Spring Tech Watch 2024: 7 Colorado Companies Poised for Growth

These Colorado tech companies are ready for the superbloom that comes with warmer days. Here are the ones to watch.

Written by Mia Goulart
Published on Mar. 21, 2024
Spring Tech Watch 2024: 7 Colorado Companies Poised for Growth
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Thawing ice, budding greenery and the promise of warmer days ahead. There’s nothing but optimism in the early spring air, and as white columbines start to sprout from the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, they’re not the only thing blooming. 

To ring in the new season, Built In Colorado has curated a list of seven noteworthy companies gearing up for a superbloom, each with a distinct vision for the future and a curated crop of people-first benefits. Take a moment to learn more about why these top tech companies are a breath of fresh air.  

 

 

 

What Gogo Business Aviation Does: Gogo Business Aviation is the world’s leading provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. It offers a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment and voice solutions — innovations that help people in the air stay fully connected to their work, life and entertainment on the ground.

 

THE PERKS

  • Return-to-work program post parental leave
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Abortion travel benefits

 

Who Gogo is Hiring: Gogo is expected to launch two major products this year that are transforming business aviation inflight connectivity and entertainment: Gogo 5G and Gogo Galileo. To do so seamlessly, Gogo is hiring talented people ready for an opportunity to make an immediate impact in many areas, offering a unique challenge to work on cutting-edge technology. 

 

 

What AIR Communities Does: AIR Communities, also known as Apartment Income REIT Corp., is headquartered in Denver. It is one of the country's largest owners and operators of multifamily housing, managing high-quality properties in most major markets, including Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Miami. 

 

TECH STACK

  • Access
  • C#
  • SQL
  • Oracle
  • VBA

 

Returning Home: Returning to a former employer after leaving for another opportunity can be a nerve-wracking experience, but for Lead Service Ops Support Manager David Bustam, it was a no-brainer. “At AIR, my voice is heard and I have the autonomy to make decisions on my own,” Bustam told Built In Colorado in June. “When it comes to company culture, AIR walks the talk. We stand behind it and uphold it. Not only is the grass greener over here, but the AIR is cleaner, too.”

 

 

What Strive Health Does: Strive Health is built for purpose — to transform a broken kidney care system. Strive’s model is driven by a high-touch care team that integrates with local providers and spans the entire care journey from chronic kidney disease through end-stage kidney disease, leveraging comparative and predictive data and analytics to identify at-risk patients.

 

THE PERKS

  • Hybrid work model
  • Wellness days
  • Commuter benefits

 

Finding Purpose: IT Support Engineer Carole Stephenson finds joy in bringing happiness to others and is passionate about working for a company that demonstrates care for individuals with kidney disease and its employees. “I love that we’re called Strive because I always strive to help our team in any capacity so they can do their jobs and be Kidney Heroes,” Stephenson expressed to the team at Strive Health

 

 

What Lighthouse Does: Lighthouse launched in 2012 with a mission to help the hospitality industry visualize and leverage its data. Today, the cloud-based data intelligence platform processes billions of data points a day for its customer base of 65,000+ top-tier hospitality clients, including Accor, Best Western and Wyndham across over 184 countries.

 

THE PERKS

  • Mean gender pay gap below 10%
  • 401(k) matching
  • Home-office stipend for remote employees

 

Invariably Improving: “From a sales perspective, I love being part of a company that is constantly innovating,” Regional Sales Manager Viktor Edstrom told Built In. “Clients get excited about buying a product that they know is constantly improving. They know their feedback will be heard. And when I have reasons to go back and share about new features and new releases, it makes it easier to sustain a great client relationship.”

 

 

What BillGO Does: BillGO helps consumers pay bills all in one place. The secure, real-time bill pay platform may look simple, but under the hood, it’s loaded with advanced features, cutting-edge APIs, the largest biller directory and one-of-a-kind widgets that turn paying bills into an engaging experience. 

 

TECH STACK

  • C++
  • Golang
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Scala

 

Encouraging Curiosity: Establishing a formalized onboarding program that applies to every new hire is challenging, which is why BillGO assigns a mentor or team lead to personalize the process, giving the new hires steady support as they ramp up. “Not only does it help improve companywide visibility and transparency, but it also helps people from different departments meet so that questions can be better routed and individuals feel more connected,” Software Engineer and Tech Lead Owen Davis told Built In in June

 

 

What Artifact Uprising Does: Artifact Uprising creates premium-quality customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials.

 

THE PERKS

  • Company-sponsored family events
  • Mental health benefits
  • Fitness stipend

 

Focusing On Growth: “Our growth has been fueled by our continued focus on our digital experience and overall product offerings through both the launch of new products and the improvement of existing ones,” People Operations Manager Alex Hield told Built In Colorado. “We continue to look at where we can meet each customer in their life stage to make sure they’re able to document those important moments effortlessly and often.”

 

 

What Cin7 Does: Cin7 connects your channels, inventory and accounting together and dramatically reduces the cost of selling products across multiple channels. 

 

TECH STACK

  • ASP.NET
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Redis
  • jQuery

 

Championing Women: “At Cin7, we have made significant strides in supporting, championing and empowering women in the workplace through various initiatives and policies,” Director of Field and Partner Marketing Jessie Hopkins told Built In Colorado in August. “One impactful program is our mentorship program, which pairs experienced leaders with individuals at different stages of their careers. This initiative not only provides valuable guidance and support but also fosters a strong sense of community and professional growth among our female employees.” 

 

 

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