBookRentals.com Raises $20M

Ogden, Utah-based CampusBookRentals.com announced today that it has raised $20M in a growth equity funding. According to the firm, the round was led by Level Equity, Five Elms Capital, and Cherokee & Walker. CampusBookRentals.com is headed ...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guest Post: RIP Regional Venture Funds

Bryce Roberts is Managing Director and co-founder of O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Bryce originally posted this on his personal blog, and gave us permission to repost it here. I had a different post I'd plan to write this morning, then I ...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TechStars' ThinkNear Raises $1.6M

ThinkNear, a company out of Boulder-based TechStars New York program, said Tuesday that it has raised $1.6M in a seed funding round. The round was led by IA Ventures, and also included Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Metamorphic Venture...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Highway 12 Ventures Drops Plans For Third Fund

In an unusual move, Boise, Idaho-based Highway 12 Ventures, the venture capital firm run by George Mulhern, Phil Reed, Mark Solon, and Glenn Michael, said today that it has decided not to raise a third fund. According to a blog post by Mana...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Mosaic Biosciences Raises $1.0M

Boulder-based Mosaic Biosciences, a developer of synthetic materials to help promote new tissue regeneration, has raised $1.0M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. The firm's website indicates the ro...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cool Energy Finds Funding

Boulder-based Cool Energy, which develops Stirling-engine based, clean energy and power generation systems, said this morning that it has scored a round of funding. The funding came from Idealab, the California-based operator and incubator ...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rocky Mountain Region Sees $413.5M In Venture Capital In Q2

The Rocky Mountain Region saw $413.5M in venture capital investments in Q2, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters. Accordin...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

First Solar's Mike Ahearn Launches $300M Venture Capital Firm

Mike Ahearn, the co-founder and former CEO of Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar, has just announced the launch of a $300M, venture capital fund focused on the clean technology industry. According to True North Venture Partners, it will inves...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

nanoMR Scores $13M

Albuquerque-based nanoMR, a firm developing diagnostics tools for detecting pathogens in whole blood, has raised $13M in a funding round. The firm said the Series B round was led by Excel Venture Management, and also included Healthcare Ven...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Domo, Josh James' New Company, Scores $33M

Salt Lake City-based Domo, the business intelligence startup headed by Omniture co-founder Josh James, has raised $33M in a funding round, the firm said last night. The firm said the round came from Benchmark Capital, and brings the total i...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pelion Backs CloudFlare

Salt Lake City-based Pelion Ventures has re-upped its investment in a Silicon Valley firm, Cloudflare, which provides web site optimization and security tools. CloudFlare said that it has raised $20M in a Series B round, which was led by Ne...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

EPIC Ventures Funds Data Warehouse Firm, Zettaset

Salt Lake City-based EPIC Ventures is one of the lead investors in a data warehouse firm based on the Hadoop software stack, Zettaset. According to Zettaset, it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round, which was led by both EPIC Ventures...

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Clean Urban Energy Gains $7M

Clean Urban Energy, a startup whose technology was developed at the University of Colorado, scored funding this week, saying it raised $7M in a Series A round. Clean Urban Energy, which is based in Chicago, is commercializing a software too...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

OPX Biotechnologies Confirms $36.5M Funding

Boulder-based OPX Biotechnologies, the developer of renewable, bio-based chemical and fuels technology, has confirmed that it has raised $36.5M in the first close of a Series C, private equity financing. According to the firm, the new round...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

vSpring Gets Exit At Aeroprise

Salt Lake City-based venture capital investor vSpring Capital has scored another exit its its portfolio this morning, as enterprise software giant BMC Software said it is acquiring Aeroprise, a Silicon Valley startup backed by vSpring. Fina...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OPX Biotechnologies Raises $36.5M

Boulder-based OPX Biotechnologies, the developer of biofuels technology, has raised a huge, $36.5M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. The filing indicates the round is part of a larger, $45M fundraising e...

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Foundry To Benefit From Zynga IPO

San Francisco-based social games make Zynga filed for an IPO Friday, in what could be potentially one of the biggest paydays for Boulder-based Foundry Venture Capital. Zynga said it is looking to raise up to $1 billion in its IPO, which is ...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Altitude Digital Partners Lands $1.5M

Denver-based Altitude Digital Partners, which provides online advertising and publishing services for web publishers, has raised $1.5M in funding. The funding came from Cypress Growth Capital. The company said the new funding will go toward...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Centennial Ventures, Meritage Get Exit At Masergy

Two Colorado venture capital and investment firms -- Centennial Ventures and Meritage Funds, have scored an exit at portfolio firm Masergy Communications. According to Masergy, a provider of secure, virtual network services based in Texas, ...

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Allegiance Gets $12M

Salt Lake City-based Allegiance, the developer of customer and employee feedback software, announced this morning that it has raised $12M in a funding round. The new funding was led by El Dorado Ventures, and also included Rembrandt Venture...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ping Identity Raises $21M

Denver-based Ping Identity, the developer of single-sign on software, said today that it has raised $21M in new funding. The round came from Triangle Peak Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, as well as prior investors Appian Ventures, Draper Fis...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Daily Deals for Moms Gets Seed Funding

Denver-based Daily Deals for Moms, a daily deals and coupon site aiming at moms and families, said Monday that it has raised a round of angel funding. Size of the funding round was not disclosed. The firm said investors included Victor Lazz...

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Keating Capital Funds Automotive CRM Firm

Greenwood Village-based Keating Capital, an investment firm focused on allowing individual investors to invest in pre-IPO companies, said today that it has led a $3M, Series F funding in Xtime, a developer of automotive CRM software. Keatin...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

inContact Gets Investment From Siemens

Salt Lake City-based inContact, the developer of call center software and optimization tools, said today that it has scored a strategic investment from Siemens Enterprise Communications. The investment in inContact--which is public--came as...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Proterra Banks $30M For Electric Buses

Golden, Colorado-based Proterra, which makes zero-emission electric transit buses, said today that it has raised $30M in a funding round. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GM Ventures, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Vision Ridge ...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Admeld Buy Confirmed By Google; Big Win For Foundry Group

Search engine giant Google confirmed this morning that it has acquired AdMeld, the firm confirmed this morning, although it did not disclose financial terms of the deal. The acquisition of AdMeld is a huge win for local Boulder venture capi...

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Report: $400M Acquisition of AdMeld Huge Exit For Foundry Group

A reported acquisition of New York-based online advertising firm AdMeld by Google would be a huge exit for Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group, if confirmed. The acquisition has not yet been announced by either of the firms, bu...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

XYDO Gets $1.25M For Social News

Park City, Utah-based XYDO, which is developing a social news site which uses social networking sites to rank articles, said Tuesday that it has raised $1.25M in a funding round. The round was led by EPIC Ventures, as well as un-named angel...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Foundry Backs Postini Founders

Boulder-based venture capital firm The Foundry Group has invested in a new startup headed by the founder of email security firm Postini, Foundry said Tuesday. Foundry said it has backed Authentic8, a new startup developing secure Internet ...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pawngo Launches, Gets $2.3M From Groupon Founders

Denver-based Pawngo, an online pawn shop formerly known as Internet Pawn, said today that it has launched its services. The firm has also raised $2.3M in a Series B funding, which includes an investment from Lightbank, the venture arm of th...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

eWise Inks $14M

Denver-based eWise, a provider of global payment technology, said this morning that it has raised $14M in a financing round. The round was led by Wellington Partners, and also included Balderton Capital, TTV Capital and Patagorang. eWise sa...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rally Software Finds $20M More

Boulder-based Rally Software announced this morning that it has raised another, $20M in funding, led by Meritech Capital Partners. Rally, which is headed by Tim Miller, provides Agile software management tools used for the software developm...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Alliance Health Networks Inks $11M Round

Salt Lake City-based Alliance Health Networks, which operates a network of health condition-specific, vertical social networking websites, announced today that it has raised $11M in a funding round. The round was led by New World Ventures, ...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Napkin Labs Picks Up $1.0M

Boulder-based Napkin Labs, a developer of customer collaboration software, has raised $1.0M, as part of an ongoing $1.3M fundraising effort, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source and details of the funding have not been...

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Pelion Ventures Re-Ups On Adapx

Salt Lake City-based Pelion Ventures, the venture capital firm which is a combination of Utah Ventures/UV Partners and Novell Ventures, has re-upped its investment in a developer of digital pen capture technology. Adapx, which develops digi...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

vSpring Releases Top Utah Entrepreneurs List

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm vSpring Capital has released its yearly ranking of top Utah entrepreneurs, the vSpring 100. The yearly listing identifies and recognizes entrepreneurs with Utah ties that are most likely to experien...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shacho Gets $10M, Buys Corda

Provo, Utah-based Shacho, a new startup headed by Omniture founder Josh James, said this morning that it has raised $10M in an angel funding round from a huge list of well known angels and a few venture capital firms. According to the firm,...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Foundry Backs MongoLab

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group has backed a San Francisco developer of cloud-based databases, MongoLab, the firm said today. Foundry said it led the $3M, Series A investment in MongoLab, which also included Baseline Ventur...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Allegiance Raises $7.15M

South Jordan, Utah-based Allegiance, which develops web-based feedback management software, has scored $7.15M as part of an ongoing, $8.65M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the funding have not yet bee...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TechStars Gets Exit In Boston

Boulder-based TechStars, the startup mentoring and acceleration program run by David Cohen, has scored its first exit in its Boston 2009 class, the firm said this week. TechStars said that Sensobi was acquired by GroupMe. Financial terms of...

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Interview with Robb Kunz, BoomStartup

Salt Lake City-based venture accelerator BoomStartup (www.boomstartup.com) is one of a new class of programs aimed at helping get companies out of the idea phase, and off the ground and funded. Like YCombinator and TechStars, BoomStartup is...

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Friday, May 6, 2011

BoomStartup Selects 2011 Companies

Salt Lake City-based BoomStartup, the mentoring and venture acceleration program, has announced the ten companies in its 2011 class this morning. BoomStartup said that ChampionVillage, CircleFive, Explorer.io, FaceTags, Golf Compete, Jumba...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

TechStars, BoomStartup Rank In Top Accelerators List

Boulder-based startup incubation and mentoring effort TechStars took the top spot in a list released this week of the top "venture accelerators", with Salt Lake City incubation effort BoomStartup also making the list. According to a ranking...

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Monday, May 2, 2011

IP Commerce Finds More Funding

Denver-based IP Commerce, a developer of Internet payment systems and software, has raised another round of funding, according to details disclosed in a quarterly roundup of deals by Holland and Hart LLP, the firm's legal counsel. Details o...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Inspirato Takes $11M For Vacation Club

Denver-based Inspirato said this morning that it has raised $11M in a funding, for what it calls "the next generation destination club." The firm, founded by Brent Handler, co-founder of destination club Exclusive Resorts, said it will use ...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Channelinsight Gets $10M

Denver-based Channelinsight--formerly InfoNow--a developer of sales channel management software, has raised $10M in a Series C funding round, the firm said today. The funding was led by Rho Ventures, and also included Sevin Rosen Funds, Seq...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Encoding.com Gets $2.0M

Denver-based Encoding.com, which provides an online, service for encoding videos, has raised $2M in a new funding round. The round was led by Metamorphic Venturs, and also included angel investors Patrick Condon (Rackspace), John Engates (R...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mobius Portfolio Firm Impinj Files For IPO

One of the investments of Boulder-based Mobius Venture Capital, RFID chip maker Impinj, has filed for an IPO. Impinj, which is based in Seattle, said Thursday afternoon in an IPO filing that it is looking to raised $100M on the markets. Mo...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lijit Raises $10M

Boulder-based Lijit Networks has raised another $10M in funding, the firm said this morning. Lijit provides site search tools, plus runs its own online advertising network. The new round was led by new investor Highway 12 Ventures, and also...

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Instructure Raises $8M

Salt Lake City-based Instructure Canvas, the startup developing education management systems, and which is headed by Mozy founder Josh Coates, said today that it has raised $8M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by OpenView Vent...

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rocky Mountain Region Sees $157.18M In Venture Capital in Q1

The Rocky Mountain region saw a boost in its venture capital investments in Q1, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reu...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

GoNano Technologies Raises $1.26M

Moscow, Idaho-based GoNano Technologies, a firm developing materials for the pollution control, catalysis, composites and sensory technology market, has quietly raised $1.26M in funding. The funding came to light via a regulatory filing. Th...

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Openspace Store Gets Funding

Boulder-based Openspace Store, the company behind the Developers Cooperative open app marketplace, has raised a seed invetment from venture capital firm Foundry Group, Foundry said today. Foundry said the investment was made back in October...

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Orbotix Gets $5M More

Boulder-based Orbotix, the developer of the Sphero robotic toy, has raised $5M in a new funding round. The round came from Highway 12 Ventures and Foundry Ventures. Orbotix develops a robotic ball, the Sphero, which allows users to control ...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Foundry's Brad Feld Makes Forbes Midas List

Forbes magazine has again published its Midas List of the top venture capitalists, with only one area venture capitalist--Brad Feld--on the list. Feld, of Boulder-based Foundry Group, was #100 out of 100 venture capitalists, placed there fo...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

UsingMiles.com Finds $2.7M

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based UsingMiles.com, which operates an online service for managing mileage on airline and hotel loyalty programs, has raised $2.7M in a Series A funding, the firm announced today. The firm, out of the Boulder Te...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Foundry Backs Google Apps Backup Firm

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group has backed a firm developing backup service for Google Apps, Spanning Cloud Apps. According to Spanning Cloud Apps, it has raised $2M in a funding, and added Foundry's Seth Levine to its boar...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tallwave Names EVP

Phoenix-based Tallwave, which bills itself as a "venture accelerator", said this morning that it has hired Robert Wallace as Executive Vice President of Venture Serviecs. Wallace was most recently at strategic marketing firm Katallaxy, and ...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Alteryx Raises $6M

Alteryx, a developer of GIS software for the business intelligence market which has its technology center in Boulder, said today that it has raised $6M in a funding round. The firm, which is based in Orange, California, said the funding cam...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

LogRhythm Raises $10M

Boulder-based LogRhythm, the developer of log and security analysis software, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Adam Street Partners, and also included prior investors Access Venture Partne...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TechStars Gets $8M More

Boulder-based business incubation effort TechStar has scored $8M more in funding for its programs, according to reports today. According to TechCrunch, the funding came from over fifty venture funds and 25 individual angel investors. Names ...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AgInfoLink Gets $1.92M More

Westminster, Colorado-based AgInfoLink, which develops systems for tracking and monitoring livestock, has raised $1.92M, raising a recent funding round up to $5.245M, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. The filing indica...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yulex Finds $15M More

Maricopa, Arizona-based Yulex, a developer of rubber compounds based on the guayule plant, said Wednesday that it has raised $15M in a private placement. The funding came from Argonaut Private Equity. The firm said it sill use the funding t...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

IDmission Finds $2.0M

Boulder, Colorado-based IDmission, a stealth mode startup, has raised $2.0M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. No details on the firm, or its funding, have been announced. The firm's President and CE...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

HTG Gets $10.0M

Tuscon, Arizona-based HTG, a developer of molecular analysis products for gene expression profiling, miRNA and mRNA measurement, and related applications, has raised $10.0M out of a $14.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing. Th...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Foundry Funds Attachments.me

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group announced today that it has funded Attachments.me, a firm which is developing natural language based software to extract and find information from email attachments. Financial details of the ...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ContentWatch Raises $3.5M

Salt Lake City-based ContentWatch, the developer of Internet filtering software, has raised $3.5M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. The filing indicates the funding is part of a nearly complete, $...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Funium Finds $1.2M

Orem, Utah-based Funium, a new startup focused on developing a family tree focused online community, said Monday that it has raised $1.2M in an angel funding round. The round came from Family Odyssey, the investment firm of Jim Sorenson, al...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fuze Network Finds $1.2M

Salt Lake City-based Fuze Network, a developer of financial payments technology, said today that it has raised $1.2M in a seed financing round. The round was led by Metamorphic Ventures and Kickstart Seed Fund. According to the firm, the ne...

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Friday, February 18, 2011

RoundPegg Raises $1.27M

Boulder-based job matching service RoundPegg has raised $1.27M, from Access Venture Partners and Croghan Investments, according to regulatory filings this week and reports. RoundPegg, a TechStars startup, is headed by Tim Wolters, who co-fo...

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lendio Lands Funding

South Jordan, Utah-based Lendio, which is focused on helping small business owners find lenders and secure loans, said today that it has closed a Series A round of funding, raising $6M. The firm, which is led by Brock Blake, said the fundin...

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Intern Inc. Gets Backing Of Google's Eric Schmidt

Centennial, Colorado-based Intern Inc. revealed this week that it has scored funding from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, for the firm's social networking community focused on job internships. The relationship was revealed as part of a promotion b...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Control4 Gets Investment From Cisco

Salt Lake City-based Control4, the developer of home automation products, said today that it has signed a deal with Cisco to deliver its products to Cisco, including a Cisco branded Control4 product line, and has scored an investment from C...

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Friday, February 11, 2011

TechStars Firm Ignighter Finds $3M

New York-based Ignighter, one of the companies which participated in the TechStars incubation effort as part of the 2008 class, has scored funding, the firm said this week. The firm said it raised $3M in a Series A investment. David Cohen o...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Coalfire Systems Gets $5M For Compliance Software

Louisville, Colorado-based Coalfire Systems said this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Baird Venture Partners. The company, which develops IT audit and compliance management services to small...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Education Firm Gets $4.5M, Sets Up HQ In Scottsdale

A developer of education technology, Docufide, said this morning that it has raised $4.5M in a funding round, set up headquarters in Scottsdale, and named Matthew Pittinsky as its CEO. Pittinsky is the founder of Blackboard, one of the bigg...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ulthera Gets $10.5M

Mesa, Arizona-based Ulthera, a developer of ultrasound devices used for the aesthetics market, has raised $10.5M in a Series C funding round, the firm announced today. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, and also included Apposi...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

NexGen Storage Secures Funding

Louisville, Colorado-based NexGen Storage, a new startup headed by former LeftHand Networks' founders John Spiers and Kelly Long, said this morning that it has raised a Series A round of financing. Size of the financing round was not disclo...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Aircell Scores $35M

Aircell, the provider of the Gogo in-flight Internet access services, announced this morning that it has raised $35M in a new financing round. The round came from existing investors, including Ripplewood Holdings, Blumenstein/Thorne Informa...

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Feld Takes Tops In Respected VC List

Brad Feld, of Boulder-based The Foundry Group and TechStars, has ranked number one in a listing of top respected venture capitalists which was released this week. The list, from Seeking Omega, said it used technology from Lithium, review of...

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

SolidFire Sets Up Shop In Boulder For Storage Talent

SolidFire, a developer of cloud computing storage products, said Wednesday that it is setting up an office in Boulder, where it will be hiring engineering, marketing, and sales. The announcement came as part of a funding announcement for th...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

TechStars' Cohen Funds Social Commerce Firm

David Cohen, one of the co-founders of Boulder's TechStars, is one of the lead angel investors in a new social e-commerce firm, Storenvy. According to Storenvy, it raised $1.5M in a funding round, led by Spark Capital and First Round Capita...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

UsingMiles Books $2.7M In Funding

Greenwood Village-based UsingMiles, an online site which helps consumers manage their airline mileage and other loyalty points, has raised $2.7M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Thursday. Details on the fun...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Graphic.ly Gains $3M

Boulder-based Graphic.ly, the online comic book software developer, has raised $3.0M, the firm announced today. The funding was led by DFJ Mercury, and also included 500 Startups, Dundee VC, Ludlow Ventures, and others. The round had earlie...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

EmiSense Raises $3M for Sensor Technology

Salt Lake City-based EmiSense, a developer of oxygen sensors, electrostatic particular matter sensors, and nitrogen oxide sensors used in clean emissions measurements, said this morning that it has raised $3M in a Series B funding round. Th...

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rocky Mountain Region Sees $292M In Q4 Venture Capital

The latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters, were released this evening, finding that investments in the Rocky Mountain region totaled $292M in Q4. The ...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

BlogFrog Gets Funding, Launches Mom Blogging Network

Boulder-based BlogFrog, an online operator of a network of "mom blogs", said today that it has received a Series A round of funding, and launched its services. According to the firm, investors in the round included David Cohen of TechStars;...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Webroot Invests In Sonian

Boulder-based security software provider Webroot is one of the strategic investors in Massachusetts-based Sonian, a developer of cloud archiving services. According to Sonian, it received $9M in a Series B funding from strategic investors W...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

VCIR Winter Companies Selected

The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and KPMG unveiled the companies presenting at the Venture Capital in the Rockies 2011 Winter Conference this morning, saying it has divided companies into a clean technology and general technol...

