Explore the latest news about Venture Partners at CU Boulder and keep up to date on the impact CU's startups and technologies are making.

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Astronomical achievements: On its way to outer space Ball Aerospace launched CU’s entrepreneurial engine

Sept. 28, 2023

CU Boulder and Ball Aerospace have been collaborating for decades to solve mysteries of the universe. That partnership was also the university’s first commercial spin-off and it greased the gears of an entrepreneurial engine that continues to power innovation within the university and far beyond.

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BioLoomics raises $8.7M in seed financing

Sept. 19, 2023

BizWest—BioLoomics Inc., a CU Boulder spinout, has raised $8.7 million in seed financing. BioLoomics is a preclinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering directed evolution of target-degrading antibodies using human cells.

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CU Boulder and CSU: Rivals on the field, partners in innovation

Sept. 14, 2023

CU Boulder Today—While Buffs and Rams gear up for the best in-state football rivalry going, the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Sept. 16, it’s a good time to reflect on the incredible work both institutions do to solve an array of global and local challenges.

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How to build a climate-friendly skyscraper: start small, petri-dish small

Sept. 14, 2023

Forbes—Prometheus Materials, a CU Boulder spinout, has a solution for replacing one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gasses, financial backing from Microsoft and an aggressive plan to scale up quickly.

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International award recognizes Karolin Luger's contributions to life science

Sept. 14, 2023

College of Arts and Sciences—CU Boulder researcher Karolin Luger, a distinguished professor of biochemistry and Jennie Smoly Caruthers Endowed Chair of Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2023 World Laureates Association Prize in Life Science or Medicine.

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National Academy of Inventors announces University of Colorado is #14 on the Top 100 US Universities List

Sept. 12, 2023

National Academy of Inventors (NAI)—The Top 100 U.S. Universities List is an annual ranking created to highlight and celebrate US universities that play a large role in advancing innovation and invention in the nation.

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DOE announces Latimer Controls as winner of the America-Made Solar Prize

Sept. 12, 2023

US Department of Energy—Latimer Controls, a CU Boulder spinout, is developing intelligent control software that enables utility-scale photovoltaics (PV) to provide power reliably and on demand. This will replace grid reliance on fossil fuels, drive higher profitability for PV operators and generate revenue increases for solar asset owners with low capital cost.


FDA approves Aspero Medical’s revolutionary pillar balloon enteroscopy overtube

Sept. 11, 2023

Innosphere Ventures—Aspero Medical, a CU Boulder spinout and medical device startup focused on the design and development of innovative technology to improve gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures, has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market and sell the Ancora-SB small bowel balloon overtube.

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Icarus Quantum's disruptive technology provides crucial step toward scalable quantum networks

Sept. 8, 2023

Duality Accelerator—The first stage in creating a scalable quantum network requires the consistent generation of photons, the smallest possible quantum of light. Where do these photons come from? If you ask Poolad Imany, founder and CEO of CU Boulder startup Icarus Quantum, he’d say from devices developed by his company.

John Van Scoter, pictured on Aug. 28, has been named the new president and CEO of Solid Power

Growing solid state battery company eyes new partnerships, global operations

Sept. 7, 2023

Denver Post—Solid Power, a CU Boulder spinout, is producing the material for solid state battery cells in a new 75,000-square-foot factory in Thornton and is looking at expanding operations globally in the next year or so.