Tech roundup: Colorado tech sweeps Outside's best places to work, big week for funding and more

by Jess Ryan
November 17, 2016

ParkiFi launches consumer app

After spending the last two years building out a B2B solution, Denver parking startup ParkiFi has launched their consumer-facing app. The app uses sensors installed in parking lots and garages to help drivers easily find available parking. [Built In Colorado]


Colorado tech sweeps Outside Magazine’s “Best Places to Work” list

Given our state's noted love for the outdoors, it's no surprise tech companies would be celebrated for having outdoor-friendly policies. Of the 100 companies included on Outside Magazine's top places to work, more than a third are based in Colorado. 14 companies on the list are tech companies either based or have offices in Colorado: TeamSnap, Development Counsellors International, Pellucid Analytics, ReadyTalk, The Trade Desk, Zen Planner, Apto, Peaksware, VictorOps, Mondo Robot, Tendril, Sphero, Cloud Elements and FullContact. [Outside]


GM launches car-sharing service in Denver

Maven, a new car-sharing service developed by General Motors, launched in Denver this week. The service’s app allows users to rent cars hourly or daily, with prices ranging from $8 to $14 per hour. The service will compete with existing car-share services Car2Go and Zipcar. Users can pick up cars at different locations around the city, including downtown, Cherry Creek and the Highlands. [Denver Business Journal]


BARVENTURE wins CU business competition

After a successful summer selling adventure guide-style coupon books for bar-goers and thirsty diners in Denver, the city’s BARVENTURE won the collegiate track competition at CU Denver’s THE CLIMB this week. While their books took physical form this summer, they plan to launch their app on Cyber Monday this year. The company walked away with $4,000 in prize money. [Crains]


P2Binvestors closes $7.7M Series A1

Denver’s P2Binvestor announced it has closed a $7.7 million Series A1. The round was led by Rockies Venture Club and Japan’s Future Venture Capital. Founded in 2012, P2Binvestor helps companies get financing by collecting funds from accredited lenders and then offering smaller loans to companies. [Built In Colorado]


More Colorado fundings roll in

As the year comes to an end, more Colorado fundings are rolling in this week, including Fort Collins’ Community Funded ($1.81 million seed round), Denver’s Fluid (pictured above, $1.7 million seed round), Denver’s Revolar ($1.5 million debt financing) and Denver’s Hyprloco ($500,000 debt financing). [Press releases and Form Ds]


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