StackHawk raises Series B
Big congrats to Joni, Ryan, Scott and the entire StackHawk team on raising their Series B to continue their leadership driving Developer-First Security. This new capital will acclerate their novel approach to application and API security testing.
PingPong acquired by Grain
We're excited to share the exciting news that PingPong (a stealth investment from Matchstick) is joining Grain! Together, they're going to build Grain into the category-leader in helping teams capture the power of video. A huge thank you to Jeff, Murphy and the whole PingPong team for such hard work and dedication over the PingPong journey.
Grain is also announcing they've raised $16M in Series A funding, led by Tiger Global Management.
Excited for what's to come for these teams! Congrats to everyone involved!
Landline raises $28M in new funding
Landline recently announced a new $28 million investment led by our friends at Drive Capital. The funding — which is nearly three times Landline’s initial fundraising — brings its total invested capital to $38 million. With this funding, they have many big things planned including launching their newest airline partnership with American Airlines!
Social healthcare startup Reema Health raises $8 million
Reema announced Wednesday, 3/30 that it raised a seed round of $8 million to expand its social healthcare platform. Keep up the great work, Reema team!
How Colorado startups attracted $6.8 billion in venture investments in 2021
A record venture capital year is credited to the budding Colorado ecosystem for startups and talent in the works for more than a decade.
Branch raises $75M to help workers get paid faster
Inspectorio Raises $50M Series B
We're so excited to share that Inspectorio, a Minnesota-based Matchstick Fund I portfolio company, has announced their $50M Series B. This team is doing great work, and we're so grateful for the chance to participate in their Series B round.
Colorado startups crush venture funding record in 2021 with $6.5B raised
We're building a great entreprenurial community here in Colorado.
Last year, Colorado companies raised $6.5 billion in venture funding, topping the previous record of $2.7 billion set in 2019 and repeated in 2020, according to new data released by PitchBook in its quarterly Venture Monitor report. That number dwarfs Colorado funding in 2006, PitchBook’s first year of tracking, that totaled $775 million.
According to PitchBook’s metropolitan data, Denver raised $6.1 billion across 399 deals last year, outpacing Miami’s $4 billion across 272 deals and Austin’s $4.9 billion from 387 deals.
“We’re kind of doing it in a way that’s more about hard work, adding value and maybe less flash than other places over the last few years,” Natty said.
Pikup raises $1.8M in VC funds
CometChat raises $10M Series A from Signal Peak
CometChat which has built an in-app chat product for evelopers, has announced that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding, led by Signal Peak Ventures. The company has been scaling fast and we're thrilled to bring on new capital and partners to accelerate their scaling.