Startup Spotlight: This biotech company uses fermentation to produce custom compounds

Startup Spotlight: This biotech company uses fermentation to produce custom compounds Arzeda combines cloud computing and bioengineering to create ‘cell factories.’ (Arzeda Photo) Here’s a wacky concept. Imagine you could give a microorganism, li...

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Startup Spotlight: Swym wants to help e-commerce companies better compete with Amazon

Startup Spotlight: Swym wants to help e-commerce companies better compete with Amazon Swym CEO Arvind Krishnan. (Swym Photo) It’s not an easy time to be in the e-commerce business. Tech titans, like Amazon and Walmart, are able to devote far more resourc...

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Startup Spotlight: Coastline’s digital marketplace connects fishermen with seafood joints

Startup Spotlight: Coastline’s digital marketplace connects fishermen with seafood joints Coastline helps restaurants place orders directly from fishermen. (Coastline Image) You’d be hard-pressed to find a marketplace more analog than fishermen sellin...

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Startup Spotlight: CuePath Innovation’s IoT device helps seniors stay on top of medications

Startup Spotlight: CuePath Innovation’s IoT device helps seniors stay on top of medications The CuePath team is developing the startup at Techstars Seattle. (From left: Engineer Yagnik Vadher, Co-founder Ivan Spogreev, Co-founder Victor Lesau, Product Market...

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Startup Spotlight: Amazon vets launch crowdsourced decision-making app Abett

Startup Spotlight: Amazon vets launch crowdsourced decision-making app Abett The Abett team: Christine Saunders, Mike Hanlon, and Rob LaRubbio. (Abett Photo) From advertising to city planning, data powers the modern world. And while businesses are becoming inc...

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Startup Spotlight: Married couple turns a personal crisis into a gifting platform to help people in turmoil

Startup Spotlight: Married couple turns a personal crisis into a gifting platform to help people in turmoil Give InKind Co-founders Laura Malcolm and James Kocsis with Content Manager Mike White. (Give InKind Photo). Three years ago, Laura Malcolm and James Ko...

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Startup Spotlight: FreeFunder takes on Kickstarter with no-fee crowdfunding platform

Startup Spotlight: FreeFunder takes on Kickstarter with no-fee crowdfunding platform FreeFunder founder John Symonds. Crowdfunding is designed to help people who are low on cash bring their ideas to life and finance big ticket items they couldn’t otherwi...

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Startup Spotlight: VIA Global Health wants to be ‘the Amazon of the medical supply world’

Startup Spotlight: VIA Global Health wants to be ‘the Amazon of the medical supply world’ VIA Health co-founder Noah Perin. (VIA Health Photo) As Commercialization Officer for the Seattle global health non-profit PATH, Noah Perin observed a big gap in the ...

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Startup Spotlight: FlightSpeak makes air travel easier with critical airport information

Startup Spotlight: FlightSpeak makes air travel easier with critical airport information FlightSpeak CEO Leo Osahor. With the hoildays approaching, many travelers are bracing themselves for the headaches associated with the airport. FlightSpeak wants to take s...

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Startup Spotlight: KeepKey’s tiny bitcoin vault protects against cyber thieves

Startup Spotlight: KeepKey’s tiny bitcoin vault protects against cyber thieves The KeepKey bitcoin wallet. Darin Stanchfield believes the future of bitcoin depends on security. The crypto-currency has a lot of potential, he says, but only if it can be reliab...

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