The Bizible team is jumping for joy after raising $8 million.

In effort to bridge divide between sales and marketing departments, Bizible raises $8 million

Seattle marketing analytics startup Bizible — a 2012 TechStars Seattle grad led by former Microsoft program manager Aaron Bird — has reeled in $8 million in fresh funding that it will use to ramp up sales and marketing efforts and support a new product release. Scale Venture Partners led the deal, with the firm’s Stacey Bishop joining… Read More

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Silicon Valley VC view: 5 reasons why Seattle will become a hub of business cloud services

I’ve recently read several articles about the difficulties that Seattle entrepreneurs face when building business-to-business companies.  While some might find this discouraging, I actually see this as a great opportunity. From my perspective in Silicon Valley, the Seattle region is right on the cusp of developing its own enterprise start-up ecosystem, particularly focused on business… Read More

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B2B startup accelerator 9Mile Labs taps Microsoft VP, veteran VC to lead the charge

Sanjay Puri thinks more needs to be done to help entrepreneurs in the Seattle region — one of the reasons why he recently formed the startup accelerator 9Mile Labs. He calls the early-stage funding environment in Seattle at the moment “inadequate” — something I’ve also discussed in recent columns and remarks. Well, now the former marketing… Read More