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Foundry Invests In Internet Humor Site Cheezburger

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group is the lead investor in Cheezburger, a publisher of Internet humor and "meme" sites, Cheezburger announced this evening. According to Cheezburger, it raised $30M in funding, led by Foundry Gr...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Televerde Gets $7.5M

Phoenix, Arizona-based Televerde, a provider of sales lead and demand generation for IT hardware and software companies, has raised $7.5M in a combination of debt and equity, according to funder Main Street Capital. Main Street said it inve...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

GlobalTranz Raises $10M

Phoenix-based GlobalTranz, a provider of logistics management services, said this week that it has raised a $10M, institutional round of financing. The round came from Volition Capital, and is the firm's first round with institutional inves...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TruTouch Technologies Raises $2.1M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based TruTouch Technologies, a developer of non-invasive biometric intoxication detection systems, said this morning that it has close an $2.1M, expanded Series A-1 investment round. The round came from venture and a...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Symplified Raises $9M More

Boulder-babsed Symplified, a developer of identity management and security products, said today that it has raised $9M in a Series B funding round, and is planning a Series C expansion capital fundraising later this year. Symplified said th...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lineagen Aims At $15M Series B

Salt Lake City-based Lineagen, a developer of diagnostic and healthcare services, said today that it is in the midst of a $15M, Series B funding round. The firm said it is "progresisng towards a close" of the round, which currently includes...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fluidic Energy Raises $17.3M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Fluidic Energy, a developer of energy storage technology, has raised $17.3M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. No details on the funding have been announced. The firm's website ...

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Flywheel Pulls In $7.3M For Second Fund

New Mexico-based Flywheel Ventures, the early stage venture capital firm run by Trevor Loy and Kim Sanchez Real, has received $7.5M in the firm's second fund, Flywheel II, LP, according to a recent regulatory filing. The firm kicked off fun...

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Ciris Energy Gains Backing From Khosla

Centennial, Colorado-based Ciris Energy, a developer of technology aimed at the natural gas production market, said today that it has scored a second round of funding, led by clean technology investors Khosla Ventures. Financial terms of th...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wireless Seismic Snags $19.5M

Louisville, Colorado-based Wireless Seismic, a firm which develops wireless, seismic data acquisition systems used by the oil and gas industry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $19.5M. The funding came from Chesapeake Energy and Energy ...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Graphic.ly Raises $2.6M

Boulder-based Graphic.ly, a developer of software for comic book publishers, has raised $2.6M as part of an ongoing, $3.3M fundraising effort, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Details on the funding have not been anno...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Foundry Group Boosts Cloud Engines

Boulder-based Foundry Group has re-upped its investment in a developer of a device for providing cloud-based backup and storage, Cloud Engines. San Francisco-based Cloud Engines said Foundry--its original investor--participated in a new fun...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Interview with Jeremy Bloom, Integrate

Earlier this week, Denver-based Integrate (www.integrate.com) announced that it had raised a round of venture funding, for the firm's performance marketing technology. We caught up with Jeremy Bloom, the firm's founder and CEO, to hear more...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Next Great Place Raises $1M For Travel Planning

Denver-based Next Great Place, an online travel startup, said today that it has scored $1M in seed capital and is launching its online travel service. The firm, which says it was co-founded by Tom Filippini and Erik Mitisek, said the site w...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SpotXchange Finds $12M

Denver-based SpotXchange, an online video advertising network, said today that it has raised $12M in a financing round. The round came from H.I.G. Growth Partners. SpotXchange, which is headed and was founded by Michael Shehan, said the fun...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Abound Solar Gets $110M, DOE Loan Guarantee

Loveland, Colorado-based Abound Solar, which manufactures cadmium telluride, thin-film photovoltaic solar modules, has raised $110M in an equity funding, and also closed on a $400M loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordin...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WebPT Raises $1M

Phoenix-based WebPT, a developer of electronic medical records and documentations software for physical therapists, said this morning that it has raised $1M in a Series A funding round. The round came from Canal Partners, the investment fir...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CradlePoint Technology Scores $7.5M

Boise, Idaho-based CradlePoint Technology announced this morning that it has raised $7.5M for the firm's 4G/3G routers and software. The firm said the Series B was led by OVP Venture Partners, and also included current investors Highway 12...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Integrate Gets $4.25M

Denver-based Integrate, a provider of technology for running performance marketing campaigns, said this morning that it has raised $4.25M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by the Foundry Group. Integrate said it provides a sing...

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Giveo Gains $1.5M

Boulder-based Giveo, the developer of cause-marketing software headed by Ed Messman, said today that it has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Access Venture Partners, and also included Grotech Partners, Sentinel...

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Standing Cloud Gets $3M

Boulder-based Standing Cloud, a provider of a cloud-based, application hosting service, said today that it has raised $3M in a Series B financing. According to Standing Cloud, the round came from Avalon Ventures, and also included prior inv...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Splick It Gets $449K

Boulder-based Splickit, the developer of mobile ordering applications for the iPhone, has raised $449,711 in a funding round targeted at $450,000, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. Source of the new funding was not discl...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Open Angel Forum Returns To Boulder

The Open Angel Forum, a national angel investment group, is returning to Boulder with an event on December 9th, according to the group. The group--originally started in Southern California by Jason Calacanis-last ran an event in Boulder in ...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mersive Sees New Funding

Denver-based Mersive Technologies, a developer of software for managing multiple projection displays into a single, seamless image, said this morning that it has raised a new round of funding. Amount of the funding was not disclosed, but ca...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Biodesix Scores $7.1M For Lung Cancer Tests

Broomfield, Colorado-based Biodexis, a developer of tests for non-small cell lung cancer, said today that it has raised $7.1M in a Series C financing round . The round came from the firm's existing investors, plus another five new investors...

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

DiCOM Grid Gets $7.5M

Phoenix-based DICOM Grid, a developer of medical imaging software, said this morning that it has raised $7.5M in a Series A financing. The round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included CHL Medical Partners and others. DICOM is a provi...

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Foundry Makes First Investment From Second Fund

Boulder, Colorado-based investment firm Foundry Group is the lead investor in Portland-based Urban Airship, a developer of real-time, push notification software for mobile applications, in what is Foundry's first investment out of its recen...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Centennial, Meritage To Benefit From Masergy IPO

Two, Denver-area investors have had one of their portfolio firms file for an IPO today. Centennial Ventures and Meritage Funds together own most of Plano, Texas-based Masergy, which said this morning it has filed for a $100M IPO on the NYSE...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BioAccel Backs New Joint Venture To Spur Startups

Phoenix-based BioAccel, a nonprofit focused on helping to accelerate scientific research into commercial products and viable businesses, said today that it is part of a joint venture to accelerate the growth of U.S. technology startups. Bio...

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

World Heart Corp. Gets $25.3M In PIPE

Salt Lake City-based World Heart Corporation, a developer of implantable heart assist pumps, has raised $25.3M in an investment from a number of venture capital investors. The publicly held firm said the private placement came from Special ...

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Telesphere Gets More Funding

Phoenix-based Telesphere, a provider of PBX, VoIP, business phone and Internet services, said late Friday that it has closed on additional funding. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Telesphere said the new round brings the firm's tot...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Foundry Ups Funding In StockTwits

Boulder-based venture firm Foundry Group has re-upped its investment in New York-based financial and stock investment community StockTwits. StockTwits said Tuesday that it has raised another $4M in funding, from Foundry and True Ventures, b...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tendril Raises $23M, Buys GroundedPower

Boulder-based Tendril, a maker of energy management systems, said Tuesday that it has raised $23M in a funding, and acquired GroundedPower, a Massachusetts firm which develops energy management and efficiency software. Financial terms of th...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Ice Energy Raises $24M

Windsor, Colorado-based Ice Energy, a developer of energy storage technology, said this morning that it has raised $24M in a first close of a Series C financing round. The round came from TIAA-CREF, Energy Capital Partners, Good Energies, S...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Rocky Mountain Region Sees $150.5M In VC Funding In Q3

The Rocky Mountain region saw a total of $150.5M in funding, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters, released last night. According to the...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Eleutian Technology Merges With Chinese Firm Idapted

Cody, Wyoming-based Eleutian Technology, a provider of English teachers to students via the internet, has merged with Chinese firm Idapted Ltd.. According to the two firms, they have merged to become Eleutian Technology Inc. The firm is ven...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

7 Degrees Raises $6.8M

Salt Lake City-based 7 Degrees, developer of business network mapping tool PeopleMaps, said today that it has raised $6.8M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Rho Ventures, vSpring Capital, and Parkview Ventures. As part of th...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GutCheck Gets $2M

Denver-based GutCheck, a provider of do-it-yourself, online market research services, has raised $2M, the firm said this morning. The funding came from Highway 12 Ventures, Village Ventures, iModerate Research Technologies, and Benenson Str...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Scalar Hires Utah Fund of Funds' Jeremy Neilson

Scalar Partners, a provider of business valuation and other services to private equity firms, said today that it has hired away Jeremy Neilson, the managing director of the State of Utah's private equity program, the Utah Fund of Funds. Sca...

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Friday, October 8, 2010

BrowseNPay Gets $500K

Boulder-based BrowseNPay, a stealth mode firm whose tagline is "commerce made simple," has raised $500,000 in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. The firm, which is headed by OneRiot co-founder Robert Re...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rocky Mountain Venture Investments For Q3 Total Around $437.7M

Venture capital totals in Q3 totaled around $437.7M, according to the latest numbers tallied from Techrockies.com proprietary venture capital database. Among the bigger deals included in the totals was $30M raised in a combination of debt ...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Lineagen Seeks $15M

Salt Lake City-based Lineagen, a provider of genetic testing and related services focused on autism spectrum disorders, said Monday that it is in the midst of raising $10M in new commitments as part of a $15M, Series B funding round. The ro...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

vSpring's Dinesh Patel Recognized By Utah Nonprofit

Nonprofit Utah Youth Village, a group which supports disadvantaged youth and at-risk children in the state, said today that it is recognizing Dinesh Patel with its 2010 Helping Hand Award. The award recognizes supporters of efforts to help ...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Foundry Group Leads Investment In Fitbit

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group has announced that it is the lead in an investment in San Francisco-based Fitbit, the developer of a device for tracking fitness and exercise. Foundry lead a $9M investment round for Fitbit, ...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Miragen Therapeutics Gains $3.0M More

Boulder-based Miragen Therapeutics, a firm focused on discovery and development of therapies for cardiovascular and muscle disease, has raised $3.0M in a convertible note funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Source of th...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

University of Utah Launches New Venture Fund

The University of Utah Eccles School of Business said yesterday that it has opened up a new, student-run venture capital fund. According to the school, the new fund, the University Impact Fund, will focus on socially responsible investing, ...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wasatch Funds Backs Angie's List

Salt Lake City-based Wasatch Funds, the provider of no-load mutual funds, is one of the firms backing online business recommendations site Angie's List. According to Angie's List, which is based in Indianapolis, it has closed on $22.5M in f...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

GeoSynFuels Raises $3.1M

Golden, Colorado-based GeoSynFuels, a firm developing processes to convert cellulosic biomass into biofuels, has raised $3.13M as part of a $12.24M fundraising effort, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. No details on th...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Kapost Gets $1.1M

Boulder-based Kapost, an online service which allows publishers to crowdsource and edit news and submissions, has raised $1.1M in a Series A funding. The firm--which is part of TechStars' Boulder 2010 class--received the round from High Cou...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Adaptive Computing Gets $14M

Provo, Utah-based Adaptive Computing, a developer of cloud computing management software, said today that it has raised $14M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Intel Capital, and also included Tudor Ventures and EPIC Ventures...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Orbotix Gets Funding From Foundry Group

Fort Collins-based Orbotix, a stealth mode firm developing devices that connect consumer electronic devices to phones, has raised a round of venture capital funding from the Foundry Group. According to Ian Bernstein, the CTO and co-founder ...

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Rentbits Gets $575K

Englewood, Colorado-based RentBits.com, and online site for finding and searching for property rentals, has raised $575,000 in an equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Friday. Source of the new funding was not d...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Intio Raises $4.1M

Boulder-based INTIO, a developer of oncology-focused technology for improving the interpretation of thermal ablation using CT scan imaging, has raised $4.1M in a funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the new...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Amedica Snags $30M

Salt Lake City-based Amedica said Monday that it has raised $30M in a financing effort. According to the firm, the funding included $15M in private equity, and $15M in debt. The debt came from Zions First National Bank, and the placement ag...

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Friday, September 3, 2010

NetSteps Lands Funding, Hires CEO

Pleasant Grove-based NetSteps, a developer of software for the management of direct sales channel companies, said Friday that it has received an investment from private equity firm Gemini Investors. Amount of the investment was not disclose...

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

EPIC Ventures Gets Exit In TriCipher

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm EPIC Ventures has scored an exit with one of its portfolio firms, TriCipher, a developer of single-sign on software. According to virtualization giant VMware today, it acquired TriCipher, along with...

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MapMyFitness Scores $5.0M

Denver-based MapMyFitness, a developer of online and mobile fitness applications, said today that it has raised $5.0M in a Series A financing round. The round was led by Austin Ventures. According to MapMyFitness, it will use the funding to...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Lineagen Raises $5M

Salt Lake City-based Lineagen, a firm which develops genomic tests and services for screening and diagnosis of autism, said this morning that it has raised $5M, completing its Series A funding. The firm said the new funding brings its Serie...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

QuickClass Gets $1.8M

Provo, Utah-based QuickClass, a developer of online learning systems and online courses, has raised $1.8m out of an ongoing, $2.87M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the funding was not disclosed. ...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Gearbox Gets Angel Funds

Boulder, Colorado-based Gearbox, a stealth mode firm in TechStars which is developing products related to phone controlled open devices, has raised some angel funding, according to TechStars. According to the startup acceleration effort, th...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Aztek Networks Raises $6M More

Boulder-based Aztek Networks, a developer of switching and IP gateway products for the telecom market, has raised $6.0M more in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. No details on the funding have been announced b...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Infinite Power Solutions Gets $20M

Littleton, Colorado-based Infinite Power Solutions, a developer of solid state, rechargeable, thin-film energy storage devices, said today that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by existing investors D. E. Sh...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Symplified Identifies $9M

Boulder-based Symplified, a provider of identity management software, has raised $9.0M as part of a $15.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. According to the filing, the round came from six investors. Names of the...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Latisys Gets $110M In New Debt Funding

Englewood-based Latisys, a provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services, and disaster recovery said Monday that it has scored new funding via a senior credit facility. The firm said it has refinanced an existing, $65M senior cr...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

C7 Data Center Raises Funding

Salt Lake City-based C7 Data Centers, a provider of colocation, disaster recovery, and other data center services, is announcing today that it has raised $9M more in growth capital. The funding was led by Canopy Ventures, and also included ...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

SpotterRF Gets Funding From In-Q-Tel

Orem, Utah-based SpotterRF, a developer of miniaturized radar systems used for tactical surveillance by the military, has scored a funding round from In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA. SpotterRF did not disclose financial terms o...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Balihoo Gets $2.0M

Boise, Idaho-based Balihoo, a developer of local marketing automation software, has raised $2.0M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. Balihoo has previo...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Flywheel's Caruso Steps Down To Venture Partner

New Mexico-based venture firm Flywheel Ventures announced today that General Partner Scott Caruso is stepping down to a new role as Venture Partner, and will instead be pursuing a "dedicated leadership" role at an un-named entrepreneurial c...

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Southwest Windpower Gets $3.63M

Flagstaff, Arizona-based Southwest Windpower, a developer of wind microturbines for generating wind based energy, has raised $3.63M in a debt funding round. The details came through a regulatory filing by the firm, and no details have been ...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

eWise Gets $12.1M

eWise, a provider of online payment and online financial management software, said today that it has raised $12.1M in a funding round. According to the firm, the round came from Balderton Capital, and also included Total Technology Ventures...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Solera Networks Gets $15M More

Lindon, Utah-based Solera Networks, which develops network forensics and monitoring equipment, announced this morning that it has raised $15M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by new investor Trident Capital, and also included ...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

HireVue Gets $5M In Series B

Draper, Utah-based HireVue has raised $5.0M in a Series B funding round, the firm is announcing tomorrow. According to HireVue, the round was led by Granite Ventures, and also included Utah investor JCP Capital. HireVue provides an online s...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

HireVue Raises $5.0M

Draper, Utah-based HireVue, a developer of a service which allows employers to screen employees using a web camera and video interviews, has raised $5.0M in new equity funding, according to the firm. The funding was first found by Techrocki...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Colorado State University Creates New Startup Investment Fund

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Colorado State University announced today that it has created a new, private equity investment fund it says will go to fund early-stage companies associated with the school. The school said CSU Fund I LLC, which...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Limelight Networks Boosts Video Gaming Streaming Firm

Tempe, Arizona-based Limelight Networks, a provider of content delivery network services, is backing a developer of video game streaming technology, Gaikai. According to Gaikai, Limelight and Intel Capital have backed the firm as strategic ...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Trada Snags $5.75M From Google, Foundry

Boulder-based Trada, which operates an online marketplace for paid search agencies and experts, said today that it has raised $5.75M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Google Ventures, and also included prior investor Foundry...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

TopSchool Gets $8M

Denver-based TopSchool, a developer of software-as-a-service for managing higher education, including college admissions, said yesterday that it has raised $8M in a third round of venture capital funding. The new round was led by MK Capital...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Venture Capital Totals Up In Q2

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) have released their quarterly venture capital numbers for Q2, reporting that venture deals in the US in the quarter totaled $6.5 billion. According to the two, using...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Mandelbrot Project Raises $4.1M

Boulder-based Mandelbrot Project, a stealth mode startup headed by Pete Sheinbaum, has raised $4.1M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. No details on the startup have been announced. Sheinbaum is the form...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Venture Capitalists See Fundraising Slowdown

In a report today, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Thomson Reuters said that fundraising dropped for venture capital firms, to the slowest quarter since the third quarter of 2003. According to a report released today, thirty...

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Keyware Scores $250K

Tucson, Arizona-based Keyware, a developer of Internet security tools for families and businesses, has scored $250K as part of an ongoing, $1.0M fundraising effort, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. Source of the funding was not...

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rocky Mountain Startups Raise $306.1M In Q2

The latest analysis of Rocky Mountain area startup activity tallies up around $306.12M in venture capital investments in the region during Q2 of 2010. The analysis--based on the proprietary venture capital database maintained by Techrocki...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fluensee Gets $300K

Englewood, Colorado-based Fluensee, a developer of RFID tracking software, has raised $300,000 in equity funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesday. Details and source of the funding were not disclosed. Fluensee has pre...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Colorado State University Incubator Signs Three Firms

The New Economy Venture Accelerator (NEVA), part of Colorado State University, said today that it has signed the first three tenants as part of its program. The incubator said that it has selected AYZH, Cradle Naturals and Small Engines for...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

UV Partners Becomes Pelion Venture Partners

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm UV Partners has come Pelion Venture Partners, according to the firm. The venture firm, whose partners includes managing directors from Utah Ventures/UV Partners and Novell Ventures, said "now was th...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Foundry's Levine Leads Investment in Triggit

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group is one of the investors in a Bay Area advertising technology firm, Triggit, Triggit said Thursday. According to Triggit, it raised $4.2M in a Series A led by Seth Levine of Foundry Group, alo...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Lijit Gets $6M More

Boulder-based Lijit, which develops search software for blogs, in addition to operating a related advertising network, has raised $6M in funding, according to the firm. The funding came from Foundry Group, Boulder Ventures and High Country ...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

SafetyWeb Gets $8M

Denver-based SafetyWeb, a developer of a subscription service that helps parents monitor their children on social networking sites, said this week that it has raised $8M in a venture funding round. The round was led by Battery Ventures, and...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

InfoNow Raises $1.5M in Convertible Round

Denver-based InfoNow, a developer of sales channel and inventory data management software, has raised $1.5M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The round was made up of $1.492M in convertible notes and warr...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

LifeLock Raises $14.1M More

Tempe, Arizona-based LifeLock, the controversial provider of identity theft protection services, has raised $14.1M in a new, $15.0M equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing filed Wednesday. Source of the new funding was not di...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Format Dynamics Lands $5.5M

Denver-based Format Dynamics, a developer of software which reformats printed web pages from web publishers into a magazine-like format, said today that it has raised $5.5M in a Series B funding round. The firm said the funding came from an...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

VCIR Fall Opens Applications

The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association has just issued a call for presenting companies at its VCIR Fall 2010 venture capital conference, saying it has a deadline of July 30th for companies interested in presenting this year. The eve...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

VCIR Fall Opens Applications

The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association has just issued a call for presenting companies at its VCIR Fall 2010 venture capital conference, saying it has a deadline of July 30th for companies interested in presenting this year. The eve...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Proterra Finds $20M For Electric Buses

Golden, Colorado-based Proterra, a maker of zero emission city buses and other electric vehicles, has raised $20M in a new venture funding round, the firm said Wednesday. According to the firm, the round came from MK Energy and Infrastructu...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

TeamSnap Raises $700K

Boulder-based TeamSnap, which opeates an online service which allows sports teams and other groups to manage their operations, said yesterday that it has raised $700,000 in a funding round. The round came from Denver-based eonBusiness. Team...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

KeyVive Raises $1M, Names Chairman

Park City, Utah-based KeyVive, which operates a social media site focused on diabetes, announced today that it closed on a $1M, Series A funding round, and named Gary Long as its Chairman of the Board. Long is co-founder of Strategic Busin...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

JackRabbit Systems Gets $1.3M

Santa Fe, New Mexico-based JackRabbit Systems, a developer of online travel software, said today that it has raised $1.33M in a private equity funding. The funding was co-led by Kickstart Seed Fund and Sun Mountain Capital. JackRabbit said ...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Foundry Group Backs BigDoor Media

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group and Brad Feld are backing Seattle-based BigDoor Media, which develops software which allows web sites to implement game-like features such as badges, leaderboards, and virtual currency. Accor...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Irrigation Water Technologies America Raises $2.1M

Longmont, Colorado-based Irrigation Water Technologies America, a developer of capillary water irrigation systems, has raised $2.1M in an equity funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Source of the funding and d...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Move Networks Shifts HQ To California, Raises Funding

Move Networks, the developer of adaptive streaming software for transmitting high definition video over the Internet, has quietly moved its headquarters to Southern California, and has raised $3.0M in a new funding round. The funding round ...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Virtela Connects With $5.1M

Greenwood Village-based Virtela, a provider of virtual private network (VPN) services, has raised $5.13M in an ongoing, $6.3M funding round, according to regulatory filings by the firm this week. Source of the new funding was not disclosed,...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Report: Utah Firms Raised $663M In 2009

A report released Thursday by the Mountain West Capital Network (MWCN) tallies up $663M in investments in Utah during 2009, as the state saw 94 venture capital, angel, and seed stage deals, 31 mergers and acquisitions, and one public offeri...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SimpleGeo Gets $8.14M

Boulder-based SimpleGeo, a developer of location based technology and a TechStars company, said Tuesday that it raised $8.14M in a funding round. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, and also included First Round Capital, Lowercase Capit...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

JackRabbit Systems Raises $1.3M

Santa Fe, New Mexico-based JackRabbit Systems, a developer of online travel software, has now raised a total of $1.3M funding, according to recent regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the funding have not been announced. A representati...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Foundry Backs Innovative Gaming Firm

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group has backed an innovative, MIT spinout developing tabletop game consoles, the firm said this week. Sifteo, which is based in San Francisco, said that Foundry Group joined True Ventures in its ...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

N30 Pharma Raises $30M

Boulder-based N30 Pharma, a firm developing treatments for respiratory, cardiovascular, and inflammatory diseases, announced today that it has raised $10M in a new financing round. According to the firm, it is adding Dr. Howard Furst of Dee...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

OptiEnz Targets Biosensor Market

Colorado State University said today that Professor Ken Reardon and the school's commercialization effort, Cenergy, have co-founded a new company called OptiEnz. According to CSU, the new firm is focused on developing, manufacturing, and se...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Highway 12 Adds Associate

Boise, Idaho-based venture capital firm Highway 12 Ventures said Wednesday that it has named Derek Keller as a new, full time associate at the firm. According to the company, Keller previously worked at the University Venture Fund (UVF) and...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lijit Raises $1M More

Boulder-based Lijit Networks, a developer of web search tools and online advertising products for web publishers, has raised $1.0M in what looks like a convertible debt round for the firm, according to a regulatory filing filed Wednesday. D...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Internet Pawn Gets $1.5M

Denver-based Internet Pawn, which says it is creating an online, dedicated pawn shop, said yesterday that it has raised $1.5M in a venture funding round. The funding came from Daylight Partners and Access Ventures. According to the company,...

