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Seattle startup, Allumia, selected as top twenty growth stage company part of 2017 Bend Venture Conference

Credit: Cascade Business News Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Twenty companies to advance to the next round of the Growth Stage Competition for the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to be held Thursday, October 19- Friday, October 20. This group of companies is one step […]

Amplero Raises $17.5 Million in Series B Funding to Reinvent the Marketing Technology Landscape with AI at the Core

Credit: Amplero Blog Amplero, a recognized leader in core artificial intelligence marketing technology, today announced that it closed a $17.5 million Series B funding round co-led by Greycroft and Ignition Partners. Existing investors Wildcat Venture Partners, Seven Peaks Ventures, and Trilogy Equity Partners also participated in the round. Raising more than $25 million […]

Paul Allen’s AI unit doubles down on startup support

Credit: Seattle Times, Matt Day. In addition to $250,000 in seed funding for startups, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is offering office workspace at its Wallingford headquarters, and counsel from its experts in machine learning, computer vision and hardware engineering. The Allen Institute for AI’s Oren Etzioni, left, and […]

The future is serverless: IOpipe raises $2.5M from Madrona, NEA, and Underscore to build monitoring tools for serverless computing

Credit: Geekwire, Tom Krazit One common thread among emerging enterprise technologies is that early adopters can quickly find themselves flying blind, stuck with monitoring tools that weren’t built with that tech in mind. Serverless development looks like it might turn into one of those technologies, and Seattle’s IOpipe has raised $2.5 million […]

Port Townsend, WA startup helps neighbors buy, sell backyard produce

Credit: Seattle Times, Kara Carlson Produce from your backyard garden or fruit tree might be your neighbor’s next meal, or at least that’s the idea behind Port Townsend-based Vinder, which operates a website designed to let neighbors buy and sell backyard produce. http://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/port-townsend-startup-helps-neighbors-buy-sell-backyard-produce/

Workshop: Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems

Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems Learn about Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems – ecosystems we will cover include Eugene, Bend, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria and Anchorage. Topics include: • Startup and technology initiatives as economic development strategies. • Regional funding sources for startups raising capital. • Ecosystem resources including co-working spaces, incubators/accelerators and […]

Introducing the 2017 UW Jones + Foster Accelerator Cohort

Credit: UW, Charles Trillingham The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship accepted nine student-created teams into the 2017 cohort of the Jones + Foster Accelerator (J+FA). These new entrepreneurs will work under the mentorship of top Seattle entrepreneurs and investors for the next six months to become early-stage startups. Those who meet […]

Seattle based Element Data Closes $3.5M Series Seed Plus Round

Credit: PRNewswire Element Data, Inc., a decision support software platform that harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning to power decisions worldwide, closed a $3.5M series seed plus round on July 14, 2017. Including the initial round, total funds raised to date are $5.2M. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/element-data-closes-35m-series-seed-plus-round-300489306.html

Tacoma doesn’t need PhDs to see a Tech Boom.

If you’re follow the ‘Cascadia’ discussion, you certainly know that Tacoma is being left out: https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2016/09/20/idea-whose-time-come-new-cascadia-innovation-corridor-connecting-vancouver-seattle/ What stands out to me if that Tacoma is just a 30 minute drive from Seattle, give or take traffic conditions.  The city is wedged between two, rather strong startup and tech ecosystems, in Portland […]

Seattle startup, Matcherino, secures additional funding.

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper The burgeoning eSports industry is spawning new startups like Matcherino that help support a growing ecosystem, and investors are taking notice. Seattle-based Matcherino raised another $1.5 million this week from previous backers Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital, along with other angel investors. Bend, Ore.-based Seven Peaks Ventures […]