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Advertising tech company Adbrain opens Seattle engineering outpost, scoops up Microsoft veterans – GeekWire

Advertising tech company Adbrain opens Seattle engineering outpost, scoops up Microsoft veterans – GeekWire Jason Atlas Advertising and marketing technology company Adbrain is the latest tech company to open an outpost in Seattle, and it’s already tapping into the local talent pool with two key hires from Microsoft. Adbrain, which helps marketers reach customers across multiple devices and …

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Optio3 execs (left to right) Luiz Salazar, CFO Brian Hilgendorf, Sridar Chandrashekar, Mohan Thimmappa, Jake Varghese and Bay Area engineering leader Jay Mojnidar (Optio3 photo)

Microsoft vets raise $2M to manage internet-connected devices in commercial buildings – GeekWire

Microsoft vets raise $2M to manage internet-connected devices in commercial buildings – GeekWire   Optio3 execs (left to right) Luiz Salazar, CFO Brian Hilgendorf, Sridar Chandrashekar, Mohan Thimmappa, Jake Varghese and Bay Area engineering leader Jay Mojnidar (Optio3 photo) Four Microsoft veterans have teamed up to create Optio3, a Seattle-based startup aimed at building a web-based …

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Venture Kits helps expose kids to entrepreneurship with ‘business in a box’ toy – GeekWire

Venture Kits helps expose kids to entrepreneurship with ‘business in a box’ toy – GeekWire Venture Kits teaches kids about entrepreneurship through play. Most young children don’t say “CEO,” when asked what they want to be when they grow up. Leslie Feinzaig wants to change that. To get kids excited about entrepreneurship, she launched Venture …

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Looking for a job in Seattle tech? Check out these picks from our GeekWork job board – GeekWire

Looking for a job in Seattle tech? Check out these picks from our GeekWork job board – GeekWire MedBridge, a video-based education platform for medical professionals, is currently hiring several engineers to join its 50-person team based in Seattle’s South Lake Union area. The startup is the recipient of the 2016 GeekWire Bootstrapper of the …

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Home improvement marketplace Porch raises $21M as it pushes toward profitability – GeekWire

After cutting its 500-person workforce in half, Porch focuses on profitability over revenue growth – GeekWire

After cutting its 500-person workforce in half, Porch focuses on profitability over revenue growth – GeekWire Image via Porch In its early days, Porch was a small, scrappy startup, doing a lot with a little. The Seattle home improvement data company used folding tables and leftover chairs and encouraged employees to bring their own laptops. Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman Then …

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We bite into a Crowd Cow burger as the startup eyes big growth – GeekWire

We bite into a Crowd Cow burger as the startup eyes big growth – GeekWire A cooler of Burger patties from Crowd Cow arrived on dry ice. (Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire) More than a year after launching Crowd Cow, the startup with a mission of delivering quality beef to meat eaters through crowdfunding, founders Joe …

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Microsoft and Nathan Myhrvold invest in Atlas, a search engine for your digital footprint – GeekWire

Microsoft and Nathan Myhrvold invest in Atlas, a search engine for your digital footprint – GeekWire Via Atlas. Microsoft and Nathan Myhrvold are some of the backers behind a new Seattle startup that wants to create a search engine for your digital life. Atlas Informatics CEO Jordan Ritter. Photo via Atlas. Atlas Informatics today pulled back …

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Ignite co-founder Brady Forrest to leave Highway1 hardware startup accelerator after three-year run – GeekWire

Ignite co-founder Brady Forrest to leave Highway1 hardware startup accelerator after three-year run – GeekWire Brady Forrest of Highway1 at the 2015 GeekWire Summit. San Francisco-based hardware startup accelerator Highway1, part of custom hardware company PCH, announced today that Brady Forrest will be leaving his position there. Forrest has led Highway1 since co-founding it in 2013. Forrest is a well-known figure …

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Celebrate the cloud at CloudNativeCon; GeekWire Radio Live at Fred Hutch; and more – GeekWire

Celebrate the cloud at CloudNativeCon; GeekWire Radio Live at Fred Hutch; and more – GeekWire The Seattle region may be known as the birthplace of Microsoft Windows and the seat of Amazon’s e-commerce empire, but the city is less well-known around the world for its incredible, even revolutionary work in cloud computing. That work will be concentrated …

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The Fleet Team.

How an ice cream operation led to international shipping marketplace Fleet – GeekWire

How an ice cream operation led to international shipping marketplace Fleet – GeekWire The Fleet Team. Like a true entrepreneur, Max Lock is always looking for the next big thing. He had his ear to the ground when he was building Schoolboy Ice Cream and saw the demand for environmentally conscious disposable dessert dishes and …

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