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Seattle startup Placed nails down $3.4M for ‘location analytics’

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Let’s face it: The startup name of Sewichi never quite rolled off the tongue. A combination of the Korean words se (three) and wichi (location), founder David Shim said the name was always meant as a placeholder of sorts. But the Seattle startup is growing up, ditching the Sewichi name...
Seattle startup Placed nails down $3.4M for ‘location analytics’

Meet the 10 startups from the Windows Azure accelerator

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Appetas founder Keller Smith at the Windows Azure accelerator Demo Day. It’s not easy to stand in front of a packed room of angel investors and venture capitalists and ask for money. But on Thursday afternoon, that’s exactly what 10 entrepreneurs attempted to do as part of Microsoft Windows Azure...
Meet the 10 startups from the Windows Azure accelerator

Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

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Amazon Web Services’ partner network has grown to more than 4,000 members, up from less than 1,000 a year ago — a key step for the company as it tries to expand its cloud-computing customer base beyond startups to more large companies. That’s the word from Reuters this morning in...
Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft
How big data will transform politics, education and just about everything else

Why Madrona's Matt McIlwain is hanging at the GOP convention in Tampa this week

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Matt McIlwain Madrona Venture Group’s Matt McIlwain usually spends his days scouring the Pacific Northwest landscape for the hottest startups. But not this week. McIlwain is one of a handful of venture capitalists braving the heat of Tampa, showing their support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at the 2012...
Why Madrona's Matt McIlwain is hanging at the GOP convention in Tampa this week

Madrona’s Matt McIlwain: Silicon Valley has a bad case of indigestion and may be ready for a correction

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Madrona Venture Group's Matt McIlwain speaking at the University of Washington. Photo via UW CSE On Tuesday, we caught up with Madrona’s Matt McIlwain to talk about his firm’s new $300 million venture fund and why he’s so bullish about the Pacific Northwest startup community. Today, we’re back with the...
Madrona’s Matt McIlwain: Silicon Valley has a bad case of indigestion and may be ready for a correction

Guess how many Seattle VCs have the Midas touch?

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No Seattle VCs made the Midas List. Photo: Mark Herpel Each year, Forbes ranks the top 100 venture capitalists. The “Midas List” — as the ranking is called — attempts to identify those investors who are building the most valuable technology and life science companies. It is easy to pick...
Guess how many Seattle VCs have the Midas touch?

Forget MIT and Stanford: UW computer science department wins high praise in NYT piece

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The Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering (Ed LaCasse photo) A few weeks ago, I interviewed Madrona Venture Group’s Matt McIlwain and asked him pointedly to name one missing ingredient that’s holding back Seattle’s technology community. The veteran venture capitalist didn’t hesitate, suggesting that outsiders (and even...
Forget MIT and Stanford: UW computer science department wins high praise in NYT piece
Amazon Web Services boss Andy Jassy on competition, price wars, and getting big

Here are 5 tech companies from Seattle that could take the IPO plunge in 2012

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Which Seattle tech companies could take the IPO plunge in 2012? Photo via Bigstock The world may be waiting on a Facebook IPO. And while there’s some chatter about whether the $5 billion public offering from the social networking giant will open the floodgates for tech offerings, The Wall Street...
Here are 5 tech companies from Seattle that could take the IPO plunge in 2012

GraphLab picks up $6.75m from Madrona and NEA to bolster its 'Hadoop for graphs'

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Seattle startup GraphLab claims it is building the “fastest machine-learning analytics engine for graph datasets”, based on the popular open-source distributed graph computation framework with the same name, and it has just raised capital to come through on its promise. Founded by scientists from the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon...
GraphLab picks up $6.75m from Madrona and NEA to bolster its 'Hadoop for graphs'

Seattle cloud services startup 2nd Watch raises $4.2 million

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Madrona Venture Group is finishing the year with a bang, bankrolling a series of startup companies.  The latest is 2nd Watch, an Amazon Web Services premier partner and cloud services startup that just pulled in $4.2 million in funding. The 2nd Watch technology allows companies to operate more efficiently in...
Seattle cloud services startup 2nd Watch raises $4.2 million

Ex-Isilon and Amazon engineers emerge at stealthy Qumulo

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Peter Godman Isilon System is one of the biggest startup success stories of the past 10 years, with the Seattle storage company rebounding from tough times to sell for a whopping $2.25 billion to EMC in late 2010. The company has continued to grow in its new Pioneer Square headquarters,...
Ex-Isilon and Amazon engineers emerge at stealthy Qumulo
Amazon Has A $300 Billion Opportunity, But It's Going To Need A Lot Of Help From Partners

Madrona’s Matt McIlwain on their new fund and why he’s pumped to invest it in Seattle

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Matt McIlwain Madrona Venture Group’s Matt McIlwain wasn’t born in Seattle, but he’s about as much of a homer as you’ll find when it comes to touting the benefits of the Pacific Northwest tech industry. In fact, pressed to name a weakness of the region, the only thing he could...
Madrona’s Matt McIlwain on their new fund and why he’s pumped to invest it in Seattle

App Location Analytics: Placed Exits Stealth Mode With $3.4M In Its Pockets

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With the number of apps growing by the day, companies offering analytics on how they are performing have taken on a new focus, and the recent acquisition of Chomp by Apple has put the area positively on the map. Now a company is emerging, Placed, that is zoning in...
App Location Analytics: Placed Exits Stealth Mode With $3.4M In Its Pockets

More Money For Seattle Startups: Madrona Raises $300M Fund

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Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group just announced that it has raised a $300 million fifth fund. This is the firm’s fifth fund, and its largest yet. The firm says it had planned to raise $250 million, but the fund was oversubscribed, with most of the money coming from existing investors. The...
More Money For Seattle Startups: Madrona Raises $300M Fund

GeekWire Debate: Why Barack Obama should get your vote for president

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I’m not a partisan. I’m nominally a Democrat, but I served as co-chair (with Marc Benioff) of George W. Bush’s President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee – where, I assure you, partisan Democrats weren’t welcome! I have three principles that I hope you share. First, I try to be fact-based. Second,...
GeekWire Debate: Why Barack Obama should get your vote for president

Cloud management startup Tier 3 raises $10 million

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Tier 3, a Bellevue upstart that helps businesses manage IT infrastructure in the cloud, has raised $10 million in new financing. Backers of the 50-person company include Ignition Partners and Madrona Venture Group, two of Seattle’s most prominent venture capital firms. Intel Capital, the venture arm of the semiconductor giant, led...
Cloud management startup Tier 3 raises $10 million
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