Colorado startups crush venture funding record in 2021 with $6.5B raised
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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.
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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.
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Fiveable raises $10M Series A from USV and Owl Ventures
We're thrilled to share that Fiveable has raised it's Series A from Union Square Ventures and Owl Ventures - two leaders in VC and EdTech. Fiveable is “the hallways of the educational internet” and had over 7M students study, meet and connect on their platform last year. The additional capital will help Fiveable be the student-led, community-powered home of online learning to help students take ownership over their futures.
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Matchstick Ventures Fund III: More Fuel For The Fire
Today we are excited to announce the closing of Matchstick Ventures Fund III. It is a $55 million fund supporting pre-seed and seed stage software companies in the rapidly growing, yet underserved startup ecosystems of the North and the Rockies regions of the US. We're excited to continue our mission of helping more startups strike! Please click here to read our full announcement.
Cured Raised $10M Series A; Launches Next Generation Healthcare Digital Marketing & CRM Solutions
Cured, a healthcare digital marketing and customer relationship management (CRM) platform, today announced it has closed an oversubscribed $10 million Series A funding round. The round was led by DNA Capital and included participation from new investors CU Healthcare Innovation Fund and UCHealth. Existing investors High Alpha, Waterline Ventures, Matchstick Ventures, and Headwater Ventures also participated.