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Simplus Acquires Basati

Salt Lake City-based Simplus, which develops sales quoting software, said today that it has acquired Basati, a Salesforce partner focused on the financial services industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Simplus said the buy will help it increase its implementation support in the financial services industry, as well as managed services. Tim Smith, the CEO of Basati, joins Simplus as a senior account executive as part of the deal....Continue →


GoDaddy CEO Irving Plans Retirement At End Of Year

Scottsdale, Arizona-based GoDaddy said on Tuesday that CEO Blake Irving will retire from the role of CEO on December 31st. GoDaddy said that Scott Wagner, the company's President and Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of CEO when Irving retires. Irving will continue to serve on GoDaddy's board through June of 2018, according to the company. Irving, in a statement, said it's "time to retire and begin the next phase of my life," after three decades in technology....Continue →


Techstars' Ilos Videos Raises $1.5M

Ilos Videos, one of the companies which went through the Techstars Cloud program in San Antonio, Texas last year, said last week that it raised $1.5M in a seed round of funding. Funding came from Active Capital, Ingram Content Group and Hyde Park Venture Partners. Ilos Videos was part of Techstars Cloud in February of 2016. Ilos Videos is based in St. Paul, MN.Continue →


MasterControl Moves Into New HQ

Salt Lake City-based software developer MasterControl said last week that it has moved into a new HQ at a 154,000 square foot office building at the Old Mill Corporate Center in Salt Lake City, saying that it can accommodate up to 600 workers--or double its existing workforce--in the new HQ. The building, which is LEED Gold certified from the U.S. Green Building Council, is within the high tech cluster at the intersection of I-215 and Wasatch Boulevard....Continue →


CoreSite Extends Azure Link To Seven Markets

Denver-based data center operator CoreSite Realty said this morning that it has now expanded its direct link to the Microsoft Azure cloud computing service, via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, to seven of its markets. According to CoreSite, the ExpressRoute service is now available in Northern Virginia, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston. The link provides a high performance, private link to Microsoft's Azure cloud services....Continue →


KidReports Ties With Procare Software

Denver, Colorado-based KidReports, a developer of software used by child care providers, announced last week that it is in a strategic partnership with Medford, Oregon-based Procare Software. Terms of the strategic partnership were not announced by the companies, however, the two said that a proprietary version of KidReports will be offered exclusively to Procare's customers as part of the new relationship....Continue →


Techstars Launches Into India

In a huge expansion for Boulder-based Techstars, the startup accelerator operator has launched its first accelerator program in the country of India, the group said today. According to Techstars, it has launched a joint venture with ANSR, to launch Techstars India, which aims to expand entrepreneurial opportunities in India....Continue →


CoreSite Gets Win In Miami

Denver-based CoreSite has inked a win at its Miami data center, the company said this morning, with managed SD-WAN and Internet connectivity provider Expereo. Financial details of the win were not announced. CoreSite said it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Miami for Expereo.Continue →


Artemis Health Adds $16M

Salt Lake City-based Artemis Health, which develops software to optimize benefits programs and spending for self-insured employers, has raised $16M more in a Series B funding, according to the company this week. The funding was led by F-Prime Capital (part of Fidelity Investments), and also included Maverick Ventures and Kickstart Seed Fund. The company says it has now raised a total of $26M. Artemis Health is led by CEO Grant Gordon.Continue →


Sling TV Loses CEO To Pandora

Englewood, Colorado-based streaming cable television provider Sling TV, which is owned by DISH Network, has lost its CEO, Roger Lynch, to streaming music provider Pandora. Pandora named Lynch to its CEO position on Monday. Lynch was the driving force behind the creation and launch of Sling TV, and had previously served at EVP Advanced Technology for DISH Network and EchoStar Corporation. He also served at Video Networks Internatoinal Ltd....Continue →


Sorenson Media Expands In Europe

Salt Lake City-based Sorenson Media, which provides technology to the broadcasting, advertising, and television industry, said today that it is expanding in Europe, and has opened up offices in London and Munich. The company said the new offices will be key sales, business development, professional services, operations and marketing staff....Continue →


Sendgrid Suspends Neo Nazi Website

Boulder-based Sendgrid said on Tuesday that it has suspended services to the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, after users pointed out the use of its services by the site. The Daily Stormer, which publishes articles in support of white supremacists and neo-Nazis and encouraging violence against minorities and those of the Jewish faith, had published an article celebrating the death and disparaging the victim in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend at the hands of a white supremacist....Continue →



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