Volatility in VC land: Funding tumbles 14 percent in Q2

Venture Capital funding took a turn for the worse during the second quarter as deals and dollars slipped on a national basis, even as the IPO market picked up a bit of steam thanks in part to the strong debut of Seattle-based Tableau Software. According to the CB Insights quarterly report, venture capital investing dropped… Read More

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Blaze Bioscience raises $8.5M to help surgeons pinpoint cancer cells with ‘tumor paint’

Seattle biotechnology startup Blaze Bioscience has raised $8.5 million to continue developing technologies that  are designed to help surgeons more easily identify cancer cells in the body. Total funding in the company, with operations in the South Lake Union area of Seattle, now stands at $9.8 million. Blaze said that the money came from individual… Read More


Seattle cloud startup Scope 5 raises $500,000 to track sustainability data

Seattle startup Scope 5 has scooped up $500,000 in angel financing, money that it will use to build out its cloud-based service for tracking sustainability data. Funding was provided in part by the Northwest Energy Angels. “Increasingly companies are connecting the social value of emissions reductions with the business value of reduced costs,” said Scope… Read More


Gas Powered Games cancels Kickstarter for ‘Wildman’

Gas Powered Games unplugged its Kickstarter campaign for ‘WIldman‘ this afternoon with four days left and more than $500,000 to raise. We’ve been reporting for the past month about how CEO Chris Taylor had to let go of nearly his entire staff in January due to poor funding on Kickstarter. But then a week later, Taylor told us that he… Read More