Tech roundup: Big week for acquisitions, launches and more

by Jess Ryan
March 23, 2017

Zen Planner acquired by Birmingham company

Daxko, a provider of software for health and wellness organizations like the YMCA, acquired Highlands Ranch-based Zen Planner. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Zen Planner’s 88 employees will remain in their Colorado office as part of Daxko. [Birmingham Business Journal]


Optiv acquires Malvern cybersecurity firm

This week, Colorado security company announced they’ve acquired Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Comm Solutions. Designed to expand Optiv’s reach, terms of the deal were also not disclosed. [Denver Post]


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CU project uses tech to connect students with people from around the world

As part of a center within CU-Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information, students will have the opportunity to enter an on-campus shipping container and interact with people from around the world, including Syrian refugees, people in Mexico City and more. Inside the shipping container are life-size screens; the installation is managed by Shared Studios. The space will also be open to the public on a reservation basis. [Press release]


Denver’s HOSTING acquires Stelligent Systems

Managed cloud services provider HOSTING announced their acquisition of Stelligent Systems, a provider of DevOps automation within the AWS public cloud. Through the acquisition, the two companies hope to advance solutions delivery within the public cloud. [Press release]


InvitedHome launches new monitoring product

Boulder-based vacation rental company InvitedHome launched HomeCraft this week, their latest product designed to help homeowners keep track of their vacation rentals. The tool allows homeowners to see when the house is in use, track when the property needs improvements and even how much revenue their properties are generating. [BizWest]


Boomtown and Comcast expand to Atlanta

Boulder-based accelerator has expanded their partnership with Comcast, bringing their program to Atlanta. The 12-week program will take place in Comcast’s regional headquarters and will be called the Farm Startup Accelerator. [Denver Business Journal]


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