Venture Capital

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Portland logistics startup lands $10M

Credit: Malia Spencer, Puget Sound Business Journal Online international logistics marketplace Fleet Logistics Inc. is the latest Portland-area company to announce a sizable investment round this year. The downtown Portland-based startup secured $10 million from investors led by Frankfurt, Germany,-based airline Lufthansa Cargo. As part of the deal, Lufthansa Cargo Chief Commercial […]

Eugene tech firm SheerID raises $18 million from investors to fuel growth

Credit: Sherri Buri McDonald, The Register Guard   Eugene-based tech firm SheerID recently raised $18 million from investors, the firm announced Tuesday. SheerID plans to nearly double its 58-person workforce by the end of the year and to expand its offices in Eugene and Portland, co-founder and chief executive Jake […]

Pioneer Square Labs raises new fund to bankroll more companies

Credit: Taylor Soper, Geekwire Pioneer Square Labs has raised a new investment fund, money that will add a much-needed injection of fresh capital into the Seattle startup ecosystem. A SEC filing from Friday reveals a $40.8 million fund for PSL, a Seattle-based “startup studio” that launched two years ago. GeekWire first started hearing […]

First angel investor group dedicated to sports product startups gets off the ground in Portland, Oregon

Credit: Portland Business Journal Kate Delhagen helms the Oregon Sports Angel funding group that launched in October, and has already held its first pitch meeting.  Delhagen calls herself a “startup person” – she moved to Oregon to help found sportswear brand Lucy and has been working on the advisory board […]

Amazon Alexa Fund backs Vancouver, BC connected car startup Mojio, as part of $23M funding round

Credit: Nat Levy, Geekwire Mojio, a Vancouver, B.C. startup that aims to connect cars to the internet, has raised a $23 million funding round, with participation from Amazon’s Alexa fund. Mojio provides a cloud-based platform and teams up with network operators that make hardware that can plug into a car’s diagnostic […]

Seattle startup Pixvana uses virtual reality to make pitch to investors — and pulls in $14M

Credit: Rachel Lerman, Seattle Times Virtual-reality software developer raises money from some high-profile investors, including Vulcan Capital and Microsoft Ventures. Virtual-reality headsets aren’t yet in every home, but Seattle startup Pixvana plans to be ready to stream all types of 360-degree videos by the time they are. Pixvana said Monday […]

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 […]

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 […]