Startups – GeekWire

Startups – GeekWire

February 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Seattle indie game developer tinyBuild raises $15M, plans to grow using ‘dynamic structure’ strategyFuture unicorns: Algorithm predicts the next $1B companies, including one Seattle startupThis DNA-driven dating startup says love is in the air — and they’ll help you sniff it outSilicon Valley investment firm Alpine SG acquires 6 startups, forms new Seattle-area marketing companyWith latest…

Early Pinterest exec Cat Lee joins Maveron as partner, will focus on backing women-led startups – GeekWire

Early Pinterest exec Cat Lee joins Maveron as partner, will focus on backing women-led startups – GeekWire

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

The Maveron team. (Maveron Photo/Michael Clemens)Cat Lee, a Silicon Valley veteran who was most recently head of culture at Pinterest, has joined Seattle-based consumer-focused venture capital firm Maveron as partner. Cat Lee. (LinkedIn Photo)Lee was an early employee at Pinterest, joining the social media giant in 2012 and rising up the ranks in various leadership…

Former startup pals reunite as Pollen Systems taps Phil Van Etten to lead vineyard monitoring company – GeekWire

Former startup pals reunite as Pollen Systems taps Phil Van Etten to lead vineyard monitoring company – GeekWire

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Phil Van Etten. (Pollen Systems Photo)Keith McCall and Phil Van Etten are teaming up again in a familiar way. McCall, founder of Seattle-area startup Pollen Systems, is bringing on Van Etten to be CEO of his early-stage vineyard monitoring company. This is familiar territory for the long-time business pals. McCall previously founded Azaleos, a Seattle…

Remitly expands coverage for mobile remittance program to 40 countries, nears 1K employee mark – GeekWire

Remitly expands coverage for mobile remittance program to 40 countries, nears 1K employee mark – GeekWire

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

Remitly today announced a major expansion, expanding its mobile remittance service to 40 countries across the world. Remitly CEO Matt Oppenheimer. (Remitly Photo)That’s up from 13 countries previously and is a sign of Remitly’s continued growth, most recently fueled by a giant $115 million investment round last year, one of the largest for any Seattle…

Microsoft’s investment arm M12 announces winners of $4M Female Founders Competition – GeekWire

Microsoft’s investment arm M12 announces winners of $4M Female Founders Competition – GeekWire

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

Acerta co-founder Greta Cutulenco (left) and Mental Canvas founder Julie Dorsey won the first Female Founders Competition. (Microsoft Photos)Microsoft’s investment arm M12 on Tuesday announced the winners of its inaugural Female Founders Competition that awarded $4 million to two women-led startups. Acerta, an AI startup based in Waterloo, Ontario, and Mental Canvas, a digital drawing…

5 startup tips from this Ironman CEO and venture capitalist – GeekWire

5 startup tips from this Ironman CEO and venture capitalist – GeekWire

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

Arivale CEO Clayton Lewis. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)Clayton Lewis knows what it takes to win — both on the race course, and in the boardroom. Lewis, the longtime Seattle-area tech executive who is now CEO of scientific wellness startup Arivale, shared several entrepreneurial lessons from both his experience as an Ironman athlete and as…