1. Articles from Greg Avery

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    1. Software startup lands funding for major downtown Denver expansion

      Software startup lands funding for major downtown Denver expansion

      Denver-based software company GoSpotCheck has raised $16.5 million from investors that will help the startup keep expanding in Denver. The company makes of software primarily used by brands and retailers to ensure store shelves are stocked and displays setup correctly. GoSpotCheck plans to broaden what its software is used for, branching into other industry niches where employers need information about how well far-flung workers are performing the tasks their job requires. The company has grown…

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    2. Vista Equity buying stake in another Denver tech business

      Majority ownership of Granicus, a Denver-based maker of cloud software technologies for local governments, is being bought by investment firm Vista Equity Partners for an undisclosed amount of money.

      The deal is expected to close next month and comes just weeks after San Francisco-based Vista Equity reached a deal to buy Denver-based software company Ping Identity.

      Granicus’ existing private equity shareholder, K1 Investment Management, in El Segundo, California, will remain a minority owner…

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    3. FullContact buys a Colorado tech startup after $25M VC round

      FullContact buys a Colorado tech startup after $25M VC round

      Well, that didn’t take long.

      Denver’s FullContact Inc. said Wednesday it is buying another local tech startup, a week after landing $25 million in venture capital to fund growth and acquisitions.

      FullContact, which makes apps and online software for people to manage their contacts, is buying Boulder-based Conspire, a small startup aiming to help people broaden their network of business contacts by facilitating introductions.

      Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      Conspire built technology…

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    4. Denver messaging startup pulls in millions as it launches app

      Denver messaging startup pulls in millions as it launches app

      Kwippo Inc., the Denver maker of a messaging app has raised $2.5 million in seed-round funding, announcing the deal as it launched apps meant to make messaging more expressive.

      The free Kwippit messaging app provides a custom smartphone keyboard and replaces the standard emoji figures — those winking smiley faces and other emotive images — with more elaborate and varied pictures to give users more ways to express themselves in a message.

      Messaging has emerged as the preferred communication…

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    5. FullContact adds $25 million to VC haul

      FullContact adds $25 million to VC haul

      FullContact raised another $25 million from investors in what may be the Denver-based company’s last round of venture capital to fund adding jobs, acquisitions and geographic expansion. The software maker now has attracted a total of $50 million from venture capital backers in the past five years. Boulder-based Foundry Group led the latest round, with Baird Capital, Shea Ventures and Blue Note Ventures also taking part in the investment. FullContact has been doubling revenue annually since its…

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    6. National CineMedia hires new executive

      National CineMedia hired a former Quiznos executive to become the movie-theater advertising company’s chief finance officer.

      NCM, based in Centennial, announced Tuesday that Katie Scherping will start as CFO on Aug. 11, replacing a pair of co-CFOs who had been overseeing NCM’s financial affairs.

      Scherping most recently had been interim president and CEO at Denver-based Quiznos, the sandwich chain, where she’d previously been CFO since last 2013.

      Prior To Quiznos, Scherping was CFO of Red…

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    7. WOW! acquiring a Georgia cable company

      WOW! acquiring a Georgia cable company

      Denver-based cable company WOW! is buying a Georgia cable operation and adding customers outside Atlanta, spending $53 million on the deal.

      The all-cash deal for Newnan, Georgia-based NuLink’s cable and broadband business is expected to close in December.

      WOW! is acquiring NuLink from New York-based private equity firm Halyard Capital.

      NuLink offers high-speed internet, digital cable TV and phone service to 34,000 homes and businesses in the community, which is 34 miles outside Atlanta.

      The…

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    8. Ping Identity buys another software maker

      Ping Identity buys another software maker

      Denver-based tech company Ping Identity Corp. is buying an Austin, Texas-based maker of identity-protection software to broaden the technologies Ping can offer its corporate clients.

      Ping announced the deal to buy UnboundID Corp. on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

      UnboundID CEO Steve Shoaff will become Ping's chief product officer. The two privately-held companies are familiar with each other, having partnered on identity protection protection for clients during the past two years...

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    9. Growing Colorado data center company buys another business

      Growing Colorado data center company buys another business

      Datavail Corp., a Broomfield-based database technology company with big growth plans, has acquired another company and named its CEO to run Datavail’s practice running Oracle BI software systems.

      Terms were not disclosed for Datavail’s purchase of Art of BI, based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

      Christian Screen, who founded and led Art of BI, is the new leader of Datavail’s Oracle business intelligence practice and will help the company make use of Art of BI’s software.

      “This acquisition…

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    10. Which startup accelerators are best at making companies fundable?

      Which startup accelerators are best at making companies fundable?

      A new analysis of major startup accelerators finds that Boulder-based Techstars has the highest portion of companies landing follow-on funding from investors after the program.

      New York City-based investment analysis firm CB Insights published an analysis of results from the most active U.S. startup accelerator boot camps. The point is to give entrepreneurs a sense of how well the programs help startups become “fundable” businesses.

      The study found that 48 percent of Techstars companies have…

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    11. Where Denver, Boulder rank for software pay scale

      Where Denver, Boulder rank for software pay scale

      Denver and Boulder are thriving tech startup cities, but a survey finds they aren't near the top among best-paying cities for software engineers. A combination of moderate salaries and a cost of living above the national average placed Denver 16th and Boulder 22nd among U.S. cities for the real-world spending power of software engineers, a survey by Glassdoor.com finds...

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    12. Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton toured Denver’s Galvanize startup campus and software coding school Tuesday, calling it the kind of pioneering organization she hopes there will soon be more of in the U.S.

