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Archive for the ‘5 Minutes’ Category

Nov 28
5 Minutes with Matt Warta, CEO of GutCheck
Posted by: George Mulhern

Highway 12 Ventures recently invested in an exciting new company called GutCheck.  Anyone who has worked in product development, or any area of marketing knows how important it is to be able to capture and understand the “voice of the customer”.   Big companies have traditionally used things like Focus Groups to capture this information.  GutCheck […]

Mar 22
5 Minutes with Nate and Natty from Everlater
Posted by: George Mulhern

Late last year we invested in a start-up called Everlater, which is located in Boulder, Colorado.  Everlater has developed an innovative online travel journal that gives users a simple to use, rich media platform for capturing and sharing their travel experiences using text, maps, photos and video with easy sharing across social networking sites.  Nate Abbott […]

Feb 10
5 Minutes With Jerry Ropelato & Stan Bassett
Posted by: Mark Solon

Two years ago the folks at the Utah Fund of Funds introduced us to Jerry and Stan (CEO & President respectively) from TopTenReviews in Salt Lake City and were completely impressed with the amazing business they had built without raising any capital. They were looking to take the company to the next level and having […]

Jan 24
5 Minutes With OpenView Venture Partners
Posted by: Mark Solon

In 2009, I was introduced to Scott Maxwell and George Roberts when their firm, OpenView Venture Partners led the $7 million Series C round of Boise-based Balihoo, a company that we’ve been invested in since 2007. From the very beginning, it was clear to me that OpenView was a different firm. Based in Boston, they […]

Nov 09
5 Minutes with Eric Hansen of August Ventures
Posted by: Glenn Michael

We have a new venture capital firm in Boise - August Ventures and it’s run by Eric Hansen.  Eric and I met back in the early 1990′s at a semiconductor capital equipment company located in Boise called SCP Global Technologies.  I had the pleasure of working closely with Eric over 10+ years and respect his […]

Oct 05
5 Minutes With Aaron Turner
Posted by: Mark Solon

While there are plenty of high-profile start-ups in the region, there are a growing number of terrific new companies sprouting up off the beaten path as well. RFinity is one of those companies. Based in Idaho Falls near the Montana border, RFinity is setting out to make mobile payments completely secure. With a terrific funding […]

Jul 23
5 Minutes with Chris Onan
Posted by: Mark Solon

Here at Highway 12 Ventures, we’re in the somewhat unique position of having a singular focus of investing in the most promising high growth companies in the Intermountain West, an area that overlaps the footprint of the RMVCA (which is the subject of this post). If you’re not from around here, I wrote two posts […]