Colorado Tech Weekly #322: Backbone, Techstars, Ibotta and Conga Have Good Numbers. Gaia and TTEC Services Have Bad Numbers.
Colorado Tech Weekly brings you the top 10 technology stories of the past week and the best upcoming local tech events every Monday morning!
We love using numbers to tell stories which is why funding announcements make for good news stories, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Funding announcements show that a company is trusted by investors. Square footage amounts show intended growth. Loss amounts show a company’s struggles. These are good first sentences of a story but not the whole story.
I’m not sure where I’m going with this especially since this blog is built on just sharing headlines which are way less than a first sentence in a story. I think I’m trying to encourage you to click the links and go read these stories!
Have a great week!
Top Colorado Technology News
- Boulder-based JumpCloud adds former Salesforce exec to growing leadership team [JumpCloud]
- Network connectivity startup Stateless moves into new Boulder headquarters [DBJ]
- Boulder’s Ping Identity launches new private cloud identity solution for the enterprise [InnovatioNews]
- Boulder-based Backbone closes $18M Series A financing round [InnovatioNews]
- Boulder’s Techstars announces $42M raise to support startups [InnovatioNews]
- Louisville-based Gaia trims quarterly losses [BizWest]
- Denver-based Angi Homeservices CEO talks possible spinoff from parent company [DBJ]
- Mobile shopping app Ibotta is Denver’s first ever billion-dollar unicorn company [DenverPost]
- First look: Inside Conga’s new 88,000-square-foot Broomfield headquarters (Photos) [DBJ]
- Englewood-based TTEC Services to lay off more than 170 workers [DBJ]
Top Upcoming Events
- 8/14 – Denver Java User Group – Venkat Subramaniam: Kotlin for Java Programmers [Denver]
- 8/14 – Boulder Ruby Group – Monthly Presentation Night: Layer 7 and Better Service Objects with Dry-Transaction [Boulder]
- 8/14 – PyData Denver – August 2019 Reboot [Denver]
- 8/14 – Refresh Denver – Pitch Lab: How To Tell A Captivating Story Like A Stand-Up Comedian! [Denver]
- 8/15 – Colorado Product Meetup – Happy Hour at Zen Planner [Highlands Ranch]
- 8/15 – Develop Happy Hour – August Develop Happy Hour [Denver]
- 8/15-8/16 – Develop Denver – Develop Denver 2019
- 8/19 – Boulder WordPress – Top WordPress Tips and Tricks with WordPress Professional Panel [Boulder]
- 8/20 – React Denver – Storybook: Rapid Prototyping && TBA [Denver]
- 8/20 – Colorado Game Developers Association + AR/VR Group – Wizard’s Chest Colorado Game Developers Tabletop Event [Denver]
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