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Colorado Companies to Watch spotlight: Couragent Inc



Snapshot: Couragent is the maker of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner.

Leadership: Gordon Nuttall has been CEO of the Fort Collins company since 2010, when the company was founded. Revenue grew 590 percent in 2011 and is projected to grow 188 percent this year.

Work force: The company employed five full-time and one part-time worker in 2011. It expects to add three full-time and one part-time worker this year.

Pivotal moments: Couragent’s successful negotiation of an agreement with its supplier gave the company world-class sourcing, a high-quality product, and assurance of product supply. Couragent also has attracted industry and media attention, including a story in Money magazine.

Technological edge: The company’s "flip-and-scan" technology comprises three patents and numerous trade secrets related to optics, transport, power management and image processing.

Company culture: Couragent’s values – courage, integrity, collaboration, innovation and care – were set before the company was formed. The company sponsored two United Way Make a Difference Day projects: the IHN Angel House Project in 2010; and the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County in 2011.

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