Weekly Refresh: Amazon Hiring 1,900, Startup Colorado’s Rural Push and More

September 21, 2020
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BrüMate raised $20M. The startup creates insulated drinkware for adult beverages. San Francisco Equity Partners led the round. [Built In Colorado]

Amazon to hire 1,900 in Denver. It plans to hire over 100,000 people nationwide, with 1,900 permanent positions in Denver. Last month, the company named Denver as one of its tech hubs. The tech giant currently employs over 10,000 people in Colorado. [Denver Business Journal]

Granicus helps bring governments online, is growing. The company created a suite of dedicated coronavirus tools so government employees could hold virtual meetings, receive citizen comments, automate unemployment and more. It plans to hire another 40 people by the end of the year to support its rapid growth. [Built In Colorado]

Cold chain management important for vaccine distribution. Once a successful COVID-19 vaccine is created, the next step will require a well-managed cold chain to transport it where it needs to go. Parsyl CEO Ben Hubbard shared his thoughts on the importance of the supply chain. [Fortune]

Startup Colorado focuses on rural entrepreneurs. It provides programs, conferences, funding and more. Once the pandemic hit, it started holding regular regional calls to update businesses with the latest info relevant to their area. [The Daily Yonder]

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