After series of pivots, Haiku Deck scores $3 million to make presentation tools fun

Haiku Deck has reeled in $3 million in fresh funding, money that the Seattle startup will use to continue to build out its easy-to-use presentation tools. Trilogy Partnership led the round, with Madrona Venture Group, Founder’s Co-op, entrepreneur Sarah Leary and others also participating. The TechStars Seattle grad, led by former Cranium executive Adam Tratt,… Read More


Mobile security startup Mobilisafe acquired by Rapid7

Seattle startup Mobilisafe has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Boston-based Rapid7, a heavily-funded security company that raised $50 million last year. The deal comes just four months after former T-Mobile USA engineers Giri Sreenivas and Dirk Sigurdson launched Mobilisafe, which was bankrolled by Madrona Venture Group and Trilogy. Sreenivas tells us that they weren’t looking… Read More


Mobilisafe study: 39 percent of mobile devices at small businesses are ‘stale’

Mobilisafe, a stealthy Seattle mobile security startup bankrolled by Madrona Venture Group and Trilogy Equity Partners, still isn’t sharing many details about its new product. But the company – led by former T-Mobile software architects Giri Sreenivas and Dirk Sigurdson – just released some detailed information about the lack of security around mobile devices at small and mid-sized businesses. Mobilisafe… Read More


Ignition, Trilogy bankroll cloud database startup Xeround

Cloud database startup Xeround has reeled in $9 million in venture capital financing from Benchmark Capital and Giza Venture Capital. Seattle area investors Ignition Partners and Trilogy Partnership also participated in the latest funding round for the company, which describes itself as “an elastic, always-on database-as-a-service for your MySQL applications.” Xeround moved its headquarters from Israel to Bellevue… Read More


Trilogy, Madrona back stealthy mobile security startup Mobilisafe

Two of Seattle’s top venture capital firms are tossing their support behind Mobilisafe, a stealthy Bellevue startup led by former T-Mobile software architects Giri Sreenivas and Dirk Sigurdson. Madrona Venture Group and Trilogy Equity Partners have invested $1.2 million in the company, money that the upstart will use to boost hiring as it builds out its first product…. Read More