GreenBridge Computing CEO David Yunger.

Startup Spotlight: This former Microsoftie wants to replace your PC with a $100 cloud device

When David Yunger left Microsoft to start GreenBridge Computing, he knew that his cheap-yet-powerful computer work stations would help schools around the world gain access to the latest technology. But fast forward to today, and now it’s Fortune 500 companies that are showing serious interest in what Yunger’s company has built. Bellevue-based GreenBridge Computing, founded in… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: My Foot In The Door helps applicants market soft skills, land jobs

While serving as the marketing manager at Chempoint.com, Michael Scholl quickly learned that a resume can only show so much about a potential new worker after he experienced countless employee mismatches. The issue was particularly rampant with college grads, who often had trouble demonstrating their soft skills. “I realized that strong soft skills in the… Read More

Translational Software founder Don Rule.

Startup Spotlight: Translational Software helps physicians make sense of genetic tests

Working on groundbreaking genetic testing research in a lab is one thing, but actually using that data for actionable results in a clinical environment is another. That’s why Translational Software was founded back in 2009 by 14-year Microsoft veteran Don Rule, who started the Mercer Island-based company to provide the software that labs need to interpret… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: CarcodeSMS helps car dealerships use texts to communicate with buyers

There’s plenty of room for innovation in the car-buying space, and one Seattle startup thinks it has a great solution. Founded in 2011, CarcodeSMS gives car salespeople a phone number that helps them text and communicate with buyers more efficiently. The startup also offers an app that dealership staff can use to manage communication with… Read More

Avi Cavale, Manisha Sahasrabudhe and Ragesh Krishna of Shippable.

Techstars grad Shippable raises $2M to help developers ship code faster

Another Techstars Seattle graduate, another nice seed round. Following in the footsteps of fellow 2013 Techstars Seattle companies Everpath and Wire, today Shippable announced a $2 million seed round led by Founders Co-op with participation from fellow Seattle firms Divergent Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital and other angel investors. Shippable, an eight-person company founded by… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: Trackolade helps remote teams collaborate effectively

There are lots of project management tools out there, but a new company from Seattle thinks it’s created something a little different that will help employees collaborate more effectively and efficiently. Bootstrapped with less than $2,500 in capital, Trackolade launches later this week to provide a project management app that allows teams to plan, organize… Read More

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Taking on Snapchat: Former Amazon engineers raise $1.8 million for mobile messaging app Wire

Back at TechStars Seattle Demo Day one month ago, my favorite pitch was from Wire CEO Piragash Velummylum. I loved his energy, and more importantly, I was intrigued by the idea behind his company’s unique mobile messaging app. It seems investors feel the same. Today, the young Seattle startup announced a $1.8 million seed round from a… Read More

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Looking to reinvent publishing process, Booktrope wins $205K at Seattle Angel Conference

Booktrope, a two-year-old startup that’s attempting to transform the way authors publish books, won first place at the fourth Seattle Angel Conference on Wednesday night. The company, also a finalist at our GeekWire Startup Day pitch session, took home a $205,000 angel investment award from the Seattle Angel Conference IV LLC. Booktrope founder and CMO Katherine Sears… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: Grayl’s reusable water cup filters your H2O like a french coffee press

What happens when you apply the filtering method used by a French press, but replace coffee with water? The answer is Grayl, an innovative water filtration cup designed by two Seattle-area entrepreneurs who believe they’ve created the world’s best portable water filter. Grayl co-founders Nancie Weston and Travis Merrigan started their five-person company last year and… Read More

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DocuSign co-founder Court Lorenzini now leading cooking-focused stealth startup CookBrite

Court Lorenzini, a longtime Seattle-area entrepreneur who co-founded DocuSign back in 2003, is now leading a stealth startup in the cooking space. Lorenzini told us that his new company, CookBrite, is nearing completion of a $1.5 million round from angel investors. It’s the first funding the startup has taken outside of investment from the founders. Lorenzini was… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: EdStart accelerates student learning with personalized mobile experiences

With more and more children using mobile devices, the education space is certainly ripe for innovation. Kirkland-based EdStart is another ed-tech startup hoping to help students learn faster and give teachers immediate feedback with innovative mobile solutions. Founded by four entrepreneurs in April 2012, the 19-person company provides real-time education technologies backed by instructional strategies. “We want… Read More