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National security expert Richard Clarke to advise Seattle big data startup Context Relevant

Seattle big data startup Context Relevant has struck a partnership with Richard Clarke’s cybersecurity consulting firm Good Harbor Security Risk Management. As part of the deal, Clarke, the former counterterrorism chief in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, is joining the company’s advisory board. “Cybersecurity is both a national security and an economic challenge… Read More

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Hey, y’all: Meet the Seattle researcher responsible for the awesome U.S. dialect quiz

My family is spread out across the country — from Charlotte, North Carolina to Wooster, Ohio to Seattle, Washington. Three distinct geographic locations in which people use different vernacular to express themselves — everything from the strip of land between the sidewalk and the street (A tree lawn of course!) to the carbonated beverages we… Read More

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Meet the Seattle 10: These innovative startups are looking to change the world

Seattle is ripe with innovation. From aerospace to biotechnology to software to retail, startup companies in this moss-covered part of the globe are breaking traditional boundaries, creating groundbreaking ideas that truly could change how we see the world. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce the Seattle 10, presented in partnership with the Museum… Read More

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Data analytics startup Context Relevant scores $7M series A from Madrona, Bloomberg and others

Context Relevant has reeled in $7 million in fresh funding, money that the Seattle company will use for continued development of its advanced analytics software. Investors in the round include Madrona Venture Group, as well as new investors such as Bloomberg Beta and Paul Allen’s Vulcan. Seattle angel investor Geoff Entress also made a large… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Startup of the Year

We’re nearing the end of the voting for the GeekWire Awards, and today we’ve got a big category on hand: Startup of the Year. To qualify for Startup of the Year, companies had to be three years or younger, and on a fast-track to success. We’re expecting a tight competition in this field of contenders,… Read More

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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