      The Democratic presidential candidate visited the day her campaign released proposals on jobs, tech policy, bolstering science and tech education and offering young entrepreneurs some relief from student loan debt.

      Clinton said she sought to learn about the approach to entrepreneurial education and starting…

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    13. Denver mobile technology company acquired, plans to grow

      Denver mobile technology company acquired, plans to grow

      A New York City-based marketing technology company has acquired Denver-based Roximity, a small maker of tech that helps brands reach people when they’re inside stores.

      Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      Roximity makes “beacons,” small pieces of hardware that retailers, restaurant owners and others put in stores, and the related software that can analyze the precise locations of smart phones being carried by consumers nearby.

      Roximity employs eight people in Denver. Verve’s ownership…

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    14. Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      The breakneck growth of technology jobs may slow a little in the Denver area during the second half of 2016. Growth and hiring still look to be strong, but the local number of tech executives planning to add new positions later this year has dipped, and slightly more executives say they won’t replace workers that leave or plan to cut IT jobs, according to a survey issued Tuesday by Robert Half Technology. The percentage of executives planning to add new jobs dropped four percentage points from…

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    15. Denver startup accelerator SecureSet forms to launch cybersecurity sucesses

      Denver startup accelerator SecureSet forms to launch cybersecurity sucesses

      A new startup accelerator aims to do something not done by other efforts to help tech companies get started — offer advice from larger companies that could be a future partner or acquirer.

      The SecureSet Accelerator is an offshoot of the SecureSet Academy, a cybersecurity training program that just graduated its first class of trainees. The SecureSet organizations share space in Denver’s booming River North neighborhood.

      The accelerator will accept applications from candidate startups later…

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    16. Ping Identity sold to private equity firm, plans faster growth

      Ping Identity sold to private equity firm, plans faster growth

      Denver-based software company Ping Identity Corp. is being bought by San Francisco-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The companies said Wednesday that they’ve signed a definitive agreement for a deal expected to close by fall. Terms were not disclosed. The deal nixes 14-year-old Ping Identity's plan to become a publicly traded company next year, but having San Francisco-based Vista Equity as owner gives Ping resources for growth, Andre Durand, Ping's co-founder and CEO, told me.

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    17. Comcast is adding 600-job call center in Fort Collins

      Comcast is adding 600-job call center in Fort Collins

      Cable giant Comcast Corp. is opening a new call center in Fort Collins and plans to hire to fill most of the 600 positions there.

      The Philadelphia-based company (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to hold a press conference Thursday morning in the northern Colorado city that’s scheduled to include Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell and Rich Jennings, Comcast’s senior vice president for Rocky Mountain region.

      The new center is in addition to existing customer care sites in the southern Denver metro area, where…

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    18. Colorado lawmakers hang up on telecom reforms

      Colorado lawmakers hang up on telecom reforms

      Expectations that the 2016 legislative session could produce big changes to telecommunications law in Colorado turned out to be misguided as bills watched by the industry failed or were gutted in the session’s final days.

      A bill that would have let rural counties exempt telecom providers’ broadband hardware purchases from sales taxes died in a legislative committee hours before the end of this year’s session Wednesday.

      It was one of many proposed tech-related measures to run aground in a…

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    19. Webroot jumps into 'internet of things' protection

      Webroot jumps into 'internet of things' protection

      Webroot Inc. is branching out to help companies protect internet-connected machines and devices from hackers after years building its reputation with consumer desktop computers and mobile phones.

      The Broomfield-based cybersecurity company is unveiling its BrightCloud Threat Intelligence service, which is meant to work with companies’ “internet of things” gateway devices, which serve as central hubs for communications between devices, a central command computer and the internet.

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    20. Lockheed to compete with Boeing, Northrop to keep Air Force GPS satellite work

      Lockheed to compete with Boeing, Northrop to keep Air Force GPS satellite work

      The U.S. Air Force has brought in Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. to compete against Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., for lucrative contracts building future global positioning satellites. Jefferson County-based Lockheed Martin Space Systems (LMSS) currently holds the multibillion-dollar contracts to build the first eight GPS III orbiters, but it will have to beat out two rivals to keep the work after about 2019.

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    21. Lockheed Martin, DigitalGlobe workers create technology to speed disaster relief

      Colorado aerospace technology workers have created software to help speed relief to victims of natural disasters around the world. Workers at Jefferson County-based Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSS) built the HelpNowMap.com service to help get clear data to residents, first-responders and aid agencies on the ground after floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters around the world. Now they hope a major aid agency takes up the technology and software developers elsewhere continue…

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    22. SpaceX awarded first Air Force satellite launch contract

      SpaceX awarded first Air Force satellite launch contract

      Someone other than Centennial-based United Launch Alliance has a contract to launch a national security satellite for the U.S. Air Force for the first time in 10 years. Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Inc., or SpaceX, won an $82.7 million contract from the Air Force on Wednesday. The contract pays to launch the second orbiter of a new generation of global positioning system satellites. The launch is slated for May, 2018. “This GPS III Launch Services contract award achieves a balance…

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    23. Tech founders boxing in Boulder? Entrepreneurs take to the ring (Slideshow)

      Tech founders boxing in Boulder? Entrepreneurs take to the ring (Slideshow)

      An unlikely fitness craze has swept the Boulder tech scene. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the tech-savvy college city have been stepping into the ring, learning to jab and dodge punches, and go toe-to-toe in the most un-Boulder, non-geek pastime — boxing. Eighteen company founders and backers in this former hippy town have signed up to pound each other in USA Boxing-sanctioned bouts during next month’s Boulder Startup Week. David Mandell, a tech entrepreneur and founder of PivotDesk...

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