Tech Moves: Amazon vet joins Relaborate; MG Siegler leaves CrunchFund; Jawfish; and more

Last week, we noted how difficult it is for startup companies to compete against and other tech giants in the region for software engineers. Well, here’s a counterexample. Relaborate, a new technology  startup, just tapped software developer Grant Gavares as chief technology officer. Gavares most recently spent three years at Apptio, and before that… Read More


Game of the Year? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

The Seattle region may be known for operating systems, airplanes and coffee, but video games play a huge role in the technology scene, and today we’re pleased to present a new GeekWire Awards category that recognizes this important field. Below you’ll find the five finalists for Game of the Year — the top video games… Read More

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Jawfish Games snags cash from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, opens new Seattle HQ

Jawfish Games has snapped up $2.6 million, money that the fast-growing 7-month-old company will use to continue developing its online gaming tournament platform. The Founders Fund, the venture capital firm led by former PayPal CEO Peter Thiel, participated in the round along with several undisclosed angel investors. The deal follows an $885,000 seed round that closed earlier… Read More