Here are the top Pacific NW companies on Inc. 500 list: Level 11, HasOffers, Spoken, Puppet Labs and others

Just how important is the technology industry in the Pacific NW? Well, consider this: Of the 13 companies from Washington and Oregon in the Inc. 500 of the fastest growing privately-held companies, 11 have strong connections to the tech industry, from Spokane e-commerce powerhouse GreenCupboards/Etailz to Seattle mobile advertising upstart HasOffers to Portland’s fast-growing Puppet… Read More


Zulily, Redfin named to list of the 100 most valuable startups

Fast-growing Seattle startups Zulily and Redfin have been named to Alley Insider’s Digital 100 ranking of the most valuable startups in the world. Zulily debuted on the list at #28, with the daily deal site boasting an estimated value of $700 million. (GeekWire reported last month that Zulily’s latest $43 million financing round came with… Read More


The New Establishment: Bezos, Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga?

They come from the music, tech, media, finance and movie industries. They are Vanity Fair’s New Establishment, a list of 50 “buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneurs.” And who got the top billing among the motley crew? For the second year in a row, the honor fell to none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg… Read More


Laid off copywriter honored for travel blog The Everywhereist

Seattle’s Geraldine DeRuiter started the travel blog, The Everywhereist, after losing her job as a copywriter. Now, she says the layoff was one of the best things that’s ever happened to her. DeRuiter is getting some additional props today, with The Everywhereist being named by Time magazine as one of the “Best Blogs of 2011.” DeRuiter… Read More