“2017 was another great year for Colorado tech. We celebrated a massive homegrown IPO, another record-breaking Denver Startup Week, many exciting company and project launches, and tons of venture fundings.
Now, we’re looking ahead and making our predictions about the startups we think will make waves in 2018. In our 50 Startups to Watch in 2018 list, we’ve hand-selected 50 Colorado-based tech companies — all five years old or younger — that are poised for great things in the year ahead.
The cannabis industry is highly regulated, which means tasks that are relatively simple in other industries can be much more complex. Take HR and payroll, for example. Wurk’s cloud-based platform acts as an entire HR department and helps cannabis businesses navigate the ins and outs of recruiting, hiring, scheduling and paying employees. The startup raised a $2 million seed round in April 2017, and with the recent implementation of recreational marijuana in California, Wurk is likely to see accelerated growth in 2018.”
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