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Storage Genetics Raises $1.0M

Longmont-based Storage Genetics, a firm develop non-volatile memory products, has raised $1.0M, as part of an ongoing $12.54M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source and details of the funding have not been...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Acoustic Technologies Raises Funding To $5.7M

Mesa, Arizona-based Acoustic Technologies, a developer of hands-free, audio processing algorithms used in consumer electronics, has upped its funding to $5.7M, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. No details on the fund...

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Raises $6.5M

Bozeman, Montana-based LigoCyte Pharaceuticals, a biotechnology firm focused on treatments for gastrointestinal and respiratory conditions, has raised $6.5M in a debt funding round, according to a recently regulatory filing by the firm. Acc...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SendGrid Snags $5M

Boulder-based SendGrid, one of the firms out of TechStars, said today that it has raised $5M in a round of funding, from Foundry Group and Highway 12 Ventures. The firm, which develops email software which helps ensure delivery and gather a...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Fusion-io Takes $45M More

Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io, a manufacturer of flash-based, solid state disk drives, has scored another $45M in a venture funding round. According to the firm, the Series C preferred stock financing was led by Meritech Capital Partners, ...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rocky Mountain Area Startups Raise $81.65M In Q1

Rocky Mountain area startups raised $81.65M in Q1, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the groups, in their quarte...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Zinch Gets More Funding

Provo, Utah-based Zinch, which operates an online site that helps students connect with colleges and graduate school, has scored an investment from New World Ventures, the early stage venture firm investing the funds of the Pritzker family....

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mercury Payment Systems Gets Investment From Silver Lake

Durango, Colorado-based Mercury Payment Systems, a provider of payment processing services, has received a strategic growth investment from private equity firm Silver Lake, the firms said today. According to the two, Silver Lake will acquir...

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Venture Firms Invest Around $472.9M In Q1

An analysis of Q1's venture capital deals and investment activity in the Rocky Mountain Region find that venture capitalists invested $472.9M in the area in Q1. The analysis--based on tracking of venture capital, angel, and private equity d...

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Cradlepoint Gets Backing From Highway 12 Ventures

Boise, Idaho-based Cradlepoint, a developer of 3G/4G wireless broadband routers, has raised a round of funding from Highway 12 Ventures. According to Highway 12, the funding was actually made early in 2009; amount of the investment was not ...

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Goomzee Gets Series A

Missoula, Montana-based Goomzee, a developer of mobile marketing product for the real estate industry, has raised $1.5M in a round of funding, the firm announced today. The firm said the Series A round was led by Highway 12 Ventures, along ...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flywheel Adds EIR

New Mexico-based Flywheel Ventures said today that it has added Lillian Montoya-Rael as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the venture capital firm. According to Flywheel, Montoya-Rael joins the firm from LMR Consulting, and also served as a W...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flywheel Adds EIR

New Mexico-based Flywheel Ventures said today that it has added Lillian Montoya-Rael as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the venture capital firm. According to Flywheel, Montoya-Rael joins the firm from LMR Consulting, and also served as a W...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

TechStars Opens Seattle Apps

Boulder, Colorado-based business incubation and startup effort TechStars has opened up applications for the group's Seattle program, the group said Tuesday. TechStars, which provides seed capital and mentoring to help companies get their st...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Lingotek Gets Investment From In-Q-Tel

Draper, Utah-based Lingotek, a developer of translation collaboration software, announced Monday that the firm has received an additional strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital arm. Financial terms of the deal were no...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

TerraLux Raises $5.6M

Boulder-based TerraLUX, a developer of energy efficient LED modules for the solid state lighting market, announced today that it has raised $5.6M in a Series A investment round. Emerald Technology Ventures led the funding round, which also ...

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Trada Raises $2.2M

Boulder-based Trada, a new startup which runs an online marketplace for paid search experts, announced today that it has raised $2.2M. The funding came from The Foundry Group and angel investors Alan Warms, Carlos Cashman, Dan Murray, James...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cadre Technologies Gets New Funding

Denver-based Cadre Technologies, a developer of warehouse management software, said today that it has receivd a new round of funding from its original investors. Amount of the investment was not disclosed by the company. According to Cadre,...

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Monday, March 15, 2010

SCO Group Gets $2M In Funding

Lindon, Utah-based The SCO Group, the firm behind a long running software lawsuit over the Linux operating system, announced today that it has received $2M in funding, with approval of the Bankruptcy Court. According to SCO, the funding cam...

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Friday, March 12, 2010

OpSec Security Gets $23.5M

Denver-based OpSec Security Group plc, a developer of anti-counterfeiting technology, said Thursday that it has raised $23.5M in funding from Investcorp Technology Partners. The firm, which is listed on the AIM, said the funding will allow ...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

BitWise Controls Gets Investment

Englewood, Colorado-based BitWise Controls, a developer of IP-enabled control systems for the home and commercial automation market, reported today that it has received a strategic investment from Denver-based ProLink Solutions. Financial t...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

ProStor Gets $5M From Imation

Boulder, Colorad-based ProStor, a developer of removable hard disk format and related products, has received $5M in an investment from Imation Corp.. Imation announced the deal today in conjunction with a new, license agreement with ProStor...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

BoomStartup Launches Incubation Effort

Taking a cue from startup incubation efforts YCombinator and TechStars, a new business incubation program, BoomStartup, has launched in Utah. The new incubator, headed by angel investor John Richards and involving Omniture CEO and co-founde...

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Monday, March 8, 2010

OrangeSoda Gains Investment From CitySearch

Orem, Utah-based orange Soda, a provider of search engine optimization (SEO) services for small businesses, has gained a strategic investment from CitySearch, the online local business guide business of IAC. Financial terms of that investme...

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Angel Group Sets Up Shop In Utah

A California angel investment group, the Maverick Angels, announced Thursday that the firm is starting up two chapters in Utah. Maverick Angels, which has been active in Southern California, said that it is opening up two new chapters of th...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Arkayne Gets $1M In Funding

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Arkayne, a developer of interactive marketing software, announced this week that it has raised a $1M round of angel funding. The firm said that the round included the Arizona Technology Investor Forum (ATIF) along ...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Upstart Life Sciences Capital Ups Commitments To $7.1M

Salt Lake City-based Upstart Life Sciences Capital, a venture firm focused on Unversity life science spinouts, has reached $7.18M in commitments to its $28.5M fund, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Thursday. The fund's General ...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Report: vSpring's Ahlstrom Leaving

Salt Lake City-based vSpring Ventures founder Paul Ahlstrom is leaving the firm, and has moved to Mexico to launch a new venture capital firm, says industry publication VentureWire this morning. Ahlstrom represents vSpring as a board member...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Flywheel Ventures Joins In $3.5B Intel Investment, Jobs Effort

New Mexico-based venture capital firm Flywheel Ventures is one of a long list of mostly Silicon Valley venture capital firms behind a new, $3.5 billion investment effort led by Intel, aimed at helping invest in U.S.-based technology compani...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

High Country Gets $25M For Venture Fund

Boulder-based venture capital firm High Country Venture, has closed on $25M in funding for its second fund, Colorado Fund II LP, according to reports today. VentureWire reports that the fund closed the fund in January with $25M in funding, ...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Hypercom In Joint Venture

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Hypercom Corporation, a provider of electronic payment services, and investment firm The McDonnell Group, announced yesterday that the two have closed on the formation of a joint venture. The two said they are deve...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

RoundPegg Raises $230K

Boulder, Colorado-based RoundPegg.com, a new startup looking to match job applicants to hiring companies based on their culture, has raised $230,336 in a round of convertible funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Sour...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Grotech Promotes DeVries

Early stage venture capital investor Grotech Ventures, which has invested in such local firms as HiveLive, LogRhythm, Collective Intellect, Skyetek, and Aztek Networks, said Wednesday that it has named Lawson DeVries to the position of Prin...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Eleutian Technology Gets $10M

Cody, Wyoming-based Eleutian Technology, a provider of online, English-language training courses, has raised $10M in a private equity funding, the firm announced Wednesday. Eleutian said the funding came from Cheyenne Capital Fund. Eleutian...

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Highway 12 Ventures Names EIR

Boise, Idaho-based Highway 12 Ventures, the venture capital firm run by Mark Solon, announced Friday that it has named Jason Christensen as its new Entrepreneur-In-Residence. The firm said that Christensen will help mentor new entrepreneurs...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Infinite Power Gets $1.625M

Little, Colorado-based Infinite Power has raised $1.625M in an ongoing, $5.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesday. According to the filing, the round includes both debt and warrants. Details on the funding ...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Encoding.com Raises $1.25M

Denver- and San Francisco-based Encoding.com, which operates an online, software-as-service video encoding services, announced today that it has raised $1.25M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Metamorphic Ventures, and also incl...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

iFollo Gets $1M

Park City-based iFollo.com, an online site focused on celebrity sightings and encounters, said Tuesday that it has raised $1M in an investment round. The firm said the investment came from Robert S. Trump, who is also an investor in ZeniMax...

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

AmideBio's Take: $275K

Boulder-based AmideBio, which announced a seed round of funding last month, raised $274,997 in that round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. The firm had announced the round, but had not disclosed the amount of seed fundin...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

AmideBio Gets Seed Funding

Boulder-based AmideBio, which is looking to commercialize technical challenging peptides for the R&D market, said earlier this week that it has raised a round of seed financing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, nor was the so...

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Monday, January 25, 2010

VCIR Names First Wave of Presenting Firms

The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association announced the first set of companies presenting at the upcoming Venture Capital in the Rockies winter conference Monday, saying that BioVantage Resources, DICOM grid, Infopia, TopSchool, TruEff...

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Comet Solutions Gets $2M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Comet Solutions, a developer of software for modeling products, said Friday that it had raised $2M in a Series B round of funding. According to the firm, the round was led by Athenian Venture Partners, and also...

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Aircell Gets $176M

Aircell, a developer of in-flight Internet and communications systems, said late Thursday that the firm has raised $176M in a private placement, which will go to fund network expansion and growth at the firm. The company, which has operatio...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TechStars Graduate Gets Funding

Another firm which was part of the Boulder-based TechStars business incubation effort, Vanilla Forums has raised venture funding. According to the firm--which is based in Montreal--it raised $500,000 (Canadian) in funding. The funding was l...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

USTAR Launches Renewable Energy Incubator

USTAR, the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, an effort to spur high technology jobs in the state, said today that it has launched a new, Renewable Energy Incubator in St. George. According to USTAR, it officially opened the d...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Techstars Opens Boulder Apps

Boulder-based TechStars, the startup incubation and mentoring effort headed by David Cohen and Brad Feld, said today that it has opened up applications for the firm's Boulder summer program. The announcement came as the company said its Bos...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TopTenREVIEWS Confirms $1.5M Fundraising

Ogden, Utah-based TopTenREVIEWS confirmed it has raised $1.5M in funding, from existing investors Highway 12 Ventures and Village Ventures, the firm said Tuesday. The funding had first been disclosed via regulatory filing. The firm said the...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TopTenREVIEWS Raises $1.5M

Ogden, Utah-based TopTenREVIEWS, which operates comparison shopping and ranking web sites focused on software, electronics, video games, and more, has raised another $1.5M in funding, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. The...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

MediProPharma Gains Funding

Salt Lake City-based MediProPharma, which is identifying and developing pharmaceuticals for the treatment of CNS diseases, has raised a round of angel funding, according to the Salt Lake Life Science Angels. The Salt Lake Life Science Angel...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rally Software's Tim Miller On New Funding

Yesterday, Boulder-based Rally Software announced it had raised another round of funding, worth $16M. We caught up with Tim Miller, CEO of the firm, to hear a little bit about the latest round and what's going on with the company. Congra...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Investors Choice Conference Draws Ire

The upcoming investment conference in Midway, Utah, run by the Wayne Brown Institute, the Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference, has drawn the ire of a high profile technology pundit, Jason Calacanis. Calacanis, who is in the midst of...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Rally Software Raises $16M

Boulder-based Rally Software, which develops Agile software development tools, announced today that it has raised $16M in a venture funding round. The round was led by Greylock Partners, with Greylock's Tom Bogan joining the firm's board of...

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Graphic.ly Gets $1.2M

Boulder-based Graphic.ly, a TechStars firm developing software for comic publishers, creators, and enthusiasts, said today that it has raised $1.2M in a funding round. The round came from DFJ Mercury, as well as Starz Media, Northstar Equit...

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Olocity Gains $90K For Storage Management Tools

Golden, Colorado-based Olocity, a developer of open source, storage management tools, has raised $90,000 in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm last week. The firm's founders include Kurt Krems, Hope Hines, and Sco...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

41st Parameter Raises $3.8M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based 41st Parameter, a developer of online security and fraud detection technology, has raised $3.8M in funding, according to a recently regulatory filing by the firm. No details on the funding have been released by the...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Guest Post: A Startup's Twelve Days Of Christmas

Mark Solon, a venture capitalist at Highway 12 Ventures, posted this piece--which he originally wrote last year for the Idaho Statesman--on his blog this morning, and gave us permission to reprint it here. Solon invests here in the Rocky Mo...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

DAZ 3D Merges With Israeli Firm, Gets VC Funding

Draper, Utah-based DAZ 3D, a publisher of 3D models and 3D software, said today that it has merged with Israeli software provider Gizmoz. The two said the merger will create an online marketplace for high-quality, and inter-compatible digit...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The American Academy Raises $5.9M

Salt Lake City-based The American Academy, a provider of online high school educational services, said today that it has raised $5.9M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Austin Ventures, and also included prior investor vSprin...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Special Application Robotics Picks Up $1.95M

Loveland, Colorado-based Special Application Robotics, a developer of robotics and manipulators, particularly for the nuclear decontamination and decommissioning industry, has raised $1.95M in an equity funding round, according to a regula...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TruTouch Technologies Raises $1.3M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based TrueTouch Technologies, which is developing non-invasive, detection systems for measuring intoxication, said Tuesday that it has raised $1.3M in a combination of venture and angel investment funding. The firm s...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TPI Composites Takes $26M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based TPI Composites, a developer of wind turbine blades, said last week that it has raised $26M in Series B-1 funding. The funding came from Element Partners, along with prior investors Landmark Growth Capital Partners,...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sendgrid Gets Funding

Boulder-based SendGrid, a firm developing email delivery software, has raised a new round of funding, according to Highway 12 Ventures, which led the investment in the firm. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. A recent regulatory fi...

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Foundry Leads StockTwits Investment

Boulder-based venture firm Foundry Group is the lead investor in stock Twittering site StockTwits, Foundry said today. According to StockTwits, it raised $3M in a Series B funding round, which was led by Foundry Group, and also included Bou...

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Monday, November 30, 2009

SimpleGeo Gets $1.5M

Boulder-based SimpleGeo, a startup developing location-based technology for integration into web and mobile applications, has raised $1.5M in a funding. According to a number of sources, the funding includes First Round Capital, Redpoint Ve...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Solix Biofuels Snags $3.0M More

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Solix Biofuels, a developer of biofuel reactor technology for the alternative energy industry, has raised $3.0M out of an ongoing, $11.0M funding, in the firm of convertible notes and warrants, according to a re...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

TechStars Looks For Boston Entrepreneurs, Tweaks Schedule

Boulder-based TechStars, the Internet startup incubation program, has opened up its applications for its Boston program, one of the group's organizers said today. Brad Feld, a venture capitalist and founder of TechStars, said that the group...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

vSpring Opens Third Fund, Raises $700K

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm vSpring Capital appears to have kickstarted efforts to raise its third fund, vSpring Partners III, L.P., according to a regulatory filing by the firm. According to the recent filing, the firm has no...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ready Financial Snags $7.0M

Boise, Idaho-based Ready Financial, which provides a prepaid Visa card and related online bill payment and check writing service, said today that it has raised $7.0M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Rockbridge Growth Equity...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

TechStars: 6 of 10 Boulder Firms Scored VC Funding

Boulder-based TechStars, the technology business incubation effort, reported Tuesday that, out of the its 2009 class of companies out of its Boulder location, six out of ten of them are set to announced deals led by venture capital firms. T...

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Solix Biofuels Raises $500K

Fort Collins-based Solix Biofuels, which is developing algae-based biofuels reactor technology, has raised $500K in convertible note funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. No details on the funding have been anno...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SimpleGeo Gains $195K

Boulder-based SimpleGeo, a firm developing software for location-based infrastructure, has raised $195,000 in a debt funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Source of the funding was not disclosed, although the f...

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mandelbrot Project Gets $500K

Boulder-based Mandelbrot Project, a stealth mode startup headed by Peter Sheinbaum, former President of DailyCandy, has received $500,000 in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. No details on the funding have...

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Everlater Raises Series A Funding

Boulder-based Everlater, an online site which allows users to keep an online travel journal, said today that it has raised a Series A funding. The round was led by Highway 12 Ventures. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Everlater--whi...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Foundry Group Backs EmSense

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group has reinvested in a company making brainwave measurement technology, EmSense, as part of a $9M, Series C funding. According to San Francisco-based EmSense, the round was led by Technology Par...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ampulse Gains $8M

Golden, Colorado-based Ampulse, which develops crystalline-silicon (c-Si) thin-film technology for solar cells, said Tuesday that it has raised $8M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners and El Dorado V...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Infinity Pedals Wins Concept To Company

Infinity Pedals, a firm which designs bike pedals and shoe cleats, is the winner of Grow Utah Ventures' latest Concept to Company Contest. Runners-up in the contest, which awards a combination of cash and services to promising firms, includ...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Envysion Gets $2.3M

Louisville, Colorado-based Envysion, a provider of web-based, surveillance products, has raised its latest funding round to $2.3M, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. The firm, which uses web-based video to provide surveil...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kemeta Gets Funding

Mesa, Arizona-based Kemeta, a firm developing hand held analyzers for measuring fat metabolism, has received funding from Catapult BioAccel. According to Catapult BioAccel, an Arizona nonprofit, it is providing Kemeta with a $200,000 grant ...

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Amkor Links With Japanese Firms On Joint Venture

Chandler, Arizona-based Amkor, a developer of wafer-level packaging and testing services for the semiconductor industry, is in a joint venture with two Japanese firms in Japan. According to Nakaya Microdevices Corporation, Amkor, and Toshib...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Foundry Ventures Into Organic Motion

Boulder-based venture firm Foundry Ventures has led an investment into a New York company, Organic Motion, the firm announced Tuesday. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. Organic Motion is a developer of computer vision and motion c...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fusion-io Gets Investment From Samsung

Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io, a developer of solid state storage, announced Tuesday that it has received an investment from Samsung. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. According to Fusion-io, the investment comes alongside a deal be...

