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    1. Fintech startup CULedger raises $8.5M

      Fintech startup CULedger raises $8.5M

      A startup that provides distributed-ledger technology for credit unions has raised $8.5 million. The Denver Business Journal reports that CULedger, based in Denver, has raised the funds out of a Series A funding-round target of $10 million. CULedger includes as an investor Credit Union Strategic Partners, a for-profit subsidiary of Mountain West Credit Union Association. CULedger spun out of Credit Union National Association in June 2017.

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    2. ‘Sharing’ disrupts economy, creates opportunity

      ‘Sharing’ disrupts economy, creates opportunity

      It started with eBay and Craigslist. Then came Uber. Airbnb disrupted the hotel industry and new startup TaskRabbit promises to do the same thing for temporary staffing firms. Increasingly, people are turning to what’s now being called the shared economy for goods and services, cutting out corporations and creating a peer-to-peer ecommerce network. 

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    3. Colorado Front Range booming with new tech company leases

      Colorado Front Range booming with new tech company leases

      The Colorado Front Range is experiencing a tech real estate gold rush. Between July 2017 and the end of June, tech companies took on 849,000 square feet of new office and commercial space between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, according to research compiled by real estate firm CBRE . That’s more than double the amount of space tech firms filled in the proceeding 12 months and brings the total tech-dedicated space in the region to 17.3 million square feet.

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    4. More companies are offering telehealth services. So why aren't employees tuning in?

      More companies are offering telehealth services. So why aren't employees tuning in?

      The increasing demand for telemedicine services centers on an employees' desire for more convenient doctor appointments and lower out-of-pocket costs. And employers are hearing those demands loud and clear. According to a new survey by human resources consulting firm Mercer, 71 percent of employers with at least 500 employees offer some type of telemedicine service to employees.

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    5. Greeley ag-tech company raises nearly $9 million

      Greeley ag-tech company raises nearly $9 million

      Xiant Technologies Inc., an agricultural-tech company, has raised nearly $9 million in capital. The Greeley-based company raised $8,999,941, according to a Form D filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 16. The company raised the funds through an equity offering, as well as an option to acquire other securities and securities to be acquired upon exercise of an option. The date of first sale was Aug. 8.

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    6. Automation: Educators preparing for unclear future

      Automation: Educators preparing for unclear future

      Educational institutions are using technology to assist teachers, make a wealth of material available to students and virtually transcend the traditional classroom. “We have a whole initiative in place because we have to prepare students for a world yet to be imagined,” said Devra Ashby, public information officer at Colorado Springs School District 11. 

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    7. Time running out on atomic-clock station in Fort Collins

      Time running out on atomic-clock station in Fort Collins

      The National Institute for Standards & Technology based in Boulder may close its time-signal radio station in Fort Collins that broadcasts time and frequency information from its atomic clock in Boulder as part of agency-wide  proposed budget cuts. President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request for NIST proposes to cut the agency’s budget from its fiscal year 2017 enacted level of $954 million to $629 million, a 34 percent decrease.

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    8. Software firm to grow Denver headcount to 300 at new U.S. headquarters

      Software firm to grow Denver headcount to 300 at new U.S. headquarters

      There was plenty of celebrating — including 90 minutes of mimosas and some live jazz to start the morning — on the fourth story of the newest building in Denver’s lower Highland neighborhood this week. Xero, the cloud accounting software maker, officially moved from its offices in the Denver Tech Center into a hip, new 30,000-square-foot space on the top floor of the Circa Building, 1615 Platte St., between Commons Park and I-25, on Monday.

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    9. Talent, financing, IP on minds of Boulder innovators

      Talent, financing, IP on minds of Boulder innovators

      The Front Range is a national hub for innovation, but it’s not without its stumbling blocks: financing, talent acquisition and protection of intellectual property, to name a few. CEOs of startups, entrepreneurs, leaders of accelerator and economic development experts discussed the state of Boulder’s innovation economy at BizWest’s CEO Roundtable on Tuesday.

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    10. Tata Consultancy adding 120 jobs in Denver

      Tata Consultancy adding 120 jobs in Denver

      An India-based technology company is expanding its Denver operation. The Denver Business Journal reports that Tata Consultancy Services will add 120 jobs to the 600 it already supports around the state, with the new jobs based in the Denver Tech Center, where the company operates at 7979 E. Tufts Ave. Tata also operates a call center in Boulder. The company is seeking workers in computer science, analysts, developers and architects, according to the Business Journal.

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    11. Denver a 'strong contender' in CNBC's latest ranking of Amazon HQ2 cities

      Denver a 'strong contender' in CNBC's latest ranking of Amazon HQ2 cities

      Denver is touted as one of the "strong contenders" in CNBC's latest ranking of the 20 cities vying for Amazon's, $5 billion, 50,000-job second headquarters. CNBC based its ranking in large part on its recent analysis of "Top States for Business." Colorado emerged as No. 5 on that list. Denver's strong business climate, its top-ranked airport and its tech talent are cited as favorable factors that would be important to Amazon.

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