Colorado tech roundup: Tendril grabs $7.2M, Peak changes its name, Mergelane announces its first class and more

by Tessa McLean
February 5, 2015

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Tendril raises $7.2M from Europe

 
Boulder-based Tendril Networks has raised $7.2 million from GDF Suez, an international energy provider based in Paris. The funding will help the company expand to European markets. [French Utility Giant Funds Tendril’s European Expansion With $7.2M: Xconomy]
 
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Peak changes to Faction

Peak announced it has changed its name to Faction as part of a corporate re-branding, which includes a new website, logo and product portfolio, including Faction Cloud. [Peak announces name change to Faction, launch of new cloud services product: Innovation News]
 
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FullContact continues to bring in the dough

Software developer FullContact raised $7M in funding last week. The Denver-based comapny will use the funding to further develop the product. [FullContact Finds $7M More For Contact Management Efforts: TechRockies]
 
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Mergelane announces first class

Boulder-based, female-focused accelerator MergeLane has announced its first class of eight startups for the 2015 program. Each participating company has at least one female founder, has market traction and is in a unique position in a significant sector, MergeLane said. [MergeLane female-focused accelerator announces first class of startups: Innovation News]
 

Colorado startups will pitch to Google

Three Colorado startups could make their pitches before Silicon Valley investors at Google Headquarters. Companies include Conspire, Native, and RxRevu and beat out 13 other startups last week for the chance to present at this year’s Google Demo Day. The main event is scheduled for April 2. [Three Colorado Startups Get Chance to Make Pitch at Google Demo Day: Xconomy]

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