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Investments

2245

Portfolio Exits

257

Funds

10

Partners & Customers

10

About Techstars

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Techstars Headquarter Location

1050 Walnut Street Suite 202

Boulder, Colorado, 80302,

United States

+1 303 909 8873

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Expert Collections containing Techstars

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find Techstars in 9 Expert Collections, including AR/VR.

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AR/VR

32 items

H

HR Tech

65 items

S

Store management tech (In-store retail tech)

55 items

Startups aiming work with retailers to improve brick-and-mortar retail operations.

A

Agriculture Technology (Agtech)

24 items

Companies that are using technology to make farms more efficient

G

Grocery Retail Tech

16 items

Startups providing tools to grocery businesses to improve in-store operations. Includes IoT tools, customer analytics platforms, in-store robots, predictive inventory management systems,and more. (Does not include on-demand grocery delivery startups or online-only grocery stores)

F

Fitness Tech

227 items

We define fitness tech as companies leveraging software and technology to augment approaches to developing or maintaining physical fitness. Companies in this category develop tools and services including workout apps, wearables, and connected fitness equipment.

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Research containing Techstars

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Techstars in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Dec 9, 2021.

Latest Techstars News

Boulder Startup Week: Founders living with the lights on

May 11, 2022

Startup founders are no different, Boulder Startup Week panelists at an event called “Building a Great Company from the Inside Out, Insights on How Founders Affect Culture” said Wednesday. Their reasons for starting companies typically fall on a spectrum of light — because it’s a passion project or because it provides the freedom to be creative — to shadow — out of spite or because it provides the freedom to avoid being told what to do. Techstars chief investment strategy officer Nicole Glaros, performance coach Joseph Logan, Energize Colorado CEO Wendy Lea and Soul of Startups founder Julie Penner participated in a panel discussion on startup founder culture Wednesday at Boulder Startup Week. BizWest/Lucas High. While it’s not unheard of for founders who embrace the shadows to find successes, at least temporarily, it’s those who live in the light who experience longevity, panelists said. “It’s really challenging but not impossible” to shift from a shadow mindset to one of light, Energize Colorado CEO Wendy Lea said. Once founders discover that they can confront their shadows and successfully self-actualize, “there’s not a whole lot there that can hurt you,” performance coach Joseph Logan said. A founder or CEO’s “need to be king” is a “big red flag,” Techstars chief investment strategy officer Nicole Glaros said. Organizations led by those who grip power too tightly “very quickly hit a ceiling” because there is only so much time and bandwidth a founder can muster before they burn out, she said. “You lose good people like that because good people want to be trusted. They want responsibility and accountability.” Micromanagement “not only is it inefficient, it diminishes the relationship” between founder and staff, Logan said. Strong leaders “share knowledge openly and willingly,” Lea said. She recommended that founders and CEOs “observe yourselves organically.” Examine how you interact with waiters or baristas at coffee shops, she said. “That’s where the beginning of self-awareness is.” Well-run companies can ultimately lead to collaborative startup environments in which multiple participating organizations can thrive, panelists said. “Boulder punches above its weight” compared to other startup hotspots, Glaros said, because local leaders “have made community a priority.” BOULDER — People are motivated by a host of things — romance, money, the love of the game. Startup founders are no different, Boulder Startup Week panelists at an event called “Building a Great Company from the Inside Out, Insights on How Founders Affect Culture” said Wednesday. Their reasons for starting companies typically fall on a spectrum of light — because it’s a passion project or because it provides the freedom to be creative — to shadow — out of spite or because it provides the freedom to avoid being told what to do. Techstars chief investment strategy officer Nicole Glaros, performance coach Joseph Logan, Energize Colorado CEO Wendy Lea and Soul of Startups founder Julie Penner participated in a panel discussion on startup founder culture Wednesday at Boulder Startup Week. BizWest/Lucas High. While it’s not unheard of for founders who embrace the shadows to find successes, at least temporarily, it’s those who live in the light who experience longevity, panelists said. “It’s really challenging but not impossible” to shift from a shadow mindset to one of light, Energize Colorado CEO Wendy Lea said. Once founders discover that they can confront their shadows and successfully self-actualize, “there’s not a whole lot there that can hurt you,” performance coach Joseph Logan said. A founder or CEO’s “need to be king” is a “big red flag,”… This article has been intentionally blurred. You must purchase a subscription to view the rest of this content. Want to See More! ?

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Techstars Investments

2,245 Investments

Techstars has made 2,245 investments. Their latest investment was in Visual Feeder as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2022.

