The Fathercraft bag, which will retail for $300, will suit most men better than the Kate Spade polka dot bag a founder had to use.
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An aerospace company raises cash for the fourth month in a row, plus investors fund a wine brand, a health insurer, a solar energy firm and a bottle maker.
“Trade shows are our primary source of revenue growth,” said Safe Rx CEO Milton Cohen, who expects to visit 20 shows this year compared to four in 2021.
The $660 million raised was up $444 million compared to March, with $308 million going to one Denver company.
Truewerk, a direct-to-consumer brand of workwear founded in 2015, said it has grown nearly three times year-over-year.
Fresh Sends, which changes its bouquet offering once a week, did $2 million in revenue last year, according to its married founders.
The $216 million raised by 40 Colorado companies was down from the $224 million raised by 27 startups in February.
Spark Grills, which combines the flavor of charcoal with the convenience of gas, will use the funds to boost marketing, production and product development.
“When the best venture capital firm in the world calls, you answer the phone,” said Flock Homes founder Ari Rubin of the funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
“We saw an opportunity to create a one-stop shop,” said Richard Randall, who co-founded Echelon Energy along with Jason Kosena.