Guild Education Got $150M, OrthoFi Acquired CFI, and More CO Tech News

June 7, 2021
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From supersonic flights to popcorn to enjoy on the plane, these Colorado tech companies are covering a wide range of industries with their fresh ideas. Find out what’s new. This is the Built In Colorado weekly refresh.

OrthoFi acquired Comprehensive Finance IncHaving joined forces with the fintech company that offers payment solutions for healthcare providers, the Denver-based orthodontist software company is looking to help more providers optimize patient care. Both companies will continue to operate independently as they work to achieve their joint goal. [Built In Colorado]

Boom Supersonic sold 15 aircraft to United AirlinesThe commercial plane company is willing to increase the deal to 50 aircraft pending the outcome of Boom’s safety testing. The Denver-based aerospace company is working to build supersonic passenger jets that can travel at twice the speed of a standard commercial aircraft, allowing travelers to get from NYC to London in just three and a half hours, for example. Boom estimates ticket prices will be about $5,000 a seat. [The Verge]

Colorado Tech Quote of the Week

“This will keep students at the center of our business and allow us to continue building a sophisticated and intuitive platform. We are also growing our robust coaching team that supports students every step of the way on their education journey. We will be growing that team both here in Denver and nationally with a particular focus in communities in which our students live.” —Rachel Carlson, CEO and co-founder of Guild

Guild Education got $150MThe unicorn works to connect employers to talent and offer them education-based benefits, helping the companies find and retain workers. Following its Series E round, the company is valued at $3.75 billion. Now, the Denver-based company is planning to invest the funding in doubling the size of its product and engineering teams and furthering its payments and tech platform. [Built In Colorado]

FileInvite expands into DenverAfter growing its revenue by 300 percent in 2020 and establishing a customer base across 30 U.S. states, the document and data collection platform from New Zealand chose the Centennial State for its North American headquarters. Its product works to help businesses to improve their customer experience and up their productivity by providing them with a customer portal and automated workflows. [PR Newswire]

Opopop secured $5MBased in Denver, the popcorn brand is set to launch its line of microwavable Flavor Wrapped popcorn kernels. Opopop raised a Series A round led by Valor Siren Ventures, bringing its total funding to $11.6 million to date. It’s going to offer six flavors to start, from fancy butter to vanilla cake pop, and, looking ahead, the D2C brand plans to expand its portfolio. [PR Newswire]

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