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Idaho Deal Flow report: Numbers down, dollars take big jump (access required)

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Private investment in Idaho companies dropped slightly from 2018 to 2019 — though Micron’s acquisition of IM Flash Technologies from Intel boosted the total dollars invested. Overall, investment deals jumped to $4.42 billion in 2019, compared with $1.65 billion the previous ...

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Idaho women entrepreneurs seek funding in Zoom panel (access required)

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Undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic that had cancelled a planned April 7 in-person event, the Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital conference held a deal forum over Zoom on June 4 to give four Idaho women entrepreneurs advice on how ...

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Idaho Falls expands fiber optic network to include residential (access required)

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Idaho Falls, which has provided so-called “dark fiber” to government organizations and businesses in the city for decades, plans to offer high-speed fiber optic connections to all city residents in the next four years. “People were constantly coming to us ...

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Federal action could boost Idaho’s vanadium mining industry (access required)

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Idaho once led the United States in the production of vanadium, which is used in the production of strong but elastic steel alloys, particularly critical for the aerospace industry. Because of Idaho’s vanadium resources, it may be relevant that the U.S. ...

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Crush the Curve teams up with Kinsa smart thermometers (access required)

Across the country, as businesses and schools look to reopen in the coming months, many are pursuing ways to ensure the health of employees and students at a safe distance. Crush the Curve Idaho has received 10,000 Kinsa smart thermometers ...

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Intermax buys its way into Spokane telecom market (access required)

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A North Idaho telecommunications company is expanding into Washington with a purchase of another telecommunications company. Intermax Networks, based in Coeur d’Alene, is buying Tel-West Business Communications, based in Spokane, for an undisclosed price. “Our success at adding Voice over ...

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Future of stadiums, arenas promises high tech, low capacity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The smell of barbecue wafts through the parking lots hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and when the first salvo of fireworks explode overhead, thousands of Chiefs fans begin to march en masse toward the ...

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Mental health also critical aspect of COVID-19, Micron says (access required)

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COVID-19 coronavirus has caused many companies to feel concerned about the physical well-being of their employees, but what about their mental health? One Idaho company is taking the lead. Micron — which, as a company with international locations, including China, was ...

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Ziply improving North Idaho broadband internet service (access required)

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HAYDEN — Ziply Fiber, which recently took over Frontier Communications’ telecommunications services in four Northwest states, including Idaho, has purchased Wholesail Networks to help improve broadband internet connectivity in the region. “The key is that they have a backbone network that ...

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Angels will keep investing, but conservatively, survey says (access required)

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Angel investors still expect to keep investing in early-stage startups despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic but are likely to be more conservative in doing so, according to a recent survey performed by the Angel Capital Association. “There’s less investing going ...

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