Tech roundup: Blinker expands into Texas, IP launches new accelerator and more

July 13, 2017


Blinker expands car buying and selling app into Texas

On Tuesday, Denver-based Blinker announced the launch of its mobile app in Texas, the second largest auto market in the country. The app allows users to buy, sell, finance and refinance vehicles without having to go through a bank or dealership. Blinker was founded just last year and since then has transacted more than $57 million in total vehicle value. Launching in a second market will enable Blinker to continue its steady growth. [Tech Rockies]


AxisPoint Health and myStrength partner to offer digital behavioral healthcare resources

This week, healthtech companies AxisPoint Health and myStrength partnered to deliver myStrength’s mental health and wellness tools to members of health plans utilizing AxisPoint Health’s CarePoint care management services. The partnership will provide CarePoint users with greater access to behavioral and mental health resources that help bridge the gap between in-person therapy visits. Members will receive access to personalized information, educational modules and self-care applications. [Read more here]


Innovation Pavilion launches new second-stage hyper-growth accelerator

Innovation Pavilion announced this week the launch of a new accelerator program, GO2O, that focuses specifically on second-stage companies, which are often underserved in the accelerator space. The semi-virtual, three-month program will feature three-day in-person sprints spread out between online curriculum. Unlike many accelerator programs, GO2O will not require participants to relocate, making it easier for a range of established companies to participate. The first cohort is set to begin on Aug. 31 and will extend through the end of the year. [InnovatioNews]


Data services provider Datavail acquires 4th company in past 12 months

This week, Broomfield-based Datavail announced the acquisition of Accelatis, a management software firm based in Connecticut. Accelatis is the fourth company to be acquired by Datavail in the last 12 months. The acquisitions are part of an effort to expand Datavail’s offerings into adjacent markets in the database and enterprise data-management services industry. [BizWest]


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