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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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Fast-growing marijuana investment firm Privateer Holdings raises another $58M to fuel expansion – GeekWire

Marijuana investment firm Privateer raises another $40M to fuel expansion in U.S. and abroad – GeekWire

Marijuana investment firm Privateer raises another $40M to fuel expansion in U.S. and abroad – GeekWire Privateer Holdings co-founders Michael Blue, Christian Groh and Brendan Kennedy. It’s a big month for marijuana legalization, both in the U.S. and abroad. Privateer Holdings is getting ready. The Seattle-based investment firm today announced a $40 million round as part of …

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A coach for your canine? This startup raised $2M to connect pet owners with personal pet trainers – GeekWire

A coach for your canine? This startup raised $2M to connect pet owners with personal pet trainers – GeekWire I’m well aware of the luxe economy; rich people have created a market for wealth counseling, life coaching, personal shopping, and countless other industries that Bernie Sanders would balk at. But I am not immune to …

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Heavily-funded Bay Area startup opening office in Seattle to fuel biological engineering – GeekWire

Heavily-funded Bay Area startup opening office in Seattle to fuel biological engineering – GeekWire Zymergen, a biological engineering startup based in the San Francisco area, is building out an engineering center in Seattle, GeekWire has learned. A Zymergen spokesperson confirmed that the company’s Seattle office, located in the World Trade Center downtown,  opened Tuesday. Three …

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Pixvana hiring Lead Computer Vision Engineer for VR video platform – GeekWire

Pixvana hiring Lead Computer Vision Engineer for VR video platform – GeekWire Pixvana holds an interesting position in Seattle’s quickly growing virtual reality scene. The startup, which made headlines with its $6 million launching round last year, is a creation and processing platform for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality video — and it is looking …

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