E-commerce intelligence platform Stackline raises $50M from Goldman Sachs as online retail booms

Some of the Stackline team, pre-pandemic. (Stackline Photo) Stackline raised $50 million from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity to fuel its online retail intelligence platform as the e-commerce industry grows rapidly amid the pandemic. Stackline CEO Michael Lagoni. (Stackline Photo) The Seattle startup helps clients such as Sony, Levi’s, Starbucks and others with their e-commerce businesses, … Read more

Former Z2 employees raise $3.3M for new Seattle game development studio Lightfox Games

(Lightfox Games Image) A group of gaming industry vets just raised $3.2 million for a new Seattle studio called Lightfox Games. Lightfox CEO Ryan Hanft-Murphy. (Lightfox Photo) Founded last year by former Z2 employees, the 5-person company is focused on mobile games. Its first product is Super Battle League, a 3-on-3 real-time party-based game where … Read more

Testing PupPod: This $199 app-based training tool aims to increase mental stimulation for dogs

Ichi and the PupPod Rocker. (Mekhato Photo / Taylor Soper) Can tech help make dogs smarter? That’s the question behind PupPod, a Seattle-based startup which just debuted its latest app-based interactive toy for dogs. I’ve spent the past few weeks testing out PupPod with my 9-month-old labrador Ichi. It’s been a fun new activity for … Read more

Seattle startup vets launch platform that lets employers provide emergency savings accounts

Secure co-founders Devin Miller (left) and Bassam Saliba. (Secure Photos) The pandemic has caused a financial burden for millions of employees across the nation. It also impacts the companies that people work for due to lower productivity, distractions, and other factors. A new Seattle startup called Secure is launching to help employers offer a financial … Read more

Tanium CEO Orion Hindawi moves $9B cybersecurity company’s HQ to Seattle area, says S.F. is ‘not the city it was’

Tanium CEO Orion Hindawi recently moved the company’s headquarters to Kirkland, Wash. (Tanium Photo) Orion Hindawi was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, and helped build two successful companies there. But the 40-year-old co-founder and CEO of Tanium — a fast-growing cybersecurity company valued at more than $9 billion — is done with his … Read more

Tech Moves: Qumulo hires cloud CTO; ex-Tableau CMO joins Conversica board; 98point6 adds COO

Janine Corey. (Qumulo Photo) — Seattle startup Qumulo named Janine Corey as its cloud chief technology officer. Corey spent the past five years at Amazon Web Services, most recently leading the transformation team for enterprise customers. She previously held IT roles at Tyler Technologies, Novartis-Alcon Labs and Southwest Airlines. Qumulo does not have an overall … Read more

Why NBA legend Detlef Schrempf joined Cameo, and what it says about the future of fan interaction

Former Seattle Supersonics star Detlef Schrempf. (Mekhato File Photo / Kevin Lisota) Nearly two decades after he played his last game in the NBA, former Seattle Supersonics star Detlef Schrempf is looking to attract fans once again. But he’s not on the basketball court. Instead he’s courting them on Cameo, the video-sharing website that has … Read more

CoreStack raises $4M to help companies manage cloud infrastructure cost, compliance, consumption

CoreStack founders, from left to right: Thiruvalluvar NB; Sabapathy Arumugam; Ezhilarasan Natarajan; and Krishnakumar Narayanan. Seattle-area startup CoreStack raised another $4 million as the company sees demand increase for its cloud governance software. It follows a $8.5 million round raised in March. CoreStack helps companies across various industries manage the cost, compliance, consumption, and other aspects of … Read more

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson joins board of Seattle customer intelligence startup Amperity

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson (left) and Amperity CEO Kabir Shahani at Seahawks game in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Mogg) Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson, a longtime tech industry leader who previously led Juniper Networks and spent 16 years at Microsoft, is joining the board of Seattle startup Amperity. Founded in 2016, Amperity has … Read more

Seattle-area IoT software startup Elevāt raises $9.5M for manufacturing machine monitoring tech

Elevāt co-founders Bill Hill and Adam Livesay. (Elevāt Photos) Mukilteo, Wash.-based startup Elevāt raised $9.5 million to fuel growth of its IoT software used by industrial manufacturers to monitor and maintain machinery. Bill Hill and Adam Livesay launched the company in 2015 after spinning it out of Western Integrated Technologies, a longtime Seattle-area manufacturer and integrator … Read more