Fort Collins startup TurboTenant raises $1.5 million in capital

By Jensen Werley FORT COLLINS — TurboTenant, a startup offering online solutions for residential landlords, raised $1.5 million in capital from an investor group led by Denver’s FrontRange Capital Partners LLC. TurboTenant will use those funds to grow the brand, adding additional landlord clients, broadening its products and expanding its management team. “TurboTenant is helping independent landlords drive revenue and performance by greatly simplifying the way they rent and manage their properties,” Sarnen Steinbarth, CEO and founder of TurboTenant, said in a prepared statement. The response from landlords has been tremendous.” After launching a year ago, Steinbarth said the company has added more than 30,000 landlords to its platform and is growing by 10 percent per month.… Read more

UpRamp seeks late-stage startups for its telecom accelerator

By Jensen Werley LOUISVILLE — UpRamp, an organization that connects emerging tech startups and is backed by the nonprofit innovation lab CableLabs, is seeking companies to join its accelerator. The Fiterator is designed for later-stage companies — UpRamp is calling it “grad school for startups” — in the cable, broadband and wireless industry. The accelerator is a three-month program. The first half focuses on learning about the industry, matching with mentors and validating the company’s solution. Later, the focus is on testing, negotiating and closing deals. UpRamp went on to say that the Fiterator goes beyond just mentorship and networking to provide direct access to UpRamp’s partner organizations’ end users, experienced mentors and investors.… Continue…

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Elevations Credit Union breaks ground for second branch in Fort Collins

By Doug Storum FORT COLLINS — Boulder-based Elevations Credit Union on Tuesday held a ground-breaking ceremony for a previously announced branch at 2025 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins, and also said it is acquiring property at 221 E. Mountain Ave. in Old Town to construct a multistory development, which will include a branch and community room. The branch on South College Avenue is expected to open in late 2017, and the branch on Mountain Avenue is expected to open in 2018. “These two new locations will enable us to better serve members in Larimer County and across Northern Colorado,” said Bryan Watkins, Elevations’ new Northern Colorado market president.… Continue Reading...

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RLE Technologies acquires floor-solutions firm

By Jensen Werley FORT COLLINS — RLE Technologies Inc., a Web-based monitoring and leak-detection company for mission-critical facilities, is acquiring Triad Floors, a manufacturer of data-center floor tiles and airflow solutions, from NxGen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition, approved April 10 by the boards of both companies, would make the Fort Collins-based RLE Technologies’ portfolio more diverse. In addition to providing environmental threat detection and Web-based monitoring, it will now have a variety of flooring solutions for data centers, including ways to most efficiently manage airflow and cooling.… Continue Reading...

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Next Door restaurant chain plans Longmont location

By BizWest Staff LONGMONT — Next Door, the urban casual American eatery launched by Boulder’s The Kitchen Restaurant Group, is expanding to Longmont. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that Next Door will open in The Village at the Peaks, Sept. 1. It will be the fifth Colorado location for Next Door, and will encompass 3,500 square feet with capacity to seat 130. An outdoor patio will seat an additional 45 diners. Next Door also has locations in downtown Boulder, Glendale, Denver’s Union Station and the Stapleton neighborhood in Denver. The Kitchen Restaurant Group was co-founded by entrepreneur Kimbal Musk.… Continue Reading...

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3-D printing company eyes Colorado, two other states for HQ

By BizWest Staff Colorado is in the running for a new corporate headquarters for a Florida-based 3-D printing company. The Denver Business Journal reports that 3D Material Technologies LLC (Nasdaq: ARCW), based in DeLand, Fla., soon will choose among Colorado, Georgia and Daytona Beach, Fla., for its new headquarters, which will focus on printing metal components. The headquarters would create 30 jobs at an average annual salary of $53,855. The post 3-D printing company eyes Colorado, two other states for HQ appeared first on BizWest. Source:: BizWest… Continue Reading...

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Colorado House approves construction-defects bill

By BizWest Staff A bill aimed at solving Colorado’s deficit in condominium construction received unanimous approval in the state House of Representatives Monday. The Denver Business Journal reports that House Bill 1279, sponsored by Rep. Alec Garnett, D-Denver, and Rep. Lori Saint, R-Dacono, now goes to the Senate. The bill requires that a majority of condominium owners in a unit vote to proceed with any construction-defects litigation before a lawsuit can be filed. Current law allows lawsuits to proceed with with approval of the board of a homeowners association. Colorado’s construction-defects law has been blamed for a lack of significant condo construction, with condos’ share of new housing plummeting from more than 20 percent a few years ago…

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