Venture-capital funding increases in Boulder, Denver

Venture-capital investment increased in both Denver-Aurora and Boulder metropolitan statistical areas during the second quarter.

The Denver Business Journal reports that the Denver-Aurora area recorded $287.46 million in venture-capital funding for 36 companies, up from $168.47 million for the same period in 2017.

The Boulder metropolitan statistical area — encompassing Boulder County — recorded $161.49 million across 14 companies, up from $121.67 million a year ago. VC deals in Boulder in the second quarter of 2018 included funds raised by Wunder Capital, Sphero, GoodBelly, OnKure and KM Labs.

The VC numbers come from the latest PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor.