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Online eyeglass retailer Rivet & Sway shuts doors

Seattle eyewear startup Rivet & Sway, which attempted to take on Warby Parker in the sale of prescription glasses over the Internet, has pulled the plug, according to messages on its Web site and Twitter account. “We’re sad to announce that Rivet & Sway has sold its last pair of specs,” says a message on… Read More

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Startup field trip: Seattle’s top female CEOs help 7th-grade girls learn about entrepreneurship

Inside the pink-laden walls of Julep’s office lobby, the high-pitched demands of seventh-grade girls fill the room. Julep CEO Jane Park stands in front of a flatscreen, showing off her company’s style profile quiz that matches individual customers with Julep’s products. Park, who is teaching the values of brand building, asks the girls to help fill… Read More

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Specs on wheels: Women’s online eyeglass seller Rivet & Sway debuts pop-up shop on a tricycle

First robots, then custom suits, and now eye-glasses. Seattle sure is getting its share of local online apparel startups dropping physical temporary pop-up stores. The latest is from Rivet & Sway, a Seattle startup attempting to change the way women purchase prescription eyeglasses. Starting Wednesday and lasting through November, the company is placing a pop-up boutique on… Read More

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Tech Moves: Avalara hires new CIO and engineering VP: Rivet & Sway taps CEO; etc.

—Avalara, the fast-growing maker of sales tax and compliance automation software, is bolstering its executive ranks with two key hires. The Bainbridge Island company recently named Peter Horadan as executive vice president of engineering and Tom Parker as Chief Information Officer. Horadan most recently served as senior vice president of engineering at Scout Analytics and… Read More