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Standing Cloud Raises $500K

Boulder-based Standing Cloud, an online software-as-a-service firm focused on managing and deploying cloud applications, has raised $500,000 in a funding round, according to a filing from the firm last week. The funding came from the Foundr...

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Redwood Collaborative Media Raises Funding Round

Colorado Springs-based Redwood Collaborative Media, a media firm focused on connecting software professionals, said Friday that it has raised a second round of funding. Source of the funding, or amount, was not announced. The firm said it h...

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Zinch Raises $4.0M

Provo, Utah-based Zinch, which operates an online site to help students connect with colleges and graduate schools, has raised $4.0M in a funding round, according the firm Thursday. Zinch said the funding came from New World Ventures. Zinch...

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Guest Post: Legal Documentation For Venture Backed Seed Deals

Last Week, Mark Solon, of Highway 12 Ventures, wrote this response to the many "template" venture capital legal documents being floated around the Internet. Solon invests here in the Rocky Mountain region, and we thought it was well sharin...

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

EPIC Ventures Shuffles Managing Directors

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm EPIC Ventures announced Thursday that it has named Christopher Stone as a Managing Director at the firm. The venture capital firm is an affiliate of Zions Bank. Stone has served as an EVP/Vice Chair...

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Telesphere: $32M Raised Over Last Two Years

Phoenix-based Telesphere, a provider of hosted PBX and Internet phone services, reported Wednesday that it has raised $32M in funding over the last 24 month. The firm said it is using the capital to reinvest in the company. Telesphere revea...

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Inviragen Merges With SingVax, Takes $15M

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Inviragen, a developer of vaccines for infection disease, said this week that it has merged with SingVax, and raised $15M in a Series A investment. According to the firm, the investment came from Charter Life Sc...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vico Software Gets $3.6M

Boulder-based Vico Software, a developer of software for the construction industry, said today that it has raised $3.6M in a round of funding from its existing investors. Investors in the round included Borealis Ventures, Highway 12 Venture...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Next Big Sound Rounds Up $585,000

Boulder-based Next Big Sound has raised $585,000 in its initial round of funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. The filing indicates the round is targeted at just over $1.0M. The funding comes from the Foundry Group,...

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Rocky Mountain Companies Q3 Venture Capital Totals Around $340M

Rocky Mountain companies raised around $340.2M in Q3, down a bit from the $648M raised in the region last quarter, according to an analysis of Techrockies.com proprietary venture capital database. According to our analysis, around $183M ...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Women's Information Network Gets Funding, Launches

Saratoga Springs, Utah-based The Women's Information Network, an online social media site focused on women, said today that it has raised an initial round of funding, as part of the firm's launch. Financial details and name of the private i...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Colorado Second In Cleantech Investments

A report released today finds that Colorado was second in the nation, in terms of venture capital deals in the cleantech space for the quarter, with $47M in investments in Q3. According to The Cleantech Group and Deloitte, analyzing Q3 clea...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HireVue Gets Funding

Salt Lake City-based HireVue, which provides video interviewing tools for companies, said today that it has raised a Series A round of funding. The round was led by Peterson Ventures, The Garber Fund of Penn State University, and un-named, ...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Next Big Sound Gets Funding

Boulder-based Next Big Sound, a firm developing online music analytics and measurement tools, has raised a round of funding, according to the Foundry Group. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. Next Big Sound was incubated in TechSta...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

EnticeLabs Raises $2M

Provo, Utah-based EnticeLabs has raised another $2M in funding, according to reports, from First Advantage and Omniture's Josh James and John Pestana. The firm operates a job recruiting advertising network called TalentSeekr. The funding br...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Arizona Group Looks To Raise $200M Fund of Funds

A group of state and local business organizations in Arizona is hoping to spur Arizona startups, with the formation of a $200M "fund of funds", according to a report in the Arizona Republic. According to the report, AERO, the Arizona Econom...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mocapay Raises $3.0M

Denver-based Mocapay, which develops a mobile payment system used for gift cards, loyalty programs, and marketing, said Wednesday afternoon that it has raised $3.0M in funding. The round came from Spartan Mobile, Lacuna, and other unnamed i...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Alliance Health Networks Gains $3.3M

Salt Lake City-based Alliance Health Networks announced today that it has raised $3.3M in a Series C venture round, led by Highway 12 Ventures. The firm, which develops social networks for the healthcare industry, said that EPIC Ventures a...

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

VCIR Fall Sets Lineup

The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association has announced its lineup for their fall venture capital conference, VCIR Fall, saying Thursday that it will be highlighting companies from Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Eight firms from Utah ...

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mix1 Raises $6M

Boulder, Colorado-based Mix 1, a maker of specialty sports drinks, said today that it has raised $6M in a funding round. The round came from Highland Consumer Fund. The firm said the new funding would go to accelerate its national rollout, ...

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Flywheel Kicks Off Fundraising Effort

New Mexico-based Flywheel Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage information technology and physical sciences firms in the region, is on the prowl for $35M in a new fund. According to Flywheel, in a letter to ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

vSpring Ventures Into Women's Health Venture

Salt Lake City-based vSpring Ventures has made a $2M investment into a women's health firm, Athena Feminine Technologies. Athena said Tuesday morning that it received the Series A investment from vSpring, which it will use for accelerating ...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

OneRiot Raises $7.0M

Boulder-based OneRiot, a developer of real-time search tools, has landed $7.0M in a Series C funding round the firm confirmed late Thursday. The round was led by Appian Ventures, and also included backing by other existing investors Commonw...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

COPAN Systems Raises $3.0M More

Longmont, Colorado-based COPAN Systems, a developer of storage arrays being used for secondary data storage, has raised $3.0M out of a $6.2M funding round, according to a filing from the firm today. Details on the funding have not been anno...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Balihoo Lands $7M

Boise, Idaho-based Balihoo, a provider of technology used for local marketing and advertising planning, said Wednesday that it has raised $7M in a enw funding round. The round was led by OpenView Venture Partners. Prior investors Highway 12...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NextPage Gets $714K

Draper, Utah-based NextPage, a developer of software for tracking changes and versions of Microsoft documents, has raised $714,594 in what looks to be an ongoing $3.0M equity fundraising for the company. The funding came to light through a ...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Coherex Medical Gets $16.5M

Salt Lake City-based Coherex Medical, a medical device firm developing treatments for heart defects, said today that it has raised $16.5M in a Series B funding round. The funding was co-led by vSpring Capital and Oxford Bioscience Partners,...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ubidyne Receives $14.4M

Ubidyne, a developer of embedded radio antenna technology for the wireless industry, said today that it has raised $14.4M in a funding from Gimv, boosting its Series B funding to $43M. The firm, which has U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Ar...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Southwest Windpower Gets More Funding

Flagstaff, Arizona-based Southwest Windpower, a developer of small wind turbines, said Wednesday that it has raised a new round of funding. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The firm said that the round included PCG Clean Energy and ...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tipu's Tiger Chai Tea Raises Funding

Missoula, Montana-based Tipu's Tiger Chai Tea, a provider of retail chai tea drinks, has raised a round of equity funding. The funding was first reported by MATR. The funding came from Frontier Angel Fund, LLC, with two members of the angel...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

CrimeReports.com Raises $7.2M

Salt Lake City-based CrimeReports.com, which operates a crime mapping web site, said today that it has raised $7.2M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Austin Ventures, and also included prior investor vSpring Capital. CrimeRe...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lifepics Lands $1.9M

Boulder-based Lifepics, which operates an online service focused on helping photographers and photofinishers present their photos to their clients, has raised $1.9M in a funding round. Source of the funding was not disclosed. The funding wa...

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Monday, August 17, 2009

LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Adds More Funding

Bozeman, Montana-based LigoCyte Pharamceuticals has raised additional funding in the firm's most recently round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Friday. According to the filing, the firm has now raised $29.49M in its latest f...

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Broadhop Raises $4.25M

Denver-based BroadHop, a developer of software for the fixed and mobile broadband network market, said Friday that it has raised $4.25M in a round of expansion funding. The round came from Peninsula Ventures and Boulder Ventures. BroadHop s...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

iMemories Raises $6.2M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based iMemories, which operates a service which captures and digitizes home movies for consumers, said this morning that it has raised $6.2M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Capital Southwest. The compan...

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Gevo Pulls In $30M More

Englewood, Colorado-based Gevo, a firm developing biofuels technology, has now raised $30.0M out of a $40.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Gevo has previously raised funding from Virgin Green Fund, Khosl...

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Boulder Ventures Gets Exit In Everest Software

Venture capital firm Boulder Ventures has scored an exit for one of its portfolio firms, Everest Software, which was acquired Friday. Everest Software, a developer of business operations software for small and mid-sized companies based in V...

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Monday, August 3, 2009

RavenBrick Selected By DOE, Gains Funding

Denver-based RavenBrick, a firm which is developing "smart windows" for the building materials industry, disclosed Monday that the firm has been selected to provide its technology for a new research facility being built for the U.S. Departm...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Colorado Firms Headline Clean Technology Report

Two Colorado firms led a resurgence in clean technology investments in Q2, according to a report released this week by Ernst & Young. According to an analysis of clean technology investments for the quarter, based on data from Dow Jones Ven...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lingotek Gains More Funding

Draper, Utah-based Lingotek, which develops language translation technology and services, disclosed this morning that it has raised another financing round. The firm did not disclose the size of the round, but said the internal round--the f...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Amended Silicates Gets Financing

Amended Silicates, a joint venture between Denver-based CH2M Hill and ADA Technologies, recently closed a venture capital financing, techrockies.com has learned. No details have been released by the firm. Amended Silicates is commercializin...

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sparxent Spends Around $24.4M In Acquisitions

Salt Lake City-based Sparxent, which has been on an acquisition roll in the last few months of IT consulting firms, has raised around $24.4M which it put into two of its acquisitions, according to regulatory filings from the firm. According...

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Rocky Mountain Companies See Around $648M In VC In Q2

The Rocky Mountain region looks to have had a very good, venture quarter in Q2 of this year, according to an analysis of Techrockies.com proprietary venture capital database, racking up $648m in venture capital investments in the quarter. T...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Control4 Gains $17.3M

Salt Lake City-based Control4, a developer of home automation hardware and related products, reported this morning that the firm has raised an additional $17.3M in equity funding. According to Control4, the investment came from Best Buy Cap...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wavelink Gains Investment

Midvale, Utah-based Wavelink, a developer of software for managing wireless infrastructure, reported today that it has raised a round of investment from private equity firm Westview Capital Partners. Amount of the investment was not disclos...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

SpectrumDNA Names Nolan To Board

Park City, Utah-based SpectrumDNA, a developer of social media software, disclosed this morning that it has snagged prominent venture capital blogger and social media expert Jeff Nolan for its board of directors. Nolan, who was a Venture Pa...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

SpectrumDNA Names Nolan To Board

Park City, Utah-based SpectrumDNA, a developer of social media software, disclosed this morning that it has snagged prominent venture capital blogger and social media expert Jeff Nolan for its board of directors. Nolan, who was a Venture Pa...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Guest Post: Treat Your CEOs Like Children (Your Own)

We're kicking off the inclusion of insightful guest posts and authors this week, with a post from Mark Solon of Highway 12 Ventures, a venture firm which invests here in the Rocky Mountain region. Mark originally posted this on his blog, an...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

InfoNow Raises $5M

Denver-based InfoNow, a developer of software-as-a-service for managing sales channels, announced today that the firm has raised $5M in a Series B financing round. According to InfoNow, the funding round was led by Vedanta Capital, and also...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Solix Biofuels Raises $16.8M

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Solix Biofuels reports this morning that the firm has raised a Series A funding round worth $16.8M. The funding came from Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd., along with I2BF Venture Capital, Bohemian Investments,...

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Flywheel Hires Seven Summer Apprentices

Santa Fe, New Mexico-based venture capital firm Flywheel Ventures reported Thursday that the firm has hired on seven "Flywheel Fellows" for the firm's summer apprenticeship program. The firm--which hires students every summer for the progra...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SynCardia Gets $10.3M

Tucson, Arizona-based SynCardia, a developer of artificial hearts to treat people with biventricular heart faliure, has raised $10.3M in a Series D funding, the firm said today. According to SynCardia, the round was led by Highway 12 Ventur...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kickstart Seed Fund Gains $3.6M

Salt Lake City-based seed-stage, investment fund Kickstart Seed Fund has raised $3.65M as part of an ongoing fundraising effort for the venture fund, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Kickstart Seed Fund is looking to fund...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tendril Nets $30M

Boulder-based Tendril, a developer of wireless sensors, and being applied to the energy efficiency space, announced this morning that it has raised $30M in a Series C funding round. according to Tendril, the funding was led by VantagePoint ...

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Zerista Gains Financing

Denver, Colorado-based Zerista, a developer of software for conference and trade show management, announced Friday that the firm has raised a seed funding round. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Zerista said that the funding round w...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

miRagen Therapeutics Gets $4M

Boulder, Colorado-based miRagen Therapeutics, which is developing microRNA-based therapeutics targeted at cardiovascular and muscle disease, said this morning that it has now raised $12M in its Series A funding. According to the firm, it re...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Catheter Connections Gets $1.3M

Park City, Utah-based Catheter Connections, a developer of a medical device to prevent hospital-acquired infections resulting from catheter use, said today that it has raised $1.3M in seed capital. The funding came from Kickstart Seed Fund/...

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Monday, June 1, 2009

MedTrust Gains Funding

Scottsdale, Arizona-based MedTrust Online LLC announced Saturday that it has concluded a second round of financing. The provider of oncology-focused technology applications and solutions declined to disclose the extent or source of the fund...

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Innoventures Gives $150K Loan To IntelliSchematic

Salt Lake City-based InnoVentures Capital said Thursday that the firm has loaned $150,000 to IntelliSchematic, which is developing a web-based application to help mechanics troubleshoot machinery. IntelliSchematic is located in the small to...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lifelock Raises $40M More

Tempe, Arizona-based LifeLock, which operates an identity theft prevention service, has raised $40M in new funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Source of the funding and details were not announced by the company. Accordi...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Telesphere Raises $15M

Phoenix, Arizona-based Telesphere, which operates a business phone and Internet service, said Wednesday that the firm has raised $15M in a private equity funding. The funding came from Rally Capital, Hawkeye Investments LLC and Greenspun Co...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kozio Gets Funding

Longmont, Colorado-based Kozio, a developer of in-circuit board diagnostics software for the electronics industry, said last week that it has raised a Series A financing from the Boulder Angels. Amount of the financing was not disclosed, ho...

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Clovis Oncology Raises $145M

Boulder, Colorado-based Clovis Oncology reports today that it has raised a huge, $145M funding round, for the firm's efforts to acquire, develop, and commercialize anti-cancer agents. The funding came from Domain Associates, New Enterprise ...

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Friday, May 15, 2009

GlobeImmune Lands $40M Investment from Celgene

Louisville, Colo.-based biotechnology research firm GlobeImmune announced Friday that it has received $40 million from pharmaceutical manufacturer Celgene Corp. According to GlobeImmune, the money represents an equity investment as well as ...

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Control Medical Gets Funding

Park City-based Control Medical Technology, a medical device manufacturer developing an aspiration platform to remove fluids, tissue, thrombus and other pathology in medical procedures, said it has raised a Series A financing. The firm said...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

TechStars' Cohen Launches Seed Fund

David Cohen, one of the angel investors behind the Boulder TechStars effort, said today that he has launched a new, startup seed fund. The $2.5M fund will invest in early stage web and software startups. Cohen--who regularly invests in star...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Foundry Invests In Pogoplug

Boulder-based venture firm Foundry Group has made its second investment of the week, saying today that it has invested in Silicon Valley firm Cloud Engines, maker of the Pogoplug, a device which allows users to easily share their storage on...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Foundry Ventures Into Medialets

Boulder-based Foundry Ventures has invested in a New York firm providing mobile analytics and advertising for mobile application developers, Medialets. According to Medialets, it raised $4M in a Series A funding Tuesday, with both Foundry G...

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Monday, May 11, 2009

ZettaCore Gets $21M

Denver-based ZettaCore, which is developing advanced materials for the electronics market, announced over the weekend that it has raised $21M in a Series C funding round. The funding round came from Globis Capital Partners, Itochu Technolog...

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Friday, May 8, 2009

CrimeReports.com Gets $1.5M

Salt Lake City-based CrimeReports.com, a provider of online maps and information about crime, has scored $1.5M in convertible debt, Techrockies has learned. Details on the funding have not been released by the company. ...

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Porous Power Technologies Gains More Angel Funding

Lafayette, Colorado-based Porous Power Technologies, which is developing components for lithium batteries, has scored a round of investment, according to angel investment group the Wyoming Angels, based in Laramie. Amount of funding was not...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Solix Biofuels Raises More Funding

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Solix Biofuels, a developer of algae-based alternative energy technology, has raised an additional $6.3M in funding in a round of funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Thursday. According to th...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Move Networks Gains $7.78M

American Fork-based Move Networks has raised $7.783M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the funding was not given, however, the firm's filing said the funding came in connection with the firm's acquisi...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Foundry Group Ventures Into Gist

Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group is venturing into a Seattle company, Gist, incubated by Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital. According to Gist, Foundry led a $6.75M Series A venture round in the firm, which develops software which ...

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Monday, May 4, 2009

SDCmaterials Secures $14M in Series B Funding

Tempe, Arizona-based SDCmaterials announced this morning that it has raised $14M in a second round of venture funding. The catalyst and additives producer said the Series B effort was led by first-time investor Invus Financial Advisors of N...

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Foundry's Mendelson Appointed to NVCA Board

Boulder, Colorado-based venture capital firm Foundry Group's Jason Mendelson has been appointed to the board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the group said Thursday, as it appointed a new set of directors to its board. T...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Associated Content Secures $6M in Series C Funds

Online publishing platform Associated Content announced late last night that it has concluded a third round of venture financing worth $6 million. The Denver-based firm credited second-round investors SoftBank Capital, Canaan Partners and a...

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Altira Boosts Two Energy Technology Firms

Denver-based Altira Group, a venture capital and private equity firm, has been busy this week, investing in two firms focused on the renewable energy sector. Altira was the lead investor in California-based EPS Corp, a developer of energy e...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NetVision Gains Series B Funding

American Fork, Utah-based Netvision, a developer of identity and access monitoring software, announced today that the firm has completed a Series B funding round. Amount of the funding was not disclosed by the firm, however, according to a ...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Meritage Backs Wireless Infrastructure Firm

Denver-based investor Meritage Funds is backing a Seattle-based developer of wireless antenna carrier networks for the cell phone infrastructure market. According to private equity firm Charterhouse Group, Meritage invested $10M in a prefer...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Venture Firm Hires Partner In Boulder Offices

Venture capital firm Morgenthaler, an investor in information technology, life science, and private equity, said Tuesday that it has hired on an Investor Relations Partner based in its Boulder, Colorado offices. Morgenthaler said it has hir...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Solera Networks Raises $7M

Lindon, Utah-based Solera Networks announced this morning that the firm has raised $7M in funding. According to Solera, the Series B venture funding was led by Allegis Capital, and also included prior investor Canopy Ventures. Solera said t...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Brightkite Merges With Limbo

Denver-based Brightkite, a provider of mobile, social networking applications, said today that it has combined with Silicon Valley-based Limbo. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. According to the two firms, they will combine ...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Highway 12 Ventures Debuts Blog

Boise, Idaho-based venture capital firm Highway 12 Ventures reported Monday that it has launched a company blog. Mark Solon, Highway 12's managing partner, said in an e-mail that the blog will feature commentaries on topics relevant emergin...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

vSpring Promotes Analyst

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm vSpring Capital said this week that the firm has promoted Jon Walker, an analyst at the company, to the position of manager of marketing and investor relations. vSpring, which has $394M under manage...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fusion-io Raises Huge, $47.5M Round

Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io, a developer of solid state disk drives, has scored an astounding, $47.5M funding round, the firm announced this morning. According to Fusion-io, the Series B funding was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, an...

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Monday, April 6, 2009

OPX Biotechnologies Raises $17.5M

Boulder, Colorado-based Opx Biotechnologies, a developer of technology for transforming biomass into biofuels, said Monday that the firm has closed on a $17.5M, Series B funding round. According to the firm, the round was led by Braemer Ene...

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Southwest Windpower Captures $10M

Flagstaff, Arizona-based Southwest Windpower said today that the firm has raised another $10M for the firm's small wind turbine technology. The firm said the funding came from GE, along with Altira, Rockport Capital Partners, NGP Energy Tec...

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Monday, April 6, 2009

EnVysion Gains $1.1M

Louisville, Colorado-based EnVysion, which operates a hosted, remotely managed video surveillance service, has raised nearly $1.18M in venture funding, out of a $1.9M venture round, according to a regulatory filing. According to the regulat...

