NUVI Shuffles CEO Post

Lehi, Utah-based social media monitoring software developer NUVI announced today that its CEO, Cameron Jensen, has stepped down from his post as CEO. Keith Nellesen, the company's Chairman, will return as CEO. Nellesen had been CEO until November of last year. The company said that Jensen--formerly a linebacker for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks--will return to his roots in the sporting world....Continue →

Innovasic Acquired By Analog Devices

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Innovasic, a developer of Ethernet semiconductors and software, has been acquired by Analog Devices, Analog said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Analog said the buy will help add a suite of multiprotocol Industrial Ethernet products and enabling technologies to its portfolio. Innovasic's team becomes part of Analog's Industrial Automation Business Unit....Continue →

Imzy Gets $8M For Online Social Communities

Salt Lake City-based Imzy, which operates a social, community forum service which allows to adjust how public or private those forums can be, and create forums around different special interests, has raised $8M in a Series A funding round. The funding round came from Index Ventures. Imzy is led by former Reddit CEO Dan McComas.Continue →

CaliberMind Picks Up $1.1M For Predictive Marketing

Boulder-based CaliberMind, a startup developing predictive marketing software, announced this morning that it has raised $1.1M in a seed funding round. The funding round came from CEB Ventures, the venture arm of CEB, Meritage Funds, PV Ventures, and Crawley Ventures. The startup, led by Raviv Turner, uses machine learning and human language analysis to create a "psychographic persona" to predict a buyer's behavior, the company says, which it says can shorten the sales cycle for its customers....Continue →

Lendio Gets $20M More For Small Business Loan Marketplace

South Jordan, Utah-based Lendio, the small business lending startup led by startup veteran Brock Blake, said this morning that it has raised $20M more in a round of funding. The funding was led by Comcast Ventures and Stereo Capital, and also included Napier Park, Blumberg Capital, Tribeca Venture Partners and North Hill Ventures. Lendio said it will use the new funding for marketing, sales, and brand awareness efforts....Continue →

Techstars Launches New Accelerator, Techstars LA

Boulder-based Techstars is continuing its expansion of programs around the world, announcing this morning that has opened up another, horizontal accelerator program, Techstars LA, in Los Angeles, California. The program will be Techstars' third in Los Angeles, where it also has the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator with Cedars Sinai, and Techstars music. The startup accelerator described the new accelerator as "tripling down" on startup accelerators in Los Angeles....Continue →

Recursion Pharmaceuticals Names COO

Salt Lake City-based biotech startup Recursion Pharmaceuticals announced Tuesday morning that it has named John Pereira as its new Chief Operating Officer. Pereira was previously the COO of Expertcity and a VP at AncestryDNA, and also has served at Amazon, and had been an officer in the US Navy. Pereira also sits on the boards of Athletigen and Channel Signal. Recursion recently raised $12.9M in a funding round to apply its artificial intelligence tools to the biotech and drug discovery market....Continue →

JDA: Consumers Are Over Black Friday

Scottsdale, Arizona-based software developer JDA says it has run a survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers, which has found that consumers "are over" the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season....Continue →

Uber's Otto Makes First Self Driving Truck Delivery In Colorado

Colorado is the first state in the nation where a truck has autonomously delivered a load of cargo, according to Uber. Uber said that its Otto autonomous truck navigation technology delivered 45,000 cans of Budweiser beer last week from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Uber and Anheuser-Busch--which released a video this morning of the delivery--said the truck traveled without a driver at the wheel, with only technicians monitoring the drive from the truck's sleeper....Continue →

Arrow Electronics Joins ARM Group

Centennial, Colorado-based electronics distributor Arrow Electronics has joined a group backing the ARM architecture, the company said on Monday. Arrow said it has become part of the ARM mbed partner ecosystem, a group made up of embedded and cloud technology companies, component manufacturers, system integrators and original equipment manufacturers focused on the Internet-of-Things area. ARM is a manufacturer and designer of microprocessor cores using the RISC processing architecture....Continue →

Core Learning Exchange Expands Offerings

Boulder, Colorado-based Core Learning Exchange, which develops personalized learning software, recently said it has added around 200,000 "digital learning objects" from Knovation. According to the company, the move will offer up additional content to help schools and districts exploring student-centric learning. The resources include information from Khan Academy, EngageNY, CK-12, LearnZillion, PBS, Library of Congress and others....Continue →

TechStars Opens New Accelerator, This Time In Kansas

Boulder-based startup accelerator operator Techstars is in another expansion, saying over the weekend that it has decided to open a new program in Kansas City. The new program, Techstars Kansas City, will open applications in January of 2017, and initially select 10 startups for a program beginning in July of 2017. The new program will be led by Managing Director Lesa Mitchell....Continue →




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