February heralded some notable shifts in the GeekWire 200, our ranking of the top 200 privately-held technology companies in the Pacific Northwest, presented by EY. Gaming companies Fun Bits Interactive and PlayFab moved up the list, as did CloudMoyo, Sensoria, Flowroute and others.
Check out the full February update here, and continue reading for highlights.
CloudMoyo, a Bellevue-based company specializing in enterprise software for the cloud and analytics, boasted the biggest increase over last month, moving up 11 places since last month to #188 on the list. The startup provides its software to companies including Microsoft, the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, Toyota, and Roche, the pharmaceutical company. Microsoft also gave the company its Gold Certification for Microsoft Cloud, denoting the highest level of competency in cloud-based services.
Fun Bits Interactive, a video game company based in Seattle, rose 9 places since January to sit at #165. Its most recent game, “Fat Princess Adventures,” is now available on PlayStation 4, building upon the 2010 release of “Fat Princess: Fat Roles DLC.” The other game series designed by Fun Bits Interactive is called Escape Plan, which has several parts, the latest of which — the director’s cut — was released in 2012.
Sensoria, the Redmond-based company that sells wearable electronics for athletes that track distance, heart rate, exercise time, and technique moved up 9 places to place #171. Last year, Sensoria raised $5 million in Series A funding. Its founders are ex-Microsofties who work with a team of doctors to design their wearables, which include smart socks, sports bras, soccer shoes, anklets, and even smart racing suits.
(Check out a recent review of Sensoria’s smart wearable lineup by GeekWire reporter James Risley.)
PlayFab, which provides backend to gaming services and is based out of Seattle, moved up 9 slots to #183 on the list. The company, formerly known as Uber Entertainment, raised $7.4 million in 2015 from Benchmark Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Startup Capital Ventures, Orbitz CEO Barney Harford and PopCap co-founder Jason Kapalka. Their backend can integrate with Facebook, Android, Amazon, Xbox, Playstation, Photon, Apple, and more.
Flowroute a Seattle-based telecommunications company offering voice-over-internet services is now at #145, up 8 places from last month. The company relocated to Seattle 3 years ago, citing favorable tax laws and low cost of living as drivers of the move. Flowroute bootstrapped itself and, as of 2015, had doubled its revenues ever year since it was its 2007 founding. Also in 2015, Flowroute announced that it had become the first pure SIP provider to become a certificated carrier in the United States.
(Editor’s Note: Flowroute is a sponsor of the GeekWire Bash.)
The GeekWire 200 — presented by our partners at EY — is derived from our broader list of more than 900 Pacific Northwest tech startups. The list is designed to provide a better understanding of the startup landscape in the Northwest. The ranking is generated from publicly available data, including social media followings, approximate employee counts and inbound web links.
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