“The most rewarding trend that we’ve seen over the last five years is the reinvestment into the local economy by the entrepreneurs who have successfully built and sold their business, then used a portion of the funds to reinvest into the next generation of entrepreneurs and businesses,”
BOISE, Idaho (PRWEB) May 02, 2019
From job growth to business climate, Idaho continues to be recognized as one of the best places in the country to do business. To highlight the companies that power those positive rankings and to foster the growth of others, the Idaho Technology Council is hosting the 5th annual Capital Connect Conference and releasing the Idaho Deal Flow Report on May 8.
Capital Connect brings together entrepreneurs, capital providers and business leaders to celebrate and support Idaho’s growing capital ecosystem. The accompanying Idaho Deal Flow Report details more than $1 billion in activity, including mergers and acquisitions, private placement and public market transactions. Conference keynote speakers will share lessons and milestones reached by some of Idaho’s dynamic, growing companies.
Paris Cole of Truckstop.com will discuss one of the biggest business deals in Idaho history, outlining Silicon Valley growth equity firm ICONIQ Capital’s majority investment in Truckstop.com earlier this year. Cole will be joined by Kinzie Farmer of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based Rohinni and Kyle Mowitz of The Imperium Companies, the new owners of Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho.
“These are just some of the companies across Idaho proving the depth and breadth of our robust capital ecosystem and showcasing the opportunities that exist for companies founded and grown here,” said Blake Hansen, Managing Partner of Alturas Capital, sponsor of the Deal Flow Report. “We are seeing companies at all stages of the continuum attracting capital. This day is about connecting to celebrate that success, being inspired by the stories of what is happening and building productive relationships that spark the next opportunity for Idaho companies.”
The 2018 Idaho Deal Flow Report highlights investments in every region of the state last year.
“The most rewarding trend that we’ve seen over the last five years is the reinvestment into the local economy by the entrepreneurs who have successfully built and sold their business, then used a portion of the funds to reinvest into the next generation of entrepreneurs and businesses,” said Alison Johnson, Holland & Hart Partner and Capital Connect Conference Deal Flow Co-Chair. “This trend is propelling Idaho’s growth even further and we believe it is key to Idaho’s future success.”
Idaho’s next generation of companies will be in the spotlight at the conference as eight emerging Idaho companies take the stage for a speed presentation, including: AHG, Inc, Engage Media & Technology, Gather, HausMart, InquireOf, Joule, Kaitech Automation and PlexTrac.
Speakers from Capital Connecting will be providing an update on the momentum of their business growth since the conference in January: Amber Fawson and Cherie Hoeger, Co-Founders, Saalt, Liza Roeser Atwood, CEO & Co-Owner, Fiftyflowers.com, Jesse Reese McKinney, CEO, Red Aspen. Continuing the conversation on the importance of growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Idaho will be Alecia Hoobing of the Women Innovators (W.IN) and Tiam Rastegar with the coworking space and startup hub Trailhead Boise.
For more information and to get tickets to this year’s Capital Connect Conference, please visit: http://idahotechcouncil.memberzone.com/events/details/2019-capital-connect-1825