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Techstars

Techstars is a worldwide network of seed accelerators, startups events, and newsletters.

Techstars is a Boulder, Colorado, United States-based entrepreneur network and accelerator founded in 2006 by Brad Feld, David Brown, David Cohen, and Jared Polis.

The network has three programs: Techstars startup programs, Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator programs, and Techstars corporate innovation partnerships. It allows entrepreneurs to learn, gain experience, and get funding through its network and invests in early-stage ventures.

The notable investment portfolio of Techstars includes Axle, Eddy Travels, Electric Visionary Aircrafts, GetHenry, Pairi, Pepper, Sensgreen, Serendipia Life, The Porch Pod, and Urban SDK. As of February 2020, Techstars has made 2,404 investments and had 470 exits.

Techstars companies

Timeline

March 11, 2020
Techstars launch their new branding.
July 30, 2019
Techstars raises a $42,000,000 venture round.
February 12, 2019
Techstars and Starburst Announce Space-Focused Accelerator Program With U.S. Government And Corporate Consortium

The program will be based in Los Angeles and will focus on the next generation of space technology companies and related frontier technologies..

November 2006
Techstars is incorporated

Techstars is incorporated by its founders David Cohen, David Brown, Brad Feld and Jared Polis

November 2006
Techstars was founded by Brad Feld, David Brown, David Cohen and Jared Polis.
February 18, 2006
First idea for Techstars

Founding email from David Cohen to David Brown with original idea for Techstars.

Funding rounds

Associated investment funds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aaron O'Hearn

Employee

Adam Haun

Employee

Ajay Chainani

Employee

Aldo Aguirre G

Employee

Alex Baldwin

Employee

Alex Iskold

Employee

Alexandre SAGAKIAN

Employee

Ali Berman

Employee

Amos Schwartzfarb

Employee

Andrew Carton

Investor

Andy Aguiluz

Employee

Andy Sack

Employee

Andy Sack

Founder

Anna Barber

Employee

Annie Lydens

Employee

Ari Newman

Employee

Ash Kaluarachchi

Employee

Aziz Gilani

Investor

Ben Huh

Mentor

Bilal Memon

Employee

Biren Gandhi

Investor

Blake Yeager

Employee

Bob Crimmins

Advisor

Bob Mason

Advisor

Co-founder

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Axle

Eddy Travels

Electric Visionary Aircrafts

GetHenry

Pairi

Pepper

Sensgreen

Serendipia Life

The Porch Pod

Urban SDK

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Alex Wilhelm
August 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Good news, TechCrunch family, Techstars' Saba Karim is coming to Disrupt (September 21-23) this year. With a great vantage point from his perspective as Global Startup Pipeline Manager at Techstars, Karim will be hosting a session on the Extra Crunch stage discussing how to craft a pitch deck that cannot be ignored. It's a popular [...]
FinSMEs
July 10, 2021
FinSMEs
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Margaux MacColl
June 4, 2021
Business Insider
Techstars is launching a new initiative in Knoxville, Tennessee, providing funding and support to 10 startups that are building new technologies.
June 3, 2021
AP NEWS
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee System are partnering with Techstars to launch a startup accelerator that aims to grow 30 technology companies over three years.
Cleantech.org
May 24, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Cleantech.org and Techstars announced today that Techstars is joining the Cleantech.org GS Beyond Energy Innovation Challenge as an Accelerator...
Samantha Hurst
May 20, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ U.S.-Based Consumer Insurance Solution Waffle Secures $5 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Verve Ventures. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Reza Chowdhury
May 3, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Deloitte Consulting LLP
April 8, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Today Deloitte and Techstars announced a new effort to catalyze the innovation ecosystem by connecting startups from Techstars' portfolio to...
Reza Chowdhury
April 6, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Anthony Ha
March 22, 2021
TechCrunch
Techstars NYC just announced the 10 startups participating in this year's program, making up what Managing Director Jenny Fielding described as the accelerator's most global class yet. "We've always had applications from around the world and I was always able to take companies from anywhere," Fielding said. "But the truth is, when you run Techstars [...]
Josh Scott
March 1, 2021
BetaKit
Applications for Techstars' Montréal AI Accelerator are now open, and close May 12. The program is open to artificial intelligence startups around the world.
Greg Kumparak
February 11, 2021
TechCrunch
Building off TechCrunch's coverage of the recent 500 Startups demo day, we're back today to talk about some favorites from three more accelerator classes. This time we're digging into Techstars' latest three accelerator classes. What follows are four favorites from the Techstars' Boston, Chicago and "workforce development" programs. As a team we tuned into the accelerator [...]
Cox Enterprises
January 25, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises has announced the 2021 class of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars. Now in its second year, the...
Alex Wilhelm
January 12, 2021
TechCrunch
This morning Techstars, a network of startup accelerators and a venture capital fund, announced that Maëlle Gavet is its new CEO. Former CEO and co-founder David Brown will stay on Techstars' board, while the group's other co-founder, David Cohen, will become the chairman of its board. TechCrunch spoke with Gavet this morning about her new [...]
Emily Canal
December 13, 2020
Business Insider
Here's everything founders need to include in an application to an accelerator like Techstars that could jumpstart the growth of your company.
November 11, 2020
WebWire
Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and British universal bank, Barclays, have today announced their partnership to launch Female Founders First, a unique programme designed to provide 30 trailblazing, female-led companies with resources to grow, scale, and advance their businesses. The 30 selected founders--representing a wide range of industries including health care, legal, finance, e-commerce, and artificial intelligence--will receive access to mentorship...
Emily Canal
November 9, 2020
Business Insider
David Brown explains how to impress accelerator staff, highlight your strengths, and what to avoid when you apply.
Reza Chowdhury
July 13, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Katherine Davis
July 10, 2020
AmericanInno
In a 30-minute conversation with Inno, Sáles-Griffin shared the racism he's experienced working in tech, explained why venture capital investors should prioritize diversity and dissected the pipeline problem excuse.
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