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The 6 big new things in e-commerce and retail for 2023

Feb 28, 2024

Nitrocross moves into a new era with the announcement of their launch of the Sierra Echo R-Spec support series, a new electric vehicle (EV) race class. It will be powered by Hypercraft, a pioneer of agnostic, OEM-grade EV powertrain solutions…

ABC 4 News

Saving, spending, and how-to invest in the new year

Jan 23, 2024

Financial advisor Rachelle Morris is back to teach us how to be smart with our spending and saving! She tells us it’s important to get in the monthly cash flow mindset of “I am going to make a monthly ‘expense’ on my budget that is actually transferring money into 1st a rainy day savings account…

Fast Company

The 6 big new things in e-commerce and retail for 2023

Nov 28, 2023

Commerce has long been among the first areas of business to embrace new technologies as they come along. So it’s no surprise that AI is already changing how products get designed, priced, and sold—both online and at physical retail locations. Our honorees are also…

Axios

Retail tech startup offers an AI solution for pricing products

Nov 7, 2023

Retail tech startup Particl launched AI Copilot, a new product that helps customers identify both new and mispriced products, CEO Josh Wilson tells Axios.  Why it matters: Retailers need sophisticated software to help them manage supply chains successfully…

Wall Street Journal

VC Daily: PE Firms Pony Up More Cash to Shore Up Portfolio Companies

Oct 20, 2023

RevRoad Capital closed its first fund with $61 million in commitments to make seedstage investments across the U.S., focusing on sectors including electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, software-as-aservice and manufacturing

Venture Capital Journal

Utah's RevRoad Capital Collects $61M for Debut Fund

Oct 18, 2023

RevRoad Capital, a seed investor in startups located in Utah and other US Mountain states, has closed its initial fund at $61 million. The firm began fundraising in August 2020, according to a regulatory filing. It has not submitted an updated filing with the SEC showing how

Yahoo Finance

RevRoad Capital Makes History with $61M Debut Early Stage Venture Fund in Utah

Oct 18, 2023

RevRoad Capital (RRC), a seed-stage venture fund designed to scale founders faster, announced today a $61 million final close of its first fund, marking the largest debut early stage venture fund raise in Utah state history and fourth largest debut in the mountain region, according…

Sourcing Journal

How Chubbies Used AI to — Literally — Lengthen its Product Line

Oct 25, 2023

New product development can be a bit of a trying process — trends change rapidly, consumers’ behavior differs from what they say they want and supply chain hold-ups can lead to launch delays. And when…

Business Insider

6 Retail Leaders Innovating the Customer Experience with AI

Oct 23, 2023

It’s said that the best way to survive a revolution is to lead it, and arguably there’s no greater revolution taking place in business today than the changes wrought by artificial intelligence. Insider has identified six leaders who are applying cutting-edge AI tools to revolutionize the customer…

TechCrunch

RevRoad Capital raises $61 million for early-stage startups in Utah and beyond

Oct 18, 2023

RevRoad was started in 2017 as a venture services firm for startups in Utah. The organization offered a two-year program with access to 12 resources ranging from legal services to sales help to mentorship in exchange for equity. But unlike many entities, it didn’t have capital to…

GQ Sports

Legendary Rally Driver Ken Block’s Family Races On

Aug 7, 2023

Last month at the summit of Pikes Peak, outside Colorado Springs—about 14,115 feet above sea level—Lucy Block shared a celebratory hug with her 16-year-old daughter, Lia. The duo had just added yet another exclamation point to their challenging, inspiring year in motorsports…

The Wall Street Journal

As Online Gambling Grows, So Does the Financial Crime Risk

Aug 29, 2022

Online gambling is booming across the U.S. and compliance experts caution that it creates opportunities for criminals to launder money or take part in other financial crimes. The U.S. has seen states pile into legal online gambling with fervor, eager for potential tax revenue. Since 2018…

Deseret News

Utah’s Hypercraft is electrifying some of the coolest vehicles on, and off, the road

Apr 8, 2023

Hitting the mark of “outrageously awesome” has been one of the guiding principles for veteran hotrod builder/car customizer and TV host Dave Kindig. And anyone who gets the chance to check out his bright red eCF-1 roadster, a ground-up custom job that pays design homage to the…

