1. Articles from Greg Avery

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    1. Colorado's NexGen Storage merging with Pivot3 to remake data center technology

      Colorado's NexGen Storage merging with Pivot3 to remake data center technology

      For the second time since it was formed six years ago, Louisville-based NexGen Storage is being acquired by another respected company in its industry. NexGen has agreed to combine with Austin-based Pivot3, an Austin-based maker of data storage and network virtualization technology, in a deal meant to make both companies better-able to grow.

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    2. NetApp buying SolidFire for $870 million

      NetApp buying SolidFire for $870 million

      Boulder-based SolidFire is being acquired by NetApp Inc., another network storage company, for $870 million in cash.

      NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), based in Sunnyvale, California, announced the acquisition Monday afternoon.

      SolidFire has been one of Colorado’s fastest-growing startups, making flash-memory datage storage devices for companies that need speedy access to information in data centers.

      “SolidFire combines the performance and economics of all-flash storage with a webscale architecture…

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    3. Google-backed Gusto adds $22M more funding as it grows in Denver

      Google-backed Gusto adds $22M more funding as it grows in Denver

      Gusto, a tech company growing in Denver and formerly called ZenPayroll, has added another $22 million from investors, pushing its latest VC round past $63.6 million.

      The San Francisco-based online payroll and workers compensation business drew more money from existing investors, including two Google funds, in what CEO Joshua Reeves says is an opportunistic growth in funding, according to the tech publication Venture Beat.

      “We decided to take in more capital because we wanted to give investors…

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    4. Foundry Group adds investment veteran, eyes funding of other VCs

      Colorado’s best-known technology venture capital firm has added a private equity veteran and is expanding its focus to funding other VC firms focused on early-stage startups.

      Boulder-based Foundry Group has hired Lindel Eakman, who managed private equity investments for Austin-based UTIMCO and who has been Foundry’s biggest investor.

      UTIMCO (or University of Texas Investment Management Co.) is the external corporation overseeing investments for the $35 billion endowment of the University of…

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    5. Westminster company acquired in wireless network technology deal

      An international wireless network services company based in California has acquired a Colorado software company that makes wireless security products. Ruckus Wireless Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) bought Westminster-based Cloudpath Networks. Terms were not disclosed. Ruckus sells Wi-Fi service to about 56,000 customers, most of them large companies, universities, school districts, public venues and stores. It has about 940 employees, more than half of them outside the U.S.

      Cloudpath employs 12 people. It…

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    6. MSU Denver aerospace program poised as industry looks for diversity (Slideshow)

      MSU Denver aerospace program poised as industry looks for diversity (Slideshow)

      Workforce diversity in the U.S. space industry edged out new manufacturing technologies, small satellites and 3-D printing as main topic Thursday during groundbreaking celebrations at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dozens gathered to kick off construction of the school’s $70 million aerospace engineering center in Denver. Much of the talk was about the important push for more ethnic and gender diversity in the aerospace work force, and how the growing city university can help.

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    7. Lockheed Martin commercial satellite business names new executive

      Lockheed Martin commercial satellite business names new executive

      A new executive has been appointed to run the commercial satellite business of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. Carl Marchetto, a 30-year veteran of the commercial space industry, is the new vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Commercial Space, which relocated last year to Jefferson County. Marchetto replaces Mike Hamel in the role. Hamel has been tapped to run a Lockheed Martin joint venture with Saudi Arabian telecommunications companies.

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    8. How high does Denver rank for tech hiring?

      How high does Denver rank for tech hiring?

      Almost one in five job openings the Denver area are technology jobs, more than double the national average and ranking Denver third among U.S. cities for tech jobs ranked by the employment search website Simply Hired. The 14,741 tech job openings account for 19.3 percent of the 76,292 positions being filled in the Denver area and that are aggregated by Simply Hired. Only San Francisco and Seattle had more tech jobs open than Denver.

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    9. Boulder's Foundry Group hits it big in Fitbit IPO

      Boulder's Foundry Group hits it big in Fitbit IPO

      Count Boulder venture capital firm Foundry Group as the big winner in today’s IPO of wearable fitness device maker Fitbit Inc.. Foundry Group owns 28.9 percent of the San Francisco-based tech company, the largest single stake. Based on Fitbit’s $30.11 per-share price in mid-day trading Thursday, Foundry’s share of Fitbit as a public company is a few steps shy of $1.6 billion. Fitbit common stock (Nasdaq: FIT) went public at $20, rising more than 50 percent by lunchtime.

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    10. Move over iTunes, a Denver company is launching a one-stop music shop

      Move over iTunes, a Denver company is launching a one-stop music shop

      A popular online streaming music service for fans of electronic music is making tracks available on-demand for listeners soon and will allow purchases under new contracts reached with independent labels that break new ground in online music. Digitally Imported, operated from Denver, introduced new on-demand features to U.S. premium subscribers Tuesday.

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    11. Charter-Time Warner Cable deal easier for feds to like than Comcast tie-up, says John Malone

      Charter-Time Warner Cable deal easier for feds to like than Comcast tie-up, says John Malone

      John Malone says he doesn’t foresee Charter Communications’ $89.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks drawing the type of scrutiny from regulators that sunk Comcast Corp.'s bid to buy Time Warner. The scale of combined a Charter-TWC-Bright House cable-broadband company is too different — in terms of number of subscribers and ownership of TV content businesses — than Comcast’s acquisition would’ve been, Malone said.

