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From Silicon Valley to Vancouver, WA; AR Startup RealWear Raises $17 Million

Credit: Dave Aubrey, VRFocus Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) startups are getting more support than ever before from financiers and investors, and the industry’s worth just keeps getting bigger. In 2017 we saw investments in VR and AR technologies break records, and with several investments in companies already this year, […]

It’s a Good Call; Audian’s business strategy is as refreshingly simple as it is innovative.

Credit: Todd Matthews, 425 Business Magazine Imagine you are an entrepreneur looking to start a new company in the telecommunications industry — a marketplace crowded by deep-pocketed and well-known companies: AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, Sprint, Verizon, and Wave. Even smaller players, such as Vonage, RingCentral, XO Communications, and 8×8, are formidable. […]

Joylux raising $5M as it prepares to launch its ‘intimate wellness’ device in the U.S.

Credit: Clare McGrane, Geekwire Sexual health, and particularly women’s sexual health, can often be overlooked by the medical industry. Seattle-based startup Joylux is hoping to change that with its “intimate wellness” device that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor muscle, combating health problems that come from pregnancy and aging. Joylux is launching […]

Seattle startup, Arzeda, raises another $3.2M for synthetic biology that uses fermentation to build new materials

Credit: Clare McGrane, Geekwire Arzeda does work that sounds out of this world — or maybe straight out of science fiction. The company uses fermentation, the same process that gives us beer, to invent completely new proteins and materials, and it just raised another $3.2 million to support that work. The […]

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 […]

Spokane, WA startup backed by ex-NBA players raises cash for real-time high school sports scoring app

Credit: Taylor Soper, Geekwire Real-time scoring is commonplace in pro and college sports. But many high school teams across the U.S. still rely on pen and paper to record game results and other statistics. Scorebook Live is looking to modernize this process with technology. The startup, originally founded in San Diego […]

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 […]

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 […]

What would it take for Tacoma to become a hub for high-paying tech jobs?

Credit: Tacoma News Tribune, Kate Martin Amazon has raised the hopes of just about every city in the country, including Tacoma, when it said it’s looking for a suitable site for a second headquarters. Don’t break out the champagne and balloons, Tacoma. Tacoma likely won’t land the $5 billion building, and […]

Arm accelerates investments in AI, IoT and Cloud with new Seattle office

Credit: ARM Community Blog Driven by 17+ billion Arm-based processors sold last year and an updated brand, Arm sees Seattle region as key to future of AI. Arm is pleased to announce the opening of our Seattle office. Recently, we celebrated the one-year mark since Arm officially became part of […]