Simply Measured captures last year's Startup of the Year Award.

Social media analytics startup Simply Measured raises $20M, wants to be Seattle’s next tech titan

Simply Measured is simply on fire. Less than a year after the company took home GeekWire’s 2013 Startup of the Year award, the Seattle-based social media analytics startup is announcing a $20 million Series C round led by Trinity Ventures. CEO and co-founder Adam Schoenfeld said that the fresh funds will help the company grow its… Read More


Let’s get ready to rumble: Join me this weekend for my first-ever hackathon adventure

I’m part nervous, a little excited and honestly, a bit scared. My first hackathon experience, which I’m going to document on GeekWire, commences Friday night. Two nights before Sunday’s Super Bowl, developers and designers will come together at the downtown HUB Seattle for a unique weekend-long, sports-themed hackathon called Sports HackDay. Hackers will compete for two main… Read More


Vantage looks to transform sports analytics for players, coaches and fans

Recording and studying statistics has always been a backbone of sports. Computers and technology, however, have revolutionized the way we can analyze exactly what’s happening on the field or court. Opinions on a player’s effectiveness and efficiency are subjective and up for debate. On the contrary, research-based objective numbers are impossible to argue with. Seattle-based… Read More


Appnique looks to help mobile developers stand out in a crowded sea of apps

There’s no shortage of mobile applications floating around, with Apple’s app store alone counting nearly 340,000 apps created just this year. So, what’s an app developer to do in order to get recognized? That’s a problem that a number of companies are looking to solve, including recent TechStars grad MobileDevHQ. But mobile veteran Jai Jaisimha thinks he… Read More


T-Mobile tech vet raises cash for new marketing analytics startup IDInteract

  Former T-Mobile USA Chief Information Architect Matthew Standish has raised $700,000 for a new analytics startup by the name of IDInteract. The Seattle company is developing technologies to aggregate and analyze big data sources — including social, mobile, and CRM systems — in order to help marketers better engage with customers. “To fully enable digital marketing we need… Read More

Stephen Purpura

Context Relevant inks deal to help Concur mine travel data, raises $1.5 million

Seattle startup Context Relevant today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Concur Technologies to bring its advanced data analytics offering to the maker of travel and entertainment expense management software. In addition, Context Relevant announced that it has raised an additional $1.5 million from Madrona Venture Group and angel investors. Total… Read More