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Portland smart home startup lands Intel Capital backing

Credit: Malia Spencer, Portland Business Journal Intel Capital has invested more than $1 million in Portland smart home technology maker Iotas. The money will allow the company to continue to expand its engineering team. Iotas offers smart home technology for the rental market. Its hardware and software allows renters to create profiles […]

Jeff Bezos-backed indoor farming startup Plenty opens 100K square-foot facility in Seattle region

Credit: Taylor Soper, Geekwire An indoor farming startup backed by some of the biggest names in tech has arrived in Seattle, expanding its effort to change how people eat fruits and vegetables. Plenty grows its plants in 20-foot tall towers inside a climate-controlled facility with LED lights. Plenty today announced that […]

Mozilla Announces $83,000 in Grants for Creative Gigabit Projects in Eugene, Oregon

Credit: Mozilla, Medium Today, the nonprofit Mozilla is announcing $83,000 to support five creative, educational technology projects in the city of Eugene. Mozilla is partnering with local nonprofits, schools, and companies, furnishing grants between $12,000 and $28,000. “We’re focusing on projects that leverage gigabit internet speeds — up to 250x average speeds — to make a […]

Alaska partners with OTIS, launches blue economy challenge, demo night

Credit: Alaska Journal of Commerce The Ocean Technology Innovation Sprint, or OTIS, is just one of the innovative strategies to help advance Alaska’s blue economy being led by AOCI and the University of Alaska Anchorage Global Entrepreneur in Residence. This involves a five-day “sprint” process that engages designers, developers, engineers, […]

Bend, Oregon startup, KrowdFit, raises $3.8M

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper KrowdFit is raising more cash for its wellness rewards platform that offers people money in exchange for practicing healthy habits. The Bend, Ore. startup just reeled in an additional $3.8 million from existing investors, KrowdFit CEO Jim Miller told GeekWire. The money will be used to grow its product development […]

Hiya raises $18M to build business search and spam blocking into native smartphone dialer app

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper Nearly every major smartphone app built over the last several years has gone through countless improvements and iterations. But the native phone dialer is an exception — and now a Seattle startup is looking to change that. Hiya today announced its first outside investment with an $18 […]

Microsoft Ventures launches global AI startup competition with top VC firms

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper In the latest sign of Microsoft’s continued investment in artificial intelligence, Microsoft Ventures announced today that it is teaming up with three venture capital firms from Seattle, London, and Israel to host a global competition for startups building AI-related technology. Called Innovate.AI, the new competition invites companies to […]