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Cerapedics Gains $15M

Westminster, Colorado-based Cerapedics announced today that the firm has completed a Series B round of private equity financing, worth $15M. The round was led by NGN Capital, and also included prior investor OrbiMed Advisors. Cerapedics is ...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

CeraPedics Raises $15M

Lakewood, Colorado-based CeraPedics, a developer of products for the orthopedic bone substitutes market, has raised $15M in a equity funding, according to regulatory filings from the firm. According to those filings, the funding came om Mar...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rocky Mountain Firms Raise Around $368M In Quarter

Rocky Mountain area firms raised around $368M in Q1 of this year, according to an analysis of the techrockies.com venture database. According to the numbers, the investment level was up significantly from Q4 of last year, when only $197.5M ...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

LogRhythm Raises $3.1M

Boulder, Colorado-based LogRhythm, a developer of log management and analysis software for the IT industry, has reportedly raised $3.1B in a Series B funding round. The funding was disclosed in a regulatory filing made today. According to t...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Envysion Looks For Funding

Louisville, Colorado-based Envysion, which operates a hosted, remotely managed video surveillance service being used by the retail industry, is apparently seeking a new investor, according to chairman Dan Caruso. Caruso, in his personal blo...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

BiOptix Diagnostics Gains $3M

Analytical instrumentation firm BiOptix Diagnostics Inc. announced recently that it has closed an initial round of institutional funding worth some $3 million. The Boulder, Colo.-based company credited Boulder Ventures Ltd. with leading the...

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Micron Funds Server Maker

Boise, Idaho-based Micron Technology is the lead investor in a developer of flash memory-based servers based in Sweden. Stockholm, Sweden-based Edgeware, whose servers are used to deliver TV and video servers, said that Micron led its $8M, ...

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Three Colorado VCs Make

Three Colorado venture capital firms have had the dubious honor of being listed as a "Zombie" venture capital firm -- a firm which still exists, but has not been able to raise new capital or make new investments in a number of years -- by P...

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

World Egg Bank Hatches $1.5M

Phoenix-based The World Egg Bank announced Thursday that the firm has raised $1.5M in funding, for its frozen egg registry for the fertility industry. The source of the funding was not disclosed. The firm said it will use the funding to gro...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TopSchool Gains $7M

Denver-based TopSchool, a developer of software-as-a-service for educational institutions, said today that it has raised $7M in a second round of venture capital funding. The round was led by New World Ventures, and also included Alsop Loui...

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Career Step Receives $22M

Career Step LLC, a provider of online vocational training for the health care industry, announced Wednesday that it has raised some $22 million in equity funding. The Springville, Utah-based business identified its investors as DW Healthcar...

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

VCIR Kicks Off In Beaver Creek

Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter is kicking off in earnest this morning in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with 24 companies set to present to a gathering of investors and others. The conference, which is being held at the Park Hyatt in Beaver...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Zayo Group Gets $128M

Louisville, Colorado-based Zayo Group announced today that the firm has closed on its Series B round of equity funding, bring the company's raise to $128M in the round. The firm, which is a provider of fiber-based telecommunications service...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

FamilyLink.com Gets $2.85M

Provo, Utah-based FamilyLink announced this morning that the firm has raised $2.85M in a Series B funding round. According to the firm, which runs social networking sites focused on families, the funding came from vSpring Capital, TTP Capit...

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Rally Software Gains $8M In Credit Facility

Boulder, Colorado-based Rally Software Development said Monday morning that the firm has raised $8M in a credit facility from Square 1 Bank. Rally said that the financing will go towards continued growth at the firm, which develops Agile so...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

BioAMPS Lures $100K Investment for Research

Colorado-based biotechnology firm BioAMPS International LLC announced Tuesday that it has received a $100,000 proof-of-concept investment from the University of Colorado's Technology Transfer Office. The funding, BioAMPS noted, is the resul...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

COPAN Systems Raises $18.5M

Longmont, Colorado-based COPAN Systems, a developer of data storage products, said today that the firm has raised $18.5M in a new round of funding, led by Westbury Partners. According to COPAN Systems, the round also included investments by...

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Yieldex Gets $8.5M, Moves HQ

Yieldex, a provider of technology used for online advertising forecasting, said today that the firm has raised $8.5M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Madrona Venture Group, and also included Amazon.com, Sequel Venture Partn...

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TechStars Open Sources Funding Docs

Boulder-based TechStars, the startup incubation program run by David Cohen, Brad Feld, and others, has open sourced a set of legal documents focused on seed funding, the group said over the weekend. The documents include a typical seed fund...

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

University Venture Fund Invests In Widget Firm

A Silicon Valley-based maker of web widgets, iWidgets, disclosed today that Salt Lake City, Utah-based University Venture Fund is one of its new investors. University Venture Fund--an effort which pulls college students into the role of ven...

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Friday, January 30, 2009

vSpring Promotes Anderson

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm vSpring Capital has promoted David Anderson from Chief Financial Office to Administrative Partner. Anderson has been at vSpring since 2001, and has managed the firm's finance, marketing, human resou...

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Friday, January 23, 2009

HomeSphere Gains Funding

Lakewood, Colorado-based HomeSphere said earlier this week that it has secured an equity investment from venture capital firm Greenhill SAVP, for the firm's web-based, supply chain service for the construction industry. Amount of the fundin...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TechStars Opens 2009 Applications

Boulder, Colorado-based Techstars, the program that helps to seed fund and mentor startups, opened up applications for the firm's 2009 class over the weekend. Techstars takes aspiring entrepreneurs, provides a small amount of funding for an...

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Investments Up

Rocky Mountain region venture capital investments are up year to year, bucking the national trend, according to a report released by Dow Jones VentureSource over the weekend. According to the quarterly venture capital survey by Dow Jones...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

MD-IT Gets $11M

Boulder, Colorado-based MD-IT said Monday that the firm has raised $11M in a Series B funding round. The firm, which provides medical documentation services and software for physicians, said the funding came from private equity firm J. Burk...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Open Range Gains $100M

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Open Range Communications, which provides high speed broadband Internet to rural communities, said late Friday that it has scored $100M in an investment from One Equity Partners. Open Range provides high s...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

FIREapps Ignites $8.75M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based FIREapps, a provider of foreign exchange management software, said today that it has raised $8.75M in a funding round. The round came from Trilogy Equity Partners and return investor Ignition Partners, who invested...

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

ZeaChem Gets $34M

Lakewood, Colorado-based ZeaChem said this morning that it has raised $34M in a Series B funding round, for the firm's technology for converting biomass to fuel. According to the firm, the round was led by Globespan Capital Partners and Pra...

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Resort Technology Partners Gets Investment

Avon, Colorado-based Resort Technology Partners, which develops point of sale software for the resort and recreation business, said Wednesday that it has scored an investment from SKIDATA AG, a provider of RFID access control products based...

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Infusionsoft Lands $7.9M

Gilbert, Arizona-based Infusionsoft reported this morning that it has gained $7.9M in a Series B funding. The developer of business marketing automation software said the funding was led by vSpring, and also included prior investor Mohr Dav...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Foodzie Gains $1M

Boulder, Colorado-based Foodzie, an online marketplace focused on artisanal food, has scored $1M in a seed financing round, the firm said Tuesday. The funding came from Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC, First Round Capital, and other angel inves...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Skullcandy Gets Investment

Park City, Utah-based Skullcandy has scored an investment from a private equity firm, Goode Partners LLC. According to New York-based Goode Partners, it has completed a minority investment in Skullcandy, which makes headphones and earbuds f...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rebit Takes $5.7M For Backup Products

Longmont, Colorado-based Rebit announced today that it has raised $5.7m in a Series B round of financing. The firm, which develops software for continuous backup of PCs, said the round came from Access Venture Partners, Grotech Ventures, an...

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Friday, December 12, 2008

i/o Data Centers Scores $56M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based i/o Data Centers, which operates Internet data centers, has scored $56M in an investment from private equity firm Sterling Partners. According to Sterling Partners, the funding will go to expanding i/o Data Center'...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Infinite Power Solutions Gets $13M

Littleton, Colorado-based Infinite Power Solutions, which is developing solid-state, rechargeable thin-film batteries, said today that it has raised $13M in a Series B funding roudn. According to the firm, the round was led by D.E. Shaw ven...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

StillSecure Snags $5M In Venture Debt

Superior, Colorado-based StillSecure said Monday that the firm has raised $5M in a venture debt financing, from Silicon Valley Bank. According to StillSecure, it will use the financing to "maximize investments" across its business, and to b...

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Friday, November 21, 2008

MicroPhage Raises Round

Longmont, Colorado-based MicroPhage said earlier this week that it has raised a round of venture capital, bringing the company's total raised to $11M. Amount of the round and specific ivestors were not disclosed. MicroPhage said that the ro...

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

ServiceMagic Funds Minnesota Electronics Installer

ServiceMagic Inc., operators of a comparison-shopping Web site for domestic services, announced Thursday that it has made a strategic investment in Zip Express Installation. The extent of ServiceMagic's investment, which closed Nov. 10, was...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Accera Gets $35M

Broomfield, Colorado-based Accera announced Tuesday that the biotechnology firm has raised $35M in a Series C funding. According to Accera, the round was led by Inventages Venture Capital SA, and also included POSCO BioVentures and other pr...

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Prolexys Pharmaceuticals Raises $20M

Salt Lake City-based Prolexys Pharmaceuticals announced Thursday that it has raised $20M in a Series A1 funding round. The round was led by Friedli Corporate Finance, as well as Peter Friedli, chairman of Prolexys. Prolexys is developing a ...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gnip Raises $3.5M in Series B Funds

Boulder, Colo.-based Gnip Inc., publisher of a hosted extensible messaging platform, announced Tuesday that it has closed its second round of institutional financing after raising $3.5 million. The Series B effort came from existing investo...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Interview with Alan Hall, Grow Utah Ventures

We recently spoke with Alan Hall, who is at Grow Utah Ventures (www.growutahventures.com), a nonprofit helping to promote entrepreneurship in Utah. Alan is also regional director of Enterpreneurship Week Utah (www.gewutah.com), a weeklong e...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mercato Partners Raises $53M Fund

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Mercato Partners, a growth equity venture fund headed by former Marketstar founder Alan Hall and former vSpring Capital VC Greg Warnock, has closed on a $53M venture capital fund. Managing Director Alan Hall told ...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ice Energy Gets $33M For Energy Storage Technology

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Ice Energy said today that it has raised $33M in a first tranche of Series B funding, focused on utility-scale distributed energy storage projects. Ice Energy said the funding round was led by Energy Capital Par...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

N30 Pharma Gets Funding

N30 Pharma announced Tuesday that it has completed a second round of venture financing and added two directors to its board. The Boulder, Colo.-based biopharmaceutical firm declined to divulge the source or amount of its recent funding. N30...

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Venture Capital Totals Drop Slightly in Q3

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Assocation released their MoneyTree venture capital report over the weekend, reporting that venture capital firms invested $7.1 billion in 907 deals nationally in the third quarter of ...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Buildproof Gets Investment

Buildproof, a construction services e-commerce firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has scored a round of funding from new venture firm NotePad Ventures, NotePad Ventures announced Tuesday. NotePad Ventures said it also orchestrated a strateg...

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

OrthoScan Raises $7.5M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based OrthoScan, a medical device company, said Wednesday that it has closed on $7.5M in Series B financing. The round was led by River Cities Capital Funds and also icnluded prior investors Aphelion Capital, California ...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

VisualShare Gets Seeded

Salt Lake City-based VisualShare, a developer of software-as-a-service for medical imaging collaboration, has scored a seed round of funding from the Salt Lake Life Science Angels. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. The Salt Lake L...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Great Basin Scientific Raises $3.9M

Salt Lake City-based Great Basin Scientific said Tuesday that the firm has raised $3.9M in a financing round. Source of the funding was not disclosed. According to Great Basic Scientific, it is commercializing technology for molecular, rapi...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

COMPLETExRM Receives Series B Funding

COMPLETExRM, a publisher of customer relationship management platforms for small- to mid-sized businesses, announced Tuesday that it has secured a second round of venture financing. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company declined to disclos...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rocky Mountain Investments Total $300M For Q3

An analysis of the Techrockies.com venture capital database finds that $300M in funding has gone to Rocky Mountain area startups in Q3, down slightly from last quarter and well below last year's venture totals. According to tracking done by...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Accellos Gets $28.5M In Second Round, Acquires Firm

Colorado-based Accellos, a provider of logistics management software, said Tuesday that it has raised $28.5M in a Series B funding and acquired a software firm. Accelos said the funding came from funds affiliated with Monitor Clipper Partne...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

American Traffic Solutions Gets Investment From Goldman Sachs

Scottsdale, Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions, a maker of electronic toll collection and photo traffic enforcement systems, said Thursday that the firm has scored a round of funding from Goldman Sachs. Amount of the funding was not d...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Leximancer Raises $1M

Boulder, Colorado-based Leximancer said today that the firm has raised $1M in an investment round. The firm, which develops software for brand managers and marketers to gauge customers' opinions on brands or products, said the funding came ...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Interview with John Deal, Hyperion Power Generation

No presentation turned more heads—or spurred more talk—at the Venture Capital in the Rockies Fall Conference earlier this month than Hyperion Power Generation. The New Mexico-based startup is trying to turn an old idea into a novel techno...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Omniture Loses VP To Venture Firm

Orem, Utah-based Omniture has lost an executive, Mike Dodd, to a Texas venture capital firm, Austin Ventures. According to Austin Ventures, a $3B private equity and venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas, Dodd has joined the firm as a ...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Fall VC Conference Bids Adieu to Sun Valley

KETCHUM, Idaho -- The inaugural Venture Capital in the Rockies Fall Conference concluded Thursday after spending all of Wednesday observing company presentations and corporate speakers. Many attendees used Thursday as a chance to unwind ...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lendability Launches Mortgage Site, Gets Funding

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Lendability.com said today that it has launched a new web site focused on mortgage products and lending. The new online mortgage startup, which is headed by two former executives of Ditech.com, said it has scored a...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Foundry Group Backs Bay Area Startup

Boulder-based venture capital firm The Foundry Group said this week that it has invested in San Francisco-based Pie Digital, a firm developing software to simplify the installation, maintenance and expansion of home computing equipment and ...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

VC in Rockies Gets Under Way

Ketchum, Idaho -- The Venture Capital in the Rockies Fall 2008 Conference debuted Tuesday at the Sun Valley Resort here in this secluded mountain town.The 13 presenting companies selected from nearly 100 applicants spent the afternoon rehea...

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Venture Capital Group's Fall Conference to Kick Off Tomorrow

One of the region's most prominent venture capital groups is hosting a fall conference this week, and Techrockies.com will be on-hand to provide its readers with in-depth coverage. Set in the mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, ...

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Denver's Meritage Funds Invests in U.K. Firm

Denver-based venture capital firm Meritage Funds has invested in a London-based interactive advertising provider, the recipient announced Monday. Miniweb Interactive, which specializes in delivering targeted, Web-style advertisements to tel...

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Friday, September 5, 2008

VCIR Conference Kicks Off Tuesday

Next week marks the beginning of the Venture Capital in the Rockies Fall 2008 Conference, which Techrockies will be covering. Our editors will be on site at the event talking with companies at the conference. The event, occurring in Sun ...

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Eco-Products Gets $2M

Boulder, Colorado-based Eco-Products, a supplier of food service items made from renewable resources, said this week that it has raised $2M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Boulder-based private equity firm Greenmont Capital Par...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ASU Biofuel Spinout Gets $3M In Funding

Arizona State University said Tuesday that the firm has spun out a new company, Heliae Development, with $3M in funding and technology derived from research at the university. ASU said that it is in a research and commercial collaboration w...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WildBlue Raises $50M in Equity Financing

Broadband Internet access provider WildBlue Communications Inc. announced Wednesday that it has obtained $50 million in equity financing. The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based company credited Liberty Media, Intelsat, the National Rural Teleco...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Secure64 Gets $3.7M

Secure64 Software Corp. announced Wednesday that it has closed an initial round of preferred funding worth some $3.7 million. The Denver area-based server applications developer said several private investors and institutions participated i...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

AFS Technologies Raises Funding For Two Acquisitions

AFS Technologies Inc., a developer of software applications for the food and beverage industry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $13M in an equity funding, and acquired two software firms. AFS said taht the funding round was led by CIBC...

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Friday, August 29, 2008

AVA Solar Raises $104M

Fort Collins, Colorado-based AVA Solar, a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules for the solar energy market, said this week that it has raised $104M in a second institutional round of financing. According to AVA Solar, the round was l...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MIOX Raises $19M in Series C Funding

MIOX Corp., a supplier of water treatment systems, said today that has raised a third round of venture financing worth $19 million. The Albuquerque, N.M.-based company said international venture capital firm DCM led the Series C effort. Exi...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Move Networks Gets Investment From Microsoft

American Fork, Utah-based Move Networks, a provider of technology for streaming HD video, announced this morning that the firm has added Microsoft as an investor in the firm's Series C funding round. According to Move Networks, the strategi...

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Startup Acquires One IT Firm, Agrees to Another

Information technology consulting startup Sparxent Inc. announced Monday that it has acquired one IT outsourcing firm and has agreed to buy another. Sparxent, which was recently founded by software and semiconductor industry veterans Steve ...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Envysion Raises $3M

Envysion Inc., a provider of hosted video surveillance services, announced late Friday that it has closed a third round of venture financing worth some $3 million. The Louisville, Colorado-based business said prior investor Columbia Capital...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lijit Raises $7.1M

Boulder, Colorado-based Lijit Networks has raised $7.1M in a Series C investment, the firm said today, in a round led by Foundry Group. Lijit, which provides online search widget applications, said that its other existing investors, Boulder...

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

NextFoods Gulps Up $16M Funding Round

Boulder-based NextFoods, a maker of probiotic drinks, said this week that it has scored $16M in a round of investment, from a Seattle venture firm co-founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. According to NextFoods, the deal was led by Maver...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Five Star Painting Gets $300K

Sprinville, Utah-based Five Star Painting, a provider of call center support and estimating software for commercial painting franchisees, has scored $300K in an investment. According to InnoVentures Capital Partners, which provided the fund...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lumidigm Lands Strategic Investment from Methode

Lumidigm Inc., an Albuquerque, N.M.-based manufacturer of biometric sensors, announced Wednesday that it has received a strategic investment from automotive supplier Methode Electronics Inc. A specific dollar amount was not disclosed. Lumid...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Flypaper Studio Takes $3.5M In Second Round

Flypaper Studio Inc., a Phoenix-based publisher of rich-media content creation software, announced Tuesday that it has concluded a second round of venture financing after securing some $3.5 million. Flypaper said two previous investors were...

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sierra Neuropharma Raises $21.5M in Series A

Sierra Neuropharmaceuticals Inc., a developer of direct-to-brain treatment methods and medications, announced Thursday that it has concluded its initial round of venture financing after raising some $21.5 million. Sierra credited HealthCare...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

DigitalBridge Raises Funding

Orem, Utah-based DigitalBridge said Thursday afternoon that it has raised a "significant" funding from Sorenson Capital Partners, a Salt Lake City-based private equity firm. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. DigitalBridge, which deve...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

ClassTop Gets Facebook Funding

Orem, Utah-based ClassTop, a developer of software for connecting learning management systems for schools with Facebook, said today that it has been selected for a grant by Facebook and its fbFund program. Amount of the funding was not disc...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Vericept Raises $8M

Denver-based Vericept Corporation, a provider of data leakage prevention products, said Wednesday that it has raised $8M in an additional funding round. The funding was led by Sigma Partners. vericept said the funding would allow the firm t...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

vSpring Adds EIR

Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm vSpring Capital has tapped one of its portfolio companies for a new Executive In Residence. According to San Francisco-based Penguin Computing, Frank Matson, the firm's CEO, has stepped down from hi...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Flypaper Studios Rolls Pro Version

Phoenix, Arizona-based Flypaper Studios, which is venture backed by Sierra Ventures and SCF Arizona, said Tuesday that the firm has released a "pro" version of the firm's interactive presentation software. According to the firm, its Flypape...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Venture Capital Totals Flat For Q2

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released its quarterly venture capital survey over the weekend, saying that there was $7.4B invested in 990 venture deals nationally in the second quarter. The MoneyTree Re...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lingotek Gets Series B, Investment From In-Q-Tel

Provo, Utah-based Lingotek said Wednesday that the firm has scored a Series B round of funding, and inked a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Lingotek, which develops techn...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Canopy Ventures Backs eFileCabinet

Lindon, Utah-based Canopy Ventures said today that it has made a $1M investment commitment in Provo, Utah-based eFileCabinet, a provider of electronic document management and online backup services. According to Canopy Ventures, the financi...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Foundry Group Invests In Music Startup

Boulder-based venture capital firm The Foundry Group said today that it has made an investment in Topspin Media, a high profile Southern California firm focused on helping music artists manage their media catalogs and other assets. Amount o...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

AlloCure Raises $14.5M

Salt Lake City-based AlloCure said Wednesday that the firm has raised $14.5M in a Series A financing round. The round came from SV Life Sciences, which led the round, along with Novo A/S. AlloCure is a biotechnology firm developing therapie...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TopTenREVIEWS Scores $6M

Ogden, Utah-based TopTenREVIEWS said Tuesday that it has raised $6M in a venture round from Highway 12 Ventures and Village Ventures. TopTenREVIEWS said the funding will use the funding to expand its online review site, and increase its wor...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Canopy Ventures Taps Techie

Lindon, Utah-based venture capital firm Canopy Ventures said this morning that it has hired Joe Levy as Technologist-in-Residence for the firm. Levy joins the firm from SonicWALL, where he was its Chief Technology Officer. According to Cano...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

LBN Secures Venture Financing, Names New CEO

Phoenix-based The Legal Broadcast Network announced Thursday that it has found a new chief executive and received an equity investment from Miller Capital Corp., a venture capital and financial services firm headquartered in Scottsdale, Ari...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Control4 Raises $20M

Salt Lake City-based Control4 disclosed a $20M investment round in the firm, a company spokesperson confirmed with Techrockies today. According to the firm, the investment round in the company actually closed on February 8th. The round was ...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Crocker Invests $3.3M More in Biotech Firm

Crocker Ventures, a Utah-based private equity firm focused on biotechnology startups, announced Tuesday that it has contributed $3.3 million toward Merrimack Pharmaceutical's sixth round of venture financing. To date, Crocker said, it has i...

