Tag: Funding

  • Silverdraft Rendering Its New Future

    Silverdraft Rendering Its New Future

    By Sharon Fisher | July 26, 2022 You may not know it, but you’ve probably seen Silverdraft’s work.  The Boise-based – well, for now, but more on that later – company makes hardware and software used for virtual production, such as virtual and augmented reality (known individually as VR and AR, and collectively as XR). Silverdraft’s work has been used by Madonna on the broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards, as well as by CBS Sports, National Football League games, and March Madness. “Pretty much any of the XR broadcasts you see, whether it’s for live or broadcast, is driven

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  • Four Boise-based Startups Hope For Funding

    Four Boise-based Startups Hope For Funding

    By Sharon Fisher | June 16, 2022 With a return to in-person events, Trailhead held a live Pitch Night on June 7 in Boise, with four Boise-based startups looking for funding. The event didn’t feature “winners” as such, but enabled the founders to present their companies to a variety of people in the startup ecosystem who could help them develop further. Here are the four founders and what their companies do. Ryan Bokan, Prima Medical Prima Medical is pattern recognition software that helps assist doctors in treating atrial fibrillation (AF), said founder Ryan Bokan in an email message. It was

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  • Soiltech Aims To Be Outstanding In Its Field

    Soiltech Aims To Be Outstanding In Its Field

    By Sharon Fisher | June 9, 2022 It’s hard not to make jokes about “seed rounds” and “growth companies” when talking about agricultural technology such as one Idaho startup’s Internet of Things entry. The device is a sensor that can detect factors critical to crops, such as temperature, humidity, and moisture. Moreover, it’s not only planted in the field, but is harvested with the crop to continue sensing those factors, which can affect storage and processing. “Farmers grow on the edge,” said Ehsan Soltan, founder of Soiltech Wireless Inc. “The difference between making money and losing everything per season is

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  • 2021 Idaho Deal Flow Report

    2021 Idaho Deal Flow Report

    By Sharon Fisher | April 27, 2022 Deal flow in Idaho’s startup industry shows signs of recovering from the COVID-19 slump, with the number of deals slightly increasing from 2020, though the amount was down by almost a third compared with last year. Overall, investment deals were $3.5 billion in 2021, compared with $5.2 billion in 2020, according to the Idaho Deal Flow 2021 report, released April 26 by Alturas and the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) at the ITC’s Capital Connect conference. Overall, the number of deals was 155 compared with 151 in 2020. Of the $3.5 billion, $2.5 billion

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