20 Hottest Startup in Denver, Colorado!

: April 29, 2019

Hottest Startup in Denver That You Should Know!


Denver's startup tech scene continues to flourish. With a diverse young talent pool and it's openness to innovation, makes Denver, a perfect place to start a business. Many major tech companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, has an office in Denver. And that only help it's startup ecosystem grow bigger. 


Denver has incubated some great startup over the years, who made a huge mark in the global stage. The most notable one's will include, SendGrid, an email marketing marketing platform that was acquried by Twillio for a gigantic $3B. Ping Identity, a leading Cybersecurity provider, which was acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $600M on June 2016.


These Are The 20 Hottest Startup in Denver:




1. Welltok:  


A data-driven, enterprise SaaS company that delivers the healthcare industry’s leading consumer activation platform. Welltok’s solutions empower leading health plans, employers, providers and public entities to connect consumers with personalized health improvement resources, making it easy and rewarding for consumers to complete actions that optimize their health and wellbeing.


Year Founded: 2009

Specialities: Health, Wellness And Fitness, SaaS, Big Data, Analytics, Consumer Care


Total Funding: $251.7M in 10 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series E)

Investors: New Enterprise Associates, Bessemer Venture Partners, Georgian Partners Etc.


2. Ibotta


Ibotta is a mobile technology company that enables users with its smartphone app to earn cash back on in-store and mobile purchases with receipt and/or purchase verification. It develops apps that pay users for reading about products on their phone or tablet before buying them in affiliated retail stores.


Year Founded: 2011

Specialities: Internet, Shopping, Retail Tech, E-Commerce


Total Funding: $85M in 5 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series D)

Investors: GGV Capital, Harbor Spring Capital, Tom Jermoluk, Teamworthy Ventures etc.


3. SendGrid:  


SendGrid is the provider of an email delivery platform for customer communication. The company offers a cloud-based customer communication platform for various fields such as email deliverability, scalability and metrics.


Year Founded: 2009

Specialities: CRM, Email Marketing, Email Deliverability, APIs, Analytics 


Total Funding: $81M in 8 funding rounds (Last funding type: Venture - Series Unknown)

Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry Group etc.


SendGrid was acquired by Twilio for a $3B on Oct 15, 2018.


4. Inspirato


A leading luxury hospitality company that creates extraordinary vacations both through our private destination club and through partners who leverage our industry management expertise. Inspirato owns and operates a private club that provides luxury vacation options for travelers.


Year Founded: 2010

Specialties: Internet, Travel, Lifestyle, Hospitality, Resorts 


Total Funding: $79.7M in 5 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series C)

Investors: IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), W Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins etc.


5. Apto:


A Full-Blown Commercial Real Estate Brokerage App for tracking contacts, properties, and your real estate transactions. Apto was built by and for brokers to help them manage contacts, properties, listings, and deals—anywhere, from any device.


Year Founded: 2012

Specialities: Real Estate, Cloud Computing, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Tech, PropTech


Total Funding: $20.4M in 6 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)

Investors: Mercury Fund & Adams Street Partners



6. Bluprint


Bluprint, formerly known as Craftsy, is a subscription video on demand service majority-owned by NBCUniversal Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises. It's service features online courses and other forms of video content surrounding crafts, hobbies, and lifestyle topics, as well as an online store that sells craft supplies and project kits that tie into the service's video content.


Year Founded: 2011

Specialities: E-Leanring, Media, Retail, Entertainment, Video, Production, EdTech Etc.


Total Funding: $108.1M in 6 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series D)

Investors: Tiger Global Management, Adams Street Partners, Stripes Group, Foundry Group etc.


Bluprint (Craftsy) was acquired by NBCUniversal for a reported $230M in May 10, 2017.


7. Wayin:


Wayin is a martech startup that develops and provides digital activations for brands and agencies. The Wayin Platform makes it easy for non-technical marketers to create engaging, interactive experiences that collect zero-party data at speed and scale across all digital channels.


Year Founded: 2011

Specialities: Interactive Marketing, Campaigns, Digital Marketing, Social Media, CSM, MarTech


Total Fuunding: $49.6M in 6 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Seris D)

Investors: Hasso Plattner Ventures, Dave Duffield, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) etc.


8. Ping Identity


A identity and access management platform that gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Ping Identity provides cloud-based identity management software for companies and government organizations, mainly Fortune 100 companies globally.


Year Founded: 2011

Specialities: Cybersecurity, SaaS, ID Securiy, Data Governance, Multi-Factor Authentication


Total Funding: $128.3M in 9 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series G)

Lead Investors: General Catalyst, Sapphire Ventures, DFJ, W Capital Partners etc.


Ping Identity was acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $600M on Jun 1, 2016.


9. GoSpotCheck


GoSpotCheck is an advanced cloud based platform that allows businesses to gather real-time sales data from field personnel, using their mobile devices. It provides software as a service (SaaS) for field-based teams to streamline their surveys, audits, and reports.  


Year Founded: 2011

Specialities: IoT, SaaS, Brand Marketing, Employee Engagement, Retail Execution, AI, ML


Total Funding: $47.5M in 9 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Serie B)

Investors: Point Nine Capital, Hinge Capital, Insight Partners, Techstars etc.


10. Havenly 


An online interior design service and home decorating discovery engine that connects consumers with interior designers. Havenly is a convenient, personal and affordable way to redecorate your home room by room.


