Denver Startup Week founders Erik Mitisek and Jay Zeschin started Highwing within IMA Financial Group in 2018.
A Denver couple and the owner of a Sunnyside brewery teamed up to create Atost, which sells three flavors of aperitifs in 750 ml bottles for $35.
The Centennial residents launched their campaign on Oct. 23. As of Monday, they had raised $18,451 from 95 backers with three days to go.
“The pandemic has served as a sort of coming out party,” said a co-founder of the Denver-based startup, which plans to expand nationwide.
Colorado startups reported raising a total of $42 million last month, which was down $82 million from September.
“We set out to build the index fund for your house,” said Flock Homes co-founder Ari Rubin.
Matt Addison’s Rugged Black caters to “the rugged male athlete, not the yoga soccer mom driving to SoulCycle.”
“We want people to feel like they’re in the bar without the chemical of alcohol,” said Billy Wynne, co-owner of Awake, which opens this month.
“The value of Good Buy Gear only became more elevated through the pandemic,” co-founder Kristin Langenfeld said.
“There’s a transformation in the economy where people are overwhelmingly looking to shift their brick-and-mortar model to delivery and e-commerce,” Fluid Truck CEO James Eberhard said.