1. Articles from Greg Avery

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    1. Brad Feld Q&A: Bring depression out of the shadows in startups

      Brad Feld Q&A: Bring depression out of the shadows in startups

      Startup culture famously embraces failure by entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t always support entrepreneurs through emotional struggles and mental health issues that arise during the pressure-cooker experience of creating a new business.

      Confidence and strength is prized. Vulnerability, not so much.

      Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group venture capital firm in Boulder, has worked to change that by bringing mental health and depression out of the shadows of the startup world.

      After…

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    2. Denver as a startup tech hub: where does it rank? (Slideshow)

      Denver as a startup tech hub: where does it rank? (Slideshow)

      Denver was found to be near the top of a SelfStorage.com blog about moving that rated the best U.S. cities outside of Silicon Valley and San Francisco as places for startups and tech workers. The survey crunched numbers related to:

      Patents per capital. The number and size of venture capital deals. The prevalence of STEM and business degrees among residents. The number of new tech startup jobs The affordability of tech worker salaries compared to the national average.

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    3. Colorado's a pilot region for Obama administration's TechHire job-training push

      Colorado's a pilot region for Obama administration's TechHire job-training push

      Colorado is among 21 regions chosen by the Obama administration as pilot areas for improving technology workforce development through public-private partnerships. The TechHire program, unveiled by the White House Monday, will work with a local coalition including the Colorado Technology Association, the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

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    4. TechStars raises large startup investment fund

      TechStars raises large startup investment fund

      TechStars CEO and angel investor David Cohen has his $150 million venture fund to invest in startups and growing tech businesses. Cohen announced Wednesday that he's raised the $150 million TechStars Ventures Fund. It's intended to make seed-stage and Series A investments, largely in companies in the tech startup accelerator bootcamps that Boulder-based TechStars holds in the U.S. and Europe. It's not clear what limited partners put money into the TechStars fund. "It's a small group of some of…

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    5. Denver cloud technology startup raises $3.9M VC investment

      Denver cloud technology startup raises $3.9M VC investment

      Dizzion, a Denver-based maker of virtual computer technologies for businesses, has raised $3.9 million in venture capital, an investment that will help the company double its staffing in coming months. The series A investment was led by Grotech Ventures, a Vienna, Virginia-based firm with a Denver presence, and Access Venture Partners, based in Westminster. Point B Capital, Correlation Ventures and Service Provider Capital also participated in the round.

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    6. NexGen Storage re-emerges from SanDisk to be independent startup again

      NexGen Storage re-emerges from SanDisk to be independent startup again

      A data storage company acquired in a high-profile $119 million deal in 2013 is back as an independent, growing company. NexGen Storage Inc., based in Louisville, spun out Jan. 8 from being "buried in the depths of a big corporation," co-founder John Spiers said. It has plans to hire dozens of people in coming months as it again tries to claim a chunk of the $30 billion data storage hardware market. "At the end of the day, it all turned out great for us," said Spiers, NexGen's CEO. "The founding…

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    7. Hot Denver startup bought by California's VSCO

      Hot Denver startup bought by California's VSCO

      Artifact Uprising, the fast-growing Denver online photobook startup, has been bought by Visual Supply Co., an Oakland, California-based maker of apps and software for creative industries. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Artifact Uprising will remain in Denver as an autonomous business, the companies said. The deal is intended to help the 14-employee Artifact Uprising expand and keep adding online sales of its hand-crafted photobooks.

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    8. Dish Network giving up ad-skipping tech in deals with broadcasters

      Dish Network giving up ad-skipping tech in deals with broadcasters

      A detail lost in some of the noise over Dish Network Corp. resolving its contract spat with CBS last week was this: the satellite TV company gave up some commercial-skipping features of its Hopper set-top box to get a deal. It's not the first time Douglas County-based Dish Network has altered the set-top Hopper's ad-skipping, either.

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    9. Ball Aerospace lands work on 18-satellite fleet for space-imaging startup

      Ball Aerospace lands work on 18-satellite fleet for space-imaging startup

      Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has struck a deal to build instruments and assemble 18 satellites for a startup that aims to collect data from Earth's entire surface daily.

      The Boulder-based aerospace contractor -- a unit of Broomfield-based Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL) -- says it has reached a deal with Arlington, Virginia-based OmniEarth Inc., which plans to have its entire fleet of satellites — each the size of a dorm-room refrigerator — launched and deployed in orbit by 2018.

      "This is the…

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    10. Denver clarifies its software tax policies

      Denver clarifies its software tax policies

      The city and Colorado Technology Association plan a Nov. 17 town hall meeting to discuss the changes. Many surrounding suburban cities don't collect sales tax to software that's not packaged and sold in retail stores — Boulder, a software tech hub ...

