Solid Power Raised $130M, Brightfin Launched, and More Colorado Tech News

by Ashley Bowden
May 10, 2021
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The Colorado tech sector is growing again with last week’s developments. These companies are rebranding, expanding, acquiring and more. Read on for the latest. This is the Built In Colorado weekly refresh.

Brightfin launched in ColoradoChicago private equity firm Periscope bought companies MobiChord, Visage and Mobile Solutions to help companies manage the expenses connected to mobile, telecom and cloud tech. The three now comprise one entity under the name Brightfin. The Centennial-based company is working to advance its IT finance management product. [Built In Colorado]

Solid Power raised $130MHaving closed on a Series B round led by Ford Motor Company and BMW Group, battery developer Solid Power is ramping up its manufacturing. With EV manufacturers seeking potential power sources, the Louisville-based startup is working to produce battery cells with higher ampere hour output than its existing products. [TechCrunch]

Colorado Tech Quote of the Week

“At the end of the day, we are really, really focused on building a solution that will truly transform the way that companies think about building teams. Over the next five or seven years, the evolution of how we hire, how we build teams, what work even looks like is going to continue to change dramatically.” —Joe Thurman, CEO and co-founder of interviewIA

InterviewIA pulled in $2M. Its platform implements intelligence amplification tech and behavioral science to help reduce human error and bias for companies looking to hire new team members. With seed funding from investors like the Colorado Impact Fund, interviewIA is looking to fund product development and grow its team. [Built In Colorado]

Numerica opened a new facilityBased in Fort Collins, the tech defense company is opening a new facility at 4450 Denrose Court in February. Numerica specializes in missile, space and air defense, and its new 33,000-square-foot facility will be used for working on air defense radar systems and space surveillance sensors. [Built In Colorado]

MassRoots to acquire Empire Services. Having submitted a letter of intent to acquire the metal recycling company for $14 million, MassRoots is planning to increase its revenue and pay off its debts. It developed a mobile app that allows users to connect over social media to share content related to cannabis. [Built In Colorado]

NurseFly rebrands as Vivian HealthThe company’s platform aims to help healthcare professionals find work, from contract roles to permanent positions. It offers users features for things like job matching, pay analysis, employer reviews and resume building, and it’s available to jobseekers online or via Vivian Health’s mobile app. It’s currently hiring across several roles based out of its Denver office. [Vivian Health]

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