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

Jawfish CEO Phil Gordon.

GeekWire Radio: Poker legend Phil Gordon is back in the technology game

Phil Gordon is a familiar character in the world of professional poker — an accomplished tournament player, author and former commentator on Bravo’s popular “Celebrity Poker Showdown” television show. But Gordon, a Georgia Tech computer science alum, actually got his start in the technology business. Netsys Technologies, where he was the first employee, was sold to… Read More

Phil Gordon

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