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Denver Startup Ecosystem Overview

City Ranking
National Ranking
12th
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1
in United States
Regional Ranking
13th
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1
in North America
Global Ranking
30th
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4
worldwide

top industries
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Software and Data
#15 worldwide
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Health
#19 worldwide
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Energy & Environment
#23 worldwide

notable startups
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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Denver is ranked at number 30 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 4 spots since 2020. Denver also ranks at number 12 in United States, and 13 in North America.

Denver is an ideal place to locate for Software and Data, Health and Energy & Environment startups. As the most popular industries in Denver, there is a sample of 123 Software and Data startups in Denver, 53 Health startups in Denver, and 50 Energy & Environment startups in Denver, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 353 startups in Denver, 17 accelerators in Denver, 18 coworking spaces in Denver, no organizations in Denver and 1 leaders in Denver.

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BiggerPockets is a one-stop-shop online platform that simplifies and enhances networking, deal making, data evaluation, education, marketing and transactions for real estate investors. Read more
Leafwire is a global cannabis business network. Read more
SaaS, E-Commerce, Omni Channel Distribution Network, Marketing & Advertising Platform Read more
The Forkly App has been developed as a way for diners to rate, share, and explore food at a individual dish level. With ~300,000 downloads on iPhone (Android coming Mar 2013) and items posted at 100k+ establishments it is only the tip of the iceberg on the consumer experience. By leveraging Forkly App data we bring an unprecedented level of guest understanding to restaurateurs. Forkly is monetized by selling actionable insights back to restaurants/brands. The results: increased visits and spend. Read more
PotGuide.com is a comprehensive online guide to the world of marijuana. We educate and connect consumers with relevant service providers in the cannabis industry. Our directories show consumers where to buy, where to stay and what to do. We also provide easy to digest legal information to keep consumers on the right side of the law, as well as create engaging content covering cannabis news and culture. Currently we receive 250,000 visitors/mo Read more
First Alert is America's most trusted, recognized safety brand, that provides the most reliable fire, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm systems, CO2 detectors, fire extinguishers, and fire escape ladders for home and businesses. For over 50 years, First Alert maintained a strong position as a leader in the fire and home safety industry. Read more
Convercent is an ethics and compliance software provider that helps companies instill ethics at the core of their organizations. Read more
MeetMindful is a community-based online dating site that serves the niche mindful living market. We not only connect like-minded singles but also give them access to tools that help them date more mindfully (and more successfully). With niche dating sites in particular expected to see the largest growth in the next five years, there is a massive void to fill for 63 million singles in the “mindful mainstream" (healthy living, yoga, personal development, meditation, sustainability). And with help from teachers like Arielle Ford, Dr. John Gray, Deepak Chopra, Alison Armstrong and more, our customers ultimately experience more success in dating and love. We're revolutionizing relationships worldwide, one person at a time. Read more
Havenly provides interior design services at an extremely accessible pricepoint. For a flat fee of $185, we set you up with your own personal interior designer, who works with you virtually to decorate your room. You can purchase any of the products your designer suggests for you through us, and we coordinate purchasing and delivery for you as well.  Read more
SonderMind is a managed marketplace redesigning behavioral health to be more accessible, approachable, and utilized. Read more
CaptainU helps people in youth and college sports succeed. We're changing youth and college sports by connecting high school athletes & their parents, youth coaches, camps, tournaments, and college coaches on a single web-based platform. We’re profitable and we’ve never taken any outside funding. We have offices in Denver and San Francisco. We’re always on the lookout for top talent in software development, marketing, sales, analytics and customer service. We look for people who are great at getting things done and are open-minded about continually learning, testing new ideas, and objectively measuring how they work. From one of our customers: "This CaptainU experience has really helped me know what I want to do and who I want to be. Not only am I going to a great school but I know for certain that I have made the right decision. I know that every student student athlete that uses this program will find the right college. Thank you for everything CaptainU!!" - Nathan S.  Read more
Mobilizing Silent Auctions Handbid is fully automated mobile silent auction software specifically designed to increase revenue, drive bid activity, and maximize ROI for non-profits. Eliminating the need for paper bid sheets, Handbid empowers users to bid using a mobile device, the web, or a tablet (kiosk) at the event. Bidders can enter bids remotely or locally, manage their bids with proxy bidding, and instantly view status of all bids. Read more
Ombud is independent research firm that has developed a social evaluation platform for enterprise business technology that helps organizations understand technologies best suited for their business. With its social research approach, Ombud brings transparency to the notoriously opaque market research process. The Ombud launched January 2012. 

