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    1. Colorado eco-devo director Betsy Markey plans to focus on these priorities - Denver Business Journal

      Colorado eco-devo director Betsy Markey plans to focus on these priorities - Denver Business Journal

      Now that she has two-and-a-half months under her belt as the executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Betsy Markey has come up with three major areas of focus for her term moving forward: Renewable energy, hemp and an increase in employee-owned businesses.

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    2. 5 citywide plans aim to address Denver development, transit issues

      5 citywide plans aim to address Denver development, transit issues

      Street-facing development, more frequent transit routes and wider sidewalks are parts of five citywide plans aimed at creating a more inclusive, connected and healthy city over the next 20 years. Denver officials introduced the plans on Tuesday, which come after the city's three-year Denveright outreach and planning effort and more than 25,000 comments and pieces of input from residents, neighborhood groups and community leaders. 

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    3. List Extra: Denver's Largest tech employers share growth plans

      List Extra: Denver's Largest tech employers share growth plans

      The companies on this year's list of largest tech employers didn't get there by remaining stagnant in the hiring department, and many told Denver Business Journal their Denver presence will continue to grow substantially. Here are 12 companies that shared how many employees they're planning to hire in Denver in the next 12 months.

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    4. HomeAdvisor’s new CFO is one of the youngest female finance executives at a public company

      HomeAdvisor’s new CFO is one of the youngest female finance executives at a public company

      The new chief financial officer at Angi Homeservices (Nasdaq: ANGI) is one of the youngest female executives in that role across all public companies nationwide. The combined company of HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List named Jamie Cohen as its next CFO, replacing Glenn H. Schiffman, who has held a dual role as CFO of Angi Homerservices and its parent company IAC. Schiffman will stay on at IAC.

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    5. Meet Gusto's new chief security officer from fintech giant Square

      Meet Gusto's new chief security officer from fintech giant Square

      Last week, payroll and HR software startup Gusto revealed that it had appointed Lee as its chief security officer. Lee most recently served as the head of information security at Square (NYSE: SQ), a San Francisco-based payments processing company. He has also worked at Bank of America and Twilio, a communications platform that specializes in text messaging and voice communication.

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    6. New internet startup launches Denver service

      New internet startup launches Denver service

      A new internet provider is setting up shop in Denver, promising high speeds, a simple setup and straightforward pricing. Starry, the internet startup born out of Aereo, the defunct New York TV company that was shut down by the Supreme Court in 2014, is launching in 18 cities this year, including Denver. It has been operating in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston since the company launched in January 2016.

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    7. Governor aims to make Colorado 'national hub for blockchain innovation' - Denver Business Journal

      Governor aims to make Colorado 'national hub for blockchain innovation' - Denver Business Journal

      Gov. Jared Polis has ambitious plans for the blockchain industry in Colorado. “Our goal and my goal would be with you is to make sure that Colorado is truly the national hub for blockchain innovation in business and in government and with your help, we’ll get that done,” Polis said. Polis announced this goal Wednesday morning at the first-ever Blockchain Day at the Capitol event.

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    8. After rejecting $6B takeover, Zayo Group approached again by private equity firms

      After rejecting $6B takeover, Zayo Group approached again by private equity firms

      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.

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    9. Carbonite’s largest office could be in Colorado after $618M Webroot acquisition

      Carbonite’s largest office could be in Colorado after $618M Webroot acquisition

      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.

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    10. How the future of work may impact Denver employers – an executive discussion

      How the future of work may impact Denver employers – an executive discussion

      The future of work was the topic of a recent panel discussion held by Denver Business Journal and Deloitte. The group was convened by Deloitte. Panelists were Brock Berry, CEO – Adcellerant; Paula Dry, organization transformation / cloud & digital enablement – Deloitte Consulting LLP; Doug Ferraro, president and CEO – Bellco Credit Union; Jon Kinning, COO – RK; Julie Lerner, CEO – PanXchange; James Park, CEO – Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh; and Chris Schmidt, managing partner, Colorado – Deloitte LLP. The discussion moderator was Pete Casillas, vice president/local markets – American City Business Journals.

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    11. HomeAdvisor wants to sell you a home warranty after latest acquisition

      HomeAdvisor wants to sell you a home warranty after latest acquisition

      HomeAdvisor is getting into the home warranty business after acquiring a Texas startup that makes that experience easier and more on-demand. Angi Homeservices (Nasdaq: ANGI), the combined company made up of HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, acquired Fixd Repair, executives said Friday morning. The Fixd app aims to be the Uber of home renovation services. It allows a homeowner to schedule, pay and actually watch a contractor’s car on a map approach a user’s home — a feature called “track my pro.”

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