Colorado startups raised a slim $15.6 million in July.
BusinessDen’s monthly roundup of Form D filings with the SEC shows the state’s startups in a midsummer slowdown, well below the $49.5 million-a-month averaged in the first half of the year. (You can download a sortable Excel file with all of the transactions from July here.)
The Level Market has launched an e-commerce website that aims to be like Amazon, but for humanitarian aid businesses seeking to buy equipment like first-aid kits and portable cook stoves. It is targeting a $500,000 capital raise.
In Centennial, iRef is making a bid to be “Uber for referees” with a $200,000 funding round. The startup is building a marketplace for amateur sports leagues to find, pay and rate officials on game day.
And Rever Moto in Eagle runs a service similar to some fitness tracking apps, but tailored for planning and tracking motorcycle journeys. It landed an $850,000 investment from BMW’s venture capital division.
Raising $2 million apiece were the fracking technology startup Fracture ID, which projects that it will service 90 oil and gas wells this year, and private equity-backed cybersecurity company Optiv, which is reported to be pursuing an exit. Both are based in Denver.
And Westminster-based FluoroFinder, which makes cloud-based software to design scientific experiments, raised the most of any startup in the state in July. It reported a $3.4 million investment last month.
BusinessDen defines a startup as any company founded in the past 10 years that isn’t publicly traded and isn’t an investment fund or real estate project.
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