Monday, March 30, 2015

Jama Software Finds $20M

Monday, March 30, 2015

Portland-based Jama Software, which develops cloud-based tools for managing software development, has raised $20M in a new funding round. The funding came from Updata Partners, along with Trinity Ventures, Madrona Venture Group and the Oregon Angel Fund....

 
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MicroVision Gets $8M From Partner

Monday, March 30, 2015

Redmond-based MicroVision said Friday that it has received a $8M, license fee payment from a partner. The name of the partner was not announced. According to MicroVision, the payment is an up-front license fee, and is part of an earlier announced licensing deal for its PicoP display technology....

 
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Amazon.com Launches Home Services Marketplace

Monday, March 30, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com has launched itself into the world of on-demand marketplaces this morning, saying that it has launched a new Amazon Home Services store, which will help customers book appointments with home services providers in dozens of categories. Amazon....

 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Flywheel Drops Seattle Fare To $5

Friday, March 27, 2015

On-demand taxi ride application developer Flywheel is looking to gain some market share in Seattle, saying this week that it will offer $5, flat rate rides in the city as part of a promotion. Flywheel said the offer runs through April 6th....

 
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Microsoft Buys LiveLoop For Office Collaboration, Says Report

Friday, March 27, 2015

Microsoft has acquired collaboration software developer LiveLoop, according to a report, to help bolster its collaboration in Microsoft Office. Financial terms of the acquisition have not yet been announced. According to ZDNet, Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition....

 
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ignition Venture Partners Looks To Raise $200M In Sixth Fund

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bellevue-based Ignition Venture Partners is looking to raise $200M in a new fund, the venture investment firm's sixth, in a new effort disclosed in a regulatory filing by the firm....

 
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Amazon Expands Prime Now Into Dallas

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Amazon.com has made another expansion of its Prime Now one hour delivery service, this time in Dallas, Texas, the company said this morning. Amazon also offers up the speedy delivery in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Baltimore and Miami. The company has two fulfillment centers in Dallas....

 
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

X5 Solutions Buy By Private Equity Firm Completes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The acquisition of Seattle-based X5 Solutions, the provider of hosted, unified communications (UC) services and SIP trunking services, by private equity firm NewSpring Capital is now complete, the companies said today. The deal had originally been announced on February 19th....

 
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Cray Gets Oil and Gas Win

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Seattle-based Cray reported Tuesday that it has scored a "significant" contract with oil and gas company Petroleum Geo-Services (PPGS). Size of the win was not announced....

 
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Cyanogen Finds $80M More For Mobile OS

Monday, March 23, 2015

Seattle-based Cyanogen, the developer of the open source, alternative build of the Android operating system, said this morning that it has raised $80M in a new, Series C funding--bringing the company's total raised to a whopping $110M....

 
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HealthUnity Acquired By ZeOmega

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bellevue-based health software developer HealthUnity has been acquired by Texas-based population health software company ZeOmega, the two announced this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. HealthUnity was venture backed by the J.L. Albright Venture Fund....

 
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Rover Raises $25M

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seattle-based pet sitting marketplace Rover.com has raised $25M in a new funding round, in a funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures....

 
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Novinium Acquires UtilX

Friday, March 20, 2015

Auburn, Washinton-based Novinium a provider of technology and services used to rejuvenate power and other cables for utilities, has acquired UtilX, a subsidiary of Willbros Group, Inc.. The deal is worth between $35M to $40M....

 
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Amazon Gets Nod From FAA On Drone Delivery Experiments

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Good news for fans of the drone delivery plans of Amazon....

 
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Remitly Lands $12.5M

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Seattle-based money transfer and remittance startup Remitly said this morning that it has raised $12.5M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by DFJ, and also included DN CApital, QED Investors, and Trilogy Equity Partners....

 
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Yieldex Investment Pays Off For Madrona, Amazon

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Two, Seattle-area companies--venture investor Madrona Venture Group, and Amazon.com--have seen one of their investments pay off, after New York-based advertising technology startup Yieldex was acquired by Appnexus yesterday....

 
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Parallels Ties With Business Website Tool Provider

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Renton, Washington-based Parallels said today that it has tied with business website software company Yola, to offer up a tool that lets SMBs easily build their own websites. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed....

 
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Zillow Links Design Browsers With Home Accessories

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Are you one of those folks that likes browsing through real estate photos on Zillow Digs for design ideas? The real estate--and home remodeling--site said today that it has rolled out a new feature, which helps its users find products which are similar to what they see in its home photos....

