Microsoft announced a new, $500 million initiative late Wednesday that’s aimed at making housing more affordable and available to low- and middle-income residents of the Seattle area.
The Redmond, WA-based software... Read more »
It’s often not obvious precisely when an early-stage business reaches the point where it outgrows the “startup” label.
Case in point: Madison, WI-based Phoenix, which sells neutron generators and provides... Read more »
Microsoft is making a “wal-to-wal” bet that retailers can harness the Seattle-area tech giant’s products and services to upgrade the brick-and-mortar experience for consumers and patients.
About six months after it... Read more »
Smartsheet, a Bellevue, WA-based company that develops collaborative software allowing users to track projects and manage company processes, announced Tuesday it has acquired Seattle-based TernPro, whose flagship product Slope lets customers... Read more »
Goods Unite Us, a Madison, WI-based startup seeking to inform shoppers about the political leanings of corporations they purchase products and services from, says it closed a $500,000 seed funding... Read more »
Investments in digital health startups totaled $8.1 billion in 2018, a record year that marked a 42 percent increase over 2017’s total, according to a report released this week by Rock... Read more »
Providence Ventures, the venture investing arm of Renton, WA-based health system Providence St. Joseph Health, says it has raised a $150 million fund to invest in early- and mid-stage healthcare... Read more »
From the cloud on down to the floors of supermarkets, the rivalry between Microsoft and Amazon spans many sectors in software, gadgets, and increasingly, retail.
The Seattle-area tech giants are battling—both... Read more »
Catch up on funding news in the Seattle area’s early-stage business ecosystem from late December and early January:
—Immusoft, which is developing technology to genetically reprogram patients’ B cells... Read more »
Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics said it plans to invest about $21 million to establish a facility for developing and manufacturing stem cells in Madison, WI, where the company is based.
The... Read more »
Arts and crafts shops aren’t typically thought of as cutting-edge retail environments. But one chain of sewing and hobby supplies stores, Joann, is signaling it doesn’t want to be an... Read more »
The idea for Haiku Deck, a Seattle startup that makes software for putting together short, image-heavy presentations, only came about after its founders’ original plan to build a development shop... Read more »
More Americans work from home than ever before, and there’s a parallel trend of people increasingly ditching trips to the gym to instead work out at home. Companies like Peloton... Read more »
Seattle biotech company Kineta continues to expand its roster of drug development partners, announcing on Monday it has entered into a collaboration and licensing agreement with Pfizer to develop therapies that... Read more »
DataCloud, a developer of sensors and software to help guide mine operators’ decision-making around drilling and blasting, has raised $4 million in new financing to support the Seattle-based startup’s continued... Read more »
The outlook appears to be rosy for The Riveter.
The Seattle-based startup, which bills itself as a “membership network built by women, for everyone,” says it has raised $15 million... Read more »
Many young professionals like to reminisce about technologies that were popular during their teenage years, like Nokia cellphones and AOL instant messenger. While AIM’s best days seem to have passed,... Read more »
[Updated 12/10/18 10:21 a.m. See below.] Inspiration can come from unlikely places—like the bottom of a bag of beef jerky, for instance.
Membrion, a Seattle-based cleantech startup, recently... Read more »
Impel NeuroPharma, which is developing technology to deliver certain therapeutics more effectively to the brain, says it has raised $67.5 million in new funding to support clinical trials of its... Read more »
This year, the state of Wisconsin rolled out a marketing campaign aimed at wooing young professionals from Chicago, claiming the Badger State tends to offer cheaper rents, shorter commutes, and easier... Read more »