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Zaarly Storefronts debuts in Seattle to help you find local cooks, cleaners and coaches

Golf lessons, chai pumpkin sandwiches and massages — these are just a few of the local services available on Zaarly’s new Storefront platform in Seattle. Zaarly is an online marketplace for buyers to post needed goods or services. Now, with the addition of Storefronts, sellers can essentially become their own entrepreneurs. Sellers use the service to make money… Read More

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Coffee & Power brews new locale in Portland, eyes Seattle coffee shops for ‘workclub’

With a name like Coffee & Power; an investor list that includes Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and a co-founder who previously worked at RealNetworks, you’d think that the tech-oriented co-working space would find a natural home in Seattle. But Coffee & Power, a unique blend of online marketplace and coffee shop workspace, is getting cozy in… Read More

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Rich Barton lends hand to Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors

Back in 2007, Zillow unveiled a new offering called Neighborhood Pages that was designed to better connect home owners to their local communities. The idea didn’t really take off. But fast-forward four years, and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton is back at it. This time, the Internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Benchmark Capital is tossing… Read More

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Koester to Congress: It’s time to remove regulatory friction

Zaarly co-founder Eric Koester, the Seattle startup attorney-turned-entrepreneur, testified in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday. Despite Chairman Darrell Issa botching Zaarly’s name, Koester laid out four items which he believes needs to happen in order to help spark more entrepreneurial energy in the U.S. (Private Company Financing Regulations, Private Market Regulations, Exploring… Read More

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Eric Koester to testify in D.C. on how to simplify startup financing

Eric Koester thinks the startup company formation process needs to be streamlined, eliminating “friction points” tied to government regulation. And now the Seattle attorney-turned-entrepreneur is heading to Washington D.C. to share that message. Koester, the co-founder of Zaarly and former corporate attorney at Cooley Godward, plans to testify in front of the Committee on Oversight &… Read More