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Monday, June 9, 2008

IQNavigator Gets Private Equity Investment

Denver-based IQNavigator, a developer of software for managing outsourced labor and services, has scored an investment round from private equity firm GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. GTCR announ...

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Symplified Takes $6M

Boulder, Colorado-based Symplified said today that it has raised $6M in a Series A round of venture capital financing. The funding was led by Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. The firm said that it will focus on web identity management,...

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Infopia Raises Third Round Of Funding

Salt Lake City-based Infopia, a provider of e-commerce tools, said Thursday afternoon that it has raised $12M in a Series C financing round. The round was led by UV Partners, and also included prior investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Rally Software Raises $16.85M

Rally Software Development Corp., a publisher of software development applications, announced Wednesday that it has closed its third round of venture financing after raising $16.85 million. The Boulder, Colo.-based business said first-time...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

IP Commerce Raises $17M

Denver-based payment software publisher IP Commerce Inc. announced Tuesday that it has raised $17 million in a third round of funding. IP Commerce said venture capital firm Venrock led the effort. Total Technology Ventures also participated...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

VeraLight Adds $20M

Albuquerque, N.M-based VeraLight, which is developing medical devices for screening for diabetes, said this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. According to Veralight, the round was led by Psilos Group and CMEA Vent...

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Monday, June 2, 2008

Medipacs Raises $1.65M In Funding

Medical device developer Medipacs Inc. announced last week that it has raised an initial venture capital investment worth $1.65 million. Medipacs credited Mesa Verde Venture Partners and investors from San Diego, Washington D.C., Phoenix an...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Canopy Raises $100M Second Fund

Lindon, Utah-based Canopy Ventures, an early stage venture firm focused on information technology and life sciences in Utah, said Tuesday that it has raised a $100M, second fund managed by the firm. According to the company, Canopy Ventures...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Miragen Therapeutics Raises $8M

Boulder, Colorado-based Miragen Therapeutics said this morning that it has raised $8M in a Series A investment. The funding was co-led by Atlas Venture and Boulder Ventures, along with unnamed individuals. The firm said it is focused on dis...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ubidyne Raises $34M

Ubidyne Inc., a manufacturer of embedded radio antennas for wireless devices, announced Wednesday that it has closed its second round of venture financing after securing some $34 million in funds. Ubidyne credited Doughty Hanson Technology ...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Highway 12 Ventures Names New General Partners

Regional venture capital firm Highway 12 Ventures Inc. reported Tuesday that it has hired Miles Mahoney and Glenn Michael as general partners. Highway 12 described Mahoney as a 20-year veteran of the technology and enterprise software indus...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Evolutionary Genomics Gets Venture Round

Lafayette, Colorado-based Evolutionary Genomics has recently raised a round of investment from Altira Group LLC, for the firm's biofuel feedstock technology. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. According to Altira, the investment came ...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Interview with Ed Odenwalder, Top of Asia

For our interview today, we thought we'd catch up with Denver-based Top of Asia (www.top-of-asia.com), a fledgling venture capital firm targeting wireless Internet access providers and related businesses in China. Founded less than a year...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Venture Capital Investments See Decline In Q1

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released their MoneyTree venture capital report over the weekend, reporting that venture capital activity dropped to $7.1B in 922 deals nationwide for the first quarter of ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Collective Intellect Gathers Up $6.6M

Boulder, Colorado-based Collective Intellect, which provides services for tracking blogs and other social media sites for insights into companies and businesses, said Wednesday that it has raised $6.6M in a Series B funding. The round was l...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hyperion Power Generation Gets Funding

Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Hyperion Power Generation has scored a round of venture capital from Altira Group LLC, Altira said Wednesday. Altira said that Hyperion Power Generation is developing small, self-contained, transportable nuclear p...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Realtime Worlds Raises $50M

Boulder, Colorado and Dundee, Scotland-based Realtime Worlds, which develops video games, said this morning that it has raised $50M for the company in a second round of funding. The firm said the round was led by Mavrick Capital, and includ...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Range Fuels Grabs $100M In Series B Funding

Broomfield, Colorado-based Range Fuels said this morning that it has raised $100M in a Series B round of funding. Range Fuels said the round was led by Passport Capital, and also included BlueMountain, Khosla Ventures, Leaf Clean Energy Com...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Fusion-io Raises $19M

Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io said Monday that it has raised $19M in a Series A funding, led by New Enterprise Associates. Other investors in the firm were not disclosed. Fusion-io said it is developing solid state data storage devices, st...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Solera Raises $5M

Solera Networks, a developer of network-traffic analysis technology, announced Thursday that it has raised a second round of venture financing, raising $5 million. Solera said Canopy Ventures led the effort, noting that Canopy had also led ...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pharmaca Takes $20M

Boulder-based Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, a retail chain of pharmacies providing what it calls "integrative medicine", said Wednesday that it has raised $20M in a financing. The round was led by Highland Capital Partners, and also includ...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Raises $28M

Bozeman, Montana-based LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that the company has raised $28M in a Series C funding round for the firm's vaccine development. LigoCyte, which is developing vaccine candidates against norovirus and influenza, ...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Web 2.0 Investment Jump, Region Sees Increase

Dow Jones VentureSource reported today that $1.34B was invested in 178 Web 2.0 deals in the US, and investment levels in the Rockies increased significantly over last year. Dow Jones tallied $31M and 7 Web 2.0 deals in Colorado, Arizona, an...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Axial Adds $6M To Series B

Axial Biotech Inc., a developer of DNA-based diagnostic tests for common spinal diseases, announced Monday that its second round of venture financing has received a $6 million tranche. The additional funding in the firm's Series B follows a...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Mexico Tops Fastest Growing Regions For VC

New Mexico was named as the fastest growing region for venture capital investments, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The NVCA said in its report that there was a 650% increase in the...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Tred Displays Grabs First Round

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Tred Displays, which is designing eco-friendly technology for the digital signage industry, has scored a first round of funding. The firm said the round was led by Flywheel Ventures and Sojitz Pla-Net Corporati...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Top of Asia Invests In Chinese Wireless Firm

Denver, Colorado-based Top of Asia, a new venture firm focused on the Chinese market, said today that it has invested in United Wireless Ltd., a Chinese wireless and wired systems integrator. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cayenne Cooks Up $15M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Cayenne Medical, a firm focused on the sports medicine market, said today that it has closed on $15M in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by Investor Growth Capital, and also included SplitRock Partners...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

HiveLive Secures $5.6M in Series A Funds

HiveLive Inc., a developer of enterprise social-networking software, announced Wednesday that it has concluded its first round of venture financing after raising $5.6 million. HiveLive credited Grotech Capital Group with leading the effort....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Foundry Group Closes $225M Venture Capital Fund

Boulder, Colorado-based Foundry Group said Monday evening that the firm has closed a new, $225M early stage venture capital fund. The firm, which is managed by Brad Feld, Seth Levine, Ryan McIntyre, Jason Mendelson, and Chris Wand--all form...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Portal-Tek Gets $200K In Debt

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Portal-Tek, a developer of an off-road axle for the automotive industry, has received $200,000 from venture debt provider InnoVentures Capital Partners, InnoVentures said Tuesday. According to InnoVentures, the fu...

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Interview with Dave Ryan, Greenspark Ventures

Greenspark Ventures (www.greensparkventures.net) is a new, clean technology focused venture capital firm based in Denver. The firm recently made its first investment in Albeo Technologies, and we thought it would be interesting to get more ...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Peak8 Raises $5M

Boulder, Colorado-based Peak8 Solutions said Friday afternoon that it has raised $5M in a Series B funding. The firm, which provides technical support services, said the funding came from Lacuna Venture Capital and other firms. According to...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Atrato Raises $18M

Atrato Inc., a manufacturer of high-volume digital data storage systems, revealed Tuesday that it has officially launched as a business after concluding its initial round of venture financing. Atrato said its Series A effort yielded $18 mil...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

QualVu Finds Funding

Denver-based QualVu, a startup developing web-based video platforms for qualitative research, said Monday that it has raised $750K in a Series A funding. The round came from the co-founders of ServiceMagic.com, Mike Beaudoin and Rodney Rice...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

SiC Systems Raises Venture Round

SiC Systems Inc., a manufacturer of silicon carbide substrates, announced Monday that it has raised a Series A venture capital funding. The amount of the funding and the firms responsible for providing it were not disclosed, however. SiC, w...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Flypaper Studio Raises $3M in Series A

Phoenix-based Flypaper Studio Inc., a publisher of Web design software, announced Wednesday that it has raised $3M in a first round of venture financing. Flypaper said Sierra Ventures of Menlo Park, Calif., and SCF Arizona of Phoenix served...

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Interview with Mark Solon, Highway 12 Ventures

Mark Solon is the managing partner of Highway 12 Ventures (www.highway12ventures.com), a venture capital firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho. The company currently manages two funds comprising more than $100 million. In November, it closed...

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Taligen Raises $65M in Series B Funding

Biotechnology firm Taligen Therapeutics announced last week that it has concluded its second round of venture financing after securing $65 million. The company credited Alta Partners and Clarus Ventures with leading the effort. Existing inv...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lumidigm Gets $7M in Series C Funds

Lumidigm Inc., a manufacturer of biometric devices, announced Tuesday that it has concluded its third round of venture financing after raising $7 million. Lumidigm credited existing investor Epic Ventures (formerly Wasatch Venture Fund) wit...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

XAware Raises $7.4M

Colorado Springs-based XAware said today that it has raised $7.4M in a new round of funding. The round was led by vSpring Capital, and also included new investor GMT Capital. Other investors in the round included prior investors Sequel Vent...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

InnoVentures Raises $12M Venture Debt Fund

Salt Lake City, Utah-based InnoVentures, a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) that provides venture debt to early stage firms, said Thursday morning that it has raised a $12M second fund for venture debt investments. The company said ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

TechStars Opens Applications

Boulder-based technology incubator TechStars, the high profile venture acceleration program run by venture capitalist Brad Feld and angel investors David Cohen, Jared Polis, and David Brown, said this week that it is now accepting applicati...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

LifeLock Raises $25M

Tempe, Arizona-based LifeLock annnounced Wednesday that it has raised $25M in a Series C funding round, led by Goldman Sachs. Prior investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Bessemer Venture Partners also participated. LifeLock, which ...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Venture Capital Investments Rise To Highest Level Since 2001

Dow Jones VentureSource reported today that venture capital investments in U.S. companies rose to $29.9 billion in 2007, the highest level of venture capital investment since 2001. The firm reported that there was an 8% increase in capital ...

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Square1 Bank Opens Boulder Office

Square 1 Bank, a technology focused business bank, said Friday that it has opened up a new office in Boulder. Square 1, which provides banking services to high technology and venture-backed firms, credited the move to what it calls the "vib...

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ulthera Raises $22.5M

Mesa, Arizona-based Ulthera said Thursday afternoon that the firm has raised $22.5M in additional venture capital funding, in a round led by New Enterprise Associates. Venture investor 3i also participated in the funding. Ulthera is develop...

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

NewsGator Promotes Nolan

Denver-based NewsGator, a publisher of software and services for monitoring RSS feeds, said Thursday that it has named Jeff Nolan as the firm's Vice President of NewsGator's Software-as-a-Service business. Nolan was previously the firm's VP...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Newman Venture Advisors Adds Partner In Bay Area

Newman Venture Advisors, a Boulder area firm that provides advice and strategic consulting to early and mid stage startups, said today in its blog that it has added Jerry Newman as a Senior Partner at the firm. Newman was most recently at B...

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Balihoo Scores $4M

Boise, Idaho-based Balihoo, a provider of software for media planning, said Thursday that the firm has raised $4M in a Series B funding round. Balihoo said the funding came from Highway 12 Ventures, along with existing investor Lacuna Capit...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

LgDb Shuts Down

Denver, Colorado-based LgDb, which operated an online database of state and federal legislation, said Monday that it has suspended its operations. According to a notice posted by LgDb founder Scott Yates to the company's web site, the firm ...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

LineaGen Raises $5.8M For Molecular Diagnostics Firm

Salt Lake City, Utah-based LineaGen said today that it has raised $5.8M in funding from vSpring Capital and Sanderling Biomedical Ventures, along with Mesa Verde Venture Partners. The firm said it is looking to discover and commercialize si...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

LineaGen Raises $5.8M For Molecular Diagnostics Firm

Salt Lake City, Utah-based LineaGen said today that it has raised $5.8M in funding from vSpring Capital and Sanderling Biomedical Ventures, along with Mesa Verde Venture Partners. The firm said it is looking to discover and commercialize si...

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

AuctionShark Gets Funding

Castle Rock, Colorado-based AuctionShark said today that the firm has raised $350,000 in a financing round. The firm, which operates an online shopping comparison service, said the round of funding came from Boat Capital Partners. AuctionSh...

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Newsgator Raises $12M

Denver-based Newsgator said today that it has raised $12M in a new venture round. The round was led by Vista Ventures, and also included Mobius Venture Capital and Masthead Venture Partners. Newsgator develops software used for aggregating ...

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Packsize Lands $4.6M Investment from Peterson

Venture capital investment firm Peterson Partners announced Thursday that it has invested $4.6 million in Packsize Corp., a supplier of on-demand corrugated packaging materials. Originally founded in Northern Europe, Packsize is now headqua...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Interview with Zayo Group, Dan Caruso

Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) recently raised a gigantic, $225M round of venture capital from a consortium of venture capital firms, to start a company focused on regional fiber optic networks. Dan Caruso is co-founder and CEO of the firm. Dan ...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

OPX Technologies Gains $3.6M

Boulder, Colorado-based OPX Technologies announced today that it has raised $3.6M in a funding from MDV - Mohr Davidow Ventures, to develop economically viable biofuels and biorefined chemicals. X/Seed Capital and Rob Chess also participate...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Buzzwire Raises Funding

Denver and Boston-based Buzzwire, a provider of streaming content to mobile phones, said today that it has raised $8M in a Series B financing. The round came from Sequel Venture Partners, along with existing investors Matrix Partners and Sp...

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Wasatch Venture Fund Becomes EPIC Ventures

Wasatch Venture Fund, a regional venture financing firm that specializes in technology startups, announced Friday that it has changed its name to EPIC Ventures. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based business explained that it re-branded itself in ...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

M2E Power Raises $8M

Boise, Idaho-based M2E Power said this morning that it has raised $8M in a Series A funding. The firm said the funding came from OVP Venture partners, @Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures, and existing investors. M2E Power is developing technolog...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

MediaNews, Hearst Buy Majority Stake In Kaango

MediaNews and Hearst have purchased a majority stake in Kaango, a Denver-based firm which develops software for posting online classified ads, according to a 10-Q filing by MediaNews. MediaNews, which is also based in Denver, disclosed as p...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Valen Technologies Raises $6.5M

Denver-based Valen Technologies, a publisher of predictive analytics software for the property and casualty insurance industry, has concluded its third round of venture financing after receiving some $6.5 million, one of the round's lead in...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

eonBusiness Backs Digital Marketing Firm

Centennial, Colorado-based venture firm eonBusiness said Tuesday that it has invested in a Los Angeles-based digital marketing firm, mobileStorm. eonBusiness announced the funding Tuesday, saying that it was the sole investor in the company...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Socialthing Raises Series A

Boulder, Colorado-based Socialthing Inc., operator of a yet-to-be-launched social-networking-management Web service, has concluded its initial round of venture financing, one of its investors, eonBusiness, reported Tuesday. The Denver-based...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

High Throughput Genomics Raises $10M

Tucson, Arizona-based High Throughput Genomics said late Monday that the firm has raised $10M in a Series C funding, for the firm's gene expression assay technology and services. The round was led by Merck Capital Ventures, and included Sol...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Altela Collects $7.1M in Series A Financing

Altela Inc., a developer of water desalination and purification technologies, announced Monday that it has concluded its initial round of venture financing after raising some $7.1 million. Altela credited CCS Income Trust, a Canadian enviro...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Companies Raise $7.1B in VC Deals For Q3

Companies raised $7.1B in venture capital, spread across 887 deals for Q3, according to the latest PricewaterouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report, a quarterly venture capital survey the two issue based on da...

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

InfoNow Corp. Garners $6M in Series A Funding

Denver, Colorado-based InfoNow Corp., a publisher of channel sales and inventory data software-as-a-service, announced Thursday that it has concluded its first round of venture financing, raising $6 million. InfoNow said Sequel Venture Part...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Infusion Software Raises $9M From MDV

Infusion Software Inc., a publisher of customer-relationship-management software for small businesses, announced Wednesday that it has received $9 million in first-round financing from a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, MDV-Mohr D...

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Yieldex Adds First Round Capital As Investor

Boulder, Colorado-based Yieldex, a stealth startup working on online advertising inventory allocation software for optimizing CPMs, has quietly added venture capital firm First Round Capital as an investor. No details of the funding have be...

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Wellkeeper Raises $850K

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Wellkeeper has closed on $850,000 in a venture investment round, from New Mexico Community Capital, Verge Fund, and angel investors, the firm said this week. The company, which develops a remote monitoring prod...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

COMPLETExRM Gets Investment

Salt Lake City, Utah-based COMPLETExRM, a provider of web-based tools for customer relationship management, said Monday that it has received funding from Donald L. Lucas, LongBow Holdings Company, and the University Venture Fund. Lucas is p...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

GlobeImmune Garners $41.2M

Louisville, Colorado-based GlobeImmune said today that it has raised $41.2M in a Series C financing round, led by Wexford Capital. Other new investors in the firm included GlobeImmune included Celgene, Inc., Mellon Family Investment Company...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

COPAN Systems Draws $32.4M in Series D Funding

COPAN Systems, a manufacturer of massive array of idle disks data storage systems, announced Monday that it has raised $32.4 million in Series D venture funding. COPAN said Battery Ventures led the effort, while existing investors Austin Ve...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

vSocial Raises Series B

Tempe, Arizona-based vSocial has raised a Series B funding round, the firm said Wednesday. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The round was led by Phoenix-based Biltmore Ventures, and also included Consor Capital. vSocial operates an ...

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Monday, September 10, 2007

NewsGator Adds Nolan As VP

Denver, Colorado-based NewsGator Technologies said today that it has hired Jeff Nolan as VP of Corporate Development. Nolan is based in Silicon Valley, and has previously served at Teqlo, was a General Partner at venture capital firm SAP Ve...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

TeleSphere Gets Investment

Phoenix, Arizona-based TeleSphere, a provider of managed telecommunications and Internet services, said Thursday that it has received an investment from Hawkeye Capital LLC. Financial size of the investment was not disclosed. John Chapple o...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Zayo Bandwidth Secures $225M

Zayo Bandwidth, a regional provider of fiber optics-based network services, announced Thursday that its focus as a business now lies in the telecommunications industry. The Louisville, Colo.-based company added that it has secured $225 mill...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

LgDb.com Gets Investment

Denver, Colorado-based LgDb.com, a provider of an online database of state and federal legislation, has received an unspecified amount of venture capital, according to venture firm eonBusiness. eonBusiness said it led a round in LgDb.com, b...

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Boulder Nonlinear Systems Raises Series A

Boulder Nonlinear Systems Inc., a manufacturer of liquid crystal devices, announced Monday raised a round of venture capital funding. Coherent Investments LLC, which specializes in funding technology startups in the Rocky Mountain region, w...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Aztek Networks Raises $7.5M

Boulder, Colorado-based Aztek Networks said Wednesday that it has closed on $7.5M in a Series B funding. The round came from the Telecommunications Development Fund, which led the financing, along with Sequel Venture Partners, Grotech Capit...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Vista Ventures Hires Reeves as General Partner

Venture capital firm Vista Ventures reported today that Lisa Reeves has joined the firm as a general partner. Previously, Reeves served as senior vice president of SAP Ventures for SAP AG. Vista said she has more than 14 years of experience...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The 41st Parameter Secures Funding, Adds to Staff

The 41st Parameter, a developer of online fraud detection and prevention software, announced Tuesday that it has concluded a round of venture financing and expanded its executive staff. Though the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company declined ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Associated Content Raises $10M

Denver, Colorado-based Associated Content announced this morning that it has raised $10M in a venture capital funding round. The round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included prior investors Softbank Capital and investor Tim Armstrong...

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Microblend Technologies Raises $3.1M

Gilbert, Arizona-based Microblend Technologies has raised $3.1M in a preferred stock round, the firm disclosed earlier this mo nth. The firm said that the funding came from Amerivon Investments, and will be used to launch the next stage exp...

