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….


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

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…


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…


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…


Check the Health of Your Company Culture with TINYpulse

By | Dec 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Last February, burnt out and in desperate need of a break, David Niu quit his job and bought a one-way ticket to New Zealand for himself, his wife, and his 10-month-old daughter. Traveling across Asia and Australia as his daughter was learning to walk,…


The Hottest IT Trend Steps up to Bat with the FTC

By | Nov 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

With the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) having recently met to discuss the regulation on what has been popularized as “The Internet of Things,” new regulation may be on its way to better control the data that more and more of our everyday devices are generating….


Amazon Publishing Launches Jet City Comics Today, Brings in Top Authors

By | Jul 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hold on to your hats, comic book fans, because Amazon Publishing today announced a new imprint focused 100 percent on comic books and graphic novels: Jet City Comics. And they have partnered with some of the best sci-fi and fantasy authors out there, including George…


Planetary Resources Brings Space Exploration to the Public With the ARKYD Telescope

By | Jun 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Have you ever dreamt of exploring space on your own terms? There are countless nebulae, galaxies, and planets out there just waiting to be discovered; space is truly the final frontier. Planetary Resources, a startup asteroid mining company, took to Kickstarter to raise $1 million…