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June 12, 2015

The Colorado Springs Business Journal

(June 9, 2015)

The Colorado Impact Fund (CIF), a venture capital fund created by Colorado investors to invest solely in Colorado companies, will meet with the Colorado Springs community and business persons today, June 10, from 5-6 p.m. at the Flying Horse Country Club.

Sponsored by Colorado Springs Forward, today’s event will introduce Colorado companies to CIF managers and CIF managers to Colorado companies. The event is free and open to the public.

Created last year by Vestar Capital Partners co-founder Jim Kelley and Excellere Partners co-founder Ryan Heckman, the CIF initially set out to...

June 11, 2015

The Gazette

(June 11, 2015)

After making two investments in the Denver area this year, the Colorado Impact Fund is looking to pump some financing into post-startup companies in southern Colorado and the rest of the state.

The Denver-based venture capital fund was created last year with $62.9 million in investments from business executives, wealthy families, foundations and corporations at the urging of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper as a way to boost entrepreneurial activity in the state and fuel economic growth.

The fund, managed at no cost by the Denver office of Vestar Capital Partners Inc., is designed to combine capital from...

June 9, 2015

NerdWallet

(May 29, 2015)

Entrepreneurship in Boulder, Colorado, isn’t just business as usual; it’s a lifestyle.

The city’s locals love the outdoors and have a passion for healthy, active living — values that permeate their businesses. At the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Boulder has become a hub for natural food and skin care products.

“You might think you’re a little bit weird trying to change the world through tofu,” says Bill Capsalis of the industry group Naturally Boulder. “But then you meet someone trying to change the world through peanut butter.”

Jody Nagel was just trying to find food that fit her gluten-free diet...

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