FlexMinder raises $1.2M to manage refund processes for healthcare administrators

FlexMinder, a Seattle startup that helps healthcare administrators automate the insurance claims submission process, announced a $1.2 million Series A round on Tuesday. Led by CEO Lowell Rickefs, FlexMinder aggregates the reimbursement process for healthcare flexible spending accounts, which allow employees to save money by putting pretax dollars — up to $2,500 for healthcare and $5,000… Read More


Rudy Gadre unplugged: Seattle super angel on what he looks for in entrepreneurs and more

Seattle super angel Rudy Gadre has probably done more than just about anyone to keep the entrepreneurial flames burning bright in the Pacific Northwest. Over the past three years, the former Facebook general counsel and Amazon.com exec has invested in a mind-numbing 60 startup companies, everything from online dating service Likebright to mobile shopping app… Read More

Elemental Foundry co-founders John Pollard and Shree Madhavapeddi also founded Jott in 2006. They started Elemental with former colleague Ramesh Vyaghrapuri.

Former Jott founders, Microsoft vets raise $1M for stealth startup

John Pollard and Shree Madhavapeddi, former Microsoft managers who founded a voice-to-text service called Jott seven years ago, have raised $1 million for a new startup called Elemental Foundry. The co-founders, who sold Jott to Nuance Communications in 2009, just recently completed the $1 million seed round. The SEC filing notes prominent Seattle angel Rudy Gadre… Read More


Meet Rudy Gadre: This former Facebook and Amazon exec is lighting up Seattle’s angel scene

Rudy Gadre admits it. He’s a Seattle “homer.” And that deep hometown pride might be a very good thing for the region’s emerging startup scene. Gadre is fast becoming one of Seattle’s most important angel investors, bankrolling more than a dozen startups in the past two years. The former Facebook general counsel and Amazon.com VP doesn’t… Read More