Business

Seattle

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…

Business

Seattle

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…

Accounting

Seattle

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…

Business

DC

TransitScreen Looks to Keep Up With Fast-Changing Transportation Landscape

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

  The Washington D.C. area has a deceptively large number of transportation options. Metro, bikeshare, and city buses, of course, but what about the D.C. Circulator busline or the Fairfax Connector buses? Is Car2Go actually the best way to get downtown in a hurry?…

Entrepreneur

Seattle

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….

Business

Seattle

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…

Business

Chicago

Blaze’s LaserLight: Slick Device That Warns Drivers of Urban Cyclists On the Road

By | Aug 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

If you’re a cyclist, either for your daily commute or weekend rides, you know the dangers you face when sharing the road with drivers. According to the statistics, in 2012, 726 cyclist lost their lives in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes in the United States. In that…

Startups & Apps

Seattle

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…

Entrepreneur

Seattle

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…

Business

Seattle

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….

.CO

Seattle

Win a Mentor Lunch with Steve Case of AOL and Revolution

By | May 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

What would you do to score a mentor lunch with a hugely successful entrepreneur? Steve Case, co-founder and former CEO of AOL, is offering one lucky entrepreneurial hopeful just that. These days, Case is heading up Revolution, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing…

Location Based Services

Seattle

A Story of E-Cig Vaping: From Nothing to ZampleBox in Two Months

By | Apr 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

We’ve all seen them around town. You’ll be in a movie theater, an airport, or a maternity ward and then you see a cloud of smoke rising and you think to yourself, “You can’t smoke in here!” But when you walk over to say…

Business

Seattle

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics TV Schedule, BuddyTV Style

By | Feb 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be airing on TVs across the world until February 23, and BuddyTV is providing its users with a customized, efficient way to find and watch the different athletic events. And on February 6, BuddyTV officially launched their newest…

Business

Seattle

Mobilligy Exits Beta, Launches Mobile Bill Pay App in Full

By | Feb 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Today Mobilligy announced the formal exit of their beta testing phase with the full release of their bill-pay app for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. Mobilligy is an official Microsoft BizSpark Plus member, a participant in the 2012 Azure Accelerator, and they…