Category: Washington

Well that was fast: Y Combinator alum Embed acquired by FTX

It’s like it was yesterday. When I first started covering a promising young Y Combinator alum startup out of Vancouver, WA. Then they were raising even more money. And now, Embed has already been acquired.

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Vancouver startup RealWear acquires Seattle startup and Pioneer Square Labs alum Genba

It’s always nice to see local startups continuing to grow. And sometimes, the best way to efficiently continue that expansion can be picking up companies with complementary technologies. Which is what happened this week as Vancouver, Washington, startup RealWear announced the acquisition of Seattle startup Genba.

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Seattle VC Flying Fish — which has been active in Portland — has a new $70 million fund for AI/ML startups

Seattle VC firm Flying Fish has a new cache of dry powder for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning startups. And given that they’ve been active in Portland in the past, that could mean good news for AI/ML startups seeking early stage funding.

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Vancouver startup Suggestion Ox selected for TinySeed Accelerator

Over the history of startup accelerators, any number of models for accelerators and the startups they support have emerged. Among them, the TinySeed Accelerator stands out as a leader in the accelerating bootstrapped startups. And now, another local startup — Suggestion Ox — is taking advantage of that program.

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Bend and Seattle startup incubated at Madrona Venture Labs comes out of stealth with $6 million raise

A new startup with a presence in both Bend and Seattle has come out of stealth with the announcement of a $6 million round. Meet Magnify, which was incubated in Madrona Venture Labs.

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Vancouver, Washington, startup Embed raises $60 million Series A

With the seemingly ever increasing sizes of venture rounds these days, a $60 million round might not be eye popping for many folks. But it is for me. Especially when it’s a local Series A number. And that’s what Vancouver’s Embed — formerly known as Embedded — just raised.

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With apologies to Toad the Wet Sprocket… Startup on the ocean? Apply to Maritime Blue Accelerator

Even in a midst of a global pandemic, it’s difficult to forget the negative impact of climate change. And the ocean — and its overall health — will play a significant role in working to reverse the destruction we, as humans, have done to the planet. That’s why I’m excited to see what startups wind up in the Maritime Blue Accelerator.

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VanWa startup Hubb acquired by Intrado Digital Media

It’s been an interesting 18 months for event management and virtual event platforms. To say the least. With so many new players and new concepts for how we can meet, it makes sense that we’d see some consolidation in the market. And that has had a positive impact on a local startup. Vancouver, Washington, startup Hubb has been acquired by Intrado Digital Media.

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Another perspective on the impact of the Absci IPO

In case you were unplugged this week… former Portland startup now Vancouver, Washington, biotech company Absci went public, this week. Having been on an IPO team for a venture funded startup myself, I can attest to what a herculean effort this whole process entails. And how the Absci team deserves all of the accolades for pulling this off.

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All together now: Chorus.ai acquired by ZoomInfo for $575M

Former startup now publicly traded ZoomInfo across the river in Vancouver, Washington, has announced that they are acquiring Chorus.ai. The acquisition is designed to add features to ZoomInfo that help sales people be better sales people by surfacing insights and analytics that would be impossible to intuit without sitting in every single sales or customer service call.

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