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Jared Polis

Congressman Jared Polis is the cofounder of TechStars, BlueMountain, and ProFlowers. A Democrat, Polis is the member of the United States House of Representatives for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a former member of the Colorado State Board of Education. Polis along with his parents founded BlueMountainArts.com, an online greeting card website, which he sold to Excite@Home three years later in a deal worth $780 million. In 1998, he launched the online florist company ProFlowers that expanded to become Provide Commerce, Inc., acquired in 2006 by Liberty Media Corporation.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Foodzie 12/2008Seed$1M21
madKast 10/2007Series A$300k8
EventVue 9/2007Series A$440k8

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  1. Foodzie Raises $1 Million For Its Specialty Food Marketplace (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Widget-maker MadKast raises $300k (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  3. techcrunch.com [edit]
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