Ocelot Gained $117M, Atom Computing’s New Lab, and More Colorado Tech News

Catch up on the Colorado tech news you may have missed last week.
Written by Jeff Rumage
October 3, 2022Updated: October 3, 2022
Gov. Jared Polis speaks at the opening of Atom Computing’s office in Boulder.
Gov. Jared Polis speaks at the opening of Atom Computing’s office in Boulder. | Photo: Atom Computing

From quantum computing to student engagement, Colorado tech startups made headlines last week for accelerating innovation in their respective industries. Keep reading to catch up on the Colorado tech news you may have missed last week. This is the Built In Colorado Weekly Refresh. 

Ocelot gained $117M. Ocelot raised its first funding round last week after bootstrapping for 19 years. The Boulder-based company has developed an artificial intelligence-based platform that helps colleges and universities answer their students’ questions about financial aid and other matters through two-way texting, AI chatbots and live chat. The platform also offers a library of video explainers. [Built In Colorado]

Flatfile pulled in $50M. Flatfile helps companies quickly and efficiently transfer customer data from one source to another with its AI technology that learns how to structure and clean imported data. The Series B financing will be used to grow the company’s engineering team and support global enterprise companies, which it said is its fastest-growing customer segment. [Built In Colorado]

Colorado Tech Quote of the Week

“The addition of Atom Computing helps further position Colorado as an economic leader for the next big wave of technology development and will create more good-paying jobs for Coloradans.” — Gov. Jared Polis

Atom Computing opened a R&D facility in Boulder. The quantum computing company opened its first office in 2018 in Berkeley, California, which will remain its global headquarters. The new 17,000-square-foot facility in Boulder will employ 22 people. Atom Computing said it plans to invest $100 million locally over the next three years. [Built In Colorado]

Five Colorado companies joined Built In’s Future 5 list of up-and-coming startups. Each quarter, Built In Colorado chooses five early-stage startups that are innovating in a unique way. In Q3, we featured the founding stories behind Advanced Autoponics, Bundl, Gritly, Macrostax and You:Flourish. [Built In Colorado]

Choozle named a new CEO. Adam Woods has been hired to build upon the growth of the omnichannel digital advertising platform. Woods joined Choozle two years ago as CTO and most recently served as chief client officer. Woods will replace Andrew Fischer, who shifted from CEO to a board member in May. [PR Newswire]

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