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Colorado TechCast with Trapper Little takes you inside the burgeoning Colorado tech industry through entertaining in-depth interviews with established industry leaders, as well as exciting up-and-coming talent.

The centennial state’s vibrant and rapidly-growing tech scene represents the second highest concentration of technology workers nationwide, and it brings in over half a billion dollars in invested capital each quarter. Learn about its rich history and current dynamic development with behind-the-scenes stories from the people who live it every day.

Make Colorado TechCast your go-to resource to stay on the bleeding edge of one of the fastest-growing markets in the country.
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Adam Ahern | Village Social

Adam Ahern | Village Social

2019-09-0400:47:13

Episode 40: Adam Ahern – Village Social Adam is CEO and co-founder of Village. As a parent of 4 kids, he saw the problems that social media causes kids and committed to building a safer and healthier alternative. Previously Adam has been a leader in tech companies ranging from pre-revenue to pre-IPO, including a $1.9 billion exit with Mercury Payments in Durango. He started his career in investment banking where he helped companies with capital raising, IPOs and M&A. Links to things we talk about: Adam Ahern on LinkedIn Village Social Mercury Payments Sold to Vantiv Click to Review and Rate Colorado TechCast on iTunes! We value every review we receive, and often read them out on the show. If you take the time to leave one, THANK YOU – You rock! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE: Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email us and tell us what you think!
Paul Foley is a Colorado native and huge tech startup enthusiast. He co-founded and sold a tech startup Augur to BounceX, and has since turned his attention to investing and venture capital. He has created a new investment model, SmartCapital Colorado, which is a portfolio of 25 fast-growth Colorado companies. Colorado is one of the most innovative states in America. We have one of the highest concentration of entrepreneurs and technology companies in the nation. But in order to keep growing, these companies need capital. Capital is the lifeblood of any early stage business, however, according to Pitchbook, we’re not even in the top 10 when it comes to receiving Venture capital funding, although we have a multitude of investment opportunities in early-stage companies. The team at Smart Capital is here to change this. From an Investors Perspective, early-stage companies can be one of the highest returning asset classes out there. But historically, the opportunity to invest in fast-growing companies has been reserved for Venture Capital Funds or wealthy Angels. Early investors in Facebook, Uber, and SnapChat made millions of dollars based on their relatively low initial investment. Early stage investing is risky though. Many investors believe that the best strategy is to invest in around twenty-five companies to ensure diversification. They know that a number of those companies won’t make it, a few will prosper but not make it big, but that of those 25 companies, one will hit it big and return 10x the investment. The founders of SmartCapital Colorado want to enable more people to invest and share in the rewards. With Smart Capital, now you have investment access to some of the fastest growing companies in our state. They have built a portfolio of 25 fast-growth companies, with some pretty clever criteria. To be included in the portfolio, the company must have: Strong ties to Colorado, have revenue and trajectory to grow revenue with additional funding, have an identifiable market size that the company can expand into, and backed by other reputable VC’s or accelerators. Invest with as little as $30,000, which is the approximate equivalent of $1,200 per company. You are immediately diversified amongst a variety of promising and fast-growing companies. You won’t find access like this anywhere else. Investors can invest in the portfolio between now and June 30th, 2019. Links to things we talk about: Paul Foley on LinkedIn SmartCapital
Brian Watson | Proximity

Brian Watson | Proximity

2019-04-1500:35:29

Episode 37: Brian Watson – Proximity Brian Watson is an entrepreneur, connector, and community developer. Brian has been starting and running businesses since he was 17 and believes that entrepreneurship is the greatest tool we have to positively impact our communities. His startup, Proximity, strives to help connect the world’s mobile workforce through an innovative combination of hardware and software that manages coworking spaces across the world. Links to things we talk about: Brian Watson on LinkedIn Proximity https://www.proximity.space/     Click to Review and Rate Colorado TechCast on iTunes! We value every review we receive, and often read them out on the show. If you take the time to leave one, THANK YOU – You rock! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE: Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email us and tell us what you think!
Clint Tasset | AdSwerve