You can read more about Ombud in CIO magazine here: http://www.ombud.com/r/NN. Read more
Shopventory is simple inventory management and business analytics for the next generation of mobile points of sale (MPOS) including Square and Paypal Here. Business owners utilizing PayPal Here or Square spend hours manually counting inventory and dealing with complex spreadsheets. Shopventory provides an automated inventory management system allowing businesses to do inventory in minutes while also providing actionable metrics to help businesses increase sales and reduce costs.  Read more
BillTrack50.com is a website where users can research, track, and share legislation across all 50 states. A free account allows users unlimited searching and reading bills and reviewing legislators. A paid subscription gives customers access to additional professional level tools like alerts, widgets to share bills on their website, and stakeholder pages to share and discuss legislation privately. Read more
Cheddar Up makes personal paybacks quick, easy and fun. At Cheddar Up (www.cheddarup.com), we recognize how few people carry cash, let alone a checkbook, on a regular basis. Yet, when it comes to paying someone back or collecting for a group gift, purchase or donation, cash and check are still the most common forms of payment. This situation touches all walks of life, including: chiefs of household, sports organizers, office pool organizers, gift givers, Fantasy Football players, roommates, organizations collecting dues…the list goes on. Cheddar Up exists as a quick and easy payment alternative. With it, people never get stuck with the bill and never forget to pay their friends. What makes Cheddar Up unique? - Built in tracking that makes managing group tabs a breeze - Automatic reminders that take the awkwardness out of owing and being owed - Clean and simple user interface allowing payment in as few as three clicks - Unique brand that actually makes the process fun  Read more
ShapeShift is a crypto platform, enabling customers to buy, sell, trade, track, send, receive, and interact with their digital assets. Read more
Good Buy Gear is a marketplace for secondhand baby and kids' gear that takes all the friction out of selling and buying. Read more
Built In Colorado is a rapidly growing online community that offers the number one job board for tech talent, creates and curates exclusive content on local startups, hosts monthly events and publishes data on the tech sector of Colorado. Read more
Schoolrunner is one platform for all student data: academics, behavior, attendance and more. Teachers can spend their time focusing on just the topics that students haven't learned yet. School leaders can know whether goals are being met and can answer questions and address issues as they arise. Data should make your life easier! Read more
Homebot drives repeat and referral business for real estate agents and loan officers by helping their clients build wealth. Read more
Active Junky is a social shopping community for outdoor sports enthusiasts that provides members exclusive cash back savings, deals and coupons at both online and local brick and mortar stores like REI, Backcountry.com, Patagonia and EMS (200+ partners). The site is creating a unique way to socially shop and research outdoor gear and apparel, while offering merchants and brands a valuable customer loyalty and marketing channel to a targeted niche consumer.  Read more
Soona is a casual content studio that helps brands to make professional-level photos and videos. Read more
GutCheck's Audience Illuminator Delivers Immediate Actionability To Persona Development Through Enriched Audience Understanding Read more
Deepwatch is a cybersecurity company advancing SOC operations through its data-driven SecOps platform. Read more
Board.live is a mortgage company that allows buyers to make a cash offer on the next home using the company's cash. Read more
Hotel Engine is a high-growth travel tech company that focuses on one goal — to make lodging management easier for businesses. Read more
GrowGeneration.com is your one-stop-shop for hydroponic grow supplies, products, systems, and more. From propagation to harvest, we have everything you need for your special garden. GrowGeneration is the Industry leader in commercial sales and large-scale grow design. Read more
LEVO is a premium kitchen appliance for infusing oil and butter with herbs at the touch of a button. Read more
