DENVER – The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT), in conjunction with Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) and Startup Colorado, today launched Co-invest.co, a website dedicated to helping investors and investment opportunities find one another.
“Entrepreneurs, real estate projects, investors and funds can upload profiles and find each other,” said Jana Persky, Strategic Initiatives Manager at OEDIT who oversees the website. “Particularly as the momentum behind Opportunity Zones grows, it is an opportune time to use technology to help link investors and projects.”
The website connects investors and projects to increase the funding opportunities for Colorado projects, serves as a clearinghouse for national investors who may be interested in Colorado, and helps organize local area projects and investors. Though projects can be filtered by Opportunity Zone status, any projects statewide, even those outside Opportunity Zones, can be included in the site.
“The Co-Invest platform will connect emerging and scaling companies with a whole host of capital sources from investors across the state and beyond,” said Greg Greenwood, CEO/Executive Director or BEN. “After continually hearing about the fundraising challenges from companies across the state, we envisioned having a valuable online community asset to fill this capital-gap and are thrilled to see our collective vision realized!”
About Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor John Hickenlooper, we strive to advance the State’s economy through financial and technical assistance that fosters local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado. OEDIT offers a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level including business retention services, business relocation services, and business funding and incentives. Our office includes the Global Business Development division; Colorado Tourism Office; Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office; Colorado Creative Industries; Business Financing & Incentives division; the Colorado Small Business Development Network; Colorado Office of Film, TV & Media; the Minority Business Office; and the Colorado Innovation Network. Learn more at www.choosecolorado.com.
About Startup Colorado
Led by entrepreneurs, Startup Colorado strives to empower and sustain entrepreneurial communities across the state by amplifying a collaborative support network, making connections to key resources, and helping companies access trusted, flexible capital. Startup Colorado is powered by Silicon Flatirons at the University of Colorado Law School. Learn more at startupcolorado.org.
About Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado is funded by a $3 million gift to the University of Colorado at Boulder to develop a strong entrepreneurial community that supports high-growth Colorado companies. Its mission is to deliver highly-curated programming that facilitates authentic peer-to-peer connection, community collaboration, and meaningful guidance. Learn more at www.bencolorado.org.