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We view our blog as a canvas to not only share our thoughts and perspectives, but to engage with the entrepreneurial communities in Idaho and the Intermountain West. We expect that these offerings will generate a productive exchange of ideas. We hope you’ll be an active participant...
Mar 12

Portfolio News | February 2012

Posted by: Derek Keller

Click on the links to read the complete articles. FEBRUARY 1, 2022 | PRWEB CradlePoint selected to drive discussions at leading M2M Evolution Conference FEBRUARY 21, 2022 | GOOMZEE Goomzee unveils exclusive property management solution. FEBRUARY 28, 2022 | AD AGE DIGITAL Kapost delivers “real” content marketing. FEBRUARY 22, 2022 | eWEEK.COM OpenLogic’s CloudSwing PaaS […]

Feb 23

New Startup? TechStars Boulder Application Deadline Looming

Posted by: Mark Solon

I’ve been a longtime supporter of TechStars, the #1 startup accelerator in the world.  I’m a mentor to the teams, investor in the program and we’ve funded five companies that have completed the Bolder program.  I believe with all my heart that the companies that graduate from Techstars have a significant competitive advantage over their competitors, not […]

Feb 06

Portfolio News | January 2012

Posted by: Derek Keller

Click on the links to read the complete articles. JANUARY 31, 2022 | MEDGADGET Alliance Health featured in medGadget. JANUARY 12, 2022 | MARKETWATCH Balihoo secures $5 million in new funding to fuel business expansion and continue record growth. JANUARY 24, 2022 | MARKETWATCH Balihoo releases top-10 local marketing trends, forecasts successful strategies in 2012. […]

Jan 19

Lost Amid The Hoopla - A Great Day for Isaac Saldana

Posted by: Mark Solon

On Tuesday, SendGrid announced that they have raised a $21 million growth round of capital led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Having led the seed round of funding for SendGrid, this was obviously gratifying for us here at Highway 12 Ventures and was another in a long list of validation points that SendGrid is on its […]

Jan 13

A Successful Pivot

Posted by: Mark Solon

I vividly recall a night in September 2008. I was having a beer with Pete Gombert, CEO of Balihoo, one of our portfolio companies. We were celebrating the recent stretch of good fortune that the company was enjoying. The company was on the verge of closing multi-million dollar relationships with a couple of the largest […]

Jan 05

Portfolio News | December 2011

Posted by: Derek Keller

Click on the links to read the complete articles. DECEMBER 21, 2021 | EVDO INFO CradlePoint helps North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). DECEMBER 26, 2021 | IDAHO PRESS TRIBUNE Eat, drink and be merry: Idaho’s agritourism industry takes off thanks to services like Everlater. DECEMBER 14, 2021 | RISMEDIA How Goomzee’s mobile tech platform […]

Dec 05

Portfolio News | November 2011

Posted by: Derek Keller

Click on the links to read the complete articles. NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | WOODWORKING Masco Cabinetry becomes one of first to add localized web app. NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | COURIER-JOURNAL.COM Backing up your internet service with CradlePoint. NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | PRWEB Lendio adds 40 banks, offers local business loans to 70% of the U.S. […]

Nov 07

Portfolio News | October 2011

Posted by: Derek Keller

Click on the links to read the complete articles. OCTOBER 4, 2022 | PRWEB Pearle Vision selects Balihoo for Local Marketing Automation. OCTOBER 24, 2021 | OPENVIEW PARTNERS Is Your Sales Team Distracted by Shiny Objects? OCTOBER 26, 2021 | YAHOO! Daz3D ships Victoria 5 - the First Genesis Figure. OCTOBER 6, 2022 | RISMEDIA […]

Oct 11

Should I Bootstrap or Raise Capital?

Posted by: Derek Keller

Should I bootstrap or raise capital? Over the last four years at both Highway 12 Ventures and the University Venture Fund, this is an ongoing dilemma that I’ve seen nearly every startup face. Given how frequently the question surfaces, and the varying solutions, I thought it would be worthwhile to highlight a handful of real […]

Oct 11

Beers With Brad In Boise

Posted by: Mark Solon

On Friday November 4 from 4-6 pm, Highway 12 Ventures will host a special event featuring Brad Feld of Foundry Group at the WaterCooler in Boise. For those who saw Brad speak at Idavation a couple of years ago, you know what a treat this is. Brad is one of the most successful and outspoken VC’s […]