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Subscription-Based Startups Size Up Amazon, Brick-And-Mortar Stores

Amazon said it shipped more than one billion items worldwide this holiday season, marking another record-setting year for the Seattle-based online retailer. Sales figures tell part of the story, while Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) steadily expanding geographic footprint tells another. The upshot is that for a new company looking to break into e-commerce, Amazon is likely […]

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Seattle Week in Review: To Asia via Puyallup, Space via Kent

We’ve reached the end of a very long week. Let’s review. There was wind, rain, power outages, and an earthshaking natural gas explosion (we felt it) that leveled three buildings but mercifully caused only minor injuries to responding firefighters. There were tours of a new international crossroads of information, the Transpacific Hub, and the formerly secretive […]

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Leading Seattle Entrepreneurs to Share Stories at Xconomy Xchange Tuesday

How did Jane Park go from high-touch nail salons to an omni-channel social commerce brand? How did the local community convince Carlos Guestrin, a leader in machine learning, to move to Seattle where he’s built a company at the forefront of data intelligence? What are the valuable secrets—about business operations and security—hidden in the wire […]

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Jane Says: Julep CEO on Leadership, Growing Pains, Community, Family

Jane Park, co-founder and CEO of Seattle beauty brand Julep, is trying to build “the most transparent and collaborative company” in any category, not just in the massive beauty products industry where Julep is differentiating itself by forming deep relationships with customers online and in person. Park, who leads 240 employees and has raised $56 […]

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Learn From Leading Seattle Innovators at Xconomy Xchange Nov. 18

From the frontiers of modern multi-channel commerce to business intelligence deep inside networking infrastructure, another generation of Seattle innovators is pushing out boundaries to find new insights and opportunities. But what does it take to build an innovative company on those first key insights and ideas? That’s the central question we will answer through a […]

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Roundup: Julep Mints, TiE Angels, Showrooming, Predictive Policing

Seattle beauty brand Julep scores Series B cash, while TiE Seattle joins the angel investing game, Placed studies Amazon “showrooming,” and Seattle police get crime prediction software. We also note comings and goings at Contour, the University of Washington College and Engineering, Lighter Capital, and Cascadia Capital. —You may have to be on the A-list […]

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Boris Wertz & Version One Ventures: The NW’s Newest Early Stage VC

Boris Wertz’s career as an entrepreneur blossomed at an unbelievably exciting time for technology startups: 1999, the height of the first tech bubble, when it felt like the world-connecting power of the Internet was about to revolutionize every business on the planet. The company itself, he says, was a little more pedestrian. “It was a […]

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