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Seattle startup growing as fast as piles of plastic and more – GeekWire

Seattle startup growing as fast as piles of plastic and more – GeekWire

Seattle startup growing as fast as piles of plastic and more – GeekWire Ridwell co-founder and CEO Ryan Metzger shows off bags full of plastic film in the startup’s warehouse in Seattle’s SoDo area. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) In a warehouse south of downtown Seattle, Ridwell co-founder and CEO Ryan Metzger stands amid the …

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Testing automation platform Stack Moxie raises cash, leverages startup support networks – GeekWire

Testing automation platform Stack Moxie raises cash, leverages startup support networks – GeekWire

Testing automation platform Stack Moxie raises cash, leverages startup support networks – GeekWire M.H. Lines, Stack Moxie’s founder, CEO and head of product. (Stack Moxie Photo) Newish name, new funding: Stack Moxie, formerly known as Automaton, this spring raised $875,000 in pre-seed funding. The Seattle-based startup is a monitoring and testing automation platform for tech …

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Qualtrics acquires Seattle marketing software startup Usermind – GeekWire

Qualtrics acquires Seattle marketing software startup Usermind – GeekWire

Qualtrics acquires Seattle marketing software startup Usermind – GeekWire Michel Feaster, Usermind CEO. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Experience management software giant Qualtrics has acquired Usermind, a Seattle marketing startup that helps companies acquire, retain, and service customers. Founded in 2013, Usermind is a leader in the “Journey Orchestration” market, which includes companies that help …

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Core Scientific, which started in Seattle but moved HQ to Austin, to go public at a $4.3B valuation – GeekWire

Core Scientific, which started in Seattle but moved HQ to Austin, to go public at a $4.3B valuation – GeekWire

Core Scientific, which started in Seattle but moved HQ to Austin, to go public at a $4.3B valuation – GeekWire (Core Scientific Photo) Core Scientific is going public. The blockchain infrastructure company announced that it will merge with a SPAC called Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corp., and go public on the NASDAQ at a …

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Pizza brands show interest in robotic pizza maker Picnic as Seattle startup raises more cash – GeekWire

Pizza brands show interest in robotic pizza maker Picnic as Seattle startup raises more cash – GeekWire

Pizza brands show interest in robotic pizza maker Picnic as Seattle startup raises more cash – GeekWire A pizza being built by a Picnic Pizza System. (GeekWire File Photo) Seattle-based food automation startup Picnic added an additional $4.2 million in funding to a Series A round that previously raised $16.3 million, the company’s CEO announced …

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‘Co-warehousing’ startup Saltbox opens facility in Seattle, its third nationwide – GeekWire

‘Co-warehousing’ startup Saltbox opens facility in Seattle, its third nationwide – GeekWire Inside Saltbox’s new Seattle location. (Saltbox Photo) Saltbox, a warehousing space provider for small and medium-sized digital commerce companies, has expanded to Seattle. Saltbox offers “co-warehousing” space where online retailers that store physical goods can operate their business. In some ways it’s a …

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How Sean McClain founded Absci at just 22 — and now leads a newly public biotech worth nearly $2B – GeekWire

How Sean McClain founded Absci at just 22 — and now leads a newly public biotech worth nearly $2B – GeekWire

How Sean McClain founded Absci at just 22 — and now leads a newly public biotech worth nearly $2B – GeekWire Absci CEO and founder Sean McClain rings the closing bell on the NASDAQ on Thursday with his team as the Vancouver, Wash.-based biotech company went public. (Absci Photo) Biotech CEOs tend to have advanced degrees …

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Workforce training startup OpenSesame raises $50M as shift to remote work drives demand – GeekWire

Workforce training startup OpenSesame raises $50M as shift to remote work drives demand – GeekWire

Workforce training startup OpenSesame raises $50M as shift to remote work drives demand – GeekWire Don Spear, CEO of OpenSesame (OpenSesame Photo) Portland, Ore.-based OpenSesame raised $50 million in new funding, the company announced Thursday. Founded in 2011, the startup helps businesses with online learning tools for their workforce. OpenSesame’s catalog includes more than 20,000 …

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Lighter Capital raises more cash for model that lets startups get funding without dilution – GeekWire

Lighter Capital raises more cash for model that lets startups get funding without dilution – GeekWire

Lighter Capital raises more cash for model that lets startups get funding without dilution – GeekWire Melissa Widner. (Lighter Capital Photo). Lighter Capital has raised more than $100 million to help back startups using its revenue-based financing model. Since launching more than a decade ago, Lighter Capital has invested more than $200 million in 400-plus …

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Identity authentication and fraud prevention company AuthenticID lands $100M – GeekWire

Identity authentication and fraud prevention company AuthenticID lands $100M – GeekWire Seattle-based AuthenticID landed $100 million in a minority investment from Long Ridge Equity Partners. Founded in 2001, AuthenticID provides “identity proofing” software to U.S. wireless carriers, banks, credit bureaus, and other large enterprise companies. Customers use cases include age verification; fraud detection; application onboarding; …

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