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Rover.com fetches $12M, plans to expand dog sitting marketplace – GeekWire

Rover.com fetches $12M, plans to expand dog sitting marketplace – GeekWire Aaron Easterly with Caramel on the GeekWire podcast Online dog sitting marketplace Rover.com has a new best friend: Menlo Ventures. The Silicon Valley venture capital firm, an early backer of Fab.com, Uber and Tumblr, is leading a $12 million investment in the Seattle startup. …

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This Microsoft vet just scored $4 million to radically change the way you use email on mobile devices – GeekWire

This Microsoft vet just scored $4 million to radically change the way you use email on mobile devices – GeekWire Let’s face it. Managing email on a mobile device kind of sucks. It’s nearly impossible to find archived messages, let alone seamlessly connecting to one’s calendar, contacts or other third-party services such as Dropbox, LinkedIn …

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Yabbly changes course, dumps product Q&As in favor of ‘Ask Me Anything’ forums – GeekWire

Yabbly changes course, dumps product Q&As in favor of ‘Ask Me Anything’ forums – GeekWire Tom Leung In the world of startups, they call it a pivot: A change of course. An alteration of the business model. For Tom Leung of Yabbly, it is much more of an “evolution.” The Seattle startup is moving away …

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CarcodeSMS helps car dealerships use texts to communicate with buyers – GeekWire

CarcodeSMS helps car dealerships use texts to communicate with buyers – GeekWire The three-person CarcodeSMS team won an Edmunds.com hackathon down in Santa Monica, Calif., earlier this month and took home the $20,000 grand prize after beating out 12 other competitors. There’s plenty of room for innovation in the car-buying space, and one Seattle startup …

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Women-led co-working space Makers expanding in downtown Seattle – GeekWire

Women-led co-working space Makers expanding in downtown Seattle – GeekWire Just one year has passed since Makers opened its doors to the Seattle community, but the company is already growing out of its original offices. So, to create more room for members, Makers is expanding its co-working space inside the Guiry/Schillestad Building near Pike Place Market and …

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Scope how big your idea is before raising money – GeekWire

Scope how big your idea is before raising money – GeekWire Jason Stoffer, Eric Klein, Kyle Hart and Scott Jacobsen talk about fundraising at the inaugural Hardware Workshop in Seattle on March 14. There’s been an influx of hardware startups popping up in recent years, with cheaper tools and crowdfunding platforms making it easier for …

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Janis Machala

Janis Machala on the changing dynamics of education – GeekWire

Janis Machala on the changing dynamics of education – GeekWire Janis Machala As a one-time English PhD student, Janis Machala didn’t always know her career would lead her down a business path. But now she helps other people pursue their passions and get the education they need to achieve their dreams, as the Executive Dean …

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Ugly men have a tougher time raising venture capital – GeekWire

Ugly men have a tougher time raising venture capital – GeekWire Good looking men raise more money. Photo via Shutterstock When it comes to raising cash, you’re better off looking a bit like Brad Pitt or David Beckham. A new study out from researchers at MIT, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania indicates that men …

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Avi Cavale of Shippable was last year's GeekWire ping pong champ

How I raised $2 million in funding by playing ping pong – GeekWire

How I raised $2 million in funding by playing ping pong – GeekWire Last year’s expert champ, Avi Cavale, of Shippable. It all started at last year’s GeekWire ping pong and anniversary bash. I had just founded my company, Qhode (now called Shippable). We were building a geeky product, a continuous integration and deployment service …

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Social media analytics startup Simply Measured raises $20M, wants to be Seattle’s next tech titan – GeekWire

Social media analytics startup Simply Measured raises $20M, wants to be Seattle’s next tech titan – GeekWire Simply Measured founders Adam Schoenfeld, Aviel Ginzburg and Damon Cortesi won Startup of the Year at the 2013 GeekWire Awards. Simply Measured is simply on fire. Less than a year after the company took home GeekWire’s 2013 Startup of …

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