Peak Ventures Leads $800,000 Investment to Tech Startup Studio

Peak Ventures, a seed-stage investment company, today announced it was the lead investor on an $800,000 seed round to Provo-based Studio, a mobile social design platform that allows users to create and share designs. Also participating in the round were CrunchFund, SV Angel and Kickstart Seed Fund. “Studio will do for design what blogs have [...] Acquires Find A Grave, Inc.

Provo — LLC has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., an online cemetery database. Find A Grave has more than 100 million memorials and 75 million photos. For 18 years it has been a resource for genealogists, history buffs and cemetery preservationists. Find A Grave will become a wholly owned subsidiary of, and will [...]

Myriad Genetics Study Points to Importance of Genetic Testing

Salt Lake City — Myriad Genetics, Inc. is set to present data showing the high prevalence and overlap between hereditary colon cancer and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in patients previously diagnosed with endometrial and ovarian cancer. Myriad is presenting this data and another hereditary cancer study at the 2013 National Society of Genetic Counselors [...]

Sports and Gamers Raise Traditional & Non Traditional Money

Video gamers, entrepreneurs, and lacrosse enthusiasts have reason to rejoice together. Carlo Sunseri, together with Big Ant Studios, has a realistic video game for lacrosse underway. This project is created for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation3 consoles. This game, called "Lacrosse '14," hopes to take the wide open market of lacrosse-loving video gamers and [...]

3 Things to Know About Investing in Healthcare Workplaces

The healthcare industry is changing. With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, there are a lot of new aspects to healthcare, such as the online government exchange not being allowed to turn people away. Hospitals also now have an href="" target="_self"> Accountable Care Organization, which specializes in making sure patients get the care they [...]

VC Industry Leaner and Stronger, Particularly in Utah

By Heather Stewart The U.S. venture capital industry is undergoing some dramatic changes. There are fewer venture capital firms, and those firms have fewer people. But the firms left standing are strong, well capitalized and looking for good deals, according to Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association. Heesen spoke Thursday at the [...]

SEC Offers JOBS Act Guidance on Changes to Exchange Act Registration and Deregistration

href=""> On April 11, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a second set of Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, providing guidance on the implementation and application of the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act). The FAQs specifically address questions relating to the registration and deregistration of securities under Section 12(g) or to suspend [...]

Startup Processes and Creating Value through Repeat Purchases

by Ron Mitchell href=""> In designing your startup processes, it is crucial to think about whether or not your product will encourage a repeat purchase. An item will showcase its value when it is purchased over and over again. These items usually contain at least one of the following traits. 1-­‐ is needed often, and [...]

SEC Issues FAQs on Title I of the JOBS Act

href=""> On April 16, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a third set of Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, providing guidance on interpreting the provisions of Title I of the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act). This portion of the JOBS Act covers, among other things, scaled disclosure requirements for Emerging Growth Companies, [...]