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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Pixvana raises $14M Series A led by Vulcan Capital, with Microsoft and Cisco among investors participating, for its VR production platform SPIN Studio   —  What better way to pitch a virtual or augmented reality startup idea than to strap a bunch of headsets on the heads of venture capitalists …
Nov 20, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
AI-based customer profiling startup Amperity raises $28M Series B from Tiger Global and Madrona, one month after exiting stealth mode   —  Amperity is an early-stage company, founded less than two years ago and launching just last month — which makes its latest announcement all the more interesting.
Oct 28, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Vacation rental company Vacasa raises $103.5M Series B led by Riverwood Capital; the company raised $40M Series A last year   —  Even a decade ago, finding and renting a vacation home online wasn't always a smooth process.  It was equally difficult for homeowners to expose their properties to potential guests.
Oct 17, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
T-Mobile acquires Iowa Wireless Service, which has 103 stores and around 75K customers; deal expected to close end-of-year or early 2018   —  T-Mobile announced today that it has acquired the remaining interest of iWireless, a mobile operator previously owned by Aureon that serves customers in Iowa …
Sep 26, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon adds Alexa voice control to Music app, available for iOS and Android in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria   —  Amazon is bringing Alexa to its Music app as it tries to challenge Spotify and Apple, leaders in the streaming music industry.  —  The Seattle tech giant announced Tuesday that Alexa …
Sep 26, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
TraceMe, founded by NFL star Russell Wilson, raises $9M led by Madrona, with Bezos, Chad Hurley, and Joe Tsai participating, to connect celebs with “superfans”   —  As Russell Wilson describes the ethos of his new startup, it feels like you're inside his Seahawks huddle, driving down the field in the fourth quarter.
Sep 8, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Spotify comes to Xbox One, as Microsoft rolls out new Xbox Live homepage that offers more customization with Fluent Design   —  Xbox Live is getting a new look.  —  Microsoft is rolling out a redesigned homepage for Xbox Live that gives users more control over what they see.
Aug 8, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Valve says Steam now has 67M monthly active players, 33M daily active players, and averages 14M concurrent users per day at peak, which is up from 8.4M in 2015   —  The world's most powerful PC game distribution platform continues to expand its reach and grow its user base.
Aug 4, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Trucking network Convoy raises $62M Series B led by YC's Continuity growth fund; investors include Bill Gates' Cascade, Marc Benioff, Bezos Expeditions   —  It's a warm summer afternoon at the TA Seattle East truck stop in North Bend, Wash., and Jerry Brooks is waiting for business.
Jul 25, 2017, 3:30 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Home interior design AR app Hutch raises $10M Series A led by Zillow   —  Zillow Group is not only a leading online real estate portal, but now the company can call itself an investor, too.  —  The Seattle-based online real estate powerhouse announced Wednesday that it is the lead investor …
Jul 14, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context

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