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The Ecosystem of Denver Startups

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#6 worldwide
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Software and Data
#20 worldwide
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Energy & Environment
#22 worldwide

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The Startup Ecosystem of Denver is ranked at number 34 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -4 spots since 2021. Denver also ranks at number 14 in United States, and 15 in North America.

Denver is an ideal place to locate for Health, Software and Data and Energy & Environment startups. As the most popular industries in Denver, there is a sample of 168 Health startups in Denver, 67 Software and Data startups in Denver, and 61 Energy & Environment startups in Denver, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 6 startups in Denver, 1 accelerators in Denver, 2 coworking spaces in Denver, 1 organizations in Denver and 1 leaders in Denver.

Startups in Denver

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Patheos operates a website that focuses on religion and spirituality. Read more
Sympoz is a developer and publisher of a social learning community. Read more
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
#1 Electronic Music streaming radio service. Over 90+ expertly-curated channels and countless DJ sets from world's top DJs. 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
Whimsical is a software company that develops tools for workplace collaboration. Read more
Housecall Pro is a developer of a mobile software platform used to connect back-end business operations and homeowners. Read more
SaaS, E-Commerce, Omni Channel Distribution Network, Marketing & Advertising Platform Read more
Inspirato is an innovative luxury travel and lifestyle subscription company. Read more
Xero Shoes manufactures comfortable shoes, boots, and sandals for the active lifestyle. 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
Infinite Power Solutions is a clean-technology company developing solid-state, rechargeable and thin-film micro-energy storage devices. 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 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
GoSpotCheck is a Mobile Task Management for Teams. 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
Project Canary offers the first continuous, real-time, cost-effective monitoring of fugitive gas emissions. Read more
SelectHub is a platform for companies to evaluate and procure software products in a collaborative manner. Read more
GeoPoll is an open mobile polling platform that allows researchers to conduct surveys through their mobile phones. 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 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
NewCloud Networks, formerly known as Microtech-Tel, is a nationwide Cloud Computing and Cloud Communications Company founded in 1988 by Sam V. Kumar. Sam holds an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and has 30 years’ experience in voice and data technology and business management. We are one of the very few Cloud providers in the country offering both Cloud Communications and Cloud Computing services using our own infrastructure. NewCloud Networks offers a host of Cloud services to the SMB market across the country. We offer Backup and Disaster Recovery, Virtual Servers, Virtual Desktops, White Label Cloud Computing, and Cloud Communications (Hosted PBX and SIP Trunking).  Read more
LEVO is a premium kitchen appliance for infusing oil and butter with herbs at the touch of a button. Read more
OrthoFi is a SaaS-based platform that offers software solutions for the orthodontic industry. 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
Rachio is a software and hardware company that focuses on improving the water efficiency of homes. Read more
Digabit operates as software database company and offers an interactive web application to consolidate and access technical documentations. Read more
Punch Bowl Social Food & Drink is a restaurant, bar, bowling and entertainment concept.The concept utilizes bowling and other amenities to Read more
Cheddar Up makes personal paybacks quick, easy and fun. At Cheddar Up (, 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
It started with an unsuccessful search for simple, yet clever, gifts. Read more
GutCheck's Audience Illuminator Delivers Immediate Actionability To Persona Development Through Enriched Audience Understanding Read more
CitizenShipper is a provider of online shipping services used to connect shipping customers with couriers and transport providers. Read more
LivWell Enlightened Health is a medical cannabis company producing and retailing multi-state cannabis. 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
Hotel Engine is a high-growth travel tech company that focuses on one goal — to make lodging management easier for businesses. 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
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
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,, 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
Vangst is the premier talent resource for the cannabis industry. We get cannabis to work with a network of talent, jobs, and expert insight. Read more
Soona is a casual content studio that helps brands to make professional-level photos and videos. Read more
BillingPlatform is a cloud-based agile monetization platform that automates quote-to-cash processes. Read more
Pax8 is a cloud commerce marketplace focused on the delivery of cloud-based solutions to a global network of channel partners. 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: Read more
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