Denver Post – Venture capital investment rose in Colorado and nationwide during the first quarter of this year, according to the second report in as many days that points to a robust VC environment in the state. Read more.
BizWest Media – Sphero Inc., the toy and robotics company that catapulted to success in 2015 with its make of the Star Wars BB-8 droid — has raised nearly $24 million in private equity and looks to raise another $19 million more, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more.
Boulder Daily Camera – At the beginning of 2016, Steve Savage had an ambitious goal for his company, 1908 Brands. Already sitting on two natural products companies, Boulder Clean and CompoKeeper, Savage had just finished a third acquisition and was looking to end the year with four to six more brands in the 1908 portfolio. …