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Archive for February, 2011



Feb 22
TechStars Boulder Early Application Deadline – Feb. 24th
Posted by: Glenn Michael
 

The early application deadline for TechStars Boulder is rapidly approaching.  The deadline is February 24th, 2011 and you can apply here. Over the years, Highway 12 Ventures has invested in a number of TechStars graduates and based up the terrific performance of these companies, we strongly believe that this program gives startups a tremendous advantage […]

Feb 22
Carefx Acquired by Harris Corporation
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

Eight years ago, we invested in the Series A financing (Fund I) in Carefx, and we and our limited partners are about to reap the benefits of the just announced acquisition by Harris Corporation for $155 million.  Today’s announcement represents the culmination of almost a decade of hard work by all of the people who […]

Feb 17
Lendio – Our Latest Investment
Posted by: Glenn Michael
 

At Highway 12 Ventures, we believe the customer/bank relationship has changed.  This phenomenon first started during the dotcom meltdown in 2001-2003 and again saw radical change in late 2008.  Historically, most small businesses went to the bank on the corner.  That is no longer the case as we have all read about the difficulties small […]

Feb 07
Portfolio News | January 2011
Posted by: Derek Keller
 

Another great month for our portfolio companies, check out the full stories by clicking the links. JANUARY 4, 2011 | NO JITTER Carefx is one of the few CEBP successful case studies. JANUARY 5, 2011 | VERIZON CradlePoint introduces two solutions for Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network. JANUARY 10, 2011 | CNBC CradlePoint and Sprint […]

Feb 06
GutCheck: Qualitative Research Made Easy
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

Last year we invested in a company called GutCheck. The concept behind GutCheck is pretty simple: to make the process of talking to one’s target market customer a heck of a lot easier and a lot less expensive. This allows individuals/companies to gain the feedback and insights they need (i.e., qualitative research) without the hassle […]