Seattle

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…

Funding

Seattle

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

B2B

Seattle

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,…

B2B

Seattle

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….

Business

Seattle

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…

Education

Seattle

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…

Ecommerce

Seattle

Long Live Bitcoin: CoinLab Surges Ahead While Suing Mt. Gox

By | May 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Peter Vessenes was building his first technology company at an age when most of us were trying to figure out how to talk to members of the opposite sex. At thirteen years old, his first venture was a success, and he moved on to…

Entrepreneur

Seattle

Startup Lessons from the Blackjack Table: Meet Card Counter Colin Jones

By | May 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The first time blackjack player Colin Jones went to Vegas, he lost a whopping $40,000 and still got kicked out of the Bellagio for card counting. But he would later win $50,000 in one sitting – a night when he felt he couldn’t lose….

Entrepreneur

Seattle

Code Fellows to Hold Ruby on Rails Bootcamp for Women Only

By | May 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

In early July, Seattle programming bootcamp Code Fellows will hold a Ruby on Rails session for women only. “We really want to highlight that only around 26 percent of software engineers in the US are women,” says managing director Will Little. “As much as…

Android

Seattle

Restaurant Websites Faster Than You Can Say Bon Appetit

By | Feb 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

4.5 out of 5 stars with 620 reviews? Great. Open until 11pm and takes reservations? Even better. When hunger strikes, finding restaurants closeby is usually done on the go, but navigating mobile websites can make you feel like Odysseus, being tossed back and forth…