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    12. Tech startup Kapost raises $10.25 million to fuel growth

      Tech startup Kapost raises $10.25 million to fuel growth

      Kapost, an online marketing technology company, has raised $10.25 million in venture capital financing that will help fuel the company’s growth and hiring plans in coming months. The Boulder-based startup raised the funding from Westminster-based Access Venture Partners, Boston-based Cue Ball Capital, Alpharetta, Georgia-based Iron Gate Capital and San Francisco-based Salesforce Ventures.

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    13. Comcast is creating a campus, adding jobs in south metro suburbs

      Comcast is creating a campus, adding jobs in south metro suburbs

      Comcast Corp. has leased 300,000 square feet of office space that used to house Charles Schwab Corp., consolidating some office locations in Denver's southern suburbs while making room to add 300 or more local jobs. The Philadelphia-based cable giant (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to move into buildings on East Panorama Circle in Centennial, just off Interstate 25 at Dry Creek Road, starting early next year.

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    14. M&A comes into focus for video tech company Envysion

      M&A comes into focus for video tech company Envysion

      Envysion Inc., a video technology company, has purchased LightHaus Logic Inc., a Canadian analytics company, to speed development of digital video analysis used by Envysion’s customers.

      Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed.

      The deal is Louisville-based Envysion’s first, but it isn’t likely to be the last, said Matt Steinfort, Envysion’s CEO and president.

      Steinfort wouldn’t say what other sorts of companies it’s considering buying, only that growing by acquisition is likely…

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    15. Denver startup helps you find a place to park

      Denver startup helps you find a place to park

      Parkifi, a local startup, raised $2 million from high-profile local VCs to roll out technology that may change the way we park. Investment in Parkifi included funds from Boulder-based Foundry Group Angels, Denver-based Galvanize Ventures and Westminster-based Access Venture Partners. Parkifi uses magnetic-field sensors to monitor what parking spaces are available, then helps users’ smartphones find them and pay to park. The startup, less than a year old, is beginning to roll out its technology…

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    16. Weather Channel sweeps up Dish Network exec

      Weather Channel sweeps up Dish Network exec

      The Weather Channel's parent company has hired a longtime programming executive from Dish Network Corp.

      David Shull, Douglas County-based Dish Network’s former chief commercial officer, assumes a new role for The Weather Co., overseeing all the Atlanta-based company’s TV programming and distribution, its technology and addressable TV advertising.

      Shull is scheduled to start as the Weather Channel Television Group president on May 4.

      “The landscape is changing, and we are evolving with it.…

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    17. Lockheed Martin lands commercial satellite order from Saudi company

      Lockheed Martin lands commercial satellite order from Saudi company

      A Saudi Arabian company has ordered the first pair of modernized commercial communication satellites that Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. will make in metro Denver.

      The Arabsat order, finalized April 9, is the first since LMSS moved its commercial satellite division to its Jefferson County headquarters campus last year. It’s also the first order for an updated design for LMSS’ longstanding satellite body it calls the A2100.

      Financial terms of the order from Arabsat and the King Abdulaziz…

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    18. KPMG expands in tech development with new Denver office

      KPMG expands in tech development with new Denver office

      Denver’s ability to attract millennials and tech workers led one of the “big four” tax accounting and consulting giants to open its first collaborative technology offices in downtown Thursday.

      KPMG, the New York City-based division of the global advisory firm, formally opened its KPMG Ignition site at 1001 17th St. this afternoon. It’s the first of at least four “ignition” sites the company plans nationwide.

      “We looked at the kind of talents we wanted at the Ignition Center and the…

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    19. Does Google want you? Here's what they're searching for in Boulder

      Does Google want you? Here's what they're searching for in Boulder

      If you’re wondering what it takes to get a job working for Google Inc. in Boulder, Amanda Dufresne would be a good person to get to know.

      She’s the Boulder technical recruiter for the Mountain View, California-based web search and online technology giant. Google’s aggressively trying to hire software engineers to help it build online payments, 3-D image data, cloud storage and other technologies it works on in Boulder.

      ( DBJ subscribers can learn more about Google's growth plans in my story…

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    20. More on the cover story: Boundaries blur between VCs and angels

      More on the cover story: Boundaries blur between VCs and angels

      Tech startup funding has been changing, with new kinds of investors these days backing most companies at their earliest, riskiest stages.

      Where it’s leading is hard to tell.

      And what to call people can be fuzzy, too. The old labels used for startup funding — who’s an angel and who’s a venture capitalist — often don’t work because things have changed so much.

      Before the early 2000s, VCs with early-stage funds commonly made $200,000 to $500,000 investments for minority stakes in new…

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    21. Tech startup lands VC funding led by Foundry Group

      Tech startup lands VC funding led by Foundry Group

      FullContact, a Denver-based tech company, has raised $10 million in venture capital in an investment round led by Boulder’s Foundry Group and Chicago’s Baird Capital.

      FullContact built an online service to organize address books and keep contacts up-to-date and synchronized in Google’s Gmail, Apple and other virtual contact systems.

      The company’s round includes funding from existing investors Blue Note Ventures, of Boulder, and 500 Startups, based in San Francisco.

      FullContact came out…

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