“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.
“I have wanted my own cosmetics company since I was 12 years old and stealing makeup out of my mom’s bathroom, so it was pretty much fate,” said Eossi Beauty co-founder Rochonne Sanchez.
Emergy, BruMate and Truewerk were among the 36 Colorado companies that raised $124 million last month, down nearly $90 million from last year.
“We don’t want to replace trainers or coaches,” an Exer Labs co-founder said. “We want to augment what you do with the person in real life.”