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Amidst seed round, Retrolux co-founder Leif Elgethun shares advice about fundraising, investments, accelerator participation

Hoping to drive efficiency through energy audits and quotes for retrofitting and energy saving projects, local software and clean energy startup Retrolux is growing its partnerships and seeking seed funding to support its next steps. Retrolux, conceived in 2012, touts collaboration amongst stakeholders for improving the lighting industry by offering a simple, cloud-based, mobile and […]

ConvertKit expands into music, innovates email marketing technology

“It’s going to be big.” Email marketing platform ConvertKit is expanding into the music realm, and pioneering technology to feature original videos in digital newsletters. This April, ConvertKit acquired FanBridge, an email marketing platform utilized by thousands of musicians, growing the creator population of, primarily, bloggers and podcastors. Image provided by ConvertKit. Nathan Barry is […]

CEO foreshadows next chapter for VisitPay since R1 acquisition announcement

VisitPay CEO and co-founder Kent Ivanoff and his 11-year-old Boise-based startup were recently purchased for approximately $300 million, but Ivanoff doesn’t expect VisitPay’s innovation plans to change anytime soon, with the exception of possibly being sped up. The acquiring business, R1, is also a technology-driven solutions platform, which Ivanoff believes will better than complement VisitPay’s […]

Boise Startup Week leaders call on entrepreneur stakeholders to launch 2021 event

Boise’s annual startup pitch competitions are evolving this year, with goals of a 50% participation increase and doubling of prize money — but this year’s event signifies more than its five years of success.  Following last year’s theme of being resilient, Boise Startup Week this year promises to continue poignantly underscoring traits of strength within […]

Stakeholders to showcase 2020’s increased Idaho capital flow

Idaho’s business ecosystem is continuing to grow, with new startups launching and merges of equally driven companies totaling $800 million in new capital flow brought in over the past year. Who invested in who and what was acquired through these transactions is available annually in the 2020 Idaho Deal Flow Report, and it will be […]

PlexTrac founder Dan DeCloss shares insight into securing $10M in Series A funding, launching successful startup

This article was created as a collaboration between Built In Idaho, Boise Startup Week and Trailhead. PlexTrac got its start around 2016 offering clients automated reports about a company’s cybersecurity. Founder Dan DeCloss found creating such reports manually was a pain shared throughout the industry. Today, after developing the SaaS based solution idea through Trailhead […]

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