Clint Tasset | AdSwerve

2019-03-2800:56:54

Episode 36: Clint Tasset – AdSwerve Clint is the founder and president of AdSwerve a successful Denver company who recently acquired Seattle-based Analytics Pros. AdSwerve empowers data-driven marketers to achieve more success by using media and analytics technology — together. For more than a decade, AdSwerve and Analytics Pros’ team of Google Marketing Solutions experts have supported Fortune 500 companies like SAP, Visa, Starbucks and GoPro. As a Google Marketing Platform partner, AdSwerve provides implementation, technical training, support and strategic consulting for Google Marketing Platform solutions, Google 360 and Google Cloud products to brands and agencies. Links to things we talk about: Clint Tasset on LinkedIn AdSwerve Analytics Pros Rich Dad Poor Dad Click to Review and Rate Colorado TechCast on iTunes! We value every review we receive, and often read them out on the show. If you take the time to leave one, THANK YOU – You rock! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE: Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email us and tell us what you think!
Episode 35: Bill Morris – Blue Star Recyclers Bill co-founded Blue Star Recyclers in 2009 after discovering people with Autism and other disabilities possess innate skills for tasks involved in the recycling and refurbishing of electronics. Blue Star Recyclers is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission of ethically recycling electronics to create real jobs for people with autism and other disAbilities. The fulfillment of their mission to date has resulted in the recycling of 18 million pounds of electronics, creating 45 jobs and reducing taxpayer burden by over $2 million. Bill is a recipient of the Colorado Recycler of the Year, Colorado Springs Small Business Person of the Year, ARC Employer of the Year, and Citizen Diplomat of the Year. Most recently Blue Star Recyclers was awarded the 2018 Colorado Top Company of the Year, 2017 Social Impact Business of the Year, and 2016 Social Venture of the Year. Links to things we talk about: Bill Morris on LinkedIn Blue Star Recyclers site Blue Star Recyclers video Click to Review and Rate Colorado TechCast on iTunes! We value every review we receive, and often read them out on the show. If you take the time to leave one, THANK YOU – You rock! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE: Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email us and tell us what you think!
Bart Lorang | FullContact

Bart Lorang | FullContact

2019-03-0800:31:13

Episode 34: Bart Lorang – FullContact, Inc Bart Lorang is CEO and Founder of FullContact and Managing Director of v1.vc Funding Partners and Startup Colorado. Born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, Bart is a proven entrepreneur, executive and manager in the global technology industry. He is active in the startup technology community as an investor, mentor, writer and speaker. Links to things we talk about: Bart Lorang on LinkedIn FullContact, Inc Principles by Ray Dalio Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business The Three-Body Problem IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE: Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email us and tell us what you think!
Krista Morgan | P2Binvestor

Krista Morgan | P2Binvestor

2019-02-2000:38:11

Episode 33: Krista Morgan – P2Binvestor Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor, a marketplace lender that helps entrepreneurs and innovators transform their companies from sector newcomers to industry leaders. P2Bi partners with banks and investors, while also offering a robust crowdfunding platform, to provide affordable, flexible capital that evolves with business growth. Krista has quickly grown P2Bi into a multimillion-dollar company, a thriving online marketplace, and one of the few tech-enabled commercial lenders that can underwrite and fund million-dollar lines of credit in a few days. In addition, Krista is a sponsor and cohost of the popular podcast, Women Who Startup Radio, a networking and learning platform for female entrepreneurs and innovators globally. Season Three of the influential podcast includes an interview with Impact Finance Center’s CO Impact Days participant Wendi Burkhardt, founder of Silvernest, as well as numerous other successful women building robust businesses and social ventures. Krista’s combined investment and technology expertise and commitment to supporting female innovators and entrepreneurs are tremendous assets to the Impact Finance Center team. She is also helping to guide strategy in the launch of IFC’s online courses for the new Impact Investing Education Institute. Prior to launching her own business, Krista spent more than five years as a Digital Account Director for Sapient and Story Worldwide, where she worked on such high-profile accounts as Coca Cola, Energy Saving Trust, and Johnson & Johnson. With a BA in Economics and Political Science from McGill University, Krista is now an industry leader who writes and speaks regularly on such topics as business finance, scaling start-ups, and diversity in teams. Links to things we talk about: Krista Morgan on LinkedIn P2Binvestor Women Who Startup Click to Review and Rate Colorado TechCast on iTunes! We value every review we receive, and often read them out on the show. If you take the time to leave one, THANK YOU – You rock! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE: Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email us and tell us what you think!
Episode 32: Nichole Montoya - Cheddar Up Nichole Montoya has more than 15 years of experience helping to grow and build businesses. She is the co-founder and CEO of Cheddar Up, a platform that helps organizers move online and save time by making it easier to collect payments and information. Nichole has presented at SXSW Interactive, Women 2.0’s PITCH events, was part of the 500 Startups and numerous women entrepreneur panels. Prior to founding Cheddar Up, Nichole worked in management consulting with a focus on marketing and project management for Accenture and KPMG. Nichole also co-founded and operated a high-end children’s apparel company where she oversaw design and manufacturing, and built distribution to 80 stores around the country. Nichole is passionate about women entrepreneurship and active in the Denver startup community. She served on the Advisory Board for Denver Startup Week and is a Founding Mentor in the Commons on Champa Mentorship program. Nichole grew up in the Midwest and received her business degree from Drake University. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two daughters. Links to things we talk about: Nichole Montoya on LinkedIn Cheddar Up Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Click to Review and Rate the Colorado TechCast on iTunes! We value every review we receive, and often read them out on the show. If you take the time to leave one, THANK YOU - You rock! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE:   Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email us and tell us what you think!
Brock Berry | Adcellerant

