Bootstrapping vacation rentals startup Dwellable raises $2M from Seattle angels

For years, Adam Doppelt refused to take venture capital financing, using a strict bootstrapping ethos to build companies such as restaurant locator Urbanspoon and tech talent identifier CubeDuel. “Just build little things, and then see what happens,” Doppelt told GeekWire in an interview nearly three years ago. Well, Doppelt’s latest “little” startup — the online… Read More

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Dwellable founder gets résumé from iPhone app developer who claims he created … Dwellable

Adam Doppelt is one of Seattle’s more accomplished entrepreneurs, having previously co-founded Urbanspoon before moving on to his latest startup, the online vacation rental service Dwellable. Doppelt has bootstrapped Dwellable with help from a small team, so you can imagine his surprise this week when a recruiter friend passed on a résumé from an individual who… Read More


GeekWire Awards: Vote here for App of the Year

It’s time to cast your vote in one of the most hotly contested categories of this year’s GeekWire Awards: App of the Year. Competing for your vote are a great mix of newly released apps along with established titles that made significant upgrades and additions over the past year. The finalists in this category — Glympse,… Read More

Brenda Spoonemore talks to the Startup Day audience about business development.

Brenda Spoonemore: ‘A biz dev playbook for startups’

Brenda Spoonemore is a serial entrepreneur, currently co-founder and CEO at vacation rentals and reviews startup Dwellable, but her experience includes a role as senior vice president of interactive services for the NBA, overseeing the league’s digital business, operations, licensing and strategy. In other words, she has been immersed in business development and partnerships on… Read More


Seattle apps land top spots in Google Play app market

The “Featured Apps” slots in the Google Play store are prime real estate for Android apps, and two Seattle companies are enjoying the extra visibility this week — a nice little coup for the region’s tech community. Both Current Caller ID and Dwellable are front and center under the “Staff Picks” section on the Google Play store… Read More


Dwellable arrives on Android, upgrades iOS app

Dwellable, the Seattle upstart led by Urbanspoon co-founder Adam Doppelt; former NBA digital executive Brenda Spoonemore and Snapvine co-founder Nathan Kriege, continues to carve new territory with its mobile applications for vacation rentals. Today, the company is announcing a new Android app, as well as upgrades to its iOS app. The Android version comes after many months… Read More


Dwellable adds vacation listings for Washington state

Well, if summer ever officially arrives around these parts, Dwellable’s new service might be a nice resource. The Seattle upstart, created last year by Urbanspoon co-founder Adam Doppelt, today is taking the wraps off vacation rental listings for its home state of Washington. That means you can now browse dozens of vacation rental properties from… Read More


Tech Moves: Opscode hires F5 vet; Dwellable taps Kriege; and more

Opscode, a cloud computing startup that specializes in infrastructure automation, continues to expand its fast-growing team. The Seattle company has named George Moberly, a former F5 Networks and Blade Logic product development executive, to the position of vice president of product management.  In a statement, Moberly said that Opscode is at the “center of a… Read More