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Bill Gates-backed Pivotal Commware raises $10M as it ramps up 5G hardware – GeekWire

Bill Gates-backed Pivotal Commware raises $10M as it ramps up 5G hardware – GeekWire

Bill Gates-backed Pivotal Commware raises $10M as it ramps up 5G hardware – GeekWire In this scenario for a wireless application, Pivotal Commware’s Echo 5G device consists of a paddle-like antenna placed on the exterior of a window, and a power puck installed on the inside. (Pivotal Commware Photo) Pivotal Commware, one of several metamaterials …

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Maveron partner departs; Boeing adds Navy vet to board; Saykara hires president – GeekWire

Maveron partner departs; Boeing adds Navy vet to board; Saykara hires president – GeekWire

Maveron partner departs; Boeing adds Navy vet to board; Saykara hires president – GeekWire Elise Hebb. (Photo courtesy of Elise Hebb) — Elise Hebb left Seattle-based venture capital firm Maveron, where she was COO and partner, and is planning to launch a consulting firm next year. Hebb, who joined Maveron in 2017 after nearly a …

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PepsiCo and Xinova behind new Seattle restaurant tech startup that aims to digitize 'back of house' – GeekWire

PepsiCo and Xinova behind new Seattle restaurant tech startup that aims to digitize ‘back of house’ – GeekWire

PepsiCo and Xinova behind new Seattle restaurant tech startup that aims to digitize ‘back of house’ – GeekWire (BigStock Photo) From food delivery to point of sale to reservation systems, there has been plenty of innovation over the past several years around the beginning and end of a dining experience. But the same can’t be …

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Seattle real estate startup Modus hit with cease-and-desist order by insurance commissioner – GeekWire

Seattle startup Modus raises $12.5M to be the ‘operating system’ for all real estate transactions – GeekWire

Seattle startup Modus raises $12.5M to be the ‘operating system’ for all real estate transactions – GeekWire Modus CEO Alexander Day; co-founder Jai Sim; and Abbas Guvenilir. (Modus Photo) Pete Flint knows a thing or two about real estate. He helped launch Trulia and later sold the real estate data platform to Zillow for $2.5 …

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Observa helps physical retailers find their marketing edge – GeekWire

Observa helps physical retailers find their marketing edge – GeekWire

Observa helps physical retailers find their marketing edge – GeekWire Observa takes home the literal and figurative big money after winning the the Economic Development for Central Oregon’s 16th Annual Bend Venture Conference in October 2019. Pictured are co-founders Chief Technology Officer Erik Chelstad (left) and Hugh Holman, CEO. (Observa Photo) As Amazon drives online …

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Seattle marijuana startup Leafly raises $23M as recent legalization boosts cannabis market – GeekWire

Marijuana review startup Leafly raises $2.3M, dials down hiring amid broader industry cutbacks – GeekWire

Marijuana review startup Leafly raises $2.3M, dials down hiring amid broader industry cutbacks – GeekWire (Leafly Image) Seattle-based marijuana strain and dispensary review startup Leafly is raising cash, but not with breakneck growth mind: the startup is simultaneously implementing a company-wide effort to limit spending and slow down hiring. A new SEC filing reveals that Leafly …

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The beginning of the universe, autonomous cars, and AI at work – GeekWire

The beginning of the universe, autonomous cars, and AI at work – GeekWire

The beginning of the universe, autonomous cars, and AI at work – GeekWire — It’s one of the great questions of humanity that will likely never be answered: how did the universe begin? While most scientists have settled on the Big Bang theory, there’s little else we know about what happened after. That’s the topic …

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Seattle startup Ganaz raises cash for workforce management software aimed at farmers – GeekWire

Seattle startup Ganaz raises cash for workforce management software aimed at farmers – GeekWire

Seattle startup Ganaz raises cash for workforce management software aimed at farmers – GeekWire Farmers use Ganaz’s software to communicate with large numbers of workers through text. (Ganaz Photo) Who says farmers don’t need their own SaaS tools? Ganaz just raised $945,000 to build a platform that helps companies manage workers in the agriculture and …

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Amperity acquires Custora to bolster customer data platform and fend off competition from tech giants – GeekWire

Amperity acquires Custora to bolster customer data platform and fend off competition from tech giants – GeekWire

Amperity acquires Custora to bolster customer data platform and fend off competition from tech giants – GeekWire Amperity co-founders Kabir Shahani (left) and Derek Stager. (Amperity Photo) Amperity is making its first acquisition to strengthen the company’s customer data platform as competition from Salesforce, Oracle, Adobe, and other giants looms large. The Seattle startup today …

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Former Uber, Microsoft engineers raise $11M for cloud data monitoring tool Chronosphere – GeekWire

Former Uber, Microsoft engineers raise $11M for cloud data monitoring tool Chronosphere – GeekWire

Former Uber, Microsoft engineers raise $11M for cloud data monitoring tool Chronosphere – GeekWire Chronosphere co-founders Martin Mao (CEO) and Rob Skillington (CTO). (Chronosphere Photo) Chronosphere, a startup founded by former Uber and Microsoft engineers, has raised $11 million to build a platform that lets companies make sense of the data in the cloud. The …

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