Tech News Roundup: Ibotta takes in $40M, ReadyTalk launches a new tool & more

by Anthony Sodd
October 1, 2015

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JPMorgan Chase donates $50K to Innosphere

JPMorgan Chase awarded Fort Collins-based Innosphere a $50 thousand grant to celebrate the start of Denver Startup Week. Innosphere said they would use the money to enhance their programming aimed at digital health entrepreneurs. Why, exactly, JPMorgan Chase chose to grant the money to a Fort Collins-based company to celebrate a Denver-based entrepreneurial event is not discussed in the article. [JPMorgan Chase gives $50K to incubator to celebrate Denver Startup Week, Denver Business Journals]

 

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Ibotta takes in $40M, plans a major hiring initiative and new office

The mobile-shopping app Ibotta announced on Monday they had raised $40 million in a new round of funding. The company also said they would be massively expanding their presence in downtown Denver, hiring as many as 300 new employees and moving into larger offices. [Built In Colorado]

 

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Wayin raises $15.4M in new funding

The social media marketing company Wayin raised another $15.4 million in a new investment round. The money came from U.S. Venture Partners, Hasso Plattner Ventures, Scott McNeally and David Duffield. No word on what the new infusion of cash will be used for. [Wayin Takes $15.4M More For Social Marketing Software, Tech Rockies]

 

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ReadyTalk launches a new personal productivity tool

Denver-based ReadyTalk launched their new personal productivity tool called UbiMeet. The software, which is free, is designed to save users time by making it easier to prepare for meetings and automate post-meeting deliverables. [ReadyTalk Launches Personal Productivity Tool UbiMeet, Press Release]

 

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Congo.io completes a $250K seed round

The Boulder-based company Congo.io completed a $250 thousand seed round late last week, with investment from Splash Capital. The company’s software allows clients to quickly schedule appointments with an attorney. In addition to the funding round, Congo.io was also accepted as one of the 10 startups participating at IBM’s Smartcamp 2015. [Press Release]

 

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