KUSA - Blogmutt.com's Scott Yates is contributing a regular look at buzzworthy Colorado startups for our morning show page. For this edition, he's featuring three companies that fall into three distinct categories.
1. Crushing it! -- These are companies that are doing well, growing fast, hiring, and have lots of buzz in the startup world.
2. Colorado's Own -- A company that's known far and wide, but not necessarily well known here at home.
3. Early But Interesting -- You probably haven't heard of these, but they have some interesting technology, strategy, or team members that make them worth a look.
This week's company that's "Crushing It" is Ping Identity. Every day you hear about hackers compromising another server, or instances where Internet privacy has been breeched. Ping Identity's goal is to create a higher level of Internet security, which they are currently doing for over 900 companies. Their cloud and mobile identity management solutions are making their way through many industries, including healthcare and financial services. With just one click, customers and employees have immediate access to Ping Identity's management platform.
Ping Identity was recently ranked at #56 by Forbes on their list of Top 100 High-Growth, Privately-Held Companies.
This week, our "Colorado's Own" company is Bigger Pockets, an online Real Estate investment platform. The folks at Bigger Pockets have built an incredible platform that's proving to be very useful for helping people make money through Real Estate investments.
Even those who are new to the investment game, will find helpful information, and even a step-by-step guide with all the tools they need to get started. Signing up for a new account is free, and users have access to countless resources that will help them build their businesses and find immediate success in Real Estate. They recently launched a podcast that zoomed to the top of the Apple iTunes list for business podcasts.
Bigger Pockets has readers and listeners from all over the world, but they are based right here in Denver.
Finally, our "Early But Interesting" startup is Roximity, which might just be one of the coolest new apps out there. The concept is simple, but that's what makes it so genius. Roximity keeps track of your location and your preferences, then it offers you promotions based on where you are at that particular moment.
That means if it's dinner time, you'll receive special offers right to your cell phone from the Italian restaurant you're driving by. It also means that if your favorite shoe store finally puts those great pumps on sale, you'll be the first to know. Signing up for the services is free, and you just can't beat that. They are in closed beta right now, which means you can't yet get the service on your phone, but you can sign up for a place in line. The earlier you sign up, the earlier you'll get a peek at the product, so it's worth a look.
This post was created by Scott Yates, a serial entrepreneur, who picks the companies to be profiled. To suggest hot, tech start-ups for him to feature in future installments, contact him via his blog or better yet, go and pitch to one of the start-up events in Denver or Boulder, and he will probably see you there. This post was written by the writers on Yates' business writing service, BlogMutt.
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