Friday, August 28, 2015

Moz Acquires SERPScape

Friday, August 28, 2015

Seattle-based search engine optimization software and services provider Moz said Thursday that it has acquired SERPScape, the developer of tools used by search engine optimization (SEO) professionals to analyze their search efforts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....

 
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Robot Research Firm, Sarcos, Unveils Robotic Snake

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sarcos, a developer of robots which has offices in Bellevue, said this week that it has launched what it says is the first, commercially available robotic snake....

 
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Redfin Expands In North Carolina

Friday, August 28, 2015

Seattle-based online real-estate brokerage Redfin announced Friday morning that it has expanded its services in North Carolina, into that state's Piedmont Triad Region, as part of its latest expansion....

 
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ossia Names Commercialization Head

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bellevue-based remote wireless charging developer Ossia said today that it has named Abid Hussain as its Chief Commercialization Officer....

 
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Dreambox Learning Raises $10M In Series B

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bellevue-based DreamBox Learning, the developer of adaptive learning software for the K-8 market, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Owl Ventures, and also included Tao Capital Partners....

 
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Amazon Invests In Musaic, Rachio

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com says it has made two new investments today out of its Alexa Fund, its $100M fund for human voice startups....

 
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HelloTech, Founded By Former RealNetworks Exec, Gets Funding From Madrona

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HelloTech, a new startup founded by former RealNetworks Chief Strategy Officer Richard Wolpert, has raised $10M in a Series A funding from Seattle investor Madrona, according to reports....

 
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Dexter + Chaney Sets New CFO

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Seattle-based Dexter + Chaney, the developer of construction management software, said Tuesday that it has named Brian Rice as its new CFO. Rice Replaces John Ulacia, who the company says is retiring after 20 years at the company....

 
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Modumetal Finds $33.5M In New Funding

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Seattle-based Modumetal, which is developing nanolaminated metals aimed at protecting metal parts against corrosion, said Tuesday that it has raised a round of financing. Size of the funding was not announced by Modumetal, however, the round was worth a total of $33.5M in equity and debt....

 
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Amazon Prime Now Hits Seattle

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Amazon.com said this morning that it has finally launched its Prime Now, one-hour delivery service in its hometown, letting users here order wine, ice cream, milk, and paper towels for delivery in one hour. According to Amazon, the service now covers Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland....

 
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Ignition Partners Backs BlueData In New Funding

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bellevue-based venture investor Ignition Partners is continuing its investments in enterprise software, as part of a new funding for Silicon Valley's BlueData....

 
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Spare5 Finds $10M For Crowdsourcing App

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Seattle-based Spare5, which develops and iPhone app to help businesses tap into a crowdsourced network of human beings to help with small, difficult to automate tasks, has raised $10M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group, and New Enterprise Associates....

 
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Monday, August 24, 2015

TiE Seattle Names New Chapter President

Monday, August 24, 2015

TiE Seattle, the nonprofit group which helps to encourage entrepreneurship in Seattle--said today that it has named Pradeep Rathinam as its new Chapter President. Rathinam is an executive at Harman, and also is an angel investor and mentor of startups, according to the group....

 
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TrueFacet Finds $2.7M From Maveron

Monday, August 24, 2015

Techstars Seattle grad TrueFacet, whicho perates an online luxury jewelry marketplace, disclosed Friday that it has raised $2.7M in a funding from Seattle investor Maveron. The funding also included Social Leverage and Founders' Co-op....

 
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iovation, Kaspersky Lab Team On Fraud Prevention

Monday, August 24, 2015

Portland-based iovation and security software vendor Kaspersky Lab announced this morning that the two are in a partnership, where they will work together to help stop fraud, particularly for financial services companies....

 
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Intel, Oregon Health & Science University Team On Cancer Research

Monday, August 24, 2015

Intel and Oregon Health & Science University have launched a new, cloud-computing effort aimed at helping with cancer research, the two said late k....

 
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Blue Origin Near Deal For Florida Site, Says Report

Friday, August 21, 2015

Blue Origin, the space rocket startup which is backed by Jeff Bezos, is nearing a deal to find a location in Florida to build its rockets, near Cape Canaveral....

 
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Intelius Gets Increase In Credit Facility

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Seattle-based Intelius has scored a line of credit, in order to help the company with its acquisition of Classmates, according to lender Monroe Capital LLC. Monroe Capital said it had increased its credit facility to Intelius in order to support the recent acquisition deal....

