GoodBuy Gear Got $14M, Bitewell Raised $4M, and More Colorado Tech News

Catch up on the latest developments from the Colorado tech sector.
Written by Ashley Bowden
June 26, 2023Updated: June 26, 2023
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Learn how the Colorado tech scene is growing with a new solar manufacturing facility and freshly-funded software solutions. This is the Built In Colorado Weekly Refresh.

GoodBuy Gear raised $14M. Operating an online marketplace for secondhand baby and children’s items,  Denver-based GoodBuy Gear is growing with a new round of funding. The company secured $14 million from lead investors Interlock Partners and Revolution Ventures to expand its product offerings, partnerships and geographic reach. [Built In Colorado]

Colorado Tech Quote of the Week

“This is the start of an accelerated growth path to spread foodhealth benefits across the country. We took our time carefully choosing partners who believe wholeheartedly that the future of health is food, just like we do. Looking forward now is both encouraging and empowering, knowing that we have partners who believe in the bitewell mission and will not compromise on our drive to achieve it.”— Samantha Citro Alexander, bitewell co-founder and CEO

Bitewell raised $4M. The Denver company provides food health benefits to corporate employees. Its platform helps users navigate food shopping, with a focus on their personalized health goals. Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund and Refinery Ventures co-led bitewell’s seed funding. The capital will go toward making executive hires, scaling bitewell’s sales team, funding academic research and building out its tech and data infrastructure. [PR Newswire]

VSK Energy expands into Colorado. VSK Energy is a joint venture between India-based Vikram Solar and Phalanx Impact Partners, a private equity firm focused on sustainability. VSK is will develop a vertically integrated solar manufacturing operation at a factory in Brighton. It will invest $250 million in this solar photovoltaic module manufacturing facility and create more than 900 new jobs in the process. [Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade]

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