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Feedjit, Survey Analytics, SEOmoz Climb Web Ranks

Internet, startups, IT
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Seattle 2.0’s monthly startup index reports that Cheezburger Network and Zillow still lead the pack of local Internet startups in terms of traffic estimates. Feedjit, Survey Analytics, SEOmoz, and Smilebox moved up the…

Posted in Internet, News, Software

Under the Radar Financings in the Northwest: Foodista, PhotoRocket, EnergySavvy, and More

deals, startups, funding
Under the radar deals
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
OK, usually when we pull out our monthly “under the radar” deals, it’s companies we haven’t heard much about before. Not so this time.
I’ve been lamenting the relative dearth of financing deals…

Posted in Internet, News

Venture Mechanics, Led by Ron Wiener, Opens “Berkubator” for Tech Startups, Introduces Three New Companies

startups, innovation, Software
Venture Mechanics
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Looking to start a technology company in this era of small teams, lean cost structures, and fast times to market? You might want to check out Venture Mechanics in Seattle. It’s basically an…

Posted in Internet, Mobile, News, Software

32 Pivotal Leaders Selected in Cleantech

cleantech, energy, networking
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Pivotal Leaders, a new Portland, OR-based network of cleantech business leaders, announced this week its 32 top leaders for 2010. They were nominated by the community and selected by their peers, from a…

Posted in Energy, News

32 Pivotal Leaders Selected in Cleantech

cleantech, energy, networking
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Pivotal Leaders, a new Portland, OR-based network of cleantech business leaders, announced this week its 32 top leaders for 2010. They were nominated by the community and selected by their peers, from a…

Posted in Energy, News

Geoff Entress, the Go-To Startup Investor, Weaves Himself Deeper Into Seattle Tech Community With Founder’s Co-op

people, Angel Capital, Software
Geoff Entress
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
How did Geoff Entress become Seattle’s go-to tech investor and startup guru? For those outside the local technology community, Entress is an angel investor who has put his own money to work…

Posted in Internet, Mobile, News, Software

Rob Glaser, RealNetworks Founder, Joins Accel Partners, Looks to Connect VC Firm with Seattle Entrepreneurs

people, VC, digital media
Rob Glaser
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Rob Glaser, the founder, chairman, and former CEO of Seattle-based RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK), announced yesterday that he has joined Accel Partners, the Silicon Valley-based VC firm, as a part-time venture partner. Glaser…

Posted in Internet, Mobile, News, Software

RF Surgical Scores $2.5M More

deals, healthcare, medical devices
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Medical device maker RF Surgical Systems, which is based in Bellevue, WA, and has R&D operations in San Diego, has raised $2.5 million in equity financing out of a total offering of…

Posted in News

Creative Forces Robbie Bach, J Allard Leave Microsoft as Part of Exec Shakeup

people, Software, Leadership
Microsoft
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Two longtime technology leaders are heading for the exits at Microsoft today. The Redmond, WA, company (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced this morning, amid swirling rumors, that Entertainment and Devices president Robbie Bach is leaving…

Posted in News, Software

Tech Tidbits: Gist Vs. Smartsheet in Google Apps, Display Week Demos, and the Carried Interest Debate

displays, startups, VC
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
It’s a good start to what promises to be a busy week in Seattle-area tech news. To get caught up, here’s a quick look at what’s been going on around town.
—Display Week,…

Posted in News

From Bootstrap to VC: Appature Doubles Size in a Year, Looks for Next Defining Moment in Health IT

startups, strategy, Software
Appature
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
What happens to a scrappy, profitable startup after it decides to take its first round of venture funding? Cynics might say the founders will give up too much control to venture capitalists, focus…

Posted in Internet, News, Software

Cray Wins $47M DOE Contract

supercomputing, IT, Hardware
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Seattle-based Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) said today it has been awarded a multi-year, $47 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to provide supercomputing products and support services to the National Oceanic and…

Posted in News, Software

InsideTrip Goes Mainstream, Rates Itinerary Quality, Provides Broad Lessons in Online Travel

startups, Internet, travel
InsideTrip
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Think about the last time you flew anywhere. How would you rate the overall experience? Unless you’re a bird, there were probably things that could have been a lot better—legroom, connection time, delays,…

Posted in Internet, News, Software

Redfin, Bonanzle, TisBest Win Seattle 2.0 Awards

entrepreneurs, Awards, community
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
The second annual Seattle 2.0 Awards, a celebration of local software startups and tech entrepreneurs, took place in Seattle last night. Jonathan Sposato, the former CEO of Picnik (recently acquired by Google) gave…

Posted in Internet, News, Software

MicroGreen Polymers Raises $6.9M More to Move Fast Into Consumer Products

deals, funding, materials
MicroGreen Polymers
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Score one for materials science. Arlington, WA-based MicroGreen Polymers said today it has raised $6.9 million in Series B funding, including a new strategic investment from Waste Management (NYSE: WM), based in Houston,…

Posted in News

Three Survival Strategies for Young Companies (Plus a Stock Tip) from the Startup Predictor

startups, entrepreneurs, innovation
Startup Predictor
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Thomas Thurston usually charges big bucks for a consultation like the one he gave me this week. But you’re getting it for free here. Of course, maybe it’s a freebie that will make…

Posted in News

Microsoft Sues Salesforce.com

Patents, Software, Legal
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Redmond, WA-based Microsoft has filed a federal lawsuit against its rival Salesforce.com, claiming the online customer relationship management (CRM) company infringes on nine of its patents. Microsoft is seeking a jury trial, damages,…

Posted in News, Software

Dashwire, Ground Truth, Swype Win Awards

Mobile, startups, Software
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
Seattle-area mobile startups Dashwire, Ground Truth, and Swype have been named to FierceWireless’s Fierce 15 list. The 2010 awards recognize innovation and intelligence in emerging companies in the wireless sector (follow the link…

Posted in Internet, Mobile, News, Software, Wireless

Where Are All the Freakin’ Seattle-Area Deals?

Roundup, deals, VC
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
I don’t know, maybe all this event planning (and attending) is taking away from the deal flow in the Northwest, especially in the tech industry. There hasn’t been much in the way of…

Posted in Energy, News, Software

Clay Christensen Speaks at Technology Alliance on Disruptive Innovations in Education, Health, VC

ideas, startups, Analysis
Technology Alliance
Gregory T. Huang wrote:
A roomful of 850 business leaders and policy makers got some serious food for thought at yesterday’s annual “State of Technology” Luncheon in Seattle, organized by the Technology Alliance. The guest of honor…

Posted in Automotive, News, Software