1. Articles from Greg Avery

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    1. Video startup lands venture capital round

      Video startup lands venture capital round

      Rapt Media, a Boulder startup that makes online videos more interactive, added another $3.1 million in venture capital backing. The company, formerly known as FlixMaster, makes it possible to build links into the images of online videos, letting online viewers click to interact with the material. Boulder Ventures Ltd., based in Boulder, led the funding round, which brings the company’s total VC backing to $7.5 million. Rapt Media plans to use the latest funding to build up its presence in New…

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    2. IQNavigator sells part of business, shrinks payroll

      IQNavigator sells part of business, shrinks payroll

      IQNavigator recently sold a portion of its business that employs about 105 people, reducing the company’s payroll by nearly 25 percent but focusing it as a technology business.

      The Greenwood Village-based business sold its division that actively manages large companies’ non-employee workforces to MSX International, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      IQNavigator makes software to help large, multinational companies manage their contingent work forces — temporary employees, contract…

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    3. CenturyLink makes Denver a 'Gig city' with ultra-fast Internet offering

      CenturyLink makes Denver a 'Gig city' with ultra-fast Internet offering

      CenturyLink Inc. is moving to win the Internet speed wars in Denver, unveiling 1 gigabit-per-second residential service in some Denver neighborhoods starting today. A gigabit per-second is equal to 1,000 megabits per second (mbps), or 10 times faster than the highest speed CenturyLink has been offering for residential and small business accounts. It should allow movie and other media downloads to take seconds, not minutes.

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    4. ViaWest sold for $1.2 billion

      ViaWest sold for $1.2 billion

      Data center and colocation company ViaWest Inc. is being bought for $1.2 billion by Shaw Communications Inc., a Canadian telecommunications company. Shaw (NYSE: SJR) plans to keep ViaWest as a subsidiary operated from Greenwood Village. Nancy Phillips, a co-founder and CEO of ViaWest, and the rest of its current management team will continue to run the 350-employee company here. It will keep the name ViaWest.

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    5. EchoStar exec leaves to launch software startup

      EchoStar exec leaves to launch software startup

      EchoStar’s top technology executive has left the company to start a new business developing software products for corporations that struggle with creating customer-facing apps well or quickly.

      Mike Marcotte’s last day as EchoStar Corp.’s chief digital officer was July 19. Today, he’s a one-man shop, called Acumen Digital, working out of the Boulder office of Galvanize, a Denver-based technology school with offices and coworking space for startups.

      "Now I'll be a guy sitting at the end of…

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    6. LogRhythm clinches big VC round; IPO a 'possibility in our future,' says CEO

      LogRhythm clinches big VC round; IPO a 'possibility in our future,' says CEO

      Another Colorado technology company has landed a big infusion of venture capital that sets it up to become a big company and possibly go public. Investors Boulder-based LogRhythm Inc., maker of business cybersecurity technology, announced a $40 million round led by Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Riverwood Capital. Other investors included Adams Street Partners, Westminster-based Access Venture Partners, members of LogRhythm’s senior management and new investor Piper Jaffray…

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    7. Lockheed Martin Space Systems sees opportunities in British space efforts

      Lockheed Martin Space Systems sees opportunities in British space efforts

      Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. has a new technology office in England and is looking to be part of the United Kingdom’s push to expand its space capabilities. The office at the new UK Space Gateway is an off-shoot of the London-based Lockheed Martin UK division of defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), which is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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    8. Denver software companies urge the city to changes its tax stance

      Denver software companies urge the city to changes its tax stance

      About three dozen software industry members on Tuesday told Denver officials that taxing software sales in the city will hurt local tech industry job growth and is already scaring away businesses. In meeting convened by the Colorado Technology Association trade group in the wake of recent audits of Denver software companies, entrepreneurs urged City Treasurer Steve Ellington and city economist Jeff Romine to change the city’s interpretation of a 1987 code under which the city asserts nearly any…

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    9. The first class at Alex Bogusky's Boomtown accelerator unveils its ambitions

      The first class at Alex Bogusky's Boomtown accelerator unveils its ambitions

      Ambitions for companies at the Boomtown accelerator in Boulder were as a big as any a business might want to tackle, even if the companies are small. The startups goals include creating a smart dog collar, making keys obsolete, making print newspapers thrive on college campuses, automating the labor-intensive photo processing for social media, matching brands to product placement and endorsement opportunities across media, and helping everyone make a good first impression online.

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    10. Denver's taxing of software again draws ire of local companies

      Denver's taxing of software again draws ire of local companies

      If your business sells a pair of socks in Denver, you add city sales tax to the purchase. If your business buys equipment for its Denver site, you pay city use taxes on the purchase.

      None of this usually is controversial. Unless the product being bought and sold is software.

