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SnowGate, LLC

SnowGate is the first line of smart lockers for outdoor markets that prevent theft and allow for convenient storage on the go, through a mobile platform.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location Boulder, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

SnowGate provides users an option to conveniently secure both their equipment and belongings in one location. Our lockers are located outdoors and target active consumers. Each locker utilizes both a RFID and a mobile platform to offer a flexible, simple and fast way for security. Our main revenue stream comes from revenue sharing agreements with partnering resorts. We have 71 lockers installed at Winter Park Resort and are generating revenue.


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    Bill Horton

    Bill is a partner with Praxis Partners, an executive services and consulting firm focused primarily on the special needs and circumstances associated with venture capital, private equity backed businesses and start ups. Bill has more than thirty years of experience as a financial executive in both employee and consulting capacities. Bill is a CPA and earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Colorado - Boulder.

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    Christian Nitu

    A recent graduate from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Christian graduated with a degree in Marketing, a minor in Italian studies and a certificate in Entrepreneurial studies. His marketing experience stems from working for major corporations such as Frontier Airlines and Crocs. Inc. His experience includes social media campaign designs, search engine optimization analysis, brand management, and personal sales.

  • Cory completed his Finance degree with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship from Leeds School of Business at CU in May 2012. Since then he has worked full time on SnowGate. To date he has helped raise $375,000 for the company, secure a beta partner, and produce a working prototype, and install at our first customer. Cory is from Durango, CO, and likes to stay active . Recently, he helped organize the first ever TEDxCU event.

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    Chris Gnanakone
    Interim CTO

    Chris is currently the founder and CEO of iPhorex. His company provides a premier platform for mobile foreign exchange trading. Prior to this Chris founded and ran SeaLink Technologies, an Internet portal that provided services to the international ocean freight market. In 2000, the company was renamed to XchangeDOX and now provides services enabling customers to exchange shipping and regulatory documents to US Customs and US Census Bureau.


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    Gross Hartman, LLC
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Previous Investors

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    All Founding Members
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    Family and Friends
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    Colorado Angels