Year Founded: 2014

Specialities: Consumer Service, Home Decor, Interior Design, Lifestyle


Total Funding: $25.8M in 8 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)

Investors: Foundry Group, Binary Capital, Chicago Ventures, Industry Ventures etc.


11. ProtectWise:


ProtectWise is an on-demand platform with a full-packet memory that delivers real-time and retrospective detections and advanced network forensics. It enables organizations to move to the cloud with a security tool that provides complete visibility, detections and integrated response workflows. 


Year Founded: 2013

Specialities: Network Security, Incident Response, Cloud Security, Cloud Computing, SaaS, Network Detection


Total Funding: $62.2M in 4 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series B)

Investors: Tola Capital, Crosslink Capital, Trinity Ventures, Hack VC etc.


ProtectWise was acquired by Verizon Communications in Marc 2019 for an undisclosed amount.


12. Wurk


A HR Software built specifically for Cannabis Businesses. The company automates the processes associated with hiring, managing and paying employees, greatly reducing costs and making administrative tasks easier and less error-prone. Wurk is the future of workforce management for cannabis software. Payroll, time keeping, scheduling, 280E management, onboarding, HR consulting, and more.


Year Founded: 2015

Specialities: HR, HR Tech, Payroll Benefits Management, Employee Management, SaaS etc.


Total Funding: $18.3M in 76 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)

Investors: Poseidon Asset Management, Arcview Group, Salveo Capital, ARCADIAN Fund etc.


13. Sopris Health:


Parsyl is a venture-backed supply chain data platform that helps shippers and insurers understand the quality conditions of sensitive and perishable products as they move through the supply chain, from the first mile to the last. It combines its proprietary sensing hardware with unprecedented predictive analytics to improve the safety and performance of the products we rely on.


Year Founded: 2017

Specialities: Health, Care, AI, ML, Health Tech, Sensing Technology, MedTech etc.


Total Funding: $3.4M in 3 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)

Investors: Access Venture Partners, Dreamit Ventures, Techstars, Tallwave Capital etc.


14. Travelers Haven:  


Travelers Haven is an on-demand, full-service housing firm that manages the entire short-term housing process. The company empowers people to feel at home anywhere their lives take them. It combines industry-leading software and talented minds to connect thousands of traveling professionals to find housing that meets all their individual needs.


Year Founded: 2008

Specialities: Leisure, Tourism, Travel, Hospitality, Housing Solutions, SaaS etc.


Travelers Haven was named 2017 Supplier of the Year award by MoveCenter.


15. TrackVia


A leading low-code application platform that specializes in streamlining and mobilizing critical business processes and operational workflows such as field services, project coordination and tracking, supply chain management, inspections or audits, and more.


Year Founded: 2006

Specialities: Digital Process Automation, Developer Tools, Software, Workflow Management, Business Process Management etc.


Total Funding: $18.6M in 7 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series C)

Investors: Longworth Venture Partners, Fairhaven Capital, Access Ventures and Flywheel Ventures etc.


16. Parsyl:


A venture-backed supply chain data platform that helps shippers and insurers understand the quality conditions of sensitive and perishable products as they move through the supply chain, from the first mile to the last.


Year Founded: 2017

Specialities: Logistics, Supply Chain Managemen,t Analytics, IoT, SaaS, Hardware, Mobile App, Data Insights, Predictive Analytics etc.


Total Funding: $4.3M in 2 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Seed- Series Unknown)


17. Shotzr


Shotzr provides targeted imagery for Digital Marketers to drive engagement and increase performance across digital channels. It develops and operates a platform that delivers fresh photo feeds to social media marketers.


Year Founded: 2016

Specialities: Advertising, Apps, Digital Marketing, Photography, Social Media, SMM, SaaS, APIs etc.


Total Funding: $3M in 2 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Seed- Series Unknown)

Investors: Access Venture Partners, FirstMile Ventures, SpringTime Ventures, Blue Note Ventures etc.


18. Homebot


Homebot is a high performance client engagement tool for the mortgage and real estate industries. It drives repeat and referral business for real estate agents and loan officers by helping their clients build wealth.


Year Founded: 2015

Specialities: Financial Services, Home Finance, Consumer Lending, FinTech, AI, Real Estate


Total Funding: $4.5M in it's single Seed Round funding on Oct 11, 2017

Investors: Picus Capital, Black Knight Financial Services, Axel Springer & Moderne Ventures.


19. Choozle:


A digital advertising software available to all marketers and advertisers. They make digital advertising easy and simple. Choozle's digital advertising platform uses detailed consumer data to power real-time programmatic campaigns across display, mobile, social and video mediums.


Year Founded: 2012

Specialities: Marketing, Advertising, Digital Media, SaaS, AdTech, Analytics etc.


Total Funding: $14.1M in 5 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series B)

Investors: Great Oaks Venture Capital & Gemini Group.


20. Silvernest


Silvernest is an online homesharing platform that pairs homeowners with compatible housemates and gives them everything they need to create a Home Sweet Shared Home. Its unique roommate-matching service designed for Baby Boomers and Empty Nesters who have (or need) a home to share.


Year Founded: 2015

Specialities: Internet, Marketplace, Real Estate, Payments etc.


Total Funding: $5.6M in 4 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series A)

Investors: Incenter, Rockies Venture Club, 500 Startups, & 1843 Capital etc.