Startups

Boise startup aiming to launch custom at-home makeup color system hits first funding milestone

A Boise startup that hopes to change the way people do their makeup just hit a key milestone. BoldHue brought in $1 million in funding...

Trailmix looking for innovative local food ideas for cash prizes, store shelf space

The Trailmix competition for local food startups is getting ready to rev up for 2022. The annual pitch contest rewards one food entrepreneur...

‘Shake, apply and go:’ Boise startup gets patent on at-home makeup system that’s like Keurig for beauty

In the United States, more than $80 billion is spent on makeup products each year. And the vast majority of dollars are spent at...

Study answers a key question: Where have the tech workers gone? Idaho near the top of the list

A new study puts data to a trend that's been felt anecdotally in the Boise area for a while: the Gem State is seeing...

Keepin’ it cool: Outdoor gear co. growing in the Treasure Valley

Located off I-84 in Nampa, Cordova Outdoors has been making coolers and drinkware since 2015. When owners Jason Galloway and Gentry Jensen started the company,...

The bugs are the feature: Boise tech. co. hopes to cut down on pests, lands funding from local VC firm

Got pests? A Boise-based startup aims to help folks use technology to battle back against pests around the home. Now, Pest Share is announcing...

New coalition of construction companies, startups launch Housing Innovation Hub

Boise is a major hot spot for America’s housing crisis, but a new organization hopes it can also be the center for solutions.  A group...

Boise real estate startup lands seed funding

A Boise-based startup that provides software and analytics tools for real estate agents has landed initial seed funding. ONIT Marketing says it took in $720,000...

Huge 3D printing factory to replace train making plant as 3D Slant plans move to Boise, adds funding

Boise used to be a hub for locomotive manufacturing. Now, it could be a hub for 3D printing. Slant 3D has announced it will expand...

ICOM takes on new investment from large private equity firm

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine announced it added a new minority investor. The for-profit private medical school in Meridian gained an investment from...

Boise startup passes on acquisition by Spotify, takes secondary investment

Boise-based email service provider and creator platform ConvertKit looked at a sale to podcasting giant Spotify, but ultimately passed on doing a deal. A blog...

Local mortgage startup Discount hopes to transform loan buying process

A Boise-based company hopes to "transform" mortgage buying and landed its first seed funding round. Discount Home Loans built out a digital mortgage platform, using...

Boise cybersecurity software firm lands second funding round in less than a year

PlexTrac, a Boise-based cybersecurity software company, it announced a new round of funding. The company, which was started by Idaho native and Northwest Nazarene...

Boise software firm merges with NYC company, adds $100-million investment

A Boise software company will merge with a New York-based company and pick up a $100-million investment from a private equity firm. Meal Ticket of...

Boise cloud software startup grabs big investment, now valued at more than $1 billion

Boise-based cloud software firm Tackle.io landed another big investment - this time valuing the company at well over a billion dollars. Tackle makes a cloud...