Denver-based ViaWest to join forces with Peak 10 in $1.675B acquisition
This week, IT solutions provider ViaWest announced its $1.675 billion acquisition by Peak 10, a Charlotte-based IT infrastructure company. The two companies will combine to create a single provider of colocation, connectivity, cloud and managed services and to accelerate the growth and improvement of their current offerings. The acquisition is being led by GI Partners, which acquired Peak 10 in 2014 and is a former investor of ViaWest. The deal is slated to close in the third quarter of 2017. [Press release]
Notion raises $10M Series A to make homes — and insurers — smarter
IoT smart home startup Notion announced the closing of a $10 million round of Series A funding on Tuesday. The latest funding, led by Draper Nexus and Translink Capital (with participation from existing investors), brings Notion’s total funding since its 2013 launch to $15 million. [Built In Colorado]
Otterbox CEO Brian Thomas joins Revolar as new president and CEO
Today, Denver-based safety wearables startup Revolar announced Brian Thomas as the new president and CEO of the company. Thomas most recently held the position of CEO at Otterbox, where he led the company's growth from $2 million in annual sales to more than $1 billion in revenue. Co-founders Andrea Perdomo and Jacqueline Ros will remain on the executive team as chief marketing officer and chief community officer. [Press release]
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Brad Feld and Silicon Valley Bank make matching $100,000 contributions to Techstars non-profit Global EIR
Recent Techstars Boulder graduate Global EIR received a combined $200,000 contribution from local investor, entrepreneur and Techstars co-founder, Brad Feld, and Silicon Valley Bank. Both Feld and SVB donated $100,000 to help scale the nonprofit organization and further its mission to help international entrepreneurs access U.S visas in order to build American businesses and create jobs. [Press release]
Ibotta honors dads everywhere with free beers on Father’s Day
Ibotta, creator of the popular mobile shopping app, plans to honor dads all over the country by giving away free beers on Father’s Day. On June 18, dads can download the Ibotta app, choose the “Hops for Pops” rebate in the Restaurants and Bars category, then order any brew at their favorite bar or restaurant. [Press release]
Amazon Prime Now brings one-hour Sprouts and Amazon delivery to Denver
Amazon announced today the launch of its one- and two-hour delivery service, Prime Now, in Denver. The new service features tens of thousands of items from Amazon as well as products from local Sprouts Farmer’s Markets. The service is available immediately — from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week — for all Amazon Prime users. [Press release]
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