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Medivance Adds $23M

Louisville, Colorado-based Medivance reported Thursday that it has raised $23M in a Series D funding. The funding came from Cross Atlantic Partners, Camden Partners, Skyline Ventures, Partisan Management, and MDY Healthcare. Medivance is de...

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Friday, July 27, 2007

iCrossing Raises $62M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based iCrossing said Thursday that it has raised $62M, in an investment from Goldman, Sachs & Co., along with its existing investors Oak Investment Partners, RRE Ventures and StarVest Partners L.P. iCrossing, which provi...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Stratavia Garners $6.25M in Series B Funding

Stratavia, a developer of IT run book automation software, revealed Wednesday that it has closed its second round of funding after securing $6.25 million in financing. Stratavia said previous investor Asset Management Company led the effort...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

SkyeTek Scores $10M Series C

Westminster, Colorado-based SkyeTek is announcing today that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding round. The venture round was led by Grotech Capital Group, and also includes participation by TD Fund, Appian Ventures, Sequel Venture Par...

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Region Sees $371M In Venture Capital Deals

A report released Monday by Dow Jones VentureOne and Ernst & Young found that there was $371M in venture deals in the region in Q2 of this year. Colorado led the region in the amount raised, with $284.87M raised in the quarter, followed by ...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Highway 12 Ventures Raises $75M Venture Fund

Highway 12 Ventures, a Boise, Idaho-based venture capital fund, said today that it has raised a $75M second venture capital fund. The new fund, Highway 12 Ventures II, will focus on early-stage investments in the Intermountain West states o...

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Friday, July 13, 2007

PakSense Raises $4.16M

Boise, Idaho-based PakSense, a firm developing temperature sensing labels for the perishable goods market, has raised $4.16M in an angel investment round from the Keiretsu Forum. According to the Keiretsu Forum, an angel group, members from...

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

FEED Lands $3.25M

Boulder, Colorado-based FEED, a firm developing a service that allows merchants to receive payments from mobile phones, has raised $3.25M in a Series A round. The round came from Lacuna Venture Fund and other investors. Rawleigh Ralls of La...

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Flywheel Adds 4Blox To Portfolio

Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Flywheel Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona and other companies, has quietly added Tempe, Arizona-based 4Blox to its list of portfolio firms. 4Blox, which is currentl...

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Friday, July 6, 2007

ENERPULSE Raises $5.5M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based ENERPULSE, a firm developing spark plug technology, said Friday that it has raised $5.5M in a Series B funding. The round came from SAIL Venture Partners and Denver-based Altira Group. ENERPULSE said that its a...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Trackvia Gets Funding From Flywheel

Denver, Colorado-based online database developer Trackvia reported Tuesday that it has procured funding from Flywheel Ventures, a venture capital firm that targets companies in the Rockies and Intermountain West. The funding amount was not ...

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Lijit Networks Raises $3.3M

Louisville, Colorado-based Lijit Networks said Monday it has raised $3.3M in a Series B investment. The firm said that the round was led by Boulder Ventures, who joined Colorado Fund I, managed by High Country Venture, and venture capitalis...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Advent Solar Raises $70M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Advent Solar said Tuesday that it has raised more than $70M in venture capital funding, in a Series D funding round. The investments came from ZBI Ventures, Sun Mountain Capital, and Globespan Capital Partners,...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

PaySimple Adds Dunn to Board of Directors

Denver, Colorado-based PaySimple, a provider of payment-management solutions for businesses, reported Monday that it has added Eric Dunn to its board of directors. PaySimple said that Dunn, currently a general partner with Cardinal Venture ...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Me.dium Secures $15M in Series B Funding

Software developer Me.dium revealed Monday that it has secured $15 million in Series B funding. Me.dium said Commonwealth Capital Ventures led the effort, with existing investors Spark Capital and Appian Ventures and individuals Brad Feld a...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

ARCA Discovery Hauls In $18M Series B Round

Denver, Colorado-based ARCA Discovery Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, reported Monday that it has completed a Series B preferred stock financing round worth $18 million. ARCA said first-time investors Skyline Ventures and ...

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Southwest Windpower Raises $6.5M

Flagstaff, Arizona-based Southwest Windpower, a producer of small residential scale wind energy systems, has raised $6.5M in a Series B venture capital round. The round came from NGP Energy Technology Partners, and also included existing in...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

AtTask Lands $7M

Orem, Utah-based AtTask, a provider of project and portfolio management software, has raised $7M in a venture capital round. The firm said Monday that the funding came from OpenView Venture Partners, and is the company's first outside fundi...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

FreeWave Lands $113M Investment from TA

FreeWave Technologies, an independent manufacturer of spread spectrum radios, has received $113 million in private funding from TA Associates, the equity firm announced Wednesday. TA said FreeWave designs and produces board-level and enclos...

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

BaroFold Raises $12M

Boulder, Colorado-based BaroFold has raised $12M in a private placement, the company said today, in a Series A round from HBM BioVentures (Cayman) Ltd. and Boulder Ventures. The round also includes investments from the Peierls Foundation an...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Intelliden Raises $10M

Colorado Springs-based Intelliden has scored $10M in another round of financing, the firm said today, from Matrix Partners and existing investors 3i, Granite Global Ventures, Hercules Technology Growth Capital and Westbury Partners. The fir...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Avail Media Gets $17M

Avail Media, a provider of IPTV and other services to broadband operators, said Tuesday that it has raised $17M in a venture capital round. The Reston, Virginia-company was formed in December with the merger of Kalispell, Montana-based Auro...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ice Energy Secures $25M in Series A Financing

Colorado-based energy storage technology firm Ice Energy Inc. has generated $25 million in Series A preferred stock funding, the company reported Wednesday. New York City-based investment firm Goldman Sachs & Co. led the venture capital rou...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Amedica Raises $13.2M in Series D Financing

Amedica Corp. announced Wednesday that it has concluded a private placement of its Series D convertible preferred stock and raised $13.2 million in gross proceeds. Creation Capital LLC was the placement agent for the funding. Investors in t...

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Friday, May 4, 2007

Banshee Riverboards Scores Angel Round

Nampa, Idaho-based Banshee Riverboards, a firm developing extreme sports equipment, has raised an angel investment round worth $590,000. San Francisco-based angel group Keiretsu Forum said it invested in the firm, in a third round of angel ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Secure64 Adds $3.3M In Funding

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Secure64 Software announced today that it has completed $3.3M in new financing for the firm's secure DNS products. The firm said the funding came from accredited private investors and institutions. Names of...

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Friday, April 27, 2007

LifeLock Raises $6.85M

Tempe, Arizona-based LifeLock announced this morning that it has raised $6.85M in a Series B funding round. The funding came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as prior investor Bessemer Venture Partners and new investor Biltmor...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Allegiance Adds $5.7M

South Jordan, Utah-based Allegiance said Wednesday that it has raised $5.7M in a venture capital funding, led by Allegis Capital. The firm, which develops feedback management products for the enterprise, said that TPP Capital Advisors and N...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

CTEK, Access Venture Partners Team On Deal Flow

CTEK, the nonprofit focused on entrepreneurship in Colorado, and Access Venture Partners, a local venture capital firm, said today that the two are in a strategic relationships to help emerging technology companies. The two said that Access...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

US Sees $6.96B In Venture Capital In First Quarter

A report released today by Dow Jones VentureOne and Ernst & Young found that U.S. venture capital investments reached $6.96 billion in the first quarter of 2007, up 8 percent from the same period last year. The investments include 584 ventu...

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

TechStars Selects Ten Start-ups

TechStars, the venture acceleration program run by a set of venture capitalists and angel investors in Boulder, Colorado, said this week that it has narrowed its field down from 300 applicants to 10 start-ups. TechStars said that the select...

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Balihoo Secures Funding from Lacuna

Balihoo Inc., developer of a search engine for the advertising industry, recently revealed that is has generated an undisclosed amount in funds in a deal with investment firm Lacuna LLC. In addition to monetary assistance, Lacuna will provi...

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Coherex Medical Raises $8.5M in Funding

Coherex Medical Inc., a manufacturer of medical devices, has generated $8.525 million through the sale of Series A convertible preferred stock, the company reported Wednesday. Oxford Bioscience and vSpring Capital led the effort. As a resul...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Rocky Mountain Region Gets $178.6M In Q1 2007 Investments

A recent analysis of the techrockies.com venture capital database shows that companies in the region received roughly $178.6M in venture capital investments in Q1 of 2007. The analysis found that investors put $85.34M in Colorado in the qua...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Axial Biotech Raises $15.3M in Series B Funds

Axial Biotech, a genetic research firm headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has raised $15.3 million in Series B financing, the company reported Tuesday. Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation led the funding, which will be split into ...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Boulder, Salt Lake City Top Venture Capital List

A new study released this month by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston found that Boulder, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah, topped the list of the twenty highest-performing secondary cities in attracting venture capital. The list, which e...

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Interview with Kirk Holland, Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association

Kirk Holland is General Partner of Boulder, Colorado-based venture capital firm Vista Ventures (www.vistavc.com), and also on the board of the newly formed Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association. We spoke with Kirk about the new group a...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

iqzone Appoints Board Members

Scottsdale, Arizona-based iqzone, a firm developing a mobile service for broadcasting classified ads from camera phones, announced today that it has appointed three new members to its board of directors. The firm has added Jack Furst of HM ...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Market Force Information Scores $32M

Boulder, Colorado-based Market Force Information has raised $32M in a venture capital round, the firm said today. The Series B funding was led by Monitor Clipper Partners, and also included Centennial Ventures, Boulder Ventures, Vista Ventu...

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Lingotek Gets $1.6M

Provo, Utah-based Lingotek announced today that it has raised $1.6M in a second round of funding. The Series A-2 financing came from Canopy Ventures, which led the round, along with Flywheel Ventures, a prior investor in the firm. Lingotek ...

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

CeraPedics Raises $12.25M

Lakewood, Colorado-based CeraPedics, a medical device firm developing orthopedic bone graft substitudes, has raised $12.25M in a private equity financing. Investors were not disclosed. CeraPedics was advised by Medical Capital Advisors in t...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Interview with Gavin Christensen, vSpring Capital

Gavin Christensen recently took the helm heading up Salt Lake City, Utah-based vSpring's (www.vspring.com) venture capital office in New Mexico. We spoke with Gavin about vSpring's efforts in the state, and his view on developing an ecosyst...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Colorado Entrepreneurs Team For Philanthropy

A new group focused on philanthropy in the community has formed, saying today that it will provide a permanent endowment to community grants for arts, civic involvement, education, the environment, and health and human services. The new gro...

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Slice of Lime Gets Investment

Boulder, Colorado-based Slice of Lime, a web design and development firm, has received an investment from new venture capital firm The Foundry Group. The funding was disclosed Tuesday evening by both Slice of Lime on its blog, as well as by...

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Anadigilog Raises $18M In Series B

Tempe, Arizona-based Anadigilog, a maker of thermal management semiconductors, said this afternoon that it has raised $18M in a Series B financing. Investors in this round included Inlign Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Newbury Ventures, a...

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

vSpring Appoints New Mexico Head

Salt Lake City, Utah-based venture capital firm vSpring capital said Tuesday afternoon that it has named Gavin Christensen as head of the firm's New Mexico office. Christensen, who has previously served as a senior associate at the firm, wi...

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Envysion Raises $6.5M

Boulder, Colorado-based Envysion announced this morning that it has raised $6.5M in a second round of equity investment. The investment was led by Columbia Capital, and also included investments from High Country Venture, Bear Equity, and a...

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

VC In The Rockies Kicks Off In Beaver Creek

The Venture Capital In The Rockies conference kicks off today in Beaver Creek, as venture capitalists from around the country gather to look at the latest crop of companies out of the region. Twenty-two IT companies and eleven life sciences...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Cayenne Medical Raises $12.7M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Cayenne Medical has raised $12.7M in a Series B funding, the firm said Tuesday. The round came from Split Rock Partners, and also included MB Ventures and other accredited private individuals. Cayenne Medical is de...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Meritage Funds Names Managing Directors

Denver, Colorado-based Meritage Funds said today that it has named two Managing Directors of the venture capital fund. Stephanie Smeltzer McCoy and Derek Pilling have been named Managing Directors. McCoy will lead Meritage's strategic plann...

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Monday, February 12, 2007

iCrossing Buys Spannerworks, Raises $18M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based iCrossing, a digital marketing agency, said today that it has closed $18M in funding, and acquired UK-based search marketing agency Spannerworks. The venture round was led by Oak Investment Partners, RRE Ventures, ...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Move Networks Gets $11.3M In Venture Funding

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Move Networks said today that it has raised $11.3M in a venture capital round from Hummer Winblad and Steamboat Ventures. Move provides video content delivery technology for sending video over the Internet. Move c...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Zolo Technologies Gets $12.5M

Boulder, Colorado-based Zolo Technologies announced this morning that it has completed a $12.5M Series D round of financing. The round was led by Siemens Venture Capital and El Dorado Investment Company. Existing investors Canaan Partners, ...

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Techniscan Medical Systems Raises $6.4M

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Techniscan Medical Systems, which develops ultrasound technology for breast imaging, has raised $6.4M in a Series D financing, the firm said Monday. Investors in the firm were not disclosed. Techniscan said that t...

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Interview with Brad Bertoch, Investors Choice Conference

Brad Bertoch is the President of the Wayne Brown Institute (www.venturecapital.org), a nonprofit venture accelerator in Salt Lake City, which is behind the upcoming Investors Choice conference being held next week. We spoke with Brad about ...

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Response Analytics Raises $4.25M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Response Analytics, which is developing software for financial analytics used by banks and financial institutions, said today that it has raised $4.25M. The round came from RWI Ventures and Peninsula Equity partner...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lijit Announces Funding

Louisville, Colorado-based Lijit Networks announced Monday that it has raised over $900K in funding. The firm operates a social search service that allows people to share their web searching information to their network. Funding came from C...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Interview with Devin Thorpe, Mountain West Capital Network

Our interview today is with Devin Thorpe, president of the Mountain West Capital Network (www.mwcn.org), a group that is focused on the technology deal flow in Utah. Thorpe is also Managing Director and Founder of Thorpe Capital Group (www....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Region Sees Around $105.3M In Venture Deals For Q4

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association have released their quarterly numbers for venture investments, reporting that there was $65.1M in 16 venture capital deals for Colorado for Q4 of 2006, and $50.2M and 19 de...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

TechStars Launches Seed Program

Boulder, Colorado-based TechStars has launched a new seed startup program focused on funding new companies and mentoring entrepeneurs. TechStars is the brainchild of David Cohen, Brad Feld, Jared Polis, and David Brown, local Boulder-area e...

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Glucon Raises Financing Round

Boulder, Colorado-based Glucon, which is developing an automated blood glucose measurement system for hospitalized patients, has raised a new round of investment. According to the firm, the round was led by 3i, and included new investors Se...

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Monday, January 22, 2007

U.S. Venture Investments Hits Five Year High

U.S. Venture Capital Investing his a five year high in 2006, reaching $25.75B in investments, according to numbers released by Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne today. According to the report, that, overall, there were 2,454 deals in t...

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Newmerix Raises $7M

Superior, Colorado-based Newmerix said Tuesday afternoon that it has raised $7M in new financing. The round came from existing investors Mobius Venture Capital, Siemens Venture Capital, and IDG Ventures Pacific. Newmerix is developing lifec...

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Rocky Mountain VC Investments Reach $85.2M For Q4 2006

The Rocky Mountain region had investments of roughly $85.2M in the quarter, according to an analysis of the Techrockies venture capital database, with Colorado leading the region with $50.15M in investments for the last quarter of 2006. Uta...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Utah Technology Spinoff Gets Funds

Houston, Texas-based ThromboVision, a developer of biomedical diagnostics products based on technology from the Utah Artificial Heart Research Institute, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah, has raised $400K in the first tr...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Report: 2006 Venture Capital Investments To Hit $32B

Dow Jones VentureOne and Ernst & Young are reporting today that venture capital investors are on track to invest more than $32 billion in 2006, the most capital invested in the sector since 2001. The analysis, conducted by the two companies...

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Thursday, December 7, 2006

Move Networks Gets Investments From Steamboat, Hummer Winblad

American Fork, Utah-based Move Networks has quietly raised venture capital funding from Disney's Steamboat Ventures and Bay Area firm Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. The addition of Hummer Winblad occurred in November. Move is developing i...

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Bungee Labs Gets Funding From Venrock, Wasatch Venture Fund

Techrockies.com has learned that Bungee Labs, an Orem-based firm that is developing next generation web services integration products, has received venture funding from Venrock Associates and Wasatch Venture Fund. Bungee Labs, which has yet...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Venafi Gets $5M

Draper, Utah-based Venafi said today that it has raised $5M in a Series B funding round led by Foundation Capital. Prior investors Origin Partners and UV Partners also participated in the round, according to the firm. Venafi said that the i...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

LifeLock Gets $6M

Tempe, Arizona-based LifeLock said today that it has raised $6M in a first round of venture investment. The funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners. LifeLock said the funding will be used to extend consumer awareness of the firm's iden...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Intel Taps Newsgator For RSS Software

Intel has tapped Denver, Colorado-based NewsGator for the firm's RSS reader technology, as part of a Web 2.0 software suite the firm has put together. Intel announced Tuesday that it has launched an integrated business internet suite based ...

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Friday, November 3, 2006

Private Equity Funds Raise $177.89B

Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst is reporting that so far this year, U.S. private equity firms have raised $177.89 billion in private equity funds. The amount raised breaks the previous record, set in 2000. Dow Jones said that it includes b...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

HiveLive Raises Venture Round

Louisville, Colorado-based HiveLive has raised a round of venture capital, according to a regulatory filing filed October 13th by the firm. According to Private Equity week, the amount raised was $1.15M led by Aeneas Ventures. HiveLive is d...

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Xthetix Raises $2M

Phoenix, Arizona-based Xthetix announced today that it has raised $2M in Series A funding from venture capital firm 3i. Xthetix is developing therapeutic ultrasound products for the aesthetics market, to treat acne. Allan Ferguson of 3i joi...

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Luxul Raises Funds From Canopy

North Salt Lake-based Luxul, which is developing circulized polarized antennas for WiFi, has received an investment round from Canopy Ventures, according to a regulatory filing. According to Private Equity Week, the round was worth $550,000...

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

vSocial Gets $1.5M

Tempe, Arizona-based social networking and video sharing site vSocial said Thursday that it has received $1.5M in angel funding from Silicon Valley angel investors, and launched its vConnect online video services. The funding came from Cons...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Venture Capital Investments Hits $6.2B In Q3

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association has released its Money Tree venture capital results for Q3 of 2006, showing that there was $6.2 billion invested in 797 deals, down by 8 percent from Q2, but the best thir...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Axial Biotech Gets Bridge Round

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Axial Biotech has raised a small round of funding, according to a regulatory filing. The bridge funding will be used by the firm for operating expenses, according to John Climaco, the company's CEO, who spoke to T...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

U.S. Venture Capitalists Invest $6.36B In Q3

Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne are reporting today that there was $6.36B invested in 611 venture capital deals in the third quarter, with a slight increase in both the number of deals and amount of investment versus a year ago. The ...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Efficas Raises $14.5M

Boulder, Colorado-based Efficas has raised $14.5M in a Series B funding, the firm said yesterday. The funding was led by LSP BioVentures, and also included Unilever Technology Ventures, Burrill and Company, Great Spirit Ventures, JP Morgan ...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Venture Capital Fundraising Slows

National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Financial reported Monday that private equity fundraising in the third quarter slowed, with both venture capital and buyout firms reducing the amount of funding raised. Thomson/NVCA reported ...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Interview with Lee Taylor, TheraTogs

Telluride, Colorado-based TheraTogs (www.theratogs.com) recently raised a round of venture funding for the firm's orthotic undergarment systems, from Colorado's High Country Venture. Techrockies caught up with Lee Taylor, the firm's CEO an...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Pharmaca Raises $18M

Boulder, Colorado-based Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has raised $18M, the firm said this morning. The funding round was led by Highland Capital Partners, and will be used to accelerate the firm's new store expansion plans. Pharmaca also sa...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

TheraTogs Raises Venture Funds

Telluride, Colorado-based TheraTogs has raised the first part of a Series A venture capital round from High Country Venture, the firm has confirmed with Techrockies, saying that it has executed a $1.1M term sheet with High Country Venture, ...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

TheraTogs Raises Venture Funds

Telluride, Colorado-based TheraTogs has raised the first part of a Series A venture capital round from High Country Venture, the firm has confirmed with Techrockies, saying that it has executed a $1.1M term sheet with High Country Venture, ...

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Xthetix Raises $2M

Mesa, Arizona-based Xthetix, which is developing consumer skin care devices that use ultrasound technology, has raised a round of venture capital, according to a regulatory filing. According to reports in Private Equity Week, the firm raise...

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

bpCentral Targets Mobile Venture Capitalists

Boulder, Colorado-based bpCentral said today that it is targeting venture capital partners with a new, handheld software application for pricing and liquidity analysis. The firm said its software generates deal pricing, and takes into accou...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ping Identity Raises $13M

Denver, Colorado-based Ping Identity Corporation said today that it has raised $13M in a Series C funding round, led by Appian Ventures. The firm said that prior investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, General Catalyst Parnters, Fidelity Venture...

