Promising Venture Partners startups awarded $1.75 million in state commercialization grants

Promising CU Boulder startups awarded $1.75 million in state commercialization grants

May 24, 2022

Seven university startups were awarded $1.75M in early-stage capital and retention grants last week from the Global Business Development division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program.

CU Boulder and Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology convene for possible international program

CU Boulder and Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology convene for possible international program

May 17, 2022

Delegates from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology Innovation Office visited CU Boulder last week to begin talks for future collaborations. KTH identified Boulder, Colorado as an emerging hotspot for their program Brighter, which aims to support early startups seeking international expansion.

CU Boulder inventions transformed to meet market needs after commercialization program

CU Boulder inventions transformed to meet market needs after commercialization program

Feb. 3, 2022

Seven university companies pitched to investors during the Pandemic Hyper-Accelerator for Science and Technology (PHAST) Demo Day on Jan. 25, hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder and Rockies Venture Club (RVC).

2022 Destination Startup® drives venture capital investment in university innovations

2022 Destination Startup® drives venture capital investment in university innovations

Feb. 2, 2022

More than 350 people—including investors and venture capitalists from across the nation—attended both online and in-person at The Rally Hotel in Denver. Venture expertise ranged from aerospace and big data to therapeutics and sustainability, all focused on improving tech and well-being across sectors.

Venture Partners 2021 Annual Report shows record-breaking results for CU Boulder innovations

Venture Partners 2021 Annual Report shows record-breaking results for CU Boulder innovations

Feb. 1, 2022

Sixty-five licenses and options. Twenty new startups. $2.1B in capital raised by spinout companies. $3.7B in exits by our startups. When it comes to translating ideas into impact at CU Boulder, the tangible results from 2021 are eye-popping.

CU spinout Solid Power, industry-leading all-solid-state battery producer, now public

CU spinout Solid Power, industry-leading all-solid-state battery producer, now public

Dec. 9, 2021

Solid Power, which previously received investments from Ford and BMW, raised $542.9 million by going public through a reverse merger with stocks now appearing on the Nasdaq exchange. The company’s solid-state battery tech promises to create lighter, safer and faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles.

Groundbreaking CU Boulder innovators awarded $1.5 million in grants at Lab Venture Challenge finals

Groundbreaking CU Boulder innovators awarded $1.5 million in grants at Lab Venture Challenge finals

Nov. 8, 2021

Eleven university innovators pitched their innovations at Lab Venture Challenge (LVC), an annual funding competition hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder that accelerates commercially promising technologies accelerate into impactful business ventures.

Tynt Technologies locks up $8.5M to engineer blackout windows

Tynt Technologies locks up $8.5M to engineer blackout windows

Oct. 14, 2021

Co-founded by CU Boulder professor Mike McGehee, Tynt has raised $8.5 million in seed funding to scale its reversible metal electrodeposition (RME) technology, which is used to create blackout windows that aim to increase home comfort, privacy and energy efficiency.

Venture Partners' new deep tech accelerator Ascent set to launch January 2022

Venture Partners' new deep tech accelerator Ascent set to launch January 2022

Sept. 1, 2021

Startup company founders who commercialize CU Boulder’s research innovations will be getting a boost in 2022. Ascent, a startup accelerator specifically created for CU Boulder innovators, will help founders launch their companies, raise investment capital, and gain market and partnership traction.

Innosphere, CU Boulder device maker Aspero receive patent; FDA next step

Innosphere, CU Boulder device maker Aspero receive patent; FDA next step

Aug. 17, 2021

Aspero Medical received a U.S. patent for its planned medical device, a new balloon catheter for use in gastrointestinal endoscopies. The patent means Aspero can seek FDA approval this year and, if successful, commercialization in early 2022.

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