Paul Allen-backed news aggregator Evri calls it quits

Evri has met the end of the road. The Seattle startup, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has decided to wind down its commercial offerings, focusing now on R&D efforts, GeekWire has learned. “Evri has made the decision to change course and look for other applications of its patented semantic technologies,” said former CEO Will… Read More


Evri spins out SportStream with $3.5M from Paul Allen

Seattle startup Evri was founded in 2007, designed to help people make better sense of news and information. A lot has changed since then, especially given the rise of tablets and mobile computers. Now, the company is evolving, announcing today that it has spun off a new social sports startup called SportStream with $3.5 million from… Read More

Deep Dhillon

Evri CTO Deep Dhillon jumps to Alliance Health Networks

Alliance Health Networks isn’t wasting anytime bolstering its Pacific Northwest operations following the purchase Medify, a Seattle upstart that it gobbled up two weeks ago. The Salt Lake City company, which operates niche-oriented social networks for more than three dozen diseases, plans to announce the hiring of Deep Dhillon as chief data scientist. Dhillon most recently… Read More


Evri apologizes after iPad app crashes for first-time users

There’s certainly no shortage of competition when it comes to creating news reader applications for the iPad, from Flipboard to Pulse to Zite. That’s why execution for any would-be entrants needs to be near flawless. But Seattle startup Evri, which released a new version of its news reader app earlier this month for the iPad, hit… Read More


Meet Wavii: The world’s longest-running stealth startup?

Over the course of the past few weeks, a couple people in the Seattle startup community have independently asked me the same question: Whatever happened to Wavii? I first discovered the Adrian Aoun-led company back in July of 2010 — writing at the time that stealthy startup was working on new natural language technologies to… Read More


Evri’s new iPad app looks to reinvent the news experience

Applications like Flipboard and Pulse look to transform the way people consume news and information on the iPad. Now, Seattle startup Evri is jumping into the mix with a new iPad app that creates an automated news feed around more than 2.5 million topic areas. For example, say you like the Seattle Seahawks. Evri can… Read More