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Real Estate

Porch Brings on New CFO to Continue Explosive Growth

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The last we heard of the Seattle-based Porch they were rolling out the red carpet for 10 new real estate partners. It’s helped them extend the reach of their data-driven home services network for both homeowners and home improvement professionals. It’s only been about…

Real Estate

Porch Partners With 10 Leading Real Estate Companies

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Over the past few months the Seattle based Porch, a data driven home services network, has raised a sizeable amount of funding and rolled out some innovations to their platform. They today announced that they’ve successfully partnered with ten industry leading real estate companies…


Porch is Taking the Personal Review to New Depths

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It’s only been a few weeks since Porch announced the close of their $65 million Series B funding round, but they’ve found their way back into the news regardless. Porch recently partnered with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to announce that homeowners can now…


Cheezburger is Starting a Weed Web Show

By | Feb 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Ben Huh announced today that his company Cheezburger has raised $2.74 million in venture funding, bringing their collective funding to just under $40 million. The team will be hard at working rolling out major updates for the iOS and Android apps this week as…

Spreesy Turns Any Instagram Account Into a Business

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Spencer Costanzo and Braydon Batungbacal might be two young college dropouts, but they’re two young college dropouts with a plan. Specifically, their plan is to make Instagram shopper-friendly via their platform, Spreesy. You see, there are quite literally tens of thousands of people selling products on…


Porch Raises $65M, Brings Total Funding to $100M

By | Jan 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

Designed as a home network for homeowners and home professionals, Porch recently announced that they have successfully raised a Series B funding round totaling $65 million. The main investments were from Valor Equity Partners, Lowe’s Companies, Founders Fund, Battery Ventures, Panorama Point Partners, Capricorn…


Machine-Learning Startup GraphLab Raises $18.5M Series B, Rebrands as Dato

By | Jan 8, 2015 at 12:36 pm

This morning, the Seattle, WA-based machine-learning startup GraphLab announced that it has closed $18.5 million in Series B funding in a round led by Vulcan Capital. Along with this additional financing, the company has announced a rebrand, formally changing its name to “Dato“. Other…


This Machine Turns Poop Into Drinking Water and Passes Bill Gates’ Taste Test [Video]

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

If you’re someone who needs to see to believe, then this video is for you. Bill Gates recently visited a project funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation called the Omniprocessor, where they take waste and turn it into drinking water and electricity. Waste contaminates…


TINYpulse announces $3.5M Series A Funding

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

TINYpulse, a Seattle-based provider of employee engagement software, announced that it has closed $3.5 million in Series A funding to accelerate the company’s growth and customer momentum. The funding round was lead by Baseline Ventures led the investment, Harrison Metal and other undisclosed strategic…


How Cheezburger Almost Wasted All Their Funding

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Instead of issuing some fluffy press release about how wonderful the new Cheezburger app is, CEO Ben Huh got personal about his journey in a Medium post called “Rewriting Cheezburger Saved My Life” – including guilt over an employee’s death, self-doubts, and almost quitting….


Greenvelope: Handle Your Events With Some Social Good

By | Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Founded in the dorm room of Sam Franklin, Greenvelope was introduced to the world as a clean, focused, and streamlined solution for businesses and nonprofits to connect with their supporters, donors, and customers. Their suite offers tools to help maximize patronage, event attendance, and…

Startups & Apps

Crowsnest Joins Techstars Seattle Class of 2014

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Crowsnest recently moved from Syracuse, New York, to Seattle as one of the ten teams to join the Techstars Seattle class of 2014. According to a press release, more than 600 teams applied for the program, and 31% of the applications came from outside the…


Fired from His Startup, Marc Barros Turned to Blogging

By | Jul 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Hunter Walk’s blog, reposted with permission.  I first “met” entrepreneur Marc Barros via his blog One Entrepreneur’s Perspective, which contained a solid string of posts analyzing why GoPro succeeded while his action camera startup Contour struggled. As we got to…


The People and Passion Are What Make UP Global’s Startup Weekend Great

By | Jul 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm

UP Global’s Startup Weekend thrives on one thing: passion for entrepreneurship. And over the course of the last decade, there has been a dedicated team pushing it to scale and reach as many cities as possible to inspire as much entrepreneurial passion as possible….