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Maine

This Startup Aims to Swap Blood Draws for Saliva Samples

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

Portland, Maine-based biotech company Abogen, founded in 2012, has developed a method and accompanying technology to extract blood cells from saliva, allowing for the potential replacement of up to 80 percent of the five billion invasive, needle-necessary blood samples drawn annually. The company is…

Funding

Boulder

Techstars Venture Capital Fund Invests $13M in Health Insurance Startup

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. We are excited to announce that, along with Foundry Group, we are investing in Impact Health’s $13 million Series A round. Founder and CEO Christine Carrillo, along with her…

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Tips & How To’s

Boulder

A Founder’s Guide to Prepare Your Series A Fundraising

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it’s time to raise a Series A for your startup, having a general idea of what you are walking into is always helpful, and it makes your meeting with the investors more impactful. I’ve put together an “internal guide” that I frequently share…

Funding

Austin

Austin’s Opcity Raises $27MM to Match Home Buyers and Sellers With Realtors

By | May 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Cofounder of Yodle, Ben Rubenstein, who sold the company to Web.com in 2016 for $342MM, is at it again. He’s scaling his next venture with Opcity, the real estate technology company improving residential real estate’s consumer experience by matching top agents with qualified home…

Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

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Funding

8 Phases of VC Investment: What to Expect When You Raise Capital

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

Raising money is a critical turning point for the majority of entrepreneurs. And, with any entrepreneurial endeavor, preparation is key, which is why knowing the roadmap before you get there can help you make some decisions before you end up on the doorstep of…

Travel

Denver

Boom Airlines Wants to Make Supersonic Travel a Reality

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Consumers could be closer to cruising in a plane at Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph) to their favorite destination in half the time. Today, Denver-based Boom, the supersonic aircraft company, announced its $33 million Series A round, bringing their total funding to $41 million. Participants in…

Interviews

Austin

Adam Lyons on Being Scrappy, Mark Cuban and Mentorship – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being scrappy is a trait that every startup founder needs to embrace to find different ways to solve problems while building one’s business. Adam Lyons, cofounder of The Zebra, said in our Tech.Co interview that being scrappy is at the heart of their culture….

Funding

These 15 Techstars Startups Raised Over $1 Million in 2017

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Raising capital is no easy feat for any founder. Sometimes, it takes longer than you think to raise the amount of capital you need to keep your business moving forward. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of people out there willing to take a chance on…

Funding

3 Startup Accelerators Net Almost 10 Percent of All U.S. Series A Rounds

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As Mattermark has found, the top three accelerators in the startup business — Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups — have been responsible for about ten percent of all series A deals in the U.S. for a couple years straight. The real news here? Most…

Venture Capital

Insider Info on How VCs Approach Series A Investments

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

When it’s time to take that next step towards a Series A, gathering all the nuggets of wisdom before you take that leap can, for the most part, set your expectations and help you understand the process. In a recent panel, we asked venture capital…

Funding

9 Tips for Entrepreneurs Preparing to Raise Their First Series A

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm

After you’ve raised a friends and family round, the funding game can be pretty intimidating. The seed round will help you better understand the process, but taking on a Series A is the true sign of a budding startup. And it’s not easy. We asked…

Funding

Ask Techstars: Going From Seed to Series A

By | Nov 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

When your startup is going for that Series A, knowing what investors look for in a business is helpful when moving from one round to the next. At Techstars, Ari Newman, partner at Techstars; Bryan Birsic, CEO of Wunder Capital (Boulder ‘14); and Bora Celik,…

Funding

Chicago

TurboAppeal Raises $4M Series A for 18 City Expansion

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Every year, homeowners receive the dreaded invoice telling them how much they owe in property taxes and the sticker shock often causes people’s head to spin. If property owners find they are overpaying their share, TurboAppeal, a leading technology firm that helps consumers and businesses appeal property…

Startup

Proof That Your Odds of Landing a Series A Are Terrible

By | Oct 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Here’s some great startup news for your Monday: All startups have increasingly low chances of landing any series after their seed round. That’s right: Statistically, you’re already a failure. Not that that should stop you, of course. Mattermark has the data. The Odds Mattermark…

Funding

DC

DC’s Contactually Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

Washington, D.C.-based Contactually has just announced the close of a Series A round in which they raised $8 million dollars. The round was co-led by Rally Ventures out of Menlo Park, and Grotech Ventures out of D.C., with participation from Correlation Ventures and prior investors including…

Startups & Apps

Micro App Company Sapho Raises $9.5M, Proves Apps Are Still Cool

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 9:01 am

Sapho, a company that makes micro apps, just raised $9.5 million in a Series A funding round. New investor Alsop Louie Partners led, and SoftTech VC, Caffeinated Capital, Morado Ventures, AME Cloud and Bloomberg Beta participated. Customers the company signed up while stealth include impressive…