Outside Secured $150M, Guild Education Joins 2U, and More Colorado Tech News

March 1, 2021
PHOTO: Guild Education

Colorado remains full of potential for new developments in the tech industry. Learn which companies are undergoing growth. This is the Built In Colorado weekly refresh.

Guild Education is partnering with 2UUpon joining forces with education software company 2U, Denver-based Guild will be able to provide its employer partners with increased access to online short courses, boot camps and degrees from 2U’s portfolio. For Guild, the move will help further its goal of making higher ed more affordable and help workers advance their education. [EdSurge]

Founder Institute co-founder on how to launch your Denver startupDenver resident Jonathan Greechan co-founded The Founder Institute, a pre-seed startup accelerator. In a new megathread published through Built In’s Expert Contributor Network, Greechan explained how founders can go about finding talent, securing funding and learning from mentors in the Mile High City, and offered his perspective on what makes Denver’s tech scene so special. [Built In Colorado]

Colorado Tech Quote of the Week

“This is a transformational day for our company and our customers. Everything we do is driven by a belief that a hike, run, ride or yoga practice can change your life, and these new brands will help us fulfill our mission to build the world’s best consumer experience across a wide range of activities.” —Robin Thurston, CEO of Outside

Pocket Outdoor Media got $150MAs it continues to endorse leading active lifestyles, the company also rebranded under the new name Outside. After securing funding from Sequoia Heritage and others, the Boulder-based digital media company acquired five new partners and plans to fuel investments in its audience, technology and product development. [Built In Colorado]

Strive Health reflects on a year of growthBased out of Denver, this healthtech startup  specializes in kidney care and experienced “rapid” growth last year. The company uses machine learning tech to help patients in the early stages of kidney disease. Strive largely grew its previous headcount of 30, employing over 200 staffers to date, as well as expanded its services into six states. [Denver Business Journal]

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