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November 6, 2015

5280

(November 4, 2015)

Never drop the ball again with this free, locally made app that helps coaches and parents share information.

It’s a familiar scene when your SUV packed with little soccer players shows up for a game and the field’s parking lot is empty. Then, once you finally navigate to the right location, you are promptly notified that you were responsible for the all-important halftime orange slices. #parentingfail. The answer for the dilemma? A mobile app.

When Boulder tech-industry veteran and father of two Dave DuPont took the job as scorekeeper for his son’s lacrosse team, he quickly tired of the time wasted on simpl...

November 3, 2015

KM Labs Receives Investment From Intel Capital And The Colorado Impact Fund To Commercialize Laser Technologies

(Boulder, Colo.) – November 3, 2015 – Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc. (KMLabs), a laser manufacturer that develops ultrafast, short wavelength technologies, today announced it has received a Series A investment led by Intel Capital, with participation from The Colorado Impact Fund (CIF) and management. KMLabs is partnering with Intel Capital and the Colorado Impact Fund to build out its manufacturing capabilities and accelerate product development efforts for new ultrashort-pulse and Extreme UV (“EUV”) laser source...

September 22, 2015

The Tech Bulletin

(September 17, 2015)

TeamSnap, a platform for organizing and communicating updates for sports teams, has raised $10 million in Series B round of funding led by Northgate Capital along with other investors that include Colorado Impact Fund, Crawley Ventures and Foundry Group.

Founded in 2009, TeamSnap is an easy-touse, indispensable tool for organizing and communicating up-to-the-second updates on every aspect of team life like match schedules, practices, equipment and volunteers. The tool is dedicated to take the hassle out of managing, coaching and participating in team sports. With the team of 60, the company...

September 22, 2015

Built in Colorado

September 17, 2015

TeamSnap raises $10 million in new funding

The Boulder-based company TeamSnap announced they have raised $10 million in a second round of funding. Investors include the Colorado Impact Fund and the Foundry Group. The new money will be used to improve the company’s platform and help them expand to serve larger organizations.

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September 22, 2015

The Denver Post

(September 17, 2015)

Organizing a sports team is serious business and Boulder’s TeamSnapjust raised $10 million to prove it.

The company said it completed a Series B round led by Northgate Capital and included investors with the Colorado Impact Fund, Denver’sCrawley Ventures and Boulder’sFoundry Group.

The app helps coaches and parents figure out the game plan — before, during and after the game. App features include registration, team rosters and schedule management. (All the features are mentioned onTeamSnap’s pricing page.) And when a sports club has 2,000 players, like TeamSnap client Colora...

September 22, 2015

Market Watch

(September 16, 2015)

Colorado Impact Fund & Others Join TeamSnap’s Investment GroupInvestor confidence, impressive growth rate position TeamSnap as leader in youth sports management market

BOULDER, Colo., Sep 16, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — TeamSnap, the leading tool for organizing and communicating every aspect of team life, today announced a $10 million Series B financing led by Northgate Capital, with participation from new investors the Colorado Impact Fund and Crawley Ventures, and existing investors, including the Foundry Group.

TeamSnap is an easy-to-use, indispensable tool for organizing and communicating up-to-the...

September 16, 2015

Platform Facilitates Parent Engagement in Youth Sports and Activities

(Denver, Colo.) – September 15, 2015 – The Colorado Impact Fund(CIF) announced today that it has made a $1.5MM investment in TeamSnap, a Boulder company with the leading digital platform for managing and organizing team activities. CIF joins Boulder-based Foundry Group and Northgate Capital as funders in this round of financing.

TeamSnap is an easy-to-use, indispensable tool for organizing and communicating up-to-the-second updates on every aspect of team life, including game schedules, practices, equipment and volunteers. This investment comes after a pe...

August 11, 2015

5280 Magazine

(July 2015)

Seated next to each other in class, Jimmy and Tommy look harmless. But as Mrs. Smith takes attendance on her tablet, a flag alerts her that the boys disrupted class last period. This is just one of the ways educators benefit from Schoolrunner, software developed by Denver’s Charlie Coglianese. The concept is simple: Educators upload data—from quiz grades to behavioral problems—into a cloud-based platform, which then shares the info with all of a student’s teachers. Beyond basic grades, teachers can pinpoint concepts their students are struggling with and adjust lesson plans accordingly. Such data sharin...

July 28, 2015

The Daily Sentinel

(July, 16 2015)

Representatives of a Denver-based venture capital fund are making the rounds, telling communities and business-development entities around the state they have millions to invest in promising Colorado companies — especially those located outside the Denver-Boulder corridor.

The $63 million Colorado Impact Fund is managed at no cost by the Denver office of Vestar Capital Partners, Inc., to boost entrepreneurial activity and encourage economic growth in Colorado communities, primarily those struggling to create jobs.

But this is no philanthropic endeavor. The goal is to make money applying the same...

July 28, 2015

The Daily Sentinel

(July 15, 2015)

By Gary Harmon

The managers of the Colorado Impact Fund have $57 million to invest in proven ideas and are traveling the Centennial State in search of entrepreneurs who are hamstrung by a lack of capital and expertise.

Fund managers visited Grand Junction this week in hopes of finding companies that would qualify for investment by the fund. which is looking to make investments of $2 million to $6 million each.

One hard-and-fast requirement — the metropolitan Front Range need not apply.

“We don’t call it the ‘Denver-Boulder Impact Fund’ for a reason,” said Jim Kelley, managing partner of the Colorad...

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