      If it’s software, you get companies taken by surprise when Denver city auditors show up at their door, then outrage and talk of tech companies fleeing the city.

      That’s because most cities — as much as 70 percent of them,…

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    11. Galvanize lands $18 million in venture capital to broaden its education focus

      Galvanize lands $18 million in venture capital to broaden its education focus

      Denver-based startup hub Galvanize LLC raised $18 million venture capital in a round led by New York City-based University Ventures Fund, attracting investors to Galvanize’s vision of becoming a new kind of education company teaching entrepreneurship and technology skills.

      The money will fund expansion of Galvanize’s education programs in San Francisco and Denver — where it’s building a second and larger location in the Platte River neighborhood — and at its existing Boulder location,…

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    12. Cloud Elements attracts VC funding and adds to its board

      Cloud Elements attracts VC funding and adds to its board

      Cloud Elements LLC, a Denver-based startup, raised $3.1 million in venture capital to expand the business just as it's moved into new offices and added a new board member. The 18-month-old company makes a technology platform that helps software developers more easily make applications work well with cloud computing systems. Cloud Elements already has millions of dollars in annual revenue and hundreds of customers, said CEO and co-founder Mark Geene. With the venture capital infusion, it aims to…

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    13. Ibotta raises $20 million for money-back app

      Ibotta raises $20 million for money-back app

      Ibotta Inc., the Denver-based maker of a shopper-rewards app, raised $20 million in equity financing as it expands its money-back app's reach beyond grocery stores to restaurants, electronics stores and other retailers. The two-year-old company reported the round in a Securities & Exchange Commission filing. The new funding adds to the $9.6 million Ibotta had previously reported that it raised.

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    14. Booming telecom Zayo Group opening office near Denver Union Station

      Booming telecom Zayo Group opening office near Denver Union Station

      Zayo Group, the fast-growing business telecom, has opened an office in downtown Denver where it'll base dozens of workers as it looks to expand its business.

      The 24,000-square-foot office, next to the new Union Station transportation hub, is expected to open in August, the company said Wednesday.

      The Boulder-based company has about 400 employees at its three existing Colorado offices and 1,500 employees worldwide.

      “Colorado’s telecommunications industry continues to be a significant driver…

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    15. CU-Boulder launching startup accelerator for student entrepreneurs

      CU-Boulder launching startup accelerator for student entrepreneurs

      The University of Colorado Boulder is getting in on the startup incubator game. The school this weekend starts Catalyze CU, a program that will help six teams, made of 22 student entrepreneurs, launch businesses. Catalyze Boulder will offer mentorship, grants and space at a student-founded co-working and innovation center called Spark Boulder. During the program’s eight-week span, the student teams will develop their ideas and products while receiving guidance from local business experts who…

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    16. Level 3's TV pact for a Brazilian event is a big deal (but just don't call it the World Cup)

      Level 3's TV pact for a Brazilian event is a big deal (but just don't call it the World Cup)

      Add a giant Brazil-based “soccer mega-event” to the 25 consecutive Super Bowls and other major sporting event telecasts that Level 3 Communications Inc. has transmitted for media companies.

      The Broomfield-based international telecom will carry the live feed of the world’s most-watched sporting event over its fiber optic network this month from Rio de Janeiro to Mexico City for Mexico’s TV Azteca.

      But what exactly the soccer event is, Level 3’s announcement doesn’t say. Soccer’s quadrennial…

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    17. Hickenlooper promotes from within for new Colorado CIO

      Hickenlooper promotes from within for new Colorado CIO

      Gov. John Hickenlooper is promoting Suma Nallapati to be the Colorado’s secretary of technology and chief information officer.

      Nallapati has been the chief technology officer for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) since Feb. 24. Starting June 1, she will become the cabinet-level overseer of information technology services for all state agencies and lead the work with the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade to promote Colorado as a technology employment…

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    18. Datalogix lands $45M investment to fuel growth in online ad technology

      Datalogix lands $45M investment to fuel growth in online ad technology

      Datalogix, a Westminster-based online-advertising technology company, raised $45 million in equity funding led by new investors, adding to the funding it has attracted from early backers of Facebook and Twitter. Datalogix Holdings Inc. has raised more than $86.6 million in total equity funding since 2009, according to its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Asset management firm Wellington Management Company, LLP, based in Boston, led the round announced Wednesday.

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    19. Colorado legislature readies to tackle telecom, rural broadband reform again

      Colorado legislature readies to tackle telecom, rural broadband reform again

      Colorado House Democratic leaders say they plan to reintroduce telecommunications law reforms as early as next week, believing they have tweaked the legislation enough to get it over the hurdles that killed similar bills the past four years. Rep. Angela Williams, the Denver Democrat who will sponsor the package, said that one of the keys to this year’s effort will be breaking the changes into three bills rather than one large proposal that united opponents to various facets of it in the past.

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