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Bootstrapping vacation rentals startup Dwellable raises $2M from Seattle angels

For years, Adam Doppelt refused to take venture capital financing, using a strict bootstrapping ethos to build companies such as restaurant locator Urbanspoon and tech talent identifier CubeDuel. “Just build little things, and then see what happens,” Doppelt told GeekWire in an interview nearly three years ago. Well, Doppelt’s latest “little” startup — the online… Read More

Former Starbucks exec Mary Egan is looking to change the way Americans plan family meals.

Backed by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Gatheredtable raises $2M to plan weekly meals for families

If you’re a busy person, cooking meals every night for the family can be a real pain, take up a lot of time and empty your wallet. But former Starbucks executive Mary Egan thinks otherwise. Her new startup, Gatheredtable, announced today a $2 million round to help fuel a national launch of its online service that automatically generates a menu of weekly meals,… Read More

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InDemand Interpreting raises $8.8M to close the language gap in healthcare

InDemand Interpreting, which helps non-English speaking and deaf patients understand medical information at the hospital, today announced an $8.8 million round to help fuel product growth and bring on more marketing resources. Founded by Daniel and Elena Pirestani in 2007, the Wenatchee, Wash.-based company delivers video interpreting services to hospitals, clinics and physician practices. InDemand also… Read More

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Napster co-founder emerges in Seattle with stealth ‘innovation studio,’ calls Silicon Valley unhealthy

Jordan Ritter grew up as an only child, never really putting down roots as his family moved between California, Texas and Florida. That nomadic and sometimes lonely experience impacted Ritter in his later years as the software developer and entrepreneur started companies such as Napster, Cloudmark and Servio. Startups — and more importantly the teams… Read More

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Vhoto hits 200K downloads in 1 month for iPhone app that scans your videos to find amazing photos

The folks at Vhoto are finding that users — and investors — seem to like the idea of an app that clips out the best photographic moments from a motion video. Vhoto today announced that it has seen more than 200,000 downloads for its app that debuted just one month ago. The Seattle startup also just brought on a new investor… Read More

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ExtraHop looks to build business analytics powerhouse, lands $41 million from early Splunk investor

ExtraHop CEO Jesse Rothstein doesn’t think his business analytics startup is simply creating a great product. The pony-tailed entrepreneur — who prior to co-founding ExtraHop worked as a senior architect at F5 Networks — believes they are doing much more than that by defining an entirely new category. Some big-name investors agree. ExtraHop today is… Read More

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Context Relevant lands $21M, looks to bring ‘big data’ to Wall Street

Context Relevant CEO Stephen Purpura can’t tell you the Wall Street firms that are buying up his company’s predictive analytics software. Too much money is at stake. That’s because the big data offerings developed by Purpura’s 26-month-old Seattle startup have already become a serious competitive advantage in the financial services arena, and most of the… Read More

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Stratos Genomics raises $10M for DNA sequencing technology

Stratos Genomics, a Seattle-based biotech company, has raised $10 million of a $16.3 million series B round. CEO Allan Stephan confirmed the new funding with us today, but wouldn’t disclose investors. Founded in 2007, Stratos Genomics is a spin-off of Seattle-based Stratos Group. The company builds technology called Sequencing By Expansion, or “SBX,” which converts DNA into more easily-read polymer, making… Read More

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MovingWorlds raises cash, looks to connect volunteers with non-profits

MovingWorlds, the Seattle-based company which offers to connect skilled volunteers with non-profit organizations, social enterprises and startups around the world, has raised a seed investment round to help propel it towards a public release of its platform. The company raised $375,000 from investors including the Seattle Impact Investing network and Investors Circle. According to MovingWorlds… Read More

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Ex-Digg CEO raises $3.5M from Jeff Bezos, Andreessen Horowitz and others for Pro.com, giving you price estimates for home projects

There’s a new online home improvement startup in town, and this one comes with an experienced tech executive at the helm and some serious deep-pocketed investors. Former Digg CEO Matt Williams, who ran Seattle-based LiveBid.com from 1996 to 1999, when it was acquired by Amazon.com, has formed a new startup company by the name of… Read More

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LiquidPlanner raises $8M, relishing role as underdog in online project management

LiquidPlanner faces no shortage of competition in the online project management arena. Rivals Clarizen and AtTask have raised more than $50 million to date. And, earlier this week, Bellevue-based Smartsheet pulled in $35 million, at triple the valuation of an earlier round, bringing total funding to $70 million. Despite those deep-pocketed competitors, LiquidPlanner keeps chugging… Read More

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Stealthy data center infrastructure startup Igneous Systems raises $23.6M series A from NEA, Madrona and others

Igneous Systems has been operating in stealth mode since the company was formed with a $3 million seed round last fall. And not much is going to change now that a huge $23.6 million series A financing has arrived from New Enterprise Associates, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures and Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel — a round… Read More

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Shrinkage: Number of VC professionals plummets 60% in past 10 years, funds decline 25%

The venture capital business — which many have proclaimed is fundamentally broken — continues to contract amid changes in how capital is deployed to startup companies. The latest evidence comes via the National Venture Capital Association’s annual Yearbook, which shows a 25 percent drop over the past 10 years in the number of venture funds…. Read More

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ComiXology investor Columbia Pacific announces $100M late-stage tech fund

There’s a little more money floating around for later-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle-based Columbia Pacific today is formally announcing a $100 million fund, led by two long-time technology investors, former investment director at Intel Capital Jeff Schrock and former Comerica Bank vice president Kevin Barber. To date, the fund — which was formed… Read More

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EnergySavvy raises $7M to help utilities roll out energy efficiency programs

EnergySavvy has reeled in $7 million in venture financing, cash that the Seattle company will us to continue to market its software to utilities across the country. The deal was led by San Francisco’s Prelude Ventures, with existing investors also participating. EnergySavvy’s online tools help utilities operate energy-efficiency programs, with customers such as Puget Sound… Read More