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Techstars Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/12/2022

Seed VC

Visual Feeder

$1.7M

No

BlueField Capital, Lair East Labs, Sandalphon Capital, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

1

5/3/2022

Series A

Line

Yes

1

5/3/2022

Seed VC

Nossa Data

$1.5M

Yes

BGF, SFC Capital, Symvan Capital, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

2

4/25/2022

Seed

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$99M

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10

4/22/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

5/12/2022

5/3/2022

5/3/2022

4/25/2022

4/22/2022

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Seed

Seed VC

Company

Visual Feeder

Line

Nossa Data

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Amount

$1.7M

$1.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

BlueField Capital, Lair East Labs, Sandalphon Capital, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

BGF, SFC Capital, Symvan Capital, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

1

1

2

10

10

Techstars Portfolio Exits

257 Portfolio Exits

Techstars has 257 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was FitReserve on May 10, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/10/2022

Acquired

1

3/31/2022

Acquired

3

3/29/2022

Acquired

3

3/10/2022

Acquired

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10

3/9/2022

Acquired

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10

Date

5/10/2022

3/31/2022

3/29/2022

3/10/2022

3/9/2022

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Acquirer

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Sources

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3

3

10

10

Techstars Acquisitions

4 Acquisitions

Techstars acquired 4 companies. Their latest acquisition was Techstars Startup Weekend on December 22, 2015.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

12/22/2015

$99M

Acquired

1

6/16/2015

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$99M

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10

9/24/2013

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$99M

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10

2/20/2013

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$99M

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10

Date

12/22/2015

6/16/2015

9/24/2013

2/20/2013

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

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Sources

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10

10

10

Techstars Fund History

10 Fund Histories

Techstars has 10 funds, including Techstars Rising Stars.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/28/2022

Techstars Rising Stars

2

7/28/2021

Techstars Accelerator 2021

$150M

4

11/2/2017

Techstars Toronto 2018

$5.25M

1

6/1/2017

Techstars Chicago 2017

$99M

10

11/17/2016

Techstars Boston 2017

$99M

10

Closing Date

4/28/2022

7/28/2021

11/2/2017

6/1/2017

11/17/2016

Fund

Techstars Rising Stars

Techstars Accelerator 2021

Techstars Toronto 2018

Techstars Chicago 2017

Techstars Boston 2017

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$150M

$5.25M

$99M

$99M

Sources

2

4

1

10

10

Techstars Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Techstars has 10 strategic partners and customers. Techstars recently partnered with Labs by ARM on May 5, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/1/2022

Partner

Nigeria

Techstars partners with ARM Labs for new Nigerian accelerator program

`` Techstars has been investing in Nigerian and African startups for years , and through our partnership with ARM Labs we look forward to bringing the value and reach of the Techstars ' global network to the increasingly prominent Nigerian startup ecosystem . ''

1

4/5/2022

Partner

United States

Techstars partnering with J.P. Morgan to invest more than $80 million in diverse entrepreneurs

Techstars partnering with J.P. Morgan to invest more than $ 80 million in diverse entrepreneurs

3

3/21/2022

Partner

United States

Techstars and Protocol Labs Announce the Inaugural Class of the Filecoin Techstars Accelerator

`` We are thrilled to welcome this group of impressive and ambitious founders to the Techstars family , in partnership with Protocol Labs , sponsors of this program , '' said Isaac Kato , managing director of the Filecoin and the Techstars .

1

3/15/2022

Partner

United States

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10

3/11/2022

Partner

United States

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10

Date

5/1/2022

4/5/2022

3/21/2022

3/15/2022

3/11/2022

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Nigeria

United States

United States

United States

United States

News Snippet

Techstars partners with ARM Labs for new Nigerian accelerator program

`` Techstars has been investing in Nigerian and African startups for years , and through our partnership with ARM Labs we look forward to bringing the value and reach of the Techstars ' global network to the increasingly prominent Nigerian startup ecosystem . ''

Techstars partnering with J.P. Morgan to invest more than $80 million in diverse entrepreneurs

Techstars partnering with J.P. Morgan to invest more than $ 80 million in diverse entrepreneurs

Techstars and Protocol Labs Announce the Inaugural Class of the Filecoin Techstars Accelerator

`` We are thrilled to welcome this group of impressive and ambitious founders to the Techstars family , in partnership with Protocol Labs , sponsors of this program , '' said Isaac Kato , managing director of the Filecoin and the Techstars .

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Techstars Team

95 Team Members

Techstars has 95 team members, including current Founder, Bec Chapin.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Bec Chapin

Founder

Current

David Cohen

Founder

Current

Dan Driscoll

Founder

Current

Irina Dumitrescu

Founder

Current

Brad Feld

SOFTBANK Technology Ventures

Founder

Current

Name

Bec Chapin

David Cohen

Dan Driscoll

Irina Dumitrescu

Brad Feld

Work History

SOFTBANK Technology Ventures

Title

Founder

Founder

Founder

Founder

Founder

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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