Weekly Refresh: Uber Pet’s Coming to Denver, Gameboard-1 Launched on Kickstarter, and More

by Gordon Gottsegen
October 14, 2019
Uber Pet launching in Denver
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Uber Pet is launching in Denver. Uber will launch its Uber Pet feature starting Oct. 16, which allows riders to order a car and pay a slight premium to bring their pets with them. Drivers have to opt into shuttling pets, so they won’t be forced to drive a surprise four-legged passenger — something Uber drivers often complained about. [The Verge]

Gameboard-1 launched on Kickstarter. Created by Colorado-based company The Last Gameboard, Gameboard-1 lets players access a library of boardgames on a tablet-like device. You can use the Gameboard-1 with physical game pieces for a part-physical, part-digital experience. [Built In Colorado]

Techstars Boulder is gearing up for its 2020 startup class. Applications for the accelerator program closed on Oct. 13, and the accepted startups will be picked over the next few months. Techstars is a 13-week incubator program that gives startups mentorship, access to a network of business leaders and $120K in funding. [Built In Colorado]

DarkOwl closed an $8 million funding round. DarkOwl is a cybersecurity company that specializes in monitoring darknet data, using a range of tools to gather information from Tor, Telegram and other darknet networks. With the new funding, the company plans to build on its machine learning and data collection technology, in addition to growing its team. [Press release]

Denver-based Cologix is adding another data center to Dallas. Cologix builds data centers across the country for its enterprise customers. As companies collect more data and increase their online presence, data centers are becoming more in demand. This is Cologix’s third data center in Dallas. [Press release]

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