Guest House Got $3M, Collective Retreats Is Growing, and More CO Tech News

by Ellen Glover
June 14, 2021
Colorado Weekly Refresh
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From interior decorating to luxury camping, these Colorado startups are shaking things up both indoors and out. Read on to find out more. This is the Built In Colorado weekly refresh.

Guest House raised $3M. The tech-enabled home staging startup is thriving amid the city’s hot housing market, doubling its revenue in just the last year. Sellers can use Guest House’s platform and interior design team to stage their home both in-person and digitally, in the hopes of attracting potential buyers. These services are available in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and San Diego now, and CEO Alex Ryden says the company plans to open a fifth market on the West Coast by the end of this year. [Built In Colorado]

Harvest Hosts acquired Boondockers Welcome. Harvest Hosts, a Vail-based startup that lets RV users book stays at unique locations like wineries, farms and golf courses, has acquired Boondockers Welcome, a company based in Ontario, Canada, that offers similar services. The merger will give users on either platform access to 5,320 locations, more than doubling Harvest Hosts’ current roster of available sites. [Built In Colorado]

Colorado Tech Quote of the Week

“After a year of isolation without connection to nature, people are clamoring for a new type of luxury travel where traditional hotel rooms and lobbies are swapped for fresh air, trees and clear blue skies.” —Peter Mack, CEO and founder of Collective Retreats

Collective Retreats got $23M. By offering luxury accommodations in outdoorsy locations, this Denver-based travel startup wants to encourage its guests to enjoy nature in five-star comfort. The company also announced it has partnered with Outdoorsy, an RV rental startup based in Austin that co-led this Series C. Collective Retreats has five locations available in New York, Texas, Colorado and Montana, and plans to open 25 more over the next four years. [Built In Colorado]

Wowza teams up with Clearhaven Partners. Golden-based Wowza Media Systems just landed a “significant investment” from tech-focused private equity firm Clearhaven Partners, which it will use to further develop its video streaming technology. Wowza currently works with companies across the entertainment, aerospace, defense and government sectors, and says this partnership will help to further scale its business. [GlobeNewswire]

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