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What happened to Utrip? Abrupt end to Seattle travel startup blindsides investors and clients – GeekWire

What happened to Utrip? Abrupt end to Seattle travel startup blindsides investors and clients – GeekWire

What happened to Utrip? Abrupt end to Seattle travel startup blindsides investors and clients – GeekWire Utrip CEO Gilad Berenstein accepts the award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2015 GeekWire Awards. (GeekWire Photo) When Gabrielle Andrews arrived for work at the ATL Airport District Convention & Visitors Bureau in Georgia on May …

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Here are the most popular programming languages used by the world's largest unicorn startups – GeekWire

Here are the most popular programming languages used by the world’s largest unicorn startups – GeekWire

Here are the most popular programming languages used by the world’s largest unicorn startups – GeekWire (BigStock Photo) Software development tools are the backbone of today’s startups. That’s why it’s worth a look at the most-used programming languages, databases, and frameworks that the companies use to do build online services. Coding Dojo, a Bellevue, Wash.-based …

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Fresh off $135M round, Remitly CEO and early investor dish on startup journey and offer advice – GeekWire

Fresh off $135M round, Remitly CEO and early investor dish on startup journey and offer advice – GeekWire

Fresh off $135M round, Remitly CEO and early investor dish on startup journey and offer advice – GeekWire Remitly CEO Matt Oppenheimer and Founders’ Co-op General Partner Chris DeVore speak at an event at The Riveter in Seattle on Wednesday. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper) Before it served more than one million customers, before it …

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Seattle's Shared unveils a moped-like e-vehicle for ride sharing – and plans to make it self-driving – GeekWire

Seattle’s Shared unveils a moped-like e-vehicle for ride sharing – and plans to make it self-driving – GeekWire

Seattle’s Shared unveils a moped-like e-vehicle for ride sharing – and plans to make it self-driving – GeekWire Riders checking out Shared’s electric vehicles in Portland. (Shared Photo) Seattle startup Shared is cruising into the tumultuous bike-and-scooter sharing space with a “micro-vehicle” of its own design, a sort of stripped-down electric-powered moped with burly, super …

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Hearing-loss drugmaker Sound Pharmaceuticals posts strong clinical results, eyes a $100M IPO – GeekWire

Hearing-loss drugmaker Sound Pharmaceuticals posts strong clinical results, eyes a $100M IPO – GeekWire

Hearing-loss drugmaker Sound Pharmaceuticals posts strong clinical results, eyes a $100M IPO – GeekWire Sound Pharmaceuticals CEO Dr. Jonathan Kil. (Sound Photo) Sound Pharmaceuticals, a Seattle-based drugmaker that is creating a first-of-its-kind treatment for hearing loss, recently reported encouraging top-line results from a Phase II clinical trial and is eyeing a potential IPO next year. …

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How Microsoft became a secret startup ingredient, and what the trend says about the tech world – GeekWire

How Microsoft became a secret startup ingredient, and what the trend says about the tech world – GeekWire

How Microsoft became a secret startup ingredient, and what the trend says about the tech world – GeekWire Would you have guessed that nearly 25 percent of the Seattle region’s top tech startups are led by CEOs with backgrounds at Microsoft? That was the result of our analysis of the GeekWire 200, our index of …

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Amperity raises $50M to take on Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle and others with its customer data platform – GeekWire

Amperity raises $50M to take on Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle and others with its customer data platform – GeekWire

Amperity raises $50M to take on Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle and others with its customer data platform – GeekWire The Amperity team. (Amperity Photo) With tech giants such as Adobe, Salesforce, and Oracle entering the ring, Seattle startup Amperity is raising more investment dollars as it tries to grab market share in the nascent field of …

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Data analytics startup Versium pivots to business-to-business marketing with new service – GeekWire

Data analytics startup Versium pivots to business-to-business marketing with new service – GeekWire

Data analytics startup Versium pivots to business-to-business marketing with new service – GeekWire (Versium Screenshot) The explosion of consumer data — made possible by the rise of e-commerce and social media — completely changed how companies target their customers. That has been great for consumer brands, but the world of business-to-business marketing remains behind the …

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Veteran Seattle entrepreneurs raise cash for secretive advanced analytics startup Lamda – GeekWire

Veteran Seattle entrepreneurs raise cash for secretive advanced analytics startup Lamda – GeekWire

Veteran Seattle entrepreneurs raise cash for secretive advanced analytics startup Lamda – GeekWire Brian Lent and David Bluhm, co-founders of Lamda. (Lamda Photos) Brian Lent and David Bluhm are teaming up again on another startup. The veteran Seattle entrepreneurs who previously sold Medio Systems to Nokia in 2014 are back it again with a stealthy …

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Months after significant layoffs, Joule cooking device maker ChefSteps acquired by Breville – GeekWire

Months after significant layoffs, Joule cooking device maker ChefSteps acquired by Breville – GeekWire Chris Young, co-founder of ChefSteps, demonstrating the Joule sous vide cooking device at GeekWire Summit 2016. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong) Less than three months after cutting a significant portion of its staff, Seattle startup ChefSteps was acquired Tuesday by kitchen …

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