This article showcases our top picks for the best Colorado based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Colorado Venture Capital Companies
Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.
Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs.
Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services.
Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion. www.techstars.com.
Galvanize is a school for entrepreneurs, engineers, and data scientists. It is a learning community for technology with nine physical and two remote campuses, where innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from this dynamic, unique business ecosystem.
Galvanize is backed by investors including, but not limited to, Catalyst Investors, ABS Capital Partners, University Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, and Colorado Impact Fund. The company was co-founded by Tony Mugavero, Chris Onan, Jim Deters, and Lawrence Mandes in 2012, and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado..
American Cannabis Company
ACC has successfully procured licensing agreements for its clients in several states and is accessing existing and new growth opportunities, in both domestic and international cannabis markets. American Cannabis Company Inc.
was Co-founded by Corey Hollister and Ellis Smith, former owners of The Village Green Society in Boulder, CO. They were the first to cultivate medical cannabis on a commercial scale using a niche growing technique known as True Living Organics (TLO) producing pharmaceutical grade cannabis products for the Colorado patient market.
They received national recognition for this innovation, as well as for having helped the industry identify and develop mitigation protocols for new pest. To this we add a team of seasoned professionals from diverse industries such as healthcare, agriculture and construction and engineering..
Black Lab Sports
Black Lab Sports is a sports-focused venture firm, entrepreneur educator, and go-to-market platform. They invest in founders that are team players and innovators, bold, humble, and calm.
Black Lab Sports operates out of a 22,000 square-foot renovated warehouse: The Lab. It’s an innovation center designed to launch the next great sports brands.
Think of it as a combination of a high-tech accelerator, sports science laboratory, distribution center, and maker-focused co-working space.. .
Revelry Brands is an investment firm focused on providing growth-stage private equity to unique, innovative businesses in the natural foods and consumer products categories. Its companies have management teams with proven track records, innovative offerings, and authentic stories that translate into successful lifestyle brands.
Revelry’s commitment to investing hands-on operational expertise alongside its investment capital allows the company to work with exceptional people and companies who are truly looking for a partner. Revelry Brands was founded in 2009 by Brendan Synnott and Megan Bent and it is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado..
Ridgeline Ventures (formerly Range Light) is a venture investment firm in natural foods and active lifestyle companies. They invest in founders and companies who are looking for more than just capital.
They help healthy living brands map out their strategic vision and bring that vision to life. As former operators, they understand what it’s like to be in the trenches and they use their experience to provide strategic guidance, operating expertise, and a vast network of contacts for teams seeking a collaborative partner.
They look for natural foods and active lifestyle brands with awesome teams and products they love. They are drawn to companies that are dedicated to making a difference and helping people live healthier lives.
Because they invest their own capital, they have extraordinary flexibility in the size and type of investments they make, as well as the stage of the company in which they invest. They are comfortable leading investment rounds and also like to collaborate with like-minded partners.”.
Ascent Capital Group
Ascent Capital Group, Inc. is a holding company and owns 100% of its operating subsidiary, [Monitronics International Inc.
(“Monitronics”)](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/monitronics-international). Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Monitronics is one of the nation’s largest, fastest-growing home security alarm monitoring companies.
Monitronics provides monitored business and home security system services to more than 800,000 residential customers and commercial clients in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico through its network of nationwide, independent Authorized Dealers. Monitronics was named 2010 and 2008 North American Service Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan for operational skill and for attracting and retaining key dealer accounts..
NEWMEDIA is a full-service digital agency specializing in website design, web development, UX and branding, and digital marketing. Our expert team of talented individuals will work to solve your problems and create a world-class product for you and your users.
Established in 1996, NEWMEDIA has offices in Denver, CO; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX and Dallas, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. We don’t just make pretty websites.
We are marketing gurus and digital experts, and our work drives our clients’ businesses forward. We have helped hundreds of companies do all kinds of great things, like start-ups getting acquired within a year, small businesses growing by 10,000% in 5 years, large businesses growing their online presence to $1,000,000 per day in revenue.
There are many other great Case Studies just like these – let’s go over them together. But don’t just take our word for it: – UpCity ranks NEWMEDIA the #1 Digital Agency in the United States.
– Clutch ranks NEWMEDIA the #1 Global Leader Digital Agency. – Mashable ranked NEWMEDIA’s work the #2 Global Award Winner (and they ranked Twitter #3).
– The Inc. 5000 ranks NEWMEDIA among its fastest-growing companies, three years in a row.
BlueIron IP provides patent-related financing for companies. We finance the cost of building a patent portfolio, insure the company for patent enforcement and defense, and can do $2-5M loans using IP as collateral.
