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10 startups on how they've adapted to the pandemic – GeekWire

10 startups on how they’ve adapted to the pandemic – GeekWire

10 startups on how they’ve adapted to the pandemic – GeekWire The latest Techstars Seattle cohort kicked off an entirely virtual 3-month startup accelerator journey in January. Unlike the 2020 class, which had to pivot to a remote format in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 participants and Techstars organizers are applying …

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Mastercard will pay $850M to acquire identification startup Ekata, which spun out of Whitepages – GeekWire

Mastercard will pay $850M to acquire identification startup Ekata, which spun out of Whitepages – GeekWire

Mastercard will pay $850M to acquire identification startup Ekata, which spun out of Whitepages – GeekWire Rob Eleveld. (Whitepages Photo) The news: Financial giant Mastercard announced today that it will acquire Seattle startup Ekata for $850 million. Ekata’s background: The company sells identity verification products to help more than 2,000 businesses such as Postmates, Alaska Airlines, and …

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Seattle startup adyn raises $2.5M from 23andMe CEO and others for birth control prescription test – GeekWire

Seattle startup adyn raises $2.5M from 23andMe CEO and others for birth control prescription test – GeekWire

Seattle startup adyn raises $2.5M from 23andMe CEO and others for birth control prescription test – GeekWire adyn CEO Elizabeth Ruzzo. (adyn Photos) Seattle startup adyn raised a $2.5 million seed round co-led by Lux Capital and M13. The company plans to launch its flagship birth control optimization test later this year and currently has …

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Data infrastructure startup Era Software lands $15.2M to manage cloud-native workloads – GeekWire

Data infrastructure startup Era Software lands $15.2M to manage cloud-native workloads – GeekWire

Data infrastructure startup Era Software lands $15.2M to manage cloud-native workloads – GeekWire Era Software CEO Todd Persen. (Era Software Photo) New funding: Seattle-area database architecture startup Era Software, formerly known as EraDB, raised $15.2 million in a Series A round led by Playground Global. The tech: Era helps companies manage their cloud-native workloads. Its first …

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Vote for the hottest up-and-coming company at the GeekWire Awards – GeekWire

Vote for the hottest up-and-coming company at the GeekWire Awards – GeekWire

Vote for the hottest up-and-coming company at the GeekWire Awards – GeekWire The five finalists for this year’s Startup of the Year category at the GeekWire Awards reflect the strength of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. Common Room; Ozette; SeekOut; Shelf Engine; and Strike Graph are on the brink of …

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IoT connectivity startup Teal Communications raises $9.1M – GeekWire

IoT connectivity startup Teal Communications raises $9.1M – GeekWire

IoT connectivity startup Teal Communications raises $9.1M – GeekWire Teal Communications co-founders Robert Hamblet (left) and Michael Johnston.  (Teal Photo) New funding: Teal Communications raised $9.1 million for its networking service used by Internet of Things device operators and others. The tech: The Seattle-area startup operates an “eSIM platform” that lets companies connect their IoT devices …

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Fresh blueberries 8 weeks after harvest? RipeLocker raises $5M to extend life of produce with patented containers – GeekWire

Fresh blueberries 8 weeks after harvest? RipeLocker raises $5M to extend life of produce with patented containers – GeekWire

Fresh blueberries 8 weeks after harvest? RipeLocker raises $5M to extend life of produce with patented containers – GeekWire Left to right: RipeLocker lead systems engineer Eric Levi, head of software Andy Harrah and CEO and co-founder George Lobisser with a RipeLocker container. (RipeLocker photo) The news: RipeLocker raised $5 million in fresh funding, money …

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Brave Care raises $10M to expand its primary and urgent care clinics for kids, grow remote services – GeekWire

Brave Care raises $10M to expand its primary and urgent care clinics for kids, grow remote services – GeekWire

Brave Care raises $10M to expand its primary and urgent care clinics for kids, grow remote services – GeekWire A Brave Care provider in Portland, Ore. treating a family. (Ali Rae / Brave Care Photo) New funding: Portland, Ore.-based pediatric health startup Brave Care raised a $10 million Series A round. How it works: Brave Care …

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Medical device startup Nanodropper raises $1.4M for eye drop bottle adapter – GeekWire

Medical device startup Nanodropper raises $1.4M for eye drop bottle adapter – GeekWire

Medical device startup Nanodropper raises $1.4M for eye drop bottle adapter – GeekWire (Nanodropper Photo) Nanodropper, a medical device startup founded by University of Washington and Seattle University grads, announced a $1.4 million seed round this week. The company makes an FDA-approved adapter for eye drop bottles that reduces the size of eye drops to …

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Panopto acquires Ensemble Video to bolster enterprise video management platform – GeekWire

Panopto acquires Ensemble Video to bolster enterprise video management platform – GeekWire

Panopto acquires Ensemble Video to bolster enterprise video management platform – GeekWire (Panopto Image) Seattle-based enterprise video platform Panopto has acquired Syracuse, N.Y.-based Ensemble Video, which also operates a platform to help customers manage and publish video content. Ensemble launched in 2005 after a group of Syracuse University employees came up with a new way …

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