Tech News Roundup: Slice of Lime acquired, Cloud Elements raises $5M and more

January 14, 2016

Cloud Elements raises $5 million

Denver-based 

 raised $5 million in venture capital to accelerate growth. The round included Access Ventures, Grotech Ventures and Rally Ventures. [Cloud Elements lands sizable VC investment, Denver Business Journal]

 

General Assembly is coming to Colorado

The technology skills school

announced that they would be opening a new campus, their 15th overall, in downtown Denver. The school will offer coding classes, as well as workshops and events. The campus will be located inside of the WeWork building in LoDo. [Built In Colorado]

 

Denver Startup Week dates are finalized

The dates for the fifth annual Denver Startup Week have been finalized. The country’s largest startup event will be held from September 12th through the 16th. If you’ve never experienced a Denver Startup Week, go ahead and block off that entire week in you calendar — you're not getting anything else done. [Denver Startup Week]

 

Pivotal Software buys Slice of Lime

Silicon Valley-based Pivotal Software is buying Boulder-based

. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Slice of Lime’s 20 employees are expected to join Pivotal's local team. [Pivotal Blog]

 

Sphero is heading to Richard Branson’s private island

Boulder-based

was among three companies that were chosen to pitch Richard Branson on his private island as part of the Extreme Tech Challenge. Two other Colorado companies, and , were also finalists in the competition. All three had the opportunity to pitch judges live and onstage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as part of an earlier round. [Built In Colorado]

 

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