Our patent financing frees up cash so you pay for your patents after they issue, and we have ‘skin in the game’ to make sure your patents have value.. .
Key Equipment Finance
Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $136 billion. KeyBank National Association, a division of KeyCorp, offers retail and commercial banking services, consumer finance and wealth management services through four community bank companies: KeyBank Consumer Banking, KeyBank Business Banking, KeyBank Commercial Banking and Key Private Bank.
Key Corporate Bank includes business units that operate from offices within and outside of Key’s 12-state branch network. Key Corporate Bank provides companies with equipment finance, investment management, commercial payments and investment banking products and services throughout the United States..
Valid Eval is an easy-to-use online evaluation system for organizations that make and defend tough decisions. It illuminates the decision-making process while reducing subjectivity and minimizing bias.
Valid Eval surfaces and organizes the normally hidden criteria used in complex evaluations, which increases evaluator accountability and confidence in outcomes. The system also synthesizes and contextualizes evaluator responses, resulting in clear, concise, credible feedback..
InvestorAvenue.com is a private equity and real estate investment web portal where accredited investors, entrepreneurs and service providers can present opportunities, capital sources and services to other members of the community. Investors need deal flow; entrepreneurs need visibility, and both need service providers to execute successful transactions.
Post, find, and view opportunities and resources quickly and efficiently at your convenience 24/7.. .
Liquid Scenarios markets, sells and supports the only one-click private company valuation solution in the world. Every product we offer carries a Guaranteed Year-1 ROI of 10X.
Company founders are able to determine the cash flow impact on their personal future of liquidation preferences, warrants, angel rounds, VC rounds, convertible debt, IPOs acquisitions and every other right they’ve agreed to. Venture Funds that use our systems are able to convert a process that would consume hundreds of hours in MBA/analyst time into one to three hours of work any administrative assistance or paralegal can complete accurately.
Angel investors that use Liquid Scenarios have realized savings of “$20,000 to $30,000 in legal fees per transaction” according to a Microsoft Case study. More importantly, the insights these M&A teams and i-Bankers can instantly gain insights into the financial outcomes for every VC, founder, angel and employee under any deal pricing scenarios.
Third-party case studies demonstrate how i-Banks realized 23,000% productivity increases using Liquid Scenarios to generate payouts and option pricing models.. .
LPL Financial Denver
Richard C. McDowell Jr.
has been providing investment guidance and financial services to individuals and businesses in Denver, CO for over 25 years. As a Chartered Financial Consultant(ChFC), he is knowledgeable in investments, retirement planning, insurance, tax planning and estate planning.
His area of emphasis is wealth accumulation and retirement planning. As a full service financial consultant with an independent broker/dealer, he offers clients access to an assortment of quality non-proprietary investment choices.
These include(but are not limited to) mutual funds, stocks, bonds, REIT’s, ETF’s, variable and fixed annuities. They can be purchased either on a commission basis or through fee based programs, depending upon the circumstances..
Franklin Court Partners
Franklin Court Partners provides strategic advisory services, merger and acquisition advisory services, and private equity and debt for growth companies in the technology and broadband communications sectors. Franklin Court Partner’s professionals bring deep domain knowledge and strong transaction execution experience to their clients.
At Franklin Court Partners, clients are relationships, not transactions, and they concentrate on delivering personal, focused strategic advisors to help clients achieve their long-term goals.. .
OnBioVC, the industry leader in organizing and reporting life science private venture financings, provides timely coverage and comprehensive analysis of global bioscience venture capital investment activity. At OnBioVC a free and easy to search database is provided where information queries may be indexed by therapeutic, diagnostic and medical device company, technology, indication, financing round, close date and geographic region.
In addition to the web-based resource, regularly published OnBioVC Trend Analysis studies provide cumulative analytical color by month and quarter. All data aggregated at OnBioVC is also available for delivery to your inbox via a free email or RSS subscription..
C9 Investments provides funding and support for entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses. The firm has helped build and accelerate the growth of pioneering organizations.
C9 provides flexible capital solutions to growing lower to middle-market companies, customizing each investment based on the needs and objectives of the businesses they are funding.. .
StartCards are developed by a stylish and super smart team of designers and developers with input from wise investors, entrepreneurs and startup accelerators worldwide. The team is led by Paul Allen, an entrepreneur and investor who previously launched two Midwest accelerators and has led investments in over 50 early stage tech startups.
StartCards grew out of Paul’s frustration with the amount of time founders spend trying to learn concepts only to find those concepts defined differently by different people. They hope you find StartCards helpful..
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