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Nada Aldahleh

There’s no shortage of competition in the online collaboration space, creating tools to make teams work together more efficiently. The competitive landscape was highlighted earlier this month when Bellevue-based reeled in $26 million in fresh funding, and just today Seattle’s Liquid Planner unveiled a new set of project management tools.

Now, another Seattle area startup is trying to make waves in the sector. Sandglaz, a graduate of TechStars Seattle, just landed $500,000 in fresh funding, according to TechCrunch.

Pointing out that Microsoft Project earns more than $1 billion revenue each year, CEO Nada Aldahleh noted during her TechStars pitch last month that “Sandglaz has all of the ingredients to disrupt this space.”

“We have insight on how small high-performance teams actually work,” Aldahleh told GeekWire earlier this year. “We’ve been part of many and have led several. We know how important productivity and agility is. We’re familiar with their workflow and have created an app that works with them rather than enforces a workflow on them.”

Previously on GeekWireTechStars Spotlight: Task manager Sandglaz looks to boost team productivity

Here’s the TechStars pitch from Aldahleh, a former software engineer at Longview Solutions:

Sandglaz TechStars Demo Day 2012 from Kayla Roark on Vimeo.

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