Tech Moves: vet takes helm at Allrecipes; Cascadia hires investment banking vet; etc.

Former vice president of e-commerce Stan Pavlovsky has been named president of, an appointment that comes after longtime exec Lisa Sharples announced that she’d be leaving the company next month. Founded in 1997, Allrecipes was acquired a year ago by magazine publisher Meredith for $175 million. “Stan has the ultimate combination of marketing… Read More


Lighter Capital ignites with three new investments

Seattle’s Lighter Capital, which offers an alternative to venture capital and traditional bank loans, today announced three new investments in startups based in Dallas, Minneapolis and the Seattle area. It is backing Dallas’ BinaryWave, developing products and services for the support of Microsoft SharePoint; Bellevue’s HarborCloud, creating virtual desktops for QuickBooks, PeachTree and other services;… Read More


Lighter Capital finds its flame, awards cash to HireAHelper

Back in August, we told you about an unusual investment competition created by Andy Sack and the crew at Lighter Capital. In essence, the Seattle firm promised to bankroll one company with a loan of up to $500,000. Well, after more than 100 submissions, Lighter Capital has found the winner of its so-called “Capital Countdown”… Read More