Katie Thompson

Kids activity Web site Sigby shuts doors; Tohula fades away too

Seattle-based Sigby is saying sayonara — just fifteen months after the company raised $1.2 million in cash from WRF Capital, Clear Fir and Trilogy Equity Partners. “Thanks for coming on the adventure with us, but Sigby is closing its doors,” says a message on the company’s Web site. Founded by former venture capitalist Katie Thompson, Sigby created a… Read More

The Tohula founders on a brainstorming session in the outdoors.

Startup Spotlight: Tohula helps families connect with nature (and earn rewards)

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend in Seattle, and I’m already planning to get the family outdoors to enjoy some much-needed sunshine. (Mountain Loop Highway or Chuckanut Drive is the question?) With Tohula, a new Redmond startup led by nature lovers, tech geeks and Founder Institute grads Sebastien Fouillade and Matthieu Lefort, I could chronicle my experiences… Read More