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TechStars Seattle just accepted its latest batch of companies, choosing 10 young upstarts from around the world to participate in the technology incubator. About 600 companies applied for this year’s class, and this marks the first time that TechStars Seattle has welcomed two female CEOs.

A number of the companies also have already raised angel financing rounds in the range of $250,000 to $600,000, which is on top of the up to $118,000 that each team will receive as part of the three-month bootcamp. The class includes two international companies, four Seattle-based companies, and six companies who relocated to Seattle from across the country.

Check out nine of the 10 companies who made the cut, with descriptions from TechStars.


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Leanplum: San Francisco
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Tred: New York

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Superbly: Portland

Superbly is redefining word processing from the ground up to make organizing, negotiating, and signing documents as simple as it should be.

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