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What happened when a bright star in Denver’s startup scene started to fade

Nanno's plan was to build the best babysitting app around. But as a female-founded, consumer tech business heading into a global pandemic, that changed.

Business

How Colorado startups attracted $6.8 billion in venture investments last year 

A record venture capital year is credited to the budding Colorado ecosystem for startups and talent in the works for more than a decade

Business

What’s Working: Follow the money to find where more Colorado jobs are

Colorado had a record year for venture capital investments, at more than $6 billion. Plus: unemployment fraud arrests, Target’s $24 hourly wage, another Starbucks unionizing and more.

Economy

Two Western Slope startups sell to public companies, signaling investor interest in rural entrepreneurs

The sale of Eagle e-bike maker QuietKat and Montrose’s Nomad Reservations is a win for rural startup champions who see more deals coming as skilled workers flock to mountain towns and venture capital investors look beyond metro areas.

Business

Opinion: A startup investor on how the Rocky Mountain West’s small towns are well equipped to embrace the future of Main Street

Recent startup successes highlight a region poised to embrace the post-COVID small-town economy.

Opinion Columns

$1 loans? $10 million for a nail salon? Colorado’s federal coronavirus loan data has some eye-popping errors

As the federal Paycheck Protection Program heads into the forgiveness phase, Colorado companies are preparing to prove funds were used to save jobs

Business

As society changes, Colorado investors want to make more impact with their money

Environmental issues, social justice and economic equity are on many minds and a growing force of impact investors hope to change the world by supporting like-minded companies.

Business

A rural venture capital fund in Colorado is offering $275,000 investment to winner of virtual pitch series

West Slope Startup Week has gone virtual and so have pitch meetings for funders who backed 14 rural Colorado startups in two years.

Business

Colorado entrepreneurs already faced a steep startup curve. Coronavirus increased the grade.

Mom-and-pop businesses and venture-backed startups find themselves sharing tips, advice and mentors

Business

Colorado’s newest billion-dollar B Corp is part of a movement to make a social impact — and profits

Guild Education's valuation is now over $1 billion as the company's model shows it can still make money and grow fast, while not pursuing growth at all costs

Business

A Denver startup asks every potential investor: Have you faced sexual harassment complaints?

Soona’s “Candor Clause” doesn’t dance around VCs behaving badly. It’s part of a movement to fix a toxic industry where female founders struggle to raise capital.

Business

$1 billion has flowed from venture investors to Front Range companies this year

More exits, larger funding rounds and more entrepreneurs are the result of years in the making. Will it last as unicorns fumble and recession concerns rise?

Business

Sometimes startups need advice more than capital, and that’s where Colorado’s BEN steps in

Denver’s tech ecosystem may not have found its Amazon yet, but behind the scenes veteran entrepreneurs with Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network are helping a variety of companies. Now BEN is in transition.

Business