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PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID HEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN Industry's fastest home equity loan now available online from FinTech company Figure™ San Francisco-based Figure Technologies, Inc. (FigureTM), a FinTech company with offices now in Bozeman, recently announced the release of its first product, the Figure Home Equity LoanPLUS. Figure's flagship product allows consumers to borrow against the equity in their homes...
Chernin Group acquires controlling stake in Steven Rinella’s Bozeman-based MeatEater Inc. Chernin Group has become the principal investor in MeatEater Inc. , ( hiring  a VP of Finance ), a new outdoor-lifestyle media company based in Bozeman, Montana. It was founded by Steven Rinella , author, podcaster and host of Netflix’s “MeaterEater” series. Rinella recently relocated to Bozeman from...
PHOTO CREDIT: HAZER LIVE MSU business college to honor six Montana family businesses on Oct. 26 Six businesses will receive Family Business Day awards at the 2018 Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day, set for Friday, Oct. 26 in Bozeman. The 2018 winners are: Eaton Turner Jewelry of Helena in the very small business category (fewer than 10...
Missoula's ATG acquired by international firm Missoula’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG) ( hiring ), a revenue consulting firm, announced Tuesday that it’s been acquired by Cognizant , which is a leading global provider of digital transformation services. Missoula ATG founder Tom Stergios called it an “incredibly exciting time” for his consulting company, which he built from his basement into one of...
Alberta Bair Theater in Billings gets record $1M private donation The Alberta Bair Theater (find volunteer opportunities ) has received a $1 million gift from private donors Jim and Chris Scott, pushing the performing arts organization above the $9 million mark in fundraising as it prepares to renovate the aging theater. The organization anticipates renovation and expansion costs of $12 million. The renovation plan, developed...
School is in, smoke is out, and our fishing game is strong. Get your weekly skim of Montana business news below while hanging onto this last bit of summer.  From basement hippies to fastest growing, Missoula tech company continues to scale Missoula-based Submittable (currently hiring ) recently made Inc. Magazine’s list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies.  Founded in 2010 by...
First Interstate BancSystem purchases Inland Northwest Bank Billings-headquartered First Interstate BancSystem ( hiring ) completed its purchase of Spokane-based Inland Northwest Bank (INB) on Thursday in a $160.9 million stock deal. INB customers will see no immediate changes, according to First Interstate BancSystem. The parent company of First Interstate Bank has 120 offices across Montana, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, South...
Butte tech company Synesis7 Corp. co-winner of $47 million defense contract, to double workforce Butte-based Synesis7 Corp. ( hiring ) expects to hire approximately 25 new employees in the months ahead thanks to a four-year, $47 million contract that the U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded to the company and to ManTech International Corp. , a Virginia-based company collaborating with Synesis7. The award, which was...
Montana leads the country in entrepreneurship, UM study says According to a new study by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research , Montana leads the country in entrepreneurship. The results of the study were shared by Bryce Ward at the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Economic Update Series, which kicked off this past Thursday, August 2, in Kalispell. Ward found that in 2015, more...
Taste of Missoula: International tech leaders to converge for diversified summit Hundreds of the world’s top tech leaders will converge in Missoula next week for the second annual “ Quote to Cast: Teaming for Success ,” hosted by Advanced Technology Group (ATG). According to ATG CEO, Tom Stergios, “We work in this space called Quote to Cash, so that’s our little play, getting folks from industry...
10 best tech startups in Montana The Tech Tribune staff recently compiled a list of what they considered the best tech startups in Montana based on several factors including but not limited to: revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction and competitive landscape. Additionally, all of the companies considered needed to be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old and have received at least one...
Bozeman venture capital firm eyes Missoula for growth, investment opportunities HomeStake Venture Partners , an upstart venture capital firm based in Bozeman, has hired an outreach coordinator, Andy Gordon, based in Missoula to help grow the organization’s membership base across the state. HomeStake co-founder Bill Stoddart described HomeStake as a “deconstructive” VC fund, one that’s looking for homegrown...