13 Colorado Venture Capital Firms Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Written by Anthony Sodd
Published on Jul. 30, 2019
13 Colorado Venture Capital Firms Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Raising money for your Colorado-based startup does not necessarily mean a flight to San Francisco or New York. As it turns out, Colorado has quite a few venture capital firms operating outside your back door. The vast majority of those are located in the heart of Boulder or the greater Denver metropolitan area — but still way closer than Manhattan. Below are 12 venture capital firms with offices in Colorado that every entrepreneur should know.

Top Colorado Venture Capital (VC) Firms to Know

  • Foundry Group
  • Access Venture Partners
  • Boulder Ventures
  • Stout Street Capital
  • Greemont Capital Partners
  • Altira Group
  • Grotech Ventures


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Foundry Group

Colorado Portfolio Companies Hiring: Sovrn, Return Path, HavenlySendGrid

Address: 1050 Walnut Street, Boulder

Stage Focus: Early Stage and Seed Stage (as little as $250k) all the way up to Series A. The firm recently opened a new fund focusing on later-stage companies.

Investments Focus: The Foundry Group takes a thematic approach to investing. You can find their current themes here.

Names to Know: Brad Feld, Managing Director; Seth Levine, Managing Director; Ryan McIntyre, Managing Director; Jason Mendelson, Managing Director


denver venture capital

Colorado Portfolio Companies Hiring: Kapost, CraftsyLogRhythm, Red CanaryCloud Elements, Uplight, TrackVia

Address: 8787 Turnpike Drive, Westminster

Stage Focus: Early Stage

Investment Focus: Technology companies

Names to Know: David Gold, Kirk Holland, Frank Mendicino III, Brian Wallace, Jay Campion, Frank Mendicino II


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High Country Ventures

Colorado Portfolio Companies Hiring: LogRhythym, Kapost, Digabit

Address: 831 Pearl Street, Boulder

Stage Focus: Early Stage

Investment Focus: Life Sciences (biotech, diagnostic and medical devices) and Internet technology

Names to Know: Mark Lupa, Chris Marks, Scott Beck, Robert Schmiedeler, Karin Boergers

Boulder Ventures

Colorado Portfolio Companies Hiring: Rally Software, Sovrn

Address: 1941 Pearl Street, Boulder

Stage Focus: Startups, Early Stage and Emerging Growth

Focus: Colorado technology companies 

Names to Know: Kyle Lefkoff, Partner; Peter Roshko, Partner


stout street capital vc firms denver

Address: 288 Clayton Street, Denver

Stage Focus: Early Stage

Investment Focus: Technology Companies

Names to Know: John A. Francis, Clay Gordon, Heather Potters and Kate Shillo Beardsley

Portfolio Sample: HomeLister, Tomahawk Robotics, BlastPoint, Curate Popwallet and The Minte.

Boulder Venture Capital

Address: 4430 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Stage Focus: Early Stage

Investments Focus: Healthcare, Internet and enterprise IT, clean technology and Internet-based services.

Portfolio Breakdown: 33% Healthcare, 39% InfoTech, 22% Tech Services

Names to Know: Tim Connor, Partner; John Greff, Partner; Kinney Johnson, Partner; Dan Mitchell, Partner; Tom Washing, Partner


Boulder Colorado Venture Capital

Address: 1634 Walnut Street, Boulder

Stage Focus: Growth Stage

Investments Focus: Consumer branded lifestyle and sustainable products

Names to Know: Todd Woloson, Managing Director; David Haynes, Managing Director

Portfolio Sample: Madhava Natural Sweeteners, Door to Door Organics, Uncle Matt’s Organic


Altira Venture Capital

Address: 1675 Broadway Street, Denver

Investments Focus: Oil and Gas Technology

Names to Know: Dirk McDermott, Managing Director; Hull McKinnon, Partner; Sean Abert, Partner; Marc Gulley, CFO

Portfolio Sample: RigNet, MicroSeismic, Infrastructure Networks, Premier Oilfield Equipment, DHI Services, Syntex Management Solutions, TransZap, Austin Geomodeling, Helix Canyon Offshore, NuTech Energy Alliance, Deep Flex, Beyond Compliance


Larimer Denver VC

Address: 1800 Larimer Street

Stage Focus: Growth Stage

Investments Focus: Specialty distribution, marketing services, manufacturing, business services

Names to Know: Bruce Rogers, Co-Founder and Managing Director; Stewart Fisher, Managing Director; Ted Nark, Managing Director; Bennett Thompson, Managing Director; Colton King, Managing Director

Portfolio Sample: Active Investments, ATI Physical Therapy, Aurora Diagnostics, Convergint Technologies, For Dearborn Company, Home Solutions


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FIrstMile Ventures

Address: 630 Southpointe Court, Colorado Springs

Stage Focus: Seed Stage and Growth Stage

Investments Focus: No particular industry focus, though does primarily focus on Colorado companies

Names to Know: Bill Miller, Founder and Managing Partner and Aaron Stachel, Principal

Portfolio Sample: Altia, iWanamaker, Open Road Snacks, Sedulous Foods, SpotRight


Meritage Denver Colorado Venture Capital

Address: 1675 Larimer Street, Denver

Stage Focus: Growth Stage

Investments Focus: Technology enabled services and recurring-revenue businesses.

Names to Know: David Solomon, Managing Director; Jack Tankersley, Managing Director; Laura Beller, Managing Director

Portfolio Sample: Crisp, DatAvail, Digital Fortress, EdgeConnex, Faction


lacuna capital

Address - 1100 Spruce Street, Boulder

Stage Focus: Early Stage, specifically the gap between product innovation and marketplace adoption.

Names to Know: Rawleigh Ralls, Chief Investor; Sanford Keziah, Chief Strategist; J.K. Hullett, CFO

Portfolio Sample: Mocapay, Balihoo, Concept3D, IntraOp Medical Corporation, Tribute Direct


Denver VC

Address: 100 Fillmore Street, Denver

Stage Focus: Early Stage

Investment Focus: Technology companies

Names to Know: Joe Zell, General Partner

Portfolio Sample: Booker, GutCheck, Healthcare Interactive, Optoro, CommercialTribe, Dizzion, HelloWallet.


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