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Melanie Fellay: Salesforce Trailblazing Entrepreneurs

Melanie Fellay, co-founder and CEO of Spekit, keeps innovation top of mind and ensures her company stays ahead of the curve by pairing their technology with the Salesforce App.

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Natty Zola
8/2/2020
Our investment in Mountain

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund II has completed an investment in Mountain. Mountain is an affordable monthly subscription service providing everyday health and wellness care for self-employed people, small business employees, and millennials.

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Ryan Broshar
7/29/2020
A Denver Company is Offering One Free Headshot For Everyone “Forever”

Female-founded content creation startup soona believes that a great headshot can change your life. The next job, interview, profile picture or date, can all be started from a photo. Therefore, the Denver-based company decided to offer free headshots for everyone, forever.

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Natty Zola
7/26/2020
Airspace Link Named to Esri’s Partner Advisory Council

Airspace Link's Michael Healander has been nominated and announced his acceptance to Esri’s Partner Advisory Council (PAC). Healander, Airspace Link’s founder and CEO, will serve as a representative for a 3-year term. This is an esteemed community offered to a select number of partner thought leaders that meet rigorous criteria for nomination including senior leadership in their organization, current engagement in the partner ecosystem, a clear business strategy, and technology alignment with Esri.

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Natty Zola
7/23/2020
Zestful's "Goals App" Featured on Product Hunt

As the team at Zestful settled in to COVID life as a fully remote team, they realized their team felt less connected. In order to maintain casual conversation, continue sharing what was going on in their lives, and have fun together, Goals App was born!

Learn more about Goals App, its backstory, and what people are saying about it on Product Hunt. Great work, Zestful Team!

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Natty Zola
7/15/2020
StackHawk hires developer of open-source project Zed Attack Proxy

StackHawk, the Denver-based software startup offering service to detect and fix security bugs, is doubling down on its support for the popular open-source OWASP Zed Attack Proxy web app security scanner by bringing on board its founder, Simon Bennetts. On the StackHawk team, Bennetts will continue to develop the open-source project, which is among the world's most frequently used security scanning tools.

See also:

https://enterprisetalk.com/news/devops-industry-veterans-team-up-with-zap-founder/

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/devops-industry-veterans-team-up-with-zap-founder-simon-bennetts-to-deliver-appsec-to-developers-301095005.html

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Natty Zola
7/15/2020
"Techstars For Life"

Congratulations to Natty Zola on an amazing five years and six programs as Managing Director for the Techstars Boulder Accelerator! In this post, Natty expresses his gratitude to the entire Techstars team as well as shares his plans and goals for the future as he transitions away from his current role at Techstars and turns his focus exclusively to Matchstick Ventures.

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Ryan Broshar
7/1/2020
Natty Zola on DNVR Biz podcast to discuss investing in people over market

In this podcast episode, Natty Zola visits with DNVR Biz CEO Brandon Spano to talk about why he invests in people over all else and what he’s looking for in that process.

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Natty Zola
6/30/2020
Investors Based in San Francisco? That's So 2019

As COVID-19 continues to keep offices closed and more venture capitalists are moving away from traditional cities, a big shift toward remote investments may be happening too. In this article, Natty Zola shares insight on the effects of coronavirus on how people are choosing to invest - shifting from geography-based to remote.

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Natty Zola
6/16/2020
What to Consider Before Publishing Your Diversity Memo

In this TechCrunch article, the commitments made by Matchstick Ventures to combat racism and underrepresentation are identified as more robust and measurable than those made by other firms. Matchstick has pledged specific changes to be made by June 2021, to include increasing the number of Black founders in their investment pipeline and adding a Black advisor to its advisory board.

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Ryan Broshar
6/12/2020