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Tackle.io gets big raise, but what does it mean?

January 4, 2022

In what could be the biggest funding raise of the year, Boise startup Tackle.io announced on Dec. 21 that it had received a $100 million Series C funding round, which brought its valuation to $1.25 billion. So let’s put that into context. Where does this funding round, and this valuation, fit into Idaho’s tech ecosystem?

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Cauze - 'Not your grandparents' philanthropy'

December 14, 2021

A Boise startup has created an app, Cauze, that makes generosity a social experience.“What Cauze has done is create a social network for good,” said Jason Hausske, founder and CEO of the company. “It democratizes philanthropy and removes the friction of giving at any moment of inspiration, for any charity and any dollar amount. It should be a social experience. You give with friends, it’s amplified, and you make it a part of your daily life.”

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Making Idaho More Attractive to Women-owned Startups

December 7, 2021

According to studies such as Merchant Maverick’s Best States for Women-Led Startups in 2021, Idaho ranks as low as 41st. “Limited venture capital investments, low average income, and a higher-than-average income tax rate place Idaho just inside the bottom 10,” the study notes. Incidents such as Idaho college professors saying women don’t belong in tech fields don’t help. But networking organizations focused on women are working to improve that.

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The Cocoa Bombs success story

November 30, 2021

Eric Torres-Garcia’s two-year-old startup is, well, the bomb. He’s the guy who invented Cocoa Bombs, the warm and sweet treat that’s sweeping the nation, and which came in second in the Trailmix competition during this year’s Boise Entrepreneur Week.

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Building a construction startup with Revonate

November 18, 2021

Anybody who’s spent any time on NextDoor knows how hard it is to find a decent contractor for renovation projects. Gabe Blanchet has founded Revonate in a way to do something about it – and help the contractors in the meantime. 

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Boise Entrepreneur Week pitch competition winners announced

November 17, 2021

As always, some of the most popular parts of Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW) were the pitch competitions, which this year featured more than $100,000 given to Idaho startups. Here are the winners:

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ATHLYT looks to leverage student athletics brand market

November 9, 2021

In case you hadn’t heard, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that as of July 1, college athletes would be allowed to benefit from using their name, image, and likeness (NIL) to promote the companies. An Idaho startup is looking to leverage that announcement, not just for stars on the Boise State University football team, but for all athletes.

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Idaho Technology Council prepares to celebrate Series A newcomers

November 4, 2021

In 2020. the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) announced its 50 to the A program, intended to help support at least 50 Idaho startups to get to the Series A funding round. Twenty months and a pandemic later, the organization is getting ready to celebrate more than half a dozen Idaho entrepreneurs reaching that milestone.

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