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Appature parent IMS Health files for $100 million IPO

IMS Health, the healthcare data company which last year acquired Seattle-based Appature, has filed to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. Danbury, Connecticut-based IMS Health employs 9,300 people, including a growing presence in Seattle, and posted revenue of $2.44 billion in 2012. It has more than 5,000 clients in 100 countries,… Read More


Geekiest Office Space? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

Here’s a fun new category in this year’s GeekWire Awards: Geekiest Office Space, where geeky = cool. Cryptograms on the walls, swanky furniture in the lobby, or a hidden room behind the bookshelf? That’s the type of stuff we’re looking for here. This category is presented by Knoll, which is not only serving as a… Read More


GeekWire Awards: Vote for Startup Deal of the Year

OK, geek fans, we’re back for another round of voting in the GeekWire Awards. And today’s category promises to be a fun and competitive one: Startup Deal of the Year, presented by UK Trade & Investment. We’ve got some top-notch companies and firms in the running this year, and we’re curious to see how this one… Read More


GeekWire Awards: Vote for Startup CEO of the Year

We’re back for another round of voting in the GeekWire Awards, and today’s category is a big one: Startup CEO of the Year, presented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. We kicked off voting for the GeekWire Awards last week, and we’ll continue tabulating the votes in each of the 14 categories in the coming days…. Read More

Appature HQ

Appature expands with new offices in Seattle

Fast-growing Appature, the six-year-old Seattle startup led by Kabir Shahani, has moved to more spacious offices in Seattle. The new offices, located at 1633 Westlake Avenue North, overlook Lake Union. (Correction: I’ve corrected the description of the neighborhood where Appature is now located). The company had previously been located in downtown Seattle in 15,000 square feet… Read More

Stephen Meyles,

Geek of the Week: Stephen Meyles, Appature Inc.

Our latest Geek of the Week, Stephen Meyles, spent a good chunk of his career as an educator at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, before finding a new home and career at Seattle-based Appature Inc. That experience gives him a unique perspective and an appreciation for the fast-paced technology industry. Not to mention a deep devotion… Read More