Colorado Impact Fund supports Galvanize with its fifth investment

Locally focused venture capital firm Colorado Impact Fund has made its fifth investment since launching in July 2014 in Galvanize, the tech education and workspace startup that's establishing a major presence in tech scenes in Denver and elsewhere.

"This investment represents a perfect synergy of our two organizations with complementary missions coming together for the greater good," explains Jim Kelley, managing partner of the Colorado Impact Fund. "Galvanize is filling a much-needed gap between the demand and supply for technical talent, while also attracting industry partners to create a strong hiring pipeline for its graduates."

The company, which launched in 2012, has established eight campuses in some of the country's most tech-oriented cities: San Francisco, Austin, Seattle and Phoenix. The other four campuses are in Colorado -- two in Denver, one in Boulder and one in Fort Collins.

Galvanize offers immersive, 12- to 24-week courses for people interested in working in data science, engineering, development and other IT positions. The company boasts a 95 percent placement rate for its graduates.

"Preparing our workforce and students to compete in an increasingly tech-oriented economy is very much on strategy for CIF," Kelley says.

Beyond education, the company also has workspaces for startups and entrepreneurs. Such community workspaces and offices can help cross-pollinate ideas and help companies find ways to work together.

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