Concur invests in Visage to help companies manage mobile devices

Concur is continuing to place bets in startup companies. The latest deal comes today as the Bellevue maker of travel and entertainment expense management software announced a strategic investment in San Francisco-based Visage Mobile, a startup company that’s riding the BYOD (bring your own device) trend. “Our ongoing strategic partnership and new investment in Visage provide Concur customers… Read More

Mitchell Gold

Ex-Dendreon CEO starts healthcare investment fund Alpine BioVentures

Former Dendreon CEO Mitch Gold has partnered with biotechnology stock researcher David Miller to create a new Seattle-based investment firm called Alpine BioVentures. The fund, which was started earlier this year, plans to invest in both public and private companies which are developing “significant innovations in healthcare technology which meaningfully improve the lives of patients.”… Read More


Startup valuations rise even as VCs don’t get as many exits

Valuations at startup companies continue to increase, even though venture capitalists aren’t cashing out on deals as frequently as they’d like. According to a new report out this week from PitchBook, valuations in angel/seed, early stage and late stage all increased versus 2011 levels. Meanwhile, deal flow declined and the number of venture-backed companies completing IPOs… Read More


Northwest Energy Angels invest record $4.7 Million in 2012

Despite decreasing overall venture capital investments in cleantech worldwide, Northwest Energy Angels announced today that its members invested $4,696,500 in 15 clean technology companies in 2012— eight new and seven follow-on investments — marking the single biggest investment year since NWEA was founded back in 2006. That’s a big increase from the $1.3 million the group invested for all… Read More


T. Rowe Price invests $190 million in Facebook: More validation for Steve Ballmer’s early bet

Microsoft was criticized three years ago when it sunk $240 million into Facebook, valuing the upstart social networking company at a whopping $15 billion. But that bet may be one of Steve Ballmer’s smartest moves, especially after news leaked today that financial services giant T. Rowe Price had invested an additional $190 million into the… Read More