Tech Roundup: Sovrn Holdings raises $18M, Kindara $5.3M and more

by Anthony Sodd
August 20, 2015


Kindara completes a $5.3M seed round

Kindara, the makers of the Kindara fertility tracking app, raised $5.3 million in funding. The round was led by Boston Seed Capital, with SOS Ventures, Good Works Ventures, PV Ventures, MENA Venture Investments and 62 Mile Ventures also participating. [Boulder startup Kindara raises $5.3M seed round in quest to help women track fertility, BizWest]



RiNo is getting a huge new digital health facility

Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation announced that they had acquired an entire city block in RiNo for a new digital health facility. The new facility, which is to act as a collaborative space for a wide array of digital health organizations, is going to be 300,000 square feet when completed in 2017. [Built in Colorado]



Sovrn Holdings raises $18M in funding round

The Boulder-based web publishing company Sovrn Holdings raised $18 million in a funding round. The round was led by the Foundry Group, with participation from Oak Investment Partners, Archer Venture Acquisitions and John Battelle. The new funding is going to be used to ‘accelerate both organic and inorganic growth.’ [Boulder web publishing company raises $18M, Denver Business Journals]



CanopyBoulder unveils their second class

The cannabis industry startup accelerator CanopyBoulder announced their second class. Companies included in the class will complete a 13 week mentorship program and get $20 thousand in seed funding in return for a 9.5 percent stake. This year’s class includes 9 cannabis companies. [CanopyBoulder cannabis-startup accelerator unveils second class, BizWest]



Denver loans NextHealth $300K as part of a funding round

The City of Denver loaned NextHealth $300 thousand as part of the company’s $1 million funding round. NextHealth, a predictive analytics company, said that they plan on growing quickly to employ 60 people in three years. The other investors participating in the round were James Bradley, Trace Devanny, Peter Everett and Daniel Spirek. [City of Denver loans NextHealth $300K as part of $1M financing round, Denver Business Journal]



This Technology is acquired by Comcast

This Technology, a Denver-based multiscreen video company, has been acquired by Comcast for an undisclosed amount. Most of the company’s employees will join Comcast’s VIPER team, which is based in Colorado. In addition to their Denver headquarters, This Technology also operates an office in Beijing. [Comcast Snaps Up This Technology, Multichannel News]



Coalfire has a new CEO

Coalfire announced their new CEO, following the untimely death of their former CEO Rick Dakin. Larry Jones, the company’s chairman of the board, has been named the company’s new CEO. Dakin passed away on a hike earlier this year. [Coalfire Appoints Larry Jones as Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo! Finance]

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