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    1. Checkr expected to start small with Denver HQ2 as big-block space remains tight downtown

      Checkr expected to start small with Denver HQ2 as big-block space remains tight downtown

      San Francisco tech startup Checkr was in Denver last week scouting real estate for a second headquarters. Colorado economic development officials are hoping to lure the company and 1,500 jobs it’s promising to the Mile High City after approving a $27.9 million incentive package — the second largest in state history.

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    2. HomeAdvisor’s new CFO is one of the youngest female finance executives at a public company

      HomeAdvisor’s new CFO is one of the youngest female finance executives at a public company

      The new chief financial officer at Angi Homeservices (Nasdaq: ANGI) is one of the youngest female executives in that role across all public companies nationwide. The combined company of HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List named Jamie Cohen as its next CFO, replacing Glenn H. Schiffman, who has held a dual role as CFO of Angi Homerservices and its parent company IAC. Schiffman will stay on at IAC.

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    3. New internet startup launches Denver service

      New internet startup launches Denver service

      A new internet provider is setting up shop in Denver, promising high speeds, a simple setup and straightforward pricing. Starry, the internet startup born out of Aereo, the defunct New York TV company that was shut down by the Supreme Court in 2014, is launching in 18 cities this year, including Denver. It has been operating in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston since the company launched in January 2016.

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    4. Carbonite’s largest office could be in Colorado after $618M Webroot acquisition

      Carbonite’s largest office could be in Colorado after $618M Webroot acquisition

      Officials from Boston-based Carbonite (Nasdaq: CARB) last week announced the company is acquiring Webroot, one of Colorado’s pioneer cybersecurity firms, in an all-cash deal. The acquisition is expected to immediately boost Carbonite’s earnings and cash flow. Webroot reported about $215 million in revenue for its most recent fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2018. But what will it mean for Webroot’s headquarters in Broomfield? In an interview with Denver Business Journal, Potts said once the deal closes sometime this quarter, the newly combined company will “absolutely have a significant presence” in Colorado.

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    5. HomeAdvisor wants to sell you a home warranty after latest acquisition

      HomeAdvisor wants to sell you a home warranty after latest acquisition

      HomeAdvisor is getting into the home warranty business after acquiring a Texas startup that makes that experience easier and more on-demand. Angi Homeservices (Nasdaq: ANGI), the combined company made up of HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, acquired Fixd Repair, executives said Friday morning. The Fixd app aims to be the Uber of home renovation services. It allows a homeowner to schedule, pay and actually watch a contractor’s car on a map approach a user’s home — a feature called “track my pro.”

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    6. As Ibotta hits $500M cash-back milestone, a new way to get that cash is in the works

      As Ibotta hits $500M cash-back milestone, a new way to get that cash is in the works

      To CEO Bryan Leach, it’s more than just a big number. This week, his Denver-based shopping app Ibotta announced it had given back $500 million to users. The half-billion-dollar milestone took six years to hit, accelerating each year as the tech startup continues its rapid growth. More than $190 million in rewards were redeemed in 2018, a record year for that specific metric.

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    7. Denver-based Visible launches on Android, plans to sell smartphones

      Denver-based Visible launches on Android, plans to sell smartphones

      Visible, the all-digital wireless phone service that doesn’t have physical stores, is becoming more of store, and will soon be available to Android users. Officials with the Verizon Wireless-backed startup, which launched its $40-per-month unlimited phone service exclusively for iPhone users last May, say access for Android users has been the most requested feature to date.

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    8. 5 minutes with Adam Enbar, the founder of a WeWork-owned coding school that’s coming to Denver

      5 minutes with Adam Enbar, the founder of a WeWork-owned coding school that’s coming to Denver

      Adam Enbar, founder and CEO of the New York-based Flatiron School says Denver is one of the best cities in the U.S. So, it was a no-brainer to expand his coding school, which was acquired by WeWork in 2017, to the Mile High City. The coding bootcamp is now accepting applications for its inaugural class here, which is slated to begin in March. There are only a few employees in Denver today, but Enbar expects to hire as many as 20 this year.

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    9. 2019 is the year of artificial intelligence for Arrow Electronics

      2019 is the year of artificial intelligence for Arrow Electronics

      It was about a decade ago when leadership at Arrow Electronics needed to make a critical decision that would carry the business into the future: Either continue selling components and grow the customer base, or be part of the design and future of where those parts were going. CEO Michael Long chose the latter and the investment in engineers is bearing fruit. Sales at the Centennial-based business are up 21 percent from two years ago and profit is up 33 percent.

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    10. Denver-based Healthgrades acquires Birmingham firm to expand footprint

      Denver-based Healthgrades acquires Birmingham firm to expand footprint

      Healthgrades, the online portal that lets consumers read reviews on hospitals, doctors and other health care providers, has acquired a Birmingham company that’s going to allow it to expand its customer relationship management business and add new offerings to its suite of products. Rob Draughon, CEO of the Denver-based company, announced at the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, that Healthgrades acquired Birmingham, Alabama-based Influence Health, a company that offers web development, social media and search optimization products for health care customers.

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    11. Dish Network to double down on 'huge gamble' — a narrowband IoT network

      Dish Network to double down on 'huge gamble' — a narrowband IoT network

      Dish is ultimately working toward building out a true 5G network which it estimates will cost about $10 billion. The narrowband IoT network it plans to build out by March 2020 will be beneficial to municipalities and other organizations looking to create more smart city features — things like sensors that can track traffic and weather. 

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    12. Dish Network patent reveals plans for the ultimate universal remote

      Dish Network patent reveals plans for the ultimate universal remote

      Dish Network wants to help you control everything inside your home from a single device. A recently approved patent by the Colorado-based satellite TV company describes a remote control that can do much more than just change the channel. From turning off a smart light to pausing an Apple TV or Roku streaming device, the remote would know which device you want to control by simply pointing it in the direction of the product you want to access.

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    13. Denver was a magnet for some of the world's most recognizable tech companies in 2018

      Denver was a magnet for some of the world's most recognizable tech companies in 2018

      The flock of Bay Area tech companies expanding into Denver picked up speed as the year went on, establishing the city as the country’s next big tech hub. In January, Strava, maker of an exercise-tracking software, announced the opening of its Denver office. The company has 20 people in Denver today, but it’s currently advertising a slew of engineering jobs for its office here. Throughout the year, a number of large and well-known companies, in addition to some smaller startups, announced plans to expand into Denver, promising hundreds of jobs.

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    14. 7 Questions With The Doctor Who Doesn’T Like Riding Scooters, But Is Helping Others Find One

      7 Questions With The Doctor Who Doesn’T Like Riding Scooters, But Is Helping Others Find One

      Dr. David Mintzer is a hospitalist at Denver Health who dabbles in making smartphone apps. But he also realizes how popular the dockless scooters have become in Denver and across the country. That’s why he decided to develop “Scooter Life” in his spare time. The free smartphone app takes the location data from all of the e-scooter companies and places it onto a single map. 

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    15. Apple plans to more than double the size of its workforce in Boulder

      Apple plans to more than double the size of its workforce in Boulder

      Apple is doubling down on its commitment to high-tech jobs and its workforce nationwide, and that includes more jobs in Colorado. The iPhone maker on Thursday announced plans for a $1 billion, 5,000-job campus in Austin, Texas, but added it has plans to add tech jobs in a number of cities, including Boulder, Pittsburgh and New York.

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