 
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Postmates, Starbucks Team On Mobile Delivery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Not satisfied with just using your mobile phone to put in your order at Starbucks--but want it delivered to you wherever you are? You can now do that in Seattle, thanks to a new deal between San Francisco-based delivery service Postmates and the coffee chain....

 
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SpaceCurve Expands Advisory Board

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Seattle-based SpaceCurve, the venture-backed developer of data analysis software, said Monday that it has added Cy Smith to its advisory baord. Smith is the CEO and cofoundersof AirSage, a provider of wireless network and data services....

 
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Radisys Wins Chinese Equipment Maker

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hillsboro, Oregon-based embedded wireless software developer Radisys said this morning that it has scored a win with Chinese electronics manufacturer Nanjing Panda Electronics Co., Ltd.....

 
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Microsoft To Replace Aging Internet Explorer

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Microsoft is officially axing its aging Internet Explorer web browser, and will replace the software with a new, browser project called Project Spartan. Microsoft said Monday that Project Spartan--which has yet to have a consumer name--will replace Internet Explorer in Windows 10....

 
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Tripwire: Belden Buy Bolstered Bookings

Monday, March 16, 2015

Portland-based cybersecurity software developer Tripwire says that its acquisition by Belden has helped bolster its business momentum....

 
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ESI Chops 45 Employees, Shuts Massachusetts Plant

Monday, March 16, 2015

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries said Monday that it has cut 45 employees, and closed an assembly plant and development center in Chelmsford, Massachusetts....

 
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Kymeta, Airbus Link On Antennas For Maritime Market

Monday, March 16, 2015

Seattle-based Kymeta, the developer of metamaterials-based satellite antenna technology, and Airbus Defence and Space, announced Monday that the two are in a partnership covering maritime satellite antennas to the market. Financial details of the partnership were not announced....

 
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Gates Foundation Invests $52M In Vaccine Developer CureVac

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made in investment in a German biopharmaceuticals company, as part of its efforts to support vaccine development, the foundation said this week....

 
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DocuSign Acquires Algorithmic Research

Friday, March 13, 2015

DocuSign, the developer of electronic signature software which has a substantial operation in Portland, said this week that it has acquired Algorithmic Research, Ltd. (ARX), a fewllow developer of electronic signature technology. Financial details of the buy were not announced....

 
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Amazon Buys 2lemetry

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com has acquired 2lemetry, a developer of cloud-based software for connecting legacy systems to the Internet-of-Things. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. 2lemetry was based in Denver, Colorado....

 
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cardiac Dimensions Ups Round To $43M For Medical Device Trials

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kirkland-based Cardiac Dimensions, which is developing a mitral repair device used for treating heart failure, said this morning that it has now raised $43M in its latest funding round. The total comes thanks to a $15.2M tranche of funding....

 
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Spaceflight Industries Gets $20M

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, the space startup which helps deliver small satellites into space, said today that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding....

 
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Smarsh Sets CFO

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Portland-based Smarsh, the provider of cloud-based archiving software for the enterprise market, said late Tuesday that it has named Allen Muhich as its new CFO. Muhich joins the company from Radisys, and also has served at Tripwire, Tektronix, Merix Corporation and Xerox....

 
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Expedia Invests $270M In Decolar.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bellevue-based Expedia and Latin American travel booking site Decolar.com said this morning that Expedia will invest $270M in a minority equity in investment in Decolar, and expand their partnership....

 
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Lighthouse eDiscovery Acquired By Spire Capital

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Seattle-based electronic discovery service provider Liighthouse eDiscovery has been acquired by Spire Capital, from the company's existing investor, Columbia Pacific Advisors. Financial terms of the deal, which was announced this morning by Columbia Pacific, were not disclosed....

 
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Starbucks To Expand Mobile Orders To Seattle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Starbucks said this morning that it is expanding its mobile ordering service, Mobile Order & Pay, to Seattle and the rest of the Pacific Northwest, staring next Tuesday. The service--which has been in beta in Portland since October--allows customers to place an order in advance, for quicker pickup....

 
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Planar Launches New Video Wall Products

Monday, March 9, 2015

Portland-based Planar Sytsems said today that it has launched a new set of products for the digital signage market,with a new line of LED video walls. The company said it is providing LED video walls for the indoor video wall market, which it says will be available in four resolutions....

 
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