Net-Results helps companies increase revenue growth and improve sales efficiency with powerful lead management solutions for marketing and sales. Its distinctly unique Segment-Driven™ approach to Lead Management and Marketing Automation helps users develop and leverage superior relationships to turn prospects into customers. Over 13,000 users on six continents trust the power and simplicity of Net-Results’ award-winning Marketing Automation Platform (MAP). To learn more visit http://www.Net-Results.com or follow @NetResults. Net-Results understands that leads are the lifeblood of every organization, not simply points of data. Our Marketing Automation Platform (MAP) is built to serve our clients and agency partners first, last and always by providing an easy-to-use feature set, outstanding marketing support, best practices and the industry’s only private label Marketing Automation product. Read more
GoSpotCheck is a Mobile Task Management for Teams. Read more
SyncHR is reimagining what's possible and creating innovative payroll and HR technologies to bring that to life for the HCM industry. Read more
Step into the future of work with Spekit, your Digital Enablement companion. As consumers, answers are a click away with our smartphones. Spekit brings that same ease to the workplace with answers, knowledge, and training reinforced everywhere your team works. Read more
We are building a private digital health profile with one-on-one doctor/patient communications. Our secure, HIPAA compliant platform enables physicians to offer remote, direct access to their own patients through a mobile/online lightweight EHR with embedded messaging (text and images) and video chat. We plan to transform the revenue model for providers from traditional fee-for-service billing onto a recurring revenue model that provides incentive for offering enhanced levels of patient access. Read more
MusiQuest is a developer of a musical application designed to help people discover their passion for music Read more
HarperDB is a database that optimizes the data value chain for any size company without sacrificing features, functionality and stability. HarperDB is designed to handle most workloads on a single product. HarperDB was founded in Denver, CO with the belief that database architecture can be simple and accessible to everyone. HarperDB is a single model database that is highly performant and easy to use. The database is powered by a patent pending data storage algorithm that ingests unstructured and/or structured data into a fully indexed, single model data store. This allows for immediate complex querying with multi-join / multi-condition queries regardless of the origin of data . HarperDB provides standard ANSI SQL and native REST NoSQL interfaces. Read more
Direct-to-consumer, eco-friendly lyocell bedding. Read more
Wata Games is a video games company. Read more
StackHawk is a computer software company that specializes in website and software maintenance and detecting bugs. Read more
Red Canary was founded to make security better. We defend hundreds of organizations around the world, with customers ranging from global Fortune 100s to 100-endpoint organizations. Read more
TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon winner ROXIMITY is a mobile advertising platform that enables retailers to send targeted, location-based messages to nearby customers. Users share their interests and as they pass by these venues, they receive a contextual message (i.e. specials on food, half off shoes, or a reminder about that new museum exhibit). These offers and alerts are delivered via SMS, MMS, push notification, and within auto infotainment/nav systems (including Ford, Subaru, Honda, & more). Read more
Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch videos in as many as 14 formats on your iPhone or iPad. No need to convert files! Retina display-ready, with trakt.tv integration and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support. Read more
It started with an unsuccessful search for simple, yet clever, gifts. Read more
Rental Kharma enables small businesses and home renters to report rent payments and build their credit. Rent has traditionally not been included on personal or business credit reports and Rental Kharma is the first company to partner with a major credit bureau and enable the over 100 Million home renters & 23 Million small businesses to get the credit they deserve for making timely rent payments. Read more
Maxwell empowers mortgage lenders to be more successful by intelligently automating their workflow with homebuyers and real estate agents. Read more
Josh.ai is an AI platform that provides smart home automation space services. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United States Ranked by StartupBlink

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18.598
3.20
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15.535
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