1. Articles from Greg Avery

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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