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Monday, October 9, 2006

Interview with Janet Eden-Harris, CEO of Umbria

Janet Eden-Harris is CEO of Umbria (www.umbrialistens.com), a Boulder, Colorado-based, venture-backed startup that is using blogs to provide market intelligence. We spoke to Janet about how the firm is using online opinions and information ...

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

vSpring Principal Leaves For Portfolio Firm

Salt Lake City, Utah-based vSpring Capital said this week that its New Mexico-based principal, Mike Connolly, has moved on to the position as CEO of a vSpring funded medical firm. Connolly, who headed the firm's New Mexico Office, has moved...

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Monday, October 2, 2006

Venture Capitalists Invest $410.7M in Rocky Mountain Region in Q3

Venture capitalists invested $410.7M in area firms in Q3, according to Techrockies.com, which maintains a database of venture capital deal flow in the Rocky Mountain and surrounding regions. Those $410.7M in investments were spread across 3...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

OpenLogic Raises $4.3M

Broomfield, Colorado-based OpenLogic has raised $4.3M in a venture capital round, the firm said today. The new investment came from UV Partners, Appian Ventures, Village Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures and Red Rock Ventures, along with member...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Canopy Group Opens High Tech Office Building

Lindon, Utah-based Canopy Group is opening up another high tech office building in Lindon, Utah, saying Monday that the new building is targeted at meeting the needs of high-tech businesses in the area. Canopy, which also operates Canopy Ve...

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Web 2.0 Investments Hit $262.3M

Dow Jones VentureOne is reporting this morning that investments in U.S. Web 2.0 companies has hit $262.3M in the first half of 2006. The publisher of venture capital data said that 49 Web 2.0 companies were funded in the first half of 2006,...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Solera Gets $3.9M

Lindon, Utah-based Solera Networks has received $3.9M in a Series B round, according to investor Canopy Ventures. Canopy said that this was the first investment the firm has made under its new management team and the first investment in two...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Interview with Stan James, Founder and CTO, Lijit Networks

Stan James is the Founder and CTO of Lijit Networks (www.lijit.com), a Boulder, Colorado-based startup that is developing browser extensions to help web users identify safe web sites. The company came out of Stan's master's thesis, recent...

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Aztek Networks Raises $6.6M

Boulder, Colorado-based Aztek Networks said today that is has raised $6.6M in a Series A venture capital round. The funding came from Sequel Venture Partners and Grotech Capital Group. Tim Connor of Sequel Venture Partners and Joseph Zell o...

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Friday, September 15, 2006

S5 Wireless Lands $11.5M

Draper, Utah-based S5 Wireless has raised $11.5M in a Series B funding. The firm said yesterday that the funding came from Eagle River Holdings, Craig McCaw's investment company. The round also included vSpring Capital and Wasatch Venture F...

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Interview with Scott Petty, vSpring Capital

vSpring Capital (www.vspring.com) is a venture capital firm located in Salt Lake City, and is very active in investing in the Intermountain region. We spoke with Scott Petty, one of the partners at vSpring, to get an idea of what kinds of i...

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Linux Networx Scores $37M

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Linux Networx has raised $37M in a round of venture funding, the firm reported today. The round included Lehman Brothers and Canaccord Adams, new investors to the firm, along with previous investors Oak Investment...

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Thursday, September 7, 2006

Fluensee Gets Funding From DFJ Mercury

Englewood, Colorado-based Fluensee announced Wednesday that it has received funding from DFJ Mercury, in an extension of the company's Series A funding. Fluensee, which is developing RFID asset management tools, said that the funding will b...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Infinite Power Solutions Raises $34.7M

Golden, Colorado-based Infinite Power Solutions said today that it has raised $34.7M in a venture capital round to support its thin-film battery technology. The firm said it will use the funds to build new facilities for high-volume manufac...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Interview with Greg Heaps, Allegiance Technologies

Our interview this morning is with Greg Heaps, VP of Sales and Marketing for South Jordan, Utah-based Allegiance Technologies (www.allegiance.com). Allegiance develops web-based, hosted software for feedback management, and we thought we'd ...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

MountainWest Capital Release Q2 Deal Flow Info

Salt Lake City, Utah-based MountainWest Capital Network has released the group's Q2 deal flow report for venture capital and investment banking deals in Utah. The group reports that there was a total of $23.6M in venture capital funding in ...

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Denver VC Firm Invests In Rwanda

Denver, Colorado-based Thousand Hills Venture Fund said today that it is investing in small and medium-sized businesses in the African nation of Rwanda. The firm has invested in Rocket 2020, a provider of product, services, and technology t...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Adam Aircraft Gets $93M

Englewood, Colorado-based Adam Aircraft said today that it has raised $93M in a Series F funding for its advanced carbon composite aircraft. Funding came from new investor DCM, along with Mesirow Financial, W Capital Partners, D.E.Shaw Lami...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

CopperKey Gets $2.2M in Series C

Gilbert, Arizona-based CopperKey has received $2.2M, in a Series C1 round of funding. Funding came from HOTventures, Desert Angels, Wasatch Venture Fund, and Zone Ventures. Copperkey develops predictive marketing software which is sold as s...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

UVF Raises Fund, Invests In Alianza

Salt Lake City, Utah-based University Venture Fund, a venture capital fund that is run by university students, said today that it has closed on an $18M fund and placed an investment in Lindon, Utah-based Alianza Global Communication Service...

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Accera Raises $7.5M

Broomfield, Colorado-based Accera has raised $7.5M in a Series B round, the firm said Wednesday. Accera is developing drugs focused on treating Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases. Funding was led by Inventages Ventur...

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Arizona Entrepreneur Opens VC Firm

A Scottsdale, Arizona-based entrepreneur said today that he has founded a new, private investment firm focused on seed-stage capital funding. Sean Moshir, founder of PatchLink, said today that he is founding Moshir Venture Partners, focused...

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Groople Raises $6M

Denver, Colorado-based Groople announced today that it has raised $6M in an additional round of financing for the group travel firm. Funding came from ArrowPath Venture Partners, along with FA Technology Ventures. The firm's existing invest...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Tendril Gets $5.25M

Denver, Colorado-based Tendril has raised a second round of venture funding, saying this morning that is has raised $5.25M in venture funding. The new round of funding came from Vista Ventures, along with existing investors Access Venture P...

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Wednesday, August 2, 2006

VeraLight Gets $17.5M

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based VeraLight, a medical device company developing a non-invasive diabetes screening device, has raised $17.5M. The firm said that the Series B round was led by Psilos Group, and included new investor CMEA Ventures...

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Oakley Gets $12M

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Oakley Networks has received $12M in a Series B funding, the firm said this morning. Oakley said that the funding came from Duff Ackerman & Goodrich Ventures. Oakley Networks said that the funding will be used to ...

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Monday, July 31, 2006

Interview with Chris Traylor, Flywheel Ventures

For our interview today, we talked with Chris Traylor, Senior Associate Partner at Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Flywheel Ventures (www.flywheelventures.com), an active venture capital investor in firms in the Southwest and throughout the Rock...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

LimeLight Networks Scores $130M

Tempe, Arizona-based LImelight Networks, an operator of a content delivery network focused on digital media, said that it has received $130M in an equity financing round. The round was led by Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. As part of the f...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

VC Investments in Startups Hits High

The National Venture Capital Association / PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report was released today, confirming yesterday's Ernst & Young LLP and VentureOne venture capital results. According to the NVCA, the survey found $6.3 billion in ...

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Monday, July 24, 2006

U.S. Venture Capital Investments Hit $6.7B In Q2

Ernst & Young LLP and VentureOne are reporting today that venture capital investments hit $6.7 billion in the latest quarter, the highest quarterly investment level since 2001. The firms said in their quarterly venture capital report that t...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Opsware Buys Creekpath For $10M

Opsware, a provider of enterprise IT automation software, has acquired Boulder, Colorado-based Creekpath, the firm said this morning. Opsware will pay approximately $10M in cash, plus additional earnout worth up to $5M in cash. Opsware said...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

MediConnect Gets New Funding

Salt Lake City, Utah-based MediConnect, a provider of online medical records retrieval software, has received a new round of funding, the company said today. MediConnect said that it has received a major funding round led by James Lee Soren...

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Privacy Networks Expands Executive Team

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Privacy Networks has named a new head of its sales and marketing efforts, the company said this morning. Privacy Networks has hired Dan Ganousis as VP Sales and Marketing. Ganousis joins from 3t Systems, an IT c...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Taps TheraDoc, Makes Investment In Firm

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has tapped Salt Lake City, Utah-based TheraDoc's clinical decision support software, TheraDoc announced yesterday, and will make an investment in the firm. The medical center is using TheraDoc's s...

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Monday, June 26, 2006

LignUp Gets $9.8M

Mountain View, California-based LignUp, a company that provides a next generation communications platform for converged IP networks, has raised $9.8M in a Series B funding, the company said today. The company maintains significant operation...

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Monday, June 26, 2006

SDCmaterials Gets $2.2M

Tempe, Arizona-based SDCmaterials, a company that is developing nanotechnology products, has received a round of venture funding. SDCmaterials received the Series B round from BASF Venture Capital America, and SChropp Group. The firm said t...

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Tom Green Hits ManiaTV

Denver, Colorado-based Internet television network ManiaTV has started to stream Tom Green Live, a comedy talk show, on its network. The show, which debuted last Thursday, features Tom Green, a popular comedian. The show will also be simulc...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

WisperTel Gets $2M

Denver, Colorado-based Wisper Telecommunications has received $2M in financing, the company said today. WisperTel said that the funding came from a private Denver investment group. The name of the investment group was not disclosed. Wisper ...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

ProStor Gets $12.2M

Boulder, Colorado-based ProStor Systems has completed a new round of venture funding, worth $12.2M, the firm said today. The company said that it raised a new Series B funding round led by Sutter Hill Ventures. The funding also included exi...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Rally Software Raises $8M

Boulder, Colorado-based Rally Software has raised a new round of funding, the company said Wednesday. Rally raised $8M in a Series B funding from Vista Ventures, with existing investors Mobius Venture Capital and Boulder Ventures also parti...

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Thursday, June 8, 2006

StillSecure, PatchLink Integrate

Superior, Colorado-based StillSecure, a provider of enterprise network security products, has partnered with PatchLink, a enterprise security patch and vulnerability management firm. The two companies said that they will integrate StillSecu...

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Thursday, June 8, 2006

Altiris Adds VP

Salt Lake City, Utah-absed Altiris has appointed a new VP, saying yesterday that it has added Steve Madigan as VP of Corporate Development. Madigan was most recently at Peregrine Systems, and has also served at Microsoft and at a closely he...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Revinetix Gets More Angel Funds

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Revinetix has received additional angel funding, according to its existing investor Grow Utah Ventures. Grow Utah said that Olympus Angels, Ogden Angel Investors, and Cache Valley Venture Accelerator Club have all...

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Monday, June 5, 2006

Ping Identity Adds Single Sign On For Consumer Services

Denver, Colorado-based Ping Identity has introduced a new, authentication and single-sign on software that the company said is targeted at consumer-facing online services and web applications. The new software provides single-sign on tools ...

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Webroot Adds Former Symantec CFO To Board

Boulder, Colorado-based Webroot Software has added a new member to its board of directors, announcing this morning that it has appointed Greg Myers, former CFO of Symantec, as a director. Myers will also chair the firm's audit committee. My...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

BioVigilant Gets $4M

Tucson, Arizona-based BioVigilant has received $4M in a new, venture funding led by Battelle Ventures. Battelle Ventures said yesterday that it had invested in a $4M Series A funding of the company, which develops biodetectors used to detec...

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Simplicita Finds $2.1M

Denver, Colorado-based Simplicita has raised $2.1M in a Series A venture capital round, the company said today. Simplicita raised the round from FFP Holdings, a Houston-based limited partnership. Simplicita is developing software for isolat...

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

MobileDataforce Gets $1M

Boise, Idaho-based Mobiledataforce said this afternoon that it has raised $1M in an equity investment round from Roudal, MDF, LLC, a Minneapolis-based private investment form. The company is developing software for creating mobile software ...

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Monday, May 15, 2006

FundingUniverse Raises Series A

Orem, Utah-based FundingUniverse.com has raised a Series A funding, the company said today. FundingUniverse said the round came from Grow Utah Ventures and Provo Labs. Terms were not disclosed. FundingUniverse is developing a web site that ...

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

MarkMonitor Gets $12M In Funding

San Francisco-based MarkMonitor, which has its finance and operations center in Boise, Idaho, said today it has raised $12M in venture capital funding. The round was led by Cargill Ventures, and included participation by Focus Ventures, Fou...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Incentive Logic Gets Series C

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Incentive Logic has raised a Series C round of funding, the firm said this morning. Incentive said that the round came from Atrium Capital. Incentive Logic develops incentive programs for financial, hospitality, an...

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Monday, May 8, 2006

The 41st Parameter Gets $11.2M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based The 41st Parameter, a developer of fraud detection and prevention technology, said today it has received $11.2M in venture capital funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The Series B round also included par...

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Thursday, May 4, 2006

Montana Gets Angel Fund

A group of angel investors in Montana have formed a new, angel investment fund to invest in local companies, according to Montana West Economic Development. The fund, which currently has $800,000 in committments with plans to expand up to $...

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Friday, April 28, 2006

Cartasite Gets Funding

Denver, Colorado-based Cartasite has received a venture capital round, the firm reported this week. The firm said that it has received a significant round of venture funding from Acadia Partners V and Canterbury Partners for its GPS monitor...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Venture Capital Quarterly Results Released

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released their Q1 venture capital numbers today, following the VentureOne/Ernst & Young Venture Capital report release yesterday. Both surveys showed an increase in investm...

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Interview with Brad Feld, Mobius Venture Capital

Our interview this morning is with Brad Feld, Managing Director at Mobius Venture Capital (www.mobiusvc.com), a venture capital firm that has made investments locally in NewsGator, StillSecure, and Rally Software. Brad's an outspoken and vo...

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Friday, April 21, 2006

One Connect IP Buys ZiaNet, Gets VC Round

Albuquerque-based One Connect IP, a provider of Voice over IP services, said today that it has acquired ZiaNet, a an Internet Service Provider for the state of New Mexico. One Connect said that the acquisition will allow it to deliver its h...

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Arizona, Idaho Ahead of Utah, Colorado In Tech Jobs Report

The AeA, an industry group representing the high tech industry, reported this week in their annual Cyberstates report, that Arizona and Idaho were ahead of Utah and Colorado in high tech job growth. The report showed that in 2004, the lates...

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Interview with Josh Coates, Berkeley Data Systems

Our interview this morning is with Josh Coates, CEO and founder of Berkeley Data Systems (www.mozy.com). Berkeley just came out of stealth mode and launched Mozy, an online data storage service that allows users to back up their data to an ...

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Monday, April 17, 2006

ESS Gets $8M

Tempe, Arizona-based ESS, a provider of risk management software and services for the environmental health and safety market, has raised $8M from several venture capital firms. ESS said that the new round of investment came from Phoenix-bas...

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

FundingUtah.com Adds Video

Orem, Utah-based FundingUtah.com has rolled out a new, web-based video feature for its web site. The site, a service of FundingUniverse, said that the new service allows entrepreneurs to upload digital video to its web site to pitch to loca...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Vcommerce Gets $13M

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Vcommerce has received $13M in funding from Internet Capital Group, the firm said today. Vcommerce provides web-based ecommerce and fulfillment solutions for retailers, including Target, Overstock.com, eToys Direct...

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Revinetix Gets Win At U of U

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Revinetix has scored a win at the University of Utah, installing its Sentio disk backup solution at the school. Revinetix said that the University of Utah's Chemistry Department has deployed a second backup applia...

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Rally Gets Jolt Award

Boulder, Colorado-based Rally Software Development has been awarded a product excellence award from an industry magazine. Rally was recognized this week with a JOLT Product Excellence Award from Software Development magazine, for its softwa...

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Interview with Brock Blake, CEO of FundingUniverse

Brock Blake is CEO of FundingUniverse, an Orem, Utah-based firm that is creating a network of web sites focused on connecting entrepreneurs and angels. We spoke with Brock to get an idea on what the company is doing, and how it hopes to ser...

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Silver Creek Lands Corporate Express

Louisville, Colroado-based Silver Creek Systems has added a new customer. The provider of enterprise data usability software said this week that Corporate Express, a business-to-business supplier of office and computer products, will tap Si...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Infopia Raises $8M

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Infopia has raised $8M in a venture capital round from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Trident Capital. Transpacific Capital Partners and BC Select Fund also participated in the round. The provider of multi-ch...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

New Global Telecom Raises $10.75M

Golden, Colorado-based New Global Telecom has raised $10.75M in a Series A funding round. The venture capital round was led by Comcast Interactive Capital, and included new investors Centennial Ventures and Columbia Capital. Previous invest...

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Interview with Cymphonix

Last week, Sandy, Utah-based Cymphonix Corporation (www.cymphonix.com) closed a round of funding from Intel Capital for its gateway appliance technology. We thought it would be interesting to talk to the company about their products and thi...

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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Indicative Scores Win At Worldspan

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Indicative Software is reporting that it has added Worldspan, a provider of travel technology services, to its roster of customers. Indicative said that Worldspan will use Indicative IT services management softw...

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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Cymphonix Gets Investment From Intel

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Cymphonix announced this morning that it has received an investment from Intel Capital, as part of a $5.4M Series A funding round. The firm said that the investment will be used to expand the company's solutions a...

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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Amedica Raises $16.8M

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Amedica Corporation has raised a $16.8M Series C funding round. The firm said this morning that Creation Capital was the sole placement agent in the financing. Amedica will use the new funding to begin the rollout...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Market Force Gets $19.3M

Boulder, Colorado-based Market Force Information has received $19.3M in a combination of equity and debt. The firm said yesterday that it has received $11.3M in a Series A equity round from Centennial Ventures, including participation from ...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Collective Intellect Raises Series A

Superior, Colorado-based Collective Intellect has raised a Series A funding round from Appian Ventures, Techrockies.com has learned. Collective Intellect has raised the additional investment in a Series A round, bringing the company's total...

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Friday, February 24, 2006

XAware Appoints CEO, Confirms VC Funding

Colorado Springs-based XAware earlier this month appointed a new CEO, Tim Harvey. Harvey most recently served as SVP of Sales and Marketing at S1 Corporation, and has also served at SynQuest and Datalogix. The firm is developing enterprise ...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

ITU Ventures Raises $120M

ITU Ventures, a venture firm focused on seed and early stage investments in university spinoffs, announced today that it has closed a new fund, ITU Ventures III. The new fund is closing with total commitments of $120M. ITU Venture is active...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

EnVysion Raises $3.0M

Boulder, Colorado-based EnVysion has raised $3.0M in a first round of private equity funding. The firm said today that it received the investment from Columbia Capital and Bear Equity. Bear Equity is owned by Envysion's chairman, Dan Caruso...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

GroupSystems Raises Funding

Broomfield, Colorado-based GroupSystems Corporation said today that it has raised an additional round of venture financing from Slottsbacken Ventures, a Swedish venture capital firm. The developer of decision making software said that it wo...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Interview with Jeremy Neilson, Utah Fund of Funds

Jeremy Neilson is the Venture Manager for the State of Utah's Fund of Funds. The fund is investing in venture capital firms who it hopes will evaluate and invest in local Utah firms. The fund recently appointed an advisor, Fort Washington I...

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Utah Governor Selects Advisor For Fund of Funds

The State of Utah has selected Cincinnati-based Fort Washington Investment Advisors for its $100M Utah Fund of Funds. Utah has set aside $100M in contingent tax credits as a backstop for investments in the fund, and said that it will capita...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

PwC MoneyTree Released, First Time Deals At Four Year Highs

The latest PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree Survey was released yesterday, showing that first time deals have hit four year highs. The firm said that there was $21.7B invested in 2,939 deals in 2005. The quarterly MoneyTree report, which wa...

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Monday, January 23, 2006

VCs Invest $22.1B In Deals in 2005

Venture capitalists invested a total of $22.13B in 2,239 deals, according to a report released today by Ernst & Young LLP and VentureOne/VentureSource. The report found that there was a 2% increase over 2004 in capital invested, led by medi...

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Friday, January 20, 2006

Interview with Jared Hutchings, Managing Director, University Venture Fund

Jared Hutchings is the managing director of the University Venture Fund, which is hosting the University Private Equity Summit (UPES) this weekend in Salt Lake City and Park City. The summit is a student-only conference that brings venture...

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Syntax-Brillian Raises $16M

Tempe Arizona-based LCD manufacturer Syntax-Brillian announced this morning that it has raised $16M from institutional investors. The firm said that it sold $16M in Convertible Preferred stock. C.E. unterberg Towbin was the placement agent....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Report: Omniture Close To IPO

CNET is reporting that Orem Utah-based Omniture is a prime candidate for an initial public offering next year. Omniture, which develops web analytics software used by companies to track their web hits and e-commerce sites, has not made any ...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Ulthera Raises $5.5M From 3i

Mesa Arizona-based Ulthera said today that it has raised $5.5M in Series A funding from 3i Venture Capital. Ulthera is developing a therapeutic ultrasound medical device targeted at the cosmetics market. As part of the investment, Allan Fer...

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