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Colorado Is The Latest Tech Hotbed: Here Are 7 Startups You Need To Know

Thursday, March 01, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Dizzion recognized as one of 7 start-ups in Colorado to watch

Boulder, Colorado, is home to a vibrant startup community, giving it the nickname of Silicon Flatirons.(The Flatirons are those distinctive rocks jetting into the sky behind the town.)Many founders left Silicon Valley to launch their startup in Boulder, where the lifestyle is a blast and the business community is helpful.The annual VC In the Rockies conference (VCIR) was held this week near Vail, Colorado. Some 300 entrepreneurs and venture capitalists gathered for a bit of matchmaking and skiing.This year the conference had two tracks: IT and green tech. One thing is clear: there's no shortage of great young companies being funded. 

Dizzion: Serving up desktop PCs through the cloud

What if your entire PC's applications could be served up to you over the cloud, on any device, from anywhere?

The tech that does that has been around forever -- it's called desktop virtualization -- but it had a lot of limitations. Some were technical (slower apps, horrible video) and some were financial (software licensing fees).

Both of those things are being fixed and Dizzion is positioned to cash in. It offers "cloud-delivered desktops" using technology from VMware. Its customers are enterprises and service provider resellers.  Its founders hail from ViaWest, a large hosting provider and one, Robert Green, was once the top IT infrastructure guy at Rackspace.

Dizzion has tons of competition in this new "managed desktop" market but it's got a solid start: 16 corporate customers are in beta, including ViaWest, Red Robin, Quark, and Service Magic. It's working off $750,000 in seed money and trying to raise $4 million in their Series A.

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