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TechCrunch is taking a closer take a look at a couple of markets as the world changes. Following our dive into Boston late last week, we’re broadening our scope and taking a peek at the state of Utah.

Utah’s start-up scene has been in the news lately, with among its better-known successes Podium raising$ 125 million , for example. The round valued Podium at around $1.5 billion, a healthy evaluation for the company which recently reached $100 million ARR.

To get a handle on what’s going on in Utah, TechCrunch talked to Qualtrics‘ CEO and co-founder Ryan Smith about his house state. We’ve likewise snagged some current news and endeavor data and taken a look at what the tech companies of Silicon Slopes are doing as a group. Let’s explore.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.