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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Jama Software, which makes a product development platform used by companies like Qualcomm and Canon, has raised $200M led by Insight Venture Partners   —  Jama Software, a Portland-based company that makes a product development platform used by companies including Qualcomm, SpaceX and Amazon Robotics …
Jun 26, 2018, 10:30 AMIn context
Alan Boyle / GeekWire:
Autonomous delivery drone startup Matternet raises $16M Series A led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures, aims to use the funds to expand operations in US and elsewhere   —  Boeing HorizonX Ventures has taken the lead role in a $16 million Series A funding round for Matternet, a California company specializing …
Jun 26, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Federal judge denies class action status in gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft   —  A federal judge has denied class action status in a three-year-old gender discrimination lawsuit brought against Microsoft by current and former technical employees.
Jun 25, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Prifender, a startup led by past Microsoft, eBay, and PayPal execs with an automated platform for firms to ensure data privacy compliance, raises $5M seed round   —  Data privacy continues to be top of mind for companies all around the world, particularly as laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation go into effect this year.
Jun 20, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Microsoft to acquire Bonsai, which had raised $13.6M and helps add AI capabilities to firms' systems; Bonsai's 42 staff to join Microsoft's AI and Research unit   —  Microsoft is adding more firepower to its artificial intelligence arm.  The tech giant has agreed to acquire Bonsai …
Jun 20, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Pulumi, founded by Microsoft and AWS veterans, raises $5M seed and debuts an open-source project and commercial SaaS product to help devs be cloud agnostic   —  When you consider the seismic shifts in computing history, there has usually been a period of adjustment during …
Jun 18, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon ends its Mayday video calling service for customer support for Fire tablets, nearly five years after its high-profile launch   —  Amazon is pulling the plug on its Mayday video calling feature for on-screen customer support on its Fire tablets, ending a service that was personally unveiled …
Jun 17, 2018, 12:45 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Avalara goes public, rings opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, stock rises 87%   —  Follow-up: Orange crush: Avalara's colorful culture helps sales tax company go public after 14 years  —  Original story: Shares of Avalara spiked 50 percent from its initial public offering price …
Jun 15, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
JetClosing, a cloud-based service that digitizes the home closing process by removing the paper forms, raises $20M Series A led by T. Rowe Price   —  Daniel Greenshields sees a tipping point in real estate.  Homebuyers, particularly digital natives, are demanding transparency more than ever.
Jun 8, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Microsoft begins next phase of Project Natick by submerging a data center off Scotland's coast, where it is designed to work without maintenance for five years   —  Microsoft kicked off the second phase of its experimental underwater data center project Wednesday, submerging …
Jun 6, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context

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