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More money for Utah startups as Kickstart closes on its fourth seed fund at $74 million

One of the most prominent seed investors in Utah, Kickstart Seed Fund, has closed on its fourth fund at $74 million — nearly doubling from the last funding of $39 million and toppling Peak Ventu

Peer-to-peer real estate marketplace Homie wants to replace your realtor with a bot

Just a few weeks ago I was in Utah for the holidays, spending time with the many family members my husband and I both have there. At one family gathering, a cousin began talking about how he bought a

Snapchat is building a secluded R&D lab in Lehi, Utah

It's hard to build something secret in LA or SF without anyone finding out. So Snap Inc. is building a new R&D office in the remote location of Lehi, Utah -- 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. The

Drug discovery startup Recursion raises $60 million in Series B from Data Collective 

Recursion, a drug discovery startup out of Salt Lake City, Utah has announced a $60 million Series B round, led by Data Collective (DCVC). Recursion started out in 2014 on a mission to identify 100 ne

Inside DevMountain’s sweet code school

This is the story of how a candy factory by the name of Startup became one of the few accredited code schools for startups 140 years later in the heart of Provo, Utah.

Exploring Virtualities, a Utah VR arcade and theater startup taking over a dying mall

Virtualities founder Ryan Burningham has a new idea for abandoned retail spaces -- VR. VR theaters and arcades like Virtualities are starting to pop up in warehouses and other empty spaces around the

Purple, a Utah mattress startup you’ve probably never heard of, is on track to unicorndom

Nearly 1,000 miles from Silicon Valley and just west of Utah's Great Salt Lake, in practically the middle of nowhere, is the tranquil Grantsville, population 9,617. There, in a warehouse the size of a

Is Qualtrics about to go public? A chat with founder Ryan Smith on the IPO question

Qualtrics, an online survey research platform, is listed as tops among likely candidates to go public this year. But is it really going to file and, if so, how close is it to doing that? I'm betting y

Unicorns along the Wasatch: Utah’s flourishing startup and enterprise scene

Silicon Valley has traditionally been the startup Garden of Eden, but it’s no longer the only game in town. Utah -- specifically Salt Lake City and its ecosystem -- has become a formidable breeding

Utah representatives want to install porn blockers on all cell phones

Utah Senator Todd Weiler has proposed a bill to rid the state of porn by adding Internet filters and anti-porn software on all cell phones and requiring citizens to opt-in before viewing porn online.

Domo takes on Slack with $131 million at $2 billion+ valuation

Utah-based Domo has been a force in the enterprise space for a few years with its data management platforms, but the team is poised for growth with an additional $131 million in Series D funding 

Utah’s Unicorns, How “Silicon Slopes” is Gaining Momentum

Four of these fabled creatures popped up along the Wasatch this last year, including Omniture founder Josh James’ business intelligence platform Domo. There’s also Pluralsight, Qualtrics

Contour And iON Cameras Merge To Help Take On GoPro

The action camera category has a clear leader in GoPro, but others like Contour aren’t taking GoPro’s dominance lying down; the Utah-based maker of POV camera has joined forces with iON Ca

Utah Legislators Give Zenefits The Green Light To Get Back To Business

Looks like insurance startup Zenefits will be able to resume legal operations in the state of Utah. Both the Utah House and Senate have overwhelmingly passed H.B. 141(24-0 in the Senate and 69 to 2

Utah State Lawmakers Back Bill To Support Zenefits Operations In The State

Zenefits is one step closer to operating legally in Utah today. The Utah House and Labor Committee has voted in favor of a bill to help fix the regulatory problems the cloud HR startup faced late las

These Utah College Students Have Millions Of Dollars To Invest In Your Startup

Twenty-one-year-old Dominic Callas is not your typical venture capitalist. The Westminster College student spends 20-30 hours a week sourcing and researching possible deals at an $18 million venture f

StartSLC Kicks Off To Support A Burgeoning Utah Tech Culture

A crowd of tech enthusiasts sat warm inside the grand hall of an old train station this last Saturday night, on the west end of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. They braved the otherwise chilly evening

The Story Behind Qualtrics, The Next Great Enterprise Company

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 35-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. He also founded Commo

Young nerds rejoice! Electronic playground coming to Layton, Utah

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/park.jpg" alt="park" title="park" />Layton, Utah is about to get the "first interactive electronic public playground west of the Mississi
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