Week in review: Amazon eyes Denver expansion, Formstack reimagines product line, and more

by April Bohnert
February 28, 2019

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Amazon to take over three floors in downtown office space

Since abandoning its plans for a second headquarters in New York, Amazon has started expanding its offices in hubs throughout the country — including right here Denver. According to city permit records, the Seattle e-commerce giant plans to take over three floors at 1515 Wynkoop St., near Union Station. Amazon currently occupies two floors in WeWork’s Tabor Center space and, at one point, had 90 employees working from their Union Station location as well. The company also recently opened new fulfillment facilities in Aurora and Thornton. Though Amazon hasn’t commented publicly on the expansion, it currently has 45 open roles in Denver — and it seems many more will follow. [Read more.]

 

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Formstack announces plans for unified platform following series of strategic acquisitions

On Wednesday, Formstack laid out plans for the launch of a full-stack, integrated data platform, which aims to address the challenges of workplace productivity more holistically. Expanding far beyond its flagship online form solutions, Formstack’s new suite of data collection products will aim to help users better collect, connect and analyze their data in order to gain deeper insights into business processes. The product expansion is spurred by a series of strategic acquisitions — most recently, the acquisition of the online data integration platform Bedrock Data. The changes will roll out throughout 2019 as Formstack focuses on transforming itself into a multi-faceted software platform. [Read more.]

 

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Kapost brings on Christine Bottagaro as new CMO

B2B content marketing company Kapost announced on Wednesday the addition of Christine Bottagaro to its senior leadership roster. Bottagaro will serve as the company’s chief marketing officer, where she’ll be responsible for guiding Kapost’s go-to-market, content, brand, influencer and advocate strategies, as well as sales enablement. She brings 20 years of marketing expertise to the table. She most recently served as the CMO of Rogue Wave Software and has also held senior marketing roles at Sybase, SAP and Rally Software. [Read more.]

 

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Cloud Elements closes $25M Series C to expand capabilities of API integration platform

Cloud Elements’ team is headed to the slopes this morning, and it’s not just to take advantage of the fresh powder. They’re celebrating the close of the company’s largest funding round to date — a whopping $25 million Series C. The latest funding, which brings Cloud Elements’ total capital raised to $46.2 million, follows a year of massive growth for the company in which it gained strong footholds in the fintech industry and expanded key partnerships. The company plans to use the funding to double down on white label reseller partnerships and to accelerate global expansion, particularly in Europe and Asia. The round was led by Mercato Partners, with participation from existing investors Access Ventures, American Express Ventures, Grotech Ventures, Harbert Growth Partners, Rally Ventures and Upslope Ventures. [Read more.]

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