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PetHub raises fresh cash, buys PetQRtag.com to help return more lost pets to owners

Seattle startup PetHub is gobbling up Atlanta-based PetQRTag.com, an acquisition that will push the combined company’s user base over 100,000. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and as part of the deal PetQRTag’s customers must shift to a new pet ID tag from PetHub. In March, PetHub acquired GetPetsHome — including its domain name and… Read More

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Sonivate raising $1.6M for ultrasound probe that doctors wear on their finger

Doctors using an ultrasound machine typically have one hand on the probe. Sonivate Medical thinks it’s come up with something much better. The Beaverton, Ore.-based startup has developed an FDA-approved ultrasound probe that doctors can wear on their finger. The company has raised $560,000 of a $1.6 million round from angels that will close within two months and push total… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: Proto-pasta supplies the ‘ink’ for lower-grade 3D printers

While 3D printing continues to make headlines and revolutionize production, options for individual consumers have been limited. Although personal 3D printers are becoming more accessible, the high-quality exotic materials necessary for many prints are generally only produced for commercial printers. That’s where Proto-pasta comes in. After raising more than $36,000 in a successful Kickstarter campaign this past November, the Vancouver,… Read More

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Tune takes first steps onto European mainland with new Berlin office

Tune, the mobile marketing startup formerly known as HasOffers, announced today that the company is expanding the reach of its offices to continental Europe by opening a new branch in Berlin. The office, which will primarily be focused on business development and account management, is being led by former Myspace and Muzu.tv executive Julian Schroll…. Read More

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Algorithmia raises $2.4M from Madrona and others to create marketplace for algorithms

Algorithmia, a Seattle-based startup that wants to build a marketplace for algorithms, has raised $2.4 million in a round of seed funding led by Madrona Venture Group. Others participating include Rakuten Ventures, Deep Fork Capital and a group of angel investors including former University of Washington computer science professor and Farecast founder Oren Etzioni and… Read More

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Appuri raises $261K to help predict customer behavior

Appuri, a Redmond-based big data startup, has raised $261,000 from a group of Seattle and Bay Area angel investors to continue propelling its business forward. The company graduated from 9Mile Labs last fall, and is working to scale up its business and get more customers signed up on its Data Platform. Appuri provides companies with… Read More

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Rover bites back after DogVacay claims to be top dog among pooch-boarding startups

Who is the top dog in canine boarding? That question is a contentious one among two pet-sitting startups. DogVacay CEO Aaron Hirschhorn told PandoDaily earlier this week that his company’s business is an order of magnitude larger than Seattle-based Rover.com, a statement that came as the company expanded its services and updated its mobile app. But Rover… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: PayRange announces $2.7M round from PayPal co-founder, ex-Google Payments boss

PayRange, a startup that allows vending machines to receive smartphone payments, today confirmed a $2.75 million round and announced notable investors like former Google Payments head Osama Bedier and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. We noted the fresh funding last month, but now the Portland-based company has revealed its investors, which include people like Bedier, Levchin, former Visa… Read More

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PerfectMatch.com vets launch Agrilicious, a local food hub that mimics AngiesList and Etsy

Duane Dahl and Cindy Henry spent 11 years together building innovative platforms that matched singles with one another. Now, the couple has created a new matchmaking platform, albeit in a completely different arena. Dahl and Henry are the co-founders of Agrilicious, a unique new Seattle-based website that is a hub for local food. Its mission is to connect… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: Keebitz uses incentives to accelerate the referral process for dentists

Earlier this week, Keebitz, a service that helps dentists manage their referrals, celebrated its first birthday — and $4 million generated for its customers. Keebitz, which participated in the Microsoft Azure Accelerator powered by Techstars last year, has built a simple system that rewards patients with electronic gift cards when they refer their dentist. While the company hasn’t exactly reinvented… Read More

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The top 10 biggest financing deals in the Pacific NW

Juno Therapeutics stunned the startup community earlier this week when it announced $134 million in venture funding, bringing total financing in the Seattle cancer research startup to $310 million. Amazingly, it raised all of that cash in less than 10 months. That got us wondering if Juno is the most heavily-funded startup in the Pacific… Read More

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Tune, formerly HasOffers, buys MobileDevHQ to help clients boost app downloads

Seattle startup MobileDevHQ has been acquired by Tune, the Seattle company formerly known as HasOffers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. MobileDevHQ’s tools help mobile marketers track keywords and competitors, helping to boost app downloads in the process. The company offers a free “professional” product, which allows users to track up to three apps… Read More

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Jintronix raises more cash from Madrona to help patients rehab with Microsoft’s Kinect

Microsoft’s Kinect sensor isn’t just for playing games — it’s also being used to help physical therapy patients recover from injuries in more efficient ways than ever. One company making this possible is Jintronix, a Seattle-based startup that is set to raise a $1.2 million round led by Madrona Venture Group. The company, which moved its… Read More

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Kyle Kesterson relocating to Vegas after raising $350K for Freak’n Genius from Tony Hsieh’s VC fund

Freak’n Genius is moving south. The Seattle animation startup is re-locating to Las Vegas after receiving $350,000 in funding from the VegasTechFund, a seed stage investment group that includes partners like Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. Freak’n Genius founder and CEO Kyle Kesterson will be packing up and moving his company to Sin City, where he’ll… Read More

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Office 365 migration service SkyKick raises $3 million

SkyKick, a Seattle-based startup that helps IT partners move businesses to Office 365, has raised an additional $3 million in capital to help fuel growth abroad. The 40-person company raised the fresh cash from a group of private equity investors, including Tim Ferriss and Navin Thukkaram. SkyKick is formerly known as CloudVisors, which launched in April 2011. It charges… Read More

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Portland’s Househappy raises more cash for real estate listings portal

Portland-based real estate listings startup Househappy has raised $2 million of a $2.75 million round, according to a regulatory filing. The company, which launched last year and previously reeled in $1.5 million this past November, offers a simple photo-driven website that lists more than 2 million properties for sale. Real estate agents can post their listings on Househappy for free, while buyers… Read More