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Colorado’s tech industry drives state’s economy

It would be difficult to overstate the importance of the technology sector to the Colorado economy. From aerospace companies in Jefferson County to Internet firms along the Boulder Flatirons, from clean-tech companies in Northern Colorado to software developers in LoDo, technology-based companies have found a welcome home in the Centennial State. All told, tech accounts […]

State builds on image as high-tech hub

The days when Colorado was considered solely an energy economy are long gone. Now, the state is nationally known as a high-tech hub, with Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area all hosting high-tech industry clusters. The top high-tech industries in the state are aerospace, aviation, beverage production, bioscience, broadcasting and telecommunications, […]

Telecom firms thrive in a Rocky Mountain high

Level 3 Communications started out small, spinning off from an Omaha, Neb.-based construction company in 1998. Back then, it was installing fiber optics for other telecommunication companies. Today, it is an $8 billion global telecom company, serving 60 countries worldwide. It has 10 million fiber miles and 50,000 global customers — and is just one […]

New Springs center a catalyst for startups

The opening of the Catalyst Center in Colorado Springs last month raised some eyebrows in the startup community across the state, although by most measures Boulder still remains the envy of most of the nation in this regard. The Springs campus, a string of three buildings near downtown, is anchored by the remodeled Sante Fe […]

Electronics firm: EE Times to stay straight as an Arrow

When a Fortune 150 company has been around for more than 80 years, you can bet it has seen its share of major product changes, along with raising a few eyebrows along the way. So it appeared to be last month with Arrow Electronics Inc., when it announced the signing of an agreement to acquire […]

Inside job

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul. Their message: Neutralize attackers once they’re inside networks rather than fixating on […]

To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

NEW YORK (AP) — Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The payment processing company Visa will roll out a new feature this spring that […]

To find gas leaks, CSU team Googles ’em

FORT COLLINS – For Colorado State University biology professor Joe von Fischer, work is a gas. Methane gas, to be exact. For the third year, Fischer and his CSU team are studying data fed to them from devices they developed through grants from the Environmental Defense Fund to measure how much methane is leaking from […]

Ahead of the White House

Since President Obama outlined a plan in November to spur broadband competition while safeguarding “net neutrality” – helping ensure that no one company can act as a gatekeeper to digital content and the speed at which it’s delivered – many communities across the country have begun considering whether and how to meet the challenge. In […]

Colorado’s fledgling digital health industry luring new cash

Colorado’s more than 100 digital-health companies ranked sixth nationwide for attracting venture capital in 2014, and projections indicate the trend will continue as investors become more familiar with what these companies can do. Venture funding for digital health-care companies is expected to double in the United States over the next three years, luring investors with […]

Holding pattern

The drone industry in Colorado is temporarily banned from American skies as it awaits clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to take to the skies. The economic impact to the state could reach $232 million within a couple of years once the FAA submits regulations and they are approved, according to a report released by […]

Cellular legacies

As the global market around umbilical cord blood stem cell treatments reaches well into the billions of dollars annually, the University of Colorado has taken a pioneering step of sorts by expanding its own cord blood banking services into the private realm. ClinImmune Labs, a company owned by CU and housed at the school’s Anschutz […]

Manufacturing Renaissance

LONGMONT – Until two years ago, Front Range Community College had no machinist shops to teach students the skills needed to work in cutting-edge high tech factories. Another casualty of America’s decline in manufacturing, the school’s last machine shop in Fort Collins closed in 2008 due to a lack of jobs – and a lack […]


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  • Innosphere gains Boulder presence with Innovation Center of the Rockies merger

    FORT COLLINS – Fort Collins-based Innosphere and Boulder-based Innovation Center of the Rockies plan to merge effective Jan. 1, combining a pair of nonprofit incubators that serve tech startups and university innovations along the Front Range. The two organizations will join forces under the Innosphere flag, with ICR’s assets transferring to Innosphere. Both boards of... Read more »

  • Boulder Valley, NoCo startups land millions in OEDIT grants

    Several companies and university ventures from the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado were awarded grants in the latest round of the Advanced Industry Accelerator Grant Program administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The state handed out more than $4.1 million in Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage Capital and Retention grants that... Read more »

  • 7 startups cap Boomtown Accelerator program with demo night pitches

    BOULDER – Seven startups capped off the latest Boomtown Accelerator session by pitching their companies to investors and the public at a Demo Night event at the Boulder Theater. In exchange for a 6 percent equity stake, Boomtown provides startups with $20,000 in seed money and a 12-week mentorship program. The seven startups pitching Tuesday... Read more »

  • Longmont-based Goddess Garden soaks up $2M Series A funding round

    LONGMONT — Organic sunscreen maker Goddess Garden has raised a $2 million Series A funding round as it preps for an expansion into Walmart next spring and further development of newer product lines. Chief financial officer Paul Halter said the Longmont-based company, which has traditionally done well with natural-products retailers such as Whole Foods, has... Read more »

  • Boulder-based Biodesix raises another $5.1 million

    BOULDER — Local diagnostic test-maker Biodesix Inc. has pulled in another new chunk of funding as the company continues to grow its Veristrat and other products. According to a regulatory filing made this week, the company has raised about $5.1 million through the issuance of new convertible notes. The filing noted a total offering of... Read more »

  • Bitsbox raises new cash to get coding kits in hands of more kids

    BOULDER — A former software engineer at Google, Scott Lininger was naturally excited when his young daughter showed an interest in coding. But perhaps unsurprisingly for a kid with a Google parent, she quickly outgrew the products on the market at the time that were geared toward teaching kids to code. That conundrum, at least... Read more »

  • Boulder-based VictorOps raises $12.2M Series B, with profitability in sight

    BOULDER – Local software firm VictorOps Inc. on Wednesday morning announced a $12.2 million Series B funding round that CEO Todd Vernon says will help the fast-growing company achieve profitability over the next two years. The $12.2 million is actually an initial close on the Series B, which Vernon said will grow in the coming... Read more »

  • Louisville-based Rogue Wave Software acquires Akana

    LOUISVILLE — Rogue Wave Software Inc., a software-development firm based in Louisville, said Tuesday it has acquired Los Angeles-based Akana, formerly known as SOA Software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Akana specializes in developing, managing and securing application programming interfaces. Akana’s platforms allow businesses to extend their reach across multiple channels —... Read more »

  • Nivalis Therapeutics shares tumble on negative trial results

    BOULDER – Nivalis Therapeutics Inc.’s stock lost more than half of its value Tuesday after the company reported negative trial results for its cystic fibrosis drug, covosonstat. After markets closed Monday, Boulder-based Nivalis (Nasdaq: NVLS) announced that a Phase 2 clinical trial looking at the use of cavosonstat in adult patients who also were being... Read more »

  • Sunrise Strategic Partners opens Boulder office, makes 5th investment

    BOULDER — Sunrise Strategic Partners, launched in February by Boulder Brands cofounder Steve Hughes, has opened a 3,000-square-foot office in downtown Boulder as it continues to invest in a wide range of growing natural-products companies. Sunrise’s new office is at 1426 Pearl St. The firm, which had been run virtually until now, has grown to... Read more »