 
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Classmates Takes New Angle With Mobile Game

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Seattle-based Classmates, the online social networking service aimed at digging up old high school classmates, is taking a new angle on its businesses, with the launch of its first mobile game....

 
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Navigating Cancer Finds $10M

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Seattle-based Navigating Cancer, which develops web-based software power the patient portals of cancer programs, has raised $10M in a funding round. The funding was led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, along with ORIX Healthcare Capital and Rustic Canyon Partners....

 
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Microsoft Eyes Mesosphere, Claims Report

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A report says that Microsoft might be in talks to acquired cloud computing startup Mesophere. According to Forbes and others, the potential deal values Mesosphere at $1 billion....

 
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Kymeta Partners With Sharp In Antenna Manufacturing Deal

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Redmond-based satellite antenna developer Kymeta and SHARP Corporation said Tuesday that the two are in a manufacturing deal, where SHARP will use its liquid crystal display production technology to manufacture Kymeta's flat-panel satellite antennas. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed....

 
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Cray Wins $6M Contract With Denmark Weather Agency

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Seattle-based Cray said Tuesday that it has won a $6M contract in Denmark, with the Danish Meteorological Institute. Cray said that the institute is acquiring a Cray XC supercomputer and matching Cray Sonexion 2000 storage systems, to help with its weather forecasting efforts....

 
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Peach Gains $8M, Expands To Boston, DC

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Seattle-based lunch delivery service Peach said this morning that it has raised $8M more in funding, and is expanding its service to Boston and Washington, D.C. The funding was led by Madrona Venture Group, and also included Vulcan Capital....

 
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PDX Gets Major EV Charger Install

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Portland International Airport (PDX) now has the world's largest installation of commercial, electric vehicle chargers of any airport in the United States, according to the airport's installation vendor....

 
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Integra Buys opticAccess

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vancouver, Washington-based fiber networking provider Integra announced this morning that it is acquiring opticAccess, a provider of high capacity fiber for the enterprise, domestic, and international carrier market. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced....

 
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Monday, August 17, 2015

NYTimes: Amazon A Bruising Workplace

Monday, August 17, 2015

The New York Times published a scathing news article on Saturday, describing Seattle-based Amazon.com as a "bruising workplace", where workers are expected to answer emails after midnight; where staff are "culled annually"; and workers with personal crises are edged out of the company....

 
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Zulily Acquired By QVC For $2.4 Billion

Monday, August 17, 2015

Seattle-based Zulily and television shopping network QVC said this morning that QVC will pay approximately $2.4 billion to acquire Zulily. According to Liberty Interactive Corp., QVC's parent company, it will pay $18.75 per share for Zulily....

 
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Intellicheck Mobilisa Rolls Out New Law Enforcement Product

Monday, August 17, 2015

Port Townsend, Washington-based Intellicheck Mobilisa said last week that it has rolled out a new product, specifically aimed at the law enforcement market....

 
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Parallels Rolls Out Upgraded Remote Access App

Friday, August 14, 2015

Renton, Washington-based Parallels is making it easier for remote workers to access company or home office computers via their smartphone, with a newly upgraded remote access app....

 
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Avalara Shifting Headquarters To Seattle

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bainbridge Island, Washington-based sales tax software developer Avalara is shifting its headquarters to Seattle,
with plans to move sometime early in 2016, according to the Bainbridge Island Review....

 
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F5 Names New Worldwide Sales Head

Friday, August 14, 2015

Seattle-based F5 Networks said this week that it has named John DiLullo as Executive Vice President, heading up its global sales organization. DiLillo was previously head of Aruba Networks Worldwide Sales and Service Team, and also had served at Avaya Communications, Cisco Systems, and SonicWALL....

 
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Optimum Energy Finds $10M More

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Seattle-based Optimum Energy, the provider of energy optimization services, has raised another $10M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the company. The funding looks to be part of an ongoing, $20.28M fundraising effort by the company. No details have yet been announced by the company....

 
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Provata Health Finds $1.4M In STTR Funding

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Portland-based Provata Health, a developer of workplace wellness programs, said Wednesday that it has raised $1.4M in funding, via a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

 
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Planar Systems Acquired By Leyard Optoelectronic

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beaverton, Oregon-based PLanar Systems, which develops display and digital signage technology, said Wednesday afternoon that it has agreed to be acquired by Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.. Pllanar said that Leyard will pay $6.58 per share, or approximately $156.8M, for Planar....

 
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