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    11. FCC clears Level 3 purchase of TW Telecom

      FCC clears Level 3 purchase of TW Telecom

      The Federal Communications Commission on Friday gave the go ahead for Level 3 Communications Inc.'s $5.3 billion purchase of TW Telecom Inc. The FCC approval comes days before the shareholders of both Denver metro-area telecoms vote on the cash and stock deal. Broomfield-based Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) and Douglas County-based TW Telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) announced the cash and stock deal June 16. The overall deal's value reaches $7.3 billion including TW Telecom's $1.6 billion in corporate debt. The…

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    12. CoorsTek buys battery technology maker, forms new speciality division

      CoorsTek buys battery technology maker, forms new speciality division

      CoorsTek has purchased Boulder Ionics, maker of electrolytes for batteries, and has paired it with another business to form a CoorsTek Specialty Chemicals unit. The Golden-based company announced the deal Friday. Terms were not disclosed. Arvada-based Boulder Ionics, formed in 2011, makes electrolytes sold to makers of batteries and capacitors used in consumer electronics, automobiles and, possibly, for use by utility companies in grid-scale energy storage.

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    13. Boulder VCs invest $5.5 million in Ello's ad-free social network

      Boulder VCs invest $5.5 million in Ello's ad-free social network

      Don't count Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures among the skeptics of startup social network Ello's prospects as a business. The Boulder-based venture capital firms invested in a $5.5 million round to Ello, the companies announced Thursday. The money helps fuel the booming startup's expansion as it's been inundated with people joining by the hundreds of thousands.

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    14. Say Ello again, Internet: Ad-free social network is ready for more users

      Say Ello again, Internet: Ad-free social network is ready for more users

      Ello, the Colorado-built social media network that’s taken the Internet by storm, will start adding new accounts again after putting new member requests on hold for about 10 days.

      And when with the floodgates open again, Ello may outpace the early growth of Google+, the social network launched by Google Inc. in 2011, said Todd Berger, one of seven Ello co-founders and principal at Boulder-based design studio Berger & Föhr.

      “I’m pretty certain we’ve grown faster than any social network,”…

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    15. Denver's Craftsy is stitching together an online empire; tops 5 million users

      Denver's Craftsy is stitching together an online empire; tops 5 million users

      Craftsy, the online video instruction service, has surpassed 5 million users and is seeing people enroll in more than 350 of its crafting courses each hour.

      That’s a lot of traffic for the four-year-old downtown Denver company’s classes in quilting, gardening, photography, cooking and other pursuits. And it's coming from every U.S. state and 180 other countries, the company says.

      “It’s really exciting on a number of levels. Right now we have over 550 online classes available, and that fact…

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    16. Rivet Software and staff to stay in Denver, acquisition aims for growth, CEO says

      Rivet Software and staff to stay in Denver, acquisition aims for growth, CEO says

      Last week’s purchase of Rivet Software Inc. won’t immediately change much about the Denver company.

      Equity Administration Solutions Inc., the Pleasanton, California-based company that bought Rivet, plans to keep Rivet's Denver office and its 70 employees. Madelaine Rohan, who had been CEO, stayed with the company to be vice president of the combined operation’s international business.

      What’s hoped for in the deal is expansion, said Michael Boese, Equity Administration CEO, and what motivated…

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    17. SendGrid replaces Franklin as CEO

      SendGrid replaces Franklin as CEO

      SendGrid, a fast-growing Boulder technology company, replaced its CEO on Tuesday with an executive who will continue to live in the San Francisco Bay area as it grows and aspires to go public. Sameer Dholakia, former vice president and general manager of cloud technologies at Citrix, replaces Jim Franklin who served as Send Grid’s CEO since 2011. SendGrid helps companies with large volumes of email manage the messages and prevent them from getting rejected or caught in spam filters.

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    18. Denver Startup Week: Female leadership is itself innovative

      Denver Startup Week: Female leadership is itself innovative

      Removing barriers to female leadership is itself a catalyst for business innovation. That was the emerging theme heard by the more than 400 women entrepreneurs and startup employees who packed into the Galvanize startup hub Tuesday night in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood. The event was part of Denver Startup Week and was put on by Women Who Startup, a Denver organization founded as a support network for female entrepreneurs.

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    19. Denver Startup Week: 500 Startups founder tells entrepreneurs to be crazy, optimistic

      Denver Startup Week: 500 Startups founder tells entrepreneurs to be crazy, optimistic

      If coffee wasn’t doing the trick, the message from the stage at the Denver Startup Week kick-off breakfast Monday should have stirred entrepreneurs still shaking off weekend cobwebs.

      There was excitement as the third annual tech-centric celebration of entrepreneurship in the city got underway. There was also a tough love message from San Francisco-based investor Dave McClure, of 500 Startups.

      It’s easier than ever to start businesses online and people all over the world, including those in…

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