Brock Berry | Adcellerant

2019-02-0600:45:40

  Episode 31: Brock Berry - AdCellerant Brock Berry Mr. Brock Berry is the Co-Founder and CEO of AdCellerant. Under Mr. Berry’s leadership AdCellerant has become a nationally recognized, award winning, digital marketing and adtech company, operating in 300 US cities, 5 countries, managing 10,000’s of local advertising campaigns every year. Under Brock’s leadership AdCellerant has grown from 3 founders to 37 full time team members running in excess of 10,000,000+ in top line revenue growing to almost $15,000,000 in 2018. Brock was recognized as a Gold Medal winner in 2017 by the Globees for his work as CEO at AdCellerant. Mr. Berry specializes in Digital Media, Operations, Sales and Technology. Mr. Berry has over 17 years of professional experience in Management, Sales, Digital Media, Operations and Technology as an operator and entrepreneur. Brock is currently serving as a board member for the Local Media Foundation. Brock was also a Co-Founder of AdTaxi Networks and served as a Board Member for Data Dynamix an email marketing company. Mr. Berry served as the Senior Vice President of AdTaxi Networks responsible for sales and operations on over 3,500 campaigns monthly delivering results for thousands of advertisers. In this position he Brock oversaw sales, operations, marketing, and was responsible for a team of 80 people. In 2013 Brock was named one of Editor and Publisher’s top 25 Under 35 for his work at AdTaxi Networks. In 2018 Brock was recognized by the American Business Awards as the Top CEO in 2017 in the US. In addition to AdTaxi Networks Mr. Berry was Vice President of National Digital Advertising for Digital First Media, the second largest publisher in the United States, Director of Major Accounts at the Denver Post. Mr. Berry held various management positions at the Denver Post and Clarity Media Group along with supporting sales roles at the Herald Times. Mr. Berry has also provided independent consulting focused on workflow optimization, sales force effectiveness, pricing optimization, and mergers and acquisitions. Brock worked with a variety of companies like EToys.com, KBToys.com, ePregnancy, Trulia, Post Media, Tampa Bay Times, FTI Consulting and other media companies. Links to things we talk about: Brock Berry on LinkedIn AdCellerant Click to Review and Rate the Colorado TechCast on iTunes! We value every review we receive, and often read them out on the show. If you take the time to leave one, THANK YOU - You rock! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE: Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email Us  
David Barnett | PopSockets

David Barnett | PopSockets

2018-12-1700:35:34

Episode 30: David Barnett – PopSockets David Barnett is the founder and CEO of PopSockets LLC. He was a philosophy major at Emory, a physics major at University of Colorado Boulder, received his PhD in philosophy from NYU, and from 2005-2015 was a philosophy professor at University of Colorado Boulder. His research specialized in philosophy of language and philosophy of mind, before he reached enlightenment, stopped doing philosophy, and became an entrepreneur. In 2010, Barnett was looking for a way to stop his earbud cord from getting tangled, and he achieved this by gluing two buttons to the back of his phone and wrapping the earbud cord around the buttons. As ugly as the buttons were, they worked. In the course of improving on the idea, he developed about 60 different prototypes, making the buttons expand and collapse via an accordion mechanism, so that they could function as both a stand and a grip. In 2012, Barnett launched a KickStarter campaign for an iPhone case that would have two PopSockets grips integrated into the case. In addition to getting successfully funded, the KickStarter campaign enabled Barnett to show the world his dancing prowess. Two years later, in 2014, Barnett launched the business out of his garage in Boulder, Colorado, and has subsequently sold over 50 million PopSockets grips around the world. Links to things we talk about: David Barnett on LinkedIn PopSockets IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE: Subscribe to our list Connect with us on Twitter Email us and tell us what you think! Colorado TechCast brings you interviews with entrepreneurs, thought leaders and technology pioneers from around the state. We provide a behind the scenes look at who’s doing what, why, and how you can get involved. Join us each episode to hear the exciting stories of technology happenings in our state. I want this show to be relevant to you, so please send me your thoughts and suggestions. My email address is Trapper@ColoradoTechCast.com. You can also hit me up on Twitter @CoTechCast. I read and respond to all messages so drop me a line and tell me what you think. I am always on the lookout for future guests, so if you know anyone with an interesting story to tell, or you yourself would like to come on and talk about what you’re building, then send me an email. Thanks for tuning in, and join us next time when we bring you the story of another digital pioneer from Colorado!
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