Tech roundup: Havenly raises $12.5M, Accelo brings HQ and 800 jobs to Denver, and more

by April Bohnert
January 25, 2018
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Havenly announces $12.5M Series B, plans to grow team by 25 in next 6 months

Online interior design and e-commerce startup Havenly announced the close of a $12.5 million Series B funding. The round was led by local VC firm Foundry Group with participation from new and existing investors like Industry Ventures, Chicago Ventures and Kickstart Fund. The company plans to use the investment to grow its team by more than 50 percent over the next six months, as well as to further the development of its technology. [Built In Colorado]
 

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San Francisco's Accelo announces plans to bring HQ, 800 new jobs to Denver

Bay Area tech startup Accelo announced this week plans to open a new headquarters in Denver, bringing with it 787 new jobs. The announcement follows an agreement by the Colorado Economic Development Commission to give the company $14.8 million in job growth incentive tax credits, an offer that likely helped tip the scales in favor of the Front Range. [Built In Colorado]

 

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WeWork announces plans to open third Denver location

New York-based coworking giant WeWork will soon be expanding its Denver footprint. The company recently announced plans to take over three floors of the city’s iconic Tabor Center downtown. The new space, which will include 1200 new desk spaces, is slated to open in May. The new location will grow WeWork’s presence to three buildings and 3,000 desks in the Mile High City. [Press release]

 

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Choozle brings on new VP, announces plans for growth in 2018

This week, Denver-based adtech company Choozle released its plans for the year ahead and announced the addition of Daniell Robertson as its vice president of strategic alliances. Robertson brings a decade of experience in business development and will lead efforts to expand Choozle’s global partnerships. In the same release, the company also announced plans to add 30 new members to its team by the end of the year and move into a new 15,800-square-foot office space at Catalyst in Denver’s RiNo district. [Press release]

 

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Techstars brings on Jenna Walker as managing director of Sustainability Accelerator

Jenna Walker, entrepreneur and co-founder of Denver-based Artifact Uprising, joined the Techstars team this week as the new managing director of its Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The accelerator will focus on nurturing business with strong environmental missions. Applications for the accelerator are open now, with the cohort set to convene in Denver this July. [Announcement]

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