Tech roundup: Arrow partners with Indiegogo, Hickenlooper moves forward with cybersecurity center and more

by Jess Ryan
May 26, 2016

Arrow partners with Indiegogo

Englewood’s Arrow Electronics announced this week a new partnership with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. They’ve committed to providing up to $500,000 worth of help to entrepreneurs and inventors seeking funding on Indiegogo, and they’ll also offer discounts on some of their design and prototyping software to companies who qualify. [Arrow Electronics to help Indiegogo crowdfunding projects design new tech, Denver Business Journal]


Hickenlooper moves forward with Colorado Springs cybersecurity center

This week, Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation allocating nearly $8 million to the renovation of a facility on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ campus, set to house a National Cyber Intelligence Center. The center is poised to cement Colorado as a national leader in cybersecurity and is set to open in about a year. [Hickenlooper formalizes state commitment to National Cyber Intelligence Center, The Gazette]

Three Colorado VC firms receive B-Corp status

VC firms Foundry Group, Colorado Impact Fund and Greenmont Capital received B-Corporation certification this week. The certification is awarded by the nonprofit, B-Lab, and requires companies to meet global standards for values like corporate transparency, accountability and social and environmental benefit. [Foundry Group, Colorado Impact Fund and Greenmont Capital achieve B Corp invest status, InnovatioNews]


AppThis raises $1M

Denver adtech startup AppThis recently raised $1 million. The company’s software places ads for apps and games on the mobile version of websites. AppThis also recently opened an office in Tel Aviv, Israel. [Ad-tech startup raises $1M, BusinessDen]

Pana featured in 5280 Magazine

Travel tech startup Pana was recently featured in the 5280 lifestyle magazine. The in-depth piece looks at the company’s history, goes over how the service works and includes a preview of what’s next for the team. [Pana Brings the Travel Agent Into the 21st Century, 5280 Magazine]

Brandzooka unveils new product

Brandzooka, the Boulder adtech startup led by industry veteran Alex Bogusky, revealed their new product this week. Called “The Ripper,” the product allows companies to pull their existing content from their YouTube channels and automatically convert them to formats optimized for online advertising. Instead of having to completely re-edit their videos, brands can now repurpose their YouTube content to be used in digital video campaigns. [Brandzooka launches The Ripper to target YouTube video for advertising, InnovatioNews]


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