Eight Denver-area startups pitched AOL co-founder Steve Case for a $100,000 investment Tuesday, and the company that won is finding growth serving a wealthy niche in a struggling industry.

Case, today a billionaire tech startup evangelist, passed through Denver on his five-day, five city "Rise of the Rest" tour visiting companies, meeting local bigwigs and spreading word that Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston aren't where all action is despite those places soaking up 75 percent of U.S. venture capital.

A lot of entrepreneurs and companies are creating interesting opportunities in places like Boulder and Denver.

FlyteDesk, the Boulder startup that won Tuesday's pitch competition for Case's investment, also shows many are doing it in ways the big tech hub darlings aren't.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/2dThQBg

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