By Andres Barreto, Managing Director of the Techstars Boulder Accelerator
We are happy to announce the Techstars Boulder Class of 2021, the fourteenth year of the Techstars Boulder accelerator that has already helped over 150 companies who have collectively raised over $1.2B. With this year’s companies we will officially have 161 alumni startups.
There are a few exciting changes for this year of our accelerator program. We will be running the Techstars Boulder 100% remote this time around, and this will be my first program as Techstars Boulder's new Managing Director, precisely ten years after I myself went through a Techstars accelerator as an entrepreneur.
And, operating our program in a remote format is allowing us to work with extraordinary founders regardless of their locations. We have founders participating in the program from across North America, Latin America, and East Asia. We are also excited that over half the companies are led by diverse founders from underrepresented backgrounds.
The business models and markets are also quite diverse, including D2C E-Commerce, Education, B2B SaaS, Financial Services, Security, and Developer Tools.
Each of these companies went through a rigorous screening and selection process that lasted several weeks before coming out on top. We selected the teams that were most obsessed with solving their customers’ pain and that also demonstrated the ability to execute the fastest.
Welcome, Techstars Boulder Class of 2021.
With more than $1M in annual recurring revenue, they're helping companies increase online sales by up to 5x using apps like Whatsapp and Messenger.
Erick Holmann, CEO
Rene Mouynes, CTO
Their founder Julien Delange wrote the book on managing technical debt with MIT. They help software teams fix technical debt with their automated code review platform.
Julien Delange, CEO
Defynance Is on a mission to solve the 1.6 trillion dollar student debt crisis, refinancing student loans with debt-free income share agreements.
Farrukh Siddiqui, CEO
Founded by two STEM school teachers, their platform enables instructors to provide relevant and timely feedback on students' assignments.
Melanie Kong, CEO
Christine Witcher, COO
They're on a mission to help protect frontline healthcare workers with their innovative anti-microbial, waterproof, and slip-resistant footwear.
Rob Gregg, CEO
After successfully selling their previous cybersecurity startup, founders Ryan and Travis are on a mission to provide industry-leading compliance and security training via Slack.
Travis Good, CEO
Ryan Rich, CTO
Their platform helps schools in countries like China and Korea source and staff the best native English teachers.
Chelsea Jeon, CEO
Ryan Jeon, CTO
They bring the power of experimentation to digital stores, helping them maximize revenue and conversion by A/B testing prices and promotions.
Drew Marconi, CEO
Adam Kitain, CTO
With marketers spending hours compiling online campaign data, Porter has developed an automated solution for generating social media reports in minutes.
Juan José Bello, Co-founder
Mateo Gómez, Co-founder
Carlos Alexis Gómez, Co-founder
After exiting her first company, founder Maria teamed up with her co-founder Hava to create vegan and ethical supplements in the world's first fully compostable pill bottle.
Hava Horowitz, Co-Founder
Maria Cebrian, Co-Founder
They deliver experience-led cultural immersion through subscription boxes and an online community for global fans.