Tech roundup: Xero moves HQ to Colorado, Arrow expanding Indiegogo offerings and more

Jess Ryan

Xero moves HQ to Colorado

Small business accounting software company Xero finalized its U.S. headquarters shift from San Francisco to Denver this week. The company said they were drawn to the Colorado market by its talent pool, culture and the overall tech community. The New Zealand-based company’s San Francisco employees will stay in the Bay Area as they plan to add a couple hundred roles in Denver to their existing team of 100. [Denver Post]

 

Convercent raises $10M

Denver’s Convercent recently announced they had closed a $10 million round of funding. The company’s existing investors, Sapphire Ventures and Tola Capital, contributed to the round. Convercent said they plan to use the funds to fuel their growth, including adding to their worldwide sales and marketing efforts. [Built In Colorado]

 

Pivotal launches acceleration lab

Pivotal announced this week they’ve launched a dedicated facility in Boulder for their Platform Acceleration Lab. With a curriculum developed by Pivotal employees, the lab’s four-week program will help Pivotal’s partner engineers and developers learn application replatforming skills in a “learn-by-doing” style. [Blog post]

 

Arrow expanding Indiegogo offerings

Arrow and Indiegogo announced an expansion to their partnership earlier this week, adding IBM’s Watson to the mix. Late last year, the companies launched Arrow Certification on Indiegogo, where Arrow engineers review projects for path-to-market viability and manufacturing processes. With the new partnership, Arrow Certified projects will also have access to Watson’s IoT tools like AI, Blockchain and cybersecurity. [Engadget]

 

Media-focused coworking space launches in Denver

This week, The Cable Center announced the launch of MediaAMP @TCC, a new coworking space designed for media and entertainment companies. Located in The Cable Center near DU’s campus, MediaAMP will officially open on March 1. The space will come equipped with video, audio and VR studios as well. [Press release]

 

Southern Colorado throws its hat in the Hyperloop ring

Following an announcement last month that Northern Colorado is a finalist for an installation of high-speed transit project, Hyperloop One, Southern Colorado could benefit from the project as well. The Gazette reports the Greeley-DIA Hyperloop stretch would be the first phase of the project, which could ultimately expand from Cheyenne to Pueblo. [The Gazette]

 

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