Seattle data management startup Igneous lays off staff, citing ‘difficult economic environment’

Igneous CEO Dean Darwin. (Igneous Photos) Igneous, a Seattle startup that helps companies manage unstructured data across a variety of systems, has laid off staff. A spokesperson declined to provide specific details about the number of cuts when contacted by Mekhato. “In this difficult economic environment, we have needed to do a reduction in force,” … Read more

Amazon Prime Video brings 5 ​​creative minds together for the film anthology Unpaused

Amazon Prime Video today announced Unpaused – a collection of five Hindi short films full of stories of hope, second chances, and new beginnings. The new Amazon original, Unpaused, was filmed in accordance with Maharashtra state regulations for filming during the unlock phase. It contains the following 5 short films: Glitch from directed Raj & … Read more

Techstars grad WattBuy raises $3.25M to help households shop for electricity providers

WattBuy founders Naman Trivedi and Ben Hood.(WattBuy Photo) WattBuy raised $3.25 million to expand its database tool that collects and shares energy rates in unregulated states where residents and businesses can shop around for their electricity providers. WattBuy shines a new light on electric rates by plugging into public energy data Founded in 2017, the … Read more

Dhanrajgir Productions’ latest film, Bolo Hau, is set to hit theaters in January 2021

Dhanrajgir Productions says goodbye to the most unprecedented year and today announces the release of its maiden project “Bolo Hau” – Ek Mazedaar Love Story with Hyderabadi Tadka with a colorful movie poster. Directed by Tarun Dhanrajgir, Bolo Hau promises to bring the audience the experience of the whimsical charm of Hyderabad. The film is … Read more

Vimly Benefit Solutions raises $6.7M to help healthcare companies manage employee benefits

Vimly CEO Shannon Jurdana. (Vimly Photo) Vimly Benefit Solutions raised $6.7 million to help scale its benefits administration software platform. The Seattle-area company provides enrollment, eligibility, consolidated billing, back office solutions, and more cloud-based tools to various customers including health plans, carriers, and third-party administrators. The idea is to ease the delivery and management of … Read more

With pandemic taking a toll on mental health, Joon Care raises $3.5M to help teens and young adults

Joon Care co-founders Amy Mezulis and Josh Herst. (Joon Care Photos) The pandemic is taking a toll on everyone, but teens in particular are seeing increased anxiety and depression. Joon Care wants to help. The Seattle startup just landed $3.5 million to grow its remote therapy service for teens and young adults. Route 66 Ventures … Read more

This smart camera startup helps companies meet COVID-19 cleaning standards by detecting dirtiness

Quivr CEO Brian Monnin. (Mekhato File Photo) Cleanliness took on a whole new meaning in 2020. The pandemic is forcing airlines, hotels, universities, and other organizations to adjust standards for keeping high-touch areas free from germs. A new Seattle startup called Quivr aims to ride this trend with an AI-powered smart camera tool that can … Read more

DI Malone is being dug up by Will!

Emmerdale spoilers for upcoming episodes reveal DI Malone will be DUG UP. The insidious detective died after Dawn shot him while attacking Harriet, and the pastor then buried him in the grave of a recently deceased parishioner. Harriet begins to unravel the stress of Malone’s murder (Credit: ITV) Cracked. But what Harriet didn’t trust was … Read more