Startups

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Fitness franchise zeroes in on over-50 crowd

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In a departure from yoga studios and CrossFit gyms, a new fitness venture in Lakewood is combining low-impact machines and personal training to cater to the growing baby boomer population.

Capital raise delivers for meal startup

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A young company with a big-name local chef as a partner is hoping to expand in the Denver metro area with an additional $310,000 it raised from investors last week.

Broker dives into business side of pot

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With the marijuana industry’s moving-target regulations, a former developer has built a new business on brokering the deals of Denver’s cannabis companies.

Insurance startup hoping to shake up healthcare

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With a model focused on smaller and more specialized coverage, a local health insurance startup is raising money and laying the groundwork for nationwide operations.

Software startup for cannabis clients raises $8M

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A company that helps marijuana shops and growers track, manage and supervise their inventory has finished up its first capital raise, drawing in $8 million from about a dozen investors.

Portable solar startup raises $5.4M

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A company that has developed a small solar charger for smartphones and other devices has closed out another capital raise and is planning to expand its Westminster solar facility.

Backpack brand scores Kickstarter hat trick

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A backpack startup has now raised a total of $58,000 over three crowdfunding campaigns, using online fundraising platforms not just to get off the ground, but to fuel each big step in the business.

Longboard startup to hit CNBC

A longboard startup that didn’t reach its recent crowdfunding goal is hoping to get some help from big-time investors and will appear on CNBC’s “The Profit” this week.