Forbes

6 Ways Leaders Are Using AI To Drive Innovation In The Workplace

Sep 21, 2023

AI is being adopted everywhere at breakneck pace, and the fearsome reality for business leaders is that if processes and policies are not established to ensure governance and ethical usage, this emerging technology could do more harm than good in the corporate world. Tech…

The Utah Statesman

She’s Daring Mighty Things engages, educates and empowers women at USU

Sep 12, 2023

“For hundred of years, we left half the planet out of making decisions, working and doing the kind of problem solving that needed to be done,” said Kristyn Allred, director of She’s Daring Mighty Things.
By joining forces and combining the strength of the whole planet…

Utah Business

Roundtable: Venture capital in 2023

March 22, 2023

This month, Utah Business partnered with Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar to host a roundtable event featuring Utah’s venture capital leaders. Moderated by Davis Warnock of Mercato Partners, they discussed deal count decline, advice for founders, exciting industry verticals and more…

Techbuzz

RevRoad Raises $15 Million From Private Investors

Jun 29, 2023

Co-founded in 2017 by Derrin Hill, Amy Caldwell, Bruce Hassler, A.J. Rounds, Jason Caldwell, and Bart Skalla, RevRoad is a venture services firm based in Provo, Utah. The company says it has serviced 73 portfolio companies to date, including Hallo, Persnickety, PrePear, SkillStruck…

Utah Business

Why RevRoad Capital invested in Particl

May 22, 2023

If you are reading this article, chances are you’re familiar with the tech sector slump we are currently experiencing—layoffs, a decrease in both public and private company valuations, a lower level of venture capital raised in 2022, etc. Just google “Are we in a tech recession?” and you can…

Utah Business

Hypercraft is accelerating the adoption of electric vehicle propulsion

Apr 24, 2023

When HAVELAI was developing its model2050 pontoon boat, the New York-based manufacturer turned to Hypercraft for the electric vehicle powertrain system. Hypercraft’s high-quality, marine-grade propulsion system was not only a perfect fit for HAVELAI’s needs, but it also…

Inside EVS

Hypercraft Advanced Electric Propulsion, A New Way To EV

Apr 6, 2023

This past year, I became aware of a new company in my area named Hypercraft. I first noticed their small shop some months ago. More recently, I was chatting with an acquaintance who had just begun working for them. I learned that they’re an EV company. I became curious and…

Women Who Succeed

We HEAR Her: Embrace Hello with Rachelle Morris

Mar 29, 2023

Rachelle shares her journey personally and professionally, as she has navigated the grief of losing her sister, Madie. Rachelle carries Madie with her every day in memories, love, loss, and hope. Hear from Rachelle how she “embraces hello” in honor of her sister each and every day.

Fountain

Bonus: Maximize your product development strategy (with Particl.com's...

Mar 22, 2023

Welcome to DTC Podcast, today we’re doing some deep learning about the future of AI with Josh Wilson, CEO and Co-founder of Particl, the platform that uses AI to help brand owners learn what they don’t know about their competitor’s top-selling products, pricing strategies and…

KSL

The seismic impact of Silicon Valley Bank's failure is rocking Silicon Slopes...

Mar 10, 2023

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized assets of California-based Silicon Valley Bank on Friday, reacting to a customer run on the bank that left its balance books teetering. It is the second-biggest bank failure in U.S. history behind the collapse of Washington Mutual amid the fallout from…

Yahoo Finance

Hypercraft Inc. Secures $6.5M in Seed Funding from Growth-Minded Investors...

Feb 21, 2023

Hypercraft Inc., among the industry’s first and leading providers of complete electric drive systems for vehicle manufacturers, announced today the successful raise of $6.5 million in seed funding at a post-money valuation of $51.5 million. The round was led by RevRoad Capital, with…

Techbuzz

Luz Closes $8.5 Million Series A; Rebrands as Particl

Nov 17, 2022

Today, Luz, a South Jordan-based startup offering a ML (machine learning)-powered retail database built for market research, competitor tracking, and product development, announced it is rebranding with a new name: Particl. Accompanying the name change, Particl closed an…