Startups

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...

Event recognizes group of Idaho businesses attaining “A round” funding

A virtual event Wednesday recognized seven Idaho startups that achieved a crucial milestone for growing startups. The Fifty to the A event celebrated the Idaho...

Boise’s Lovevery lands large funding round & hopes for IPO with growing revenue, product line

Boise-based developmental toymaker Lovevery announced it added $100 million in funding and revealed key metrics around its growth. TCG led the funding round. One-time FOX...

Laser-engraved floorplans & building security solution win top prizes at Hacking for Homebuilding competition

Boise State’s Venture College and Boise Entrepreneur Week announced the winners for the Hacking for Homebuilding challenge. Competitors were tasked with identifying solutions to...

What’s a switchel? Innovative Idaho drink wins Trailmix competition for cash & Albertsons exposure

It’s Boise Entrepreneur Week and the Trailmix Pitch Competition announced its winner. The winners were husband and wife Eric and Sam Herrera who co-founded Erth...