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In 2016, Amanda and Lance Little created ABBY&FINN, a Denver-based diaper subscription box that grows with your baby. In each subscription box, parents receive two different sizes of ABBY&FINN diapers to ensure they still have a diaper that fits as their child grows. Each box comes with between 120 and 200 diapers, depending on size choices. Customers can also adjust the frequency of the shipment, with ABBY&FINN offering options of every two, three, four or five weeks.
Centennial's Alpine Media has developed LiftDigital, a platform that delivers real-time information to ski resort guests. LiftDigital provides trail maps, mountain stats, grooming and weather reports, and much more. The digital solution is available on chairlifts and via the company's mobile application.
Golden’s Bext360 has developed supply-chain technology that utilizes blockchain to enhance sustainable practices for products like coffee, seafood, timber, minerals and others. The company has been featured in numerous national publications for its supply-chain tech, including being named to Forbes’ 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups in 2018, and raised a $3.4 million funding round in June 2018.
Denver’s Certa Dose has developed color-coordinated syringes and syringe holders to provide a simple method to measure and confirm the correct dose of a drug for infants and children. The syringe eliminates the need to make mathematical calculations to determine dosage by weight, reducing dosage mistakes.
Westminster’s GeoVisual Analytics harnesses data to provide actionable intelligence to fruit and vegetable growers. The company combines data streams from satellites, aircraft, UAVs, precision field equipment, field sensors and hand-held equipment to monitor fields. It is also developing and applying algorithms and front-end displays that help farmers reduce production uncertainties and increase profits.
Boulder’s Halp, previously known as BubbleIQ, announced in April that it closed a $2.6 million seed round led by Matchstick Ventures to build out its conversational ticketing model. With Halp, users can create IT support tickets directly in Slack and capture the conversation in threaded messages. For support employees, Halp can automate routing, ticket assignment, change ticket values and offers a number of other features that mirror traditional ticketing.
The Boulder-based content creation and distribution startup has developed a cloud-based authoring solution designed to bridge the communication gap between content creators and the end consumer. The company’s solution allows organizations to ensure employees and customers always have the most current version of any document, presenting it in a way that facilitates understanding and reader engagement.
Denver startup SonderMind, which launched in 2014, is dedicated to making behavioral health more accessible, building a marketplace to connect patients with providers. The company announced in April that it closed a $3 million Series A round to help further build out its platform. SonderMind has over 200 in-network, licensed behavioral health providers across 150 specialty areas of practice.
Denver startup soona is offering a solution for businesses in need of photo or video content, calling on a decades-old business model to do so. Much like Kinko’s did for printing, soona offers high quality digital content delivered to the customer within 24 hours. With a professional crew, high-grade equipment and proprietary software, soona offers digital content with a quick turnaround. In May, the company raised a $1.2 million seed round.
Colorado Springs’ Spark Mindset provides opportunities to high school students in low-income households with access to virtual reality and project-based learning, preparing them for technology and cybersecurity certification, college pathways and careers. The company was recently selected to Colorado Springs-based accelerator Exponential Impact’s second summer cohort.
Denver's Spekit, a salesforce training startup, raised a $2.54 million seed round in October led by Bonfire Ventures with participation from Matchstick Ventures. Spekit's technology integrates with applications like Salesforce, allowing companies to create training and documentation around existing processes and terminology.
Denver’s StackHawk enables engineers to find and remediate security problems in development and production through continuous vulnerability scanning. Before writing a line of code, the company announced venture funding of more than $2 million in July, led by Boulder-based Foundry Group.
The Last Gameboard, a Boulder startup building the Kindle for hobby gaming, wrapped up its first Kickstarter project in November, raising $185,000 from 700 backers for its console. The company has developed a device that combines traditional board games with an interactive touchscreen board. The 16 by 16-inch Gameboard-1 combines internal antennas and radio identification technology to bring your favorite board games to life.
In 2018, Jennifer Henderson launched TiLT, a Fort Collins-based startup changing the way companies approach parental leave. TiLT’s tech-enabled solution provides guided-leave plans that help companies and employees prepare for an upcoming leave, organizing all of the required forms, releases and tasks in one platform. The three-person company is currently raising a pre-seed round and intends to double its employee count in the coming months.
Vaporox, a Denver-based medical device company healing chronic skin wounds, has developed a patented and FDA-cleared technology called Vaporous Hyperoxia Therapy, which accelerates the healing of nine types of wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers. In August, the company moved into RiNo healthcare hub Catalyst HTI.