Tech news roundup: Wunder raises $3.6M, accelerator coming to Golden and more

by Jess Ryan
March 10, 2016

Gusto's company culture featured in Business Insider profile

Payroll and benefits software company

, which is known for its strong company culture, was profiled at-length by Business Insider this week. The company’s headquarters are in San Francisco, but the piece focuses largely on their Denver office as well as how they contrast against competitor Zenefits. [The CEO of billion-dollar startup Gusto has 75 angel investors and warns other startups: 'There are no shortcuts', Business Insider]

 

Wunder raises $3.6M in Techstars-led series A

Boulder-based solar power financing company

announced this week they’ve raised $3.6 million in a Series A round led by Techstars Ventures, Washington, D.C.'s Fenway Summer and New York's Fintech Collective. Graduates of Techstars Boulder’s 2014 class, this round brings Wunder's total funding to $4.7 million. [Built In Colorado]

 

Accelerator coming to Golden

Jen Thoemke, the owner of Golden coworking space Connects Workspace said this week she plans to launch an accelerator in the town sometime this summer. The accelerator, Traxion, is expected to connect Golden startups with resources like mentors, funding and shared offices. Thoemke and her co-founder Chris Cone are hoping to raise a $300,000 investment fund and are currently pre-screeing applicants. [Golden co-working owner seeks to add accelerator, BusinessDen]

 

Students face off at the University Startup Challenge

Seven student companies will face off Monday at the University Startup Challenge, an event held as part of the

’s Angel Capital Summit. The student companies represent seven of Colorado’s largest universities, including CU-Boulder, CSU, DU and the Air Force Academy. [Built In Colorado]

 

TrackVia pulls in $7.5M

Denver’s

We are located in the heart of LoDo just steps from Larimer Square and a quick walk to Union Station which is a daily commute for many employees!
announced this week they’ve raised $7.5 million in their latest round. The company, whose software helps people without coding knowledge design mobile apps, said they plan to grow their sales and marketing departments. [Software company raises $7.5M to help customers design mobile apps, BusinessDen]

 

Colorado ranks high for tech workers

Highly ranked on yet another list, Colorado was near the top of the list for tech workers in a new report from CompTIA. The report looked at factors like percentage of tech jobs within a state’s total workforce, average wages and jobs growth. Colorado came in at No. 9 for average tech wages and No. 13 for total tech employment. [Colorado ranks high for tech workers and salaries, InnovatioNews]


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