Colorado tech roundup: Techstars gets new fund, Dizzion raises $3.9M, and more

by Tessa McLean
January 29, 2015

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Entrepreneurship Funding Gang launches

Several of Colorado's most successful executives, entrepreneurs, and investors are uniting together to launch the Entrepreneurship Funding Gang (EFG). The team will seek to amplify successful individuals in the tech scene by tracking the impact of dollars allocated over time, so that its members can make more strategic decisions around future gifting.

 

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Techstars Ventures raises $150M fund, propelling it into Series A investments

Boulder-based Techstars has closed a $150 million fund to foster the growth of its newest investment vehicle, Techstars Ventures 2014. The fund, which marks the firm's third installment of financing, will allow it to invest in a network of companies at seed and Series A stages. This network includes startups emerging from its accelerator program, as well as companies founded and advised by Techstars alumni and mentors.
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TiE Rockies gets new board member

Global entrepreneurship nonprofit TiE Rockies has appointed Louise Atkinson to its board of directors. Atkinson is has a history leading global P&L businesses and building high-performance teams and developing exceptional client relationships. [TiE Rockies appoints executive Louise Atkinson to board of directors: Innovation News]

 

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Denver-based Dizzion raises $3.9M Series A funding

Cloud-delivered desktop provider Dizzion announced today a $3.9 million Series A funding round co-led by investors Grotech Ventures and Access Venture Partners with participation from Point B Capital, Correlation Ventures and Service Provider Capital. The Denver-based company will use the new infusion of capital to invest and improve in their technology. They are also planning to hire 10-14 people in 2015, primarily focused in sales and engineering. [Built In Colorado]

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