Building something real on the blockchain comes down to collaboration, better tech and pizza – The Colorado Sun
EthDenver conference heats up local community during the Crypto Winter
EthDenver conference heats up local community during the Crypto Winter
Boulder-based Zayo Group Holdings Inc. is being circled again by Blackstone Group and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. The communications infrastructure company had been focused on spinning off its enterprise side of its business this year, but it has been reported that it's preparing for a takeover. Company officials have declined to comment on any potential deals.
Denver-based data center operator and colocation provider H5 Data Centers announced this morning that Handy Networks, a provider of private cloud management, managed security services, and data protection, is expanding its Denver data center presence.
Polis is building on work done over the past year by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to attract national interest for the economically lagging areas using tax breaks.
Officials from Boston-based Carbonite (Nasdaq: CARB) last week announced the company is acquiring Webroot, one of Colorado’s pioneer cybersecurity firms, in an all-cash deal. The acquisition is expected to immediately boost Carbonite’s earnings and cash flow. Webroot reported about $215 million in revenue for its most recent fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2018. But what will it mean for Webroot’s headquarters in Broomfield? In an interview with Denver Business Journal, Potts said once the deal closes sometime this quarter, the newly combined company will “absolutely have a significant presence” in Colorado.
BOULDER — Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) posted second-quarter earnings per share of 13 cents, in line with analyst expectations. The Boulder-based telecommunications company recorded net income of $30.2 million, which included $36.1 million from the Communications Infrastructure business segment but also a $5.9 million loss from the Allstream segment. Still, second-quarter income more-than doubled from the same period last year, when it was $13.2 million.
It’s one thing to develop a functional piece of technology. It’s a different thing entirely to turn that technology into a successful business venture. Destination Startup, held at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, brought together entrepreneurs, startup executives, research institutions and venture capitalists from across the Front Range to help startups make that leap.
To CEO Bryan Leach, it’s more than just a big number. This week, his Denver-based shopping app Ibotta announced it had given back $500 million to users. The half-billion-dollar milestone took six years to hit, accelerating each year as the tech startup continues its rapid growth. More than $190 million in rewards were redeemed in 2018, a record year for that specific metric.
Visible, the all-digital wireless phone service that doesn’t have physical stores, is becoming more of store, and will soon be available to Android users. Officials with the Verizon Wireless-backed startup, which launched its $40-per-month unlimited phone service exclusively for iPhone users last May, say access for Android users has been the most requested feature to date.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade has launched Co-Invest.co, a website dedicated to helping investors find investment opportunities and vice versa. The website is in partnership with Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network and Startup Colorado. The site connects investors and Colorado projects seeking investment funding. It also serves as a clearinghouse for national investors interested in Colorado and helps organize local projects and investors.
Three Colorado companies made Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” The list recognizes companies based on nine key attributes of reputation, including investment value, quality of management and products, and ability to attract talent.
The order makes largely minor changes, such as the development of a statewide electric-vehicle policy, but supporters say the message it sends could be market-shifting.
Tendril Networks Inc., a Boulder energy-management technology company, has acquired a small Pittsburgh company that makes energy-tracking software able to figure out what appliances are consuming electricity in a home.
Two Colorado companies made the top 100 companies for FlexJobs’ annual list of businesses to watch for remote jobs. "As we saw in the latter part of 2018, we expect 2019 to continue to be a job seeker's market where companies will need to offer flexible/remote benefits to remain competitive and attract and retain the best talent," Sara Sutton, the founder and CEO of FlexJobs, said in a news release.
Boulder, Colorado-based startup accelerator operator Techstars has launched a new effort that turns to the group's alumni, community leaders, venture capitalists, mentors, and others to help start new companies.
Airbnb, the online short-term real estate rental company, has revealed the most popular and profitable Colorado counties that hosted approximately 1.8 million guest arrivals on its platform in 2018.
The CEO of aerospace company Maxar Technologies Ltd. has been replaced a year after he brought the company’s headquarters to Colorado, and an executive from the company’s DigitalGlobe division take his place.
Broomfield is creating a “Science City” at one of the sites it submitted for Amazon’s HQ2, Bo Martinez, the director of economic development for the city and county of Broomfield, told Denver Business Journal.
In eight short months, Front Range Community College will open a 27,000 square foot manufacturing technology center in Longmont that will become the new home to two programs and permit the operation of two new, accredited technology programs.
WeWork, which rose to prominence as a go-to company for creatives who need space to work on innovative ideas, has rebranded as The We Co. In a prepared statement, co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann said the company will consist of three distinct entities — WeWork, WeLive, and WeGrow.
Healthgrades, the online portal that lets consumers read reviews on hospitals, doctors and other health care providers, has acquired a Birmingham company that’s going to allow it to expand its customer relationship management business and add new offerings to its suite of products. Rob Draughon, CEO of the Denver-based company, announced at the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, that Healthgrades acquired Birmingham, Alabama-based Influence Health, a company that offers web development, social media and search optimization products for health care customers.
Yonomi, an IoT platform that integrates smart home devices, was recognized as the “IoT Development Tool of the Year” by the IoT Breakthrough Awards. The IoT Breakthrough Awards recognize a select list of the top IoT companies and technologies. Yonomi is among names such as Sony, GE Appliances, Dell and Samsung. The Boulder-based IoT company provides turnkey software solutions for consumer IoT devices.
Boulder-based robotics developer Sphero--following efforts from local technology investment leader Brad Feld and his family foundation, the Anchor Point Foundation--said this morning that it has donated $110,000 to DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit which helps teachers attract donations from individuals to help fund public school classroom projects.
WOW! plans to add more subscribers and build out its network in 2019 under Teresa Elder's leadership.
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