Remitly acquires small Seattle startup that helps immigrants access financial services

Remitly acquires small Seattle startup that helps immigrants access financial services Remitly’s New Initiatives team. (Remitly Photo) Seattle-based mobile remittance company Remitly has acquired Symphoni, a small Seattle startup building software that h...

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Tiger Global backs another Seattle startup, leads $28M round for technical interview platform Karat

Tiger Global backs another Seattle startup, leads M round for technical interview platform Karat A Karat interviewer on a video conference with a candidate during a technical interview. (Karat Photo) As partners from top tech investment firm Tiger Global Manag...

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Real estate startup Loftium pivots to rentals, stops offering down payments for share of Airbnb profits

Real estate startup Loftium pivots to rentals, stops offering down payments for share of Airbnb profits Loftium co-founders Yifan Zhang and Adam Stelle. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Loftium, the Seattle real estate startup that helped people buy homes...

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Seattle startup Spruce Up raises $3M for AI-powered home shopping platform

Seattle startup Spruce Up raises M for AI-powered home shopping platform Spruce Up CEO Mia Lewin. (Spruce Up Photo) Spruce Up has some new spending money. The high-tech home shopping startup just closed a $ 3 million seed round, bringing its total funding to $...

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Cooking tech startup ChefSteps, funded by Valve’s Gabe Newell, cuts jobs but says it will live on

Cooking tech startup ChefSteps, funded by Valve’s Gabe Newell, cuts jobs but says it will live on Chris Young, CEO and co-founder of ChefSteps, demonstrating the Joule sous vide cooking device at the GeekWire Summit in 2016. (GeekWire File Photo / Dan DeLong...

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Why this New Zealand startup just moved its headquarters to Portland after raising $10M

Why this New Zealand startup just moved its headquarters to Portland after raising M AskNicely CEO Aaron Ward. AskNicely Photo) It can be difficult to relocate your startup to a different city, let alone a different country. But the tech talent and affordabili...

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Why Arivale failed: Inside the surprise closure of an ambitious ‘scientific wellness’ startup

Why Arivale failed: Inside the surprise closure of an ambitious ‘scientific wellness’ startup Arivale’s offices were empty this week after the company’s abrupt closure. (GeekWire Photo) Founded in 2015, Seattle startup Arivale aspired to pionee...

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Seattle startup AppSheet raises $15M for no-code app development platform, will open Portland hub

Seattle startup AppSheet raises M for no-code app development platform, will open Portland hub Praveen Seshadri, left, and Brian Sabino of AppSheet. (AppSheet Photo) Seattle startup AppSheet has raised $ 15 million to fuel growth of its platform that helps bus...

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How a Seattle startup turned a low-tech, thrift-store inspiration into a high-performing water purifier

How a Seattle startup turned a low-tech, thrift-store inspiration into a high-performing water purifier Nancie Weston, founder and CEO of Raiin. (Raiin Photo) Inspiration can come from unlikely places. For Nancie Weston, it sparked in a Goodwill thrift store. ...

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GeekWire Calendar Picks: Open source project led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee; mastering startup pitches; and more

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Open source project led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee; mastering startup pitches; and more — When he invented the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee had a specific vision for how it would evolve, and things haven’t gone exactly as he...

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