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Frazier Healthcare files to raise a $400 million venture fund

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Frazier Healthcare, a  21-year-old venture capital firm with offices in Seattle and Silicon Valley, has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $400 million for its seventh venture fund. The firm was founded by former Immunex Chief Financial Officer Alan Frazier, and now includes general...
Frazier Healthcare files to raise a $400 million venture fund

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’
Girl power: Seattle ranked 2nd for women entrepreneurs

GeekWire Awards: Vote for the 'Next Tech Titan'

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Today’s featured category in the GeekWire Awards voting is a big one, literally. The Next Tech Titan — brought to you by Wave Business Solutions — will reward the company that’s moving from the tough trenches of startup land to the big leagues. The Pacific Northwest is loaded with those...
GeekWire Awards: Vote for the 'Next Tech Titan'
BuddyTV founder Andy Liu's 8 tips on raising cash: 'Not all money is good money'
Funding Daily: Finally, a day with no social/consumer app funding stories

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

Rover.com Fetches $7 Million for Its Dog-Sitting Service

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Rover.com, the dog-kenneling alternative, has raised $7 million in a second-round funding. The Seattle-based company said the Foundry Group led the round, with existing investor Madrona Venture Group also participating. Rover, which has raised more than $10 million to date, helps connect dog owners with potential sitters online. So far,...
Rover.com Fetches $7 Million for Its Dog-Sitting Service
BYOD Without Big Brother: Mobilisafe Debuts Real-Time Mobile Risk Management Solution

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?

Todd Sawicki departs Cheezburger, eyes next big thing

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Todd Sawicki at Ignite. Photo via Randy Stewart Cheezburger’s former chief revenue officer is moving on. Todd Sawicki tells GeekWire that he’s left the Seattle-based online comedy network, a move that comes just a month after he transitioned to a new role at the company. “I like the 2 people...
Todd Sawicki departs Cheezburger, eyes next big thing

With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

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We’ve covered Seattle-based Haiku Deck‘s iPad-based presentation tool in the past, and come away impressed. The mobile native PowerPoint killer lets anyone create attractive presentations quickly using only their device, and now the startup behind it has raised a $3 million Series A funding round, led by Trilogy Partnership and...
With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App
Forward PaaS: AppFog buys Nodester to bolster Node.js support

Nordstrom exec maneuvers online as Amazon.com threat looms

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Seattle Nordstrom (Photo: Prayitno0) A few months ago, we wrote a story on GeekWire about the growing rivalry between two iconic Seattle brands: Amazon.com and Nordstrom. But how big of a threat is Amazon to the Nordstrom franchise? Pretty big. Reuters this week profiles Jamie Nordstrom, the 40-year-old great grandson...
Nordstrom exec maneuvers online as Amazon.com threat looms

Top posts: A sexually-charged video promoting Windows Azure leads the charts

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Who knew that a video of a cheesy dance routine from a developer’s conference in Norway promoting Microsoft’s Windows Azure would grab so much attention. But that video, which we described as “raunchy” and GeekWire readers called “inappropriate”  and ”weird,” led the charts for the month of June. The post set off an...
Top posts: A sexually-charged video promoting Windows Azure leads the charts
Startup Spotlight: Decide's Mike Fridgen taps power of data to change how we shop
Andreessen Horowitz's first investment Apptio closes $45M fifth round
Decide.com uses big data to idiot-proof online shopping
If Silicon Valley Stocks Are Down, Why Are Home Prices Up?
We're witnessing the rise of the graph in big data

Nest Acquires MyEnergy To Boost Its Home Energy Management Tools

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Nest proved that energy monitoring can be tantalizing. And it’s about to get even better. The company just announced that it has acquired MyEnergy to further enhance its suite of monitoring tools. Terms of deal were not released. Originally called Earth Aid, the startup launched its online dashboard in 2009...
Nest Acquires MyEnergy To Boost Its Home Energy Management Tools

Redfin touts $100 million in real estate savings, plans to double Seattle office space

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It’s hard to believe, but Seattle-based Redfin is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. And what has the online real estate brokerage done in that time frame? Well, for one, the company announced today that it has saved customers more than $100 million in real estate fees since it was...
Redfin touts $100 million in real estate savings, plans to double Seattle office space

Woof! Rover.com Fetches $3.4 Million to be Airbnb for Dogs.

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Rover.com has raised $3.4 million to be the Airbnb of the dog boarding market. Rover is an alternative to dog kennels, much like Airbnb offers an alternative to staying in hotels. In addition to announcing the funding today, the Seattle company is also rolling out nationwide after supporting only a handful...
Woof! Rover.com Fetches $3.4 Million to be Airbnb for Dogs.
Amazon Has A $300 Billion Opportunity, But It's Going To Need A Lot Of Help From Partners

After executive overhaul, AdReady lands new cash

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AdReady is a company in transition, but one of the firm’s earliest venture backers still believes in the core mission of helping small and medium-sized businesses bolster their online display advertising efforts. Madrona Venture Group, outgoing CEO Karl Siebrecht and others have pumped an additional $500,000 in cash into the...
After executive overhaul, AdReady lands new cash

Newly-formed W Fund to pump $20M into university spinouts

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Washington’s startup community is getting yet another shot in the arm, thanks to the efforts of a newly-formed venture capital firm whose goal is to mine universities and research institutions for the state’s very best business ideas. The University of Washington’s W Fund is launching today with about $20 million...
Newly-formed W Fund to pump $20M into university spinouts

Q&A: Why this former Microsoft exec wanted to become a venture capitalist

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Madrona’s Ted Kummert Ted Kummert is a Seattle homer. He attended Roosevelt High School, and still bleeds University of Washington “purple and gold” where his father served as a law professor and he studied electrical engineering. “I practically grew up on campus,” said Kummert. Now, the former Microsoft executive will...
Q&A: Why this former Microsoft exec wanted to become a venture capitalist

After series of pivots, Haiku Deck scores $3 million to make presentation tools fun

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Haiku Deck has reeled in $3 million in fresh funding, money that the Seattle startup will use to continue to build out its easy-to-use presentation tools. Trilogy Partnership led the round, with Madrona Venture Group, Founder’s Co-op, entrepreneur Sarah Leary and others also participating. The TechStars Seattle grad, led by...
After series of pivots, Haiku Deck scores $3 million to make presentation tools fun
Localytics raises $5.5M, launches new in-app marketing automation system

With 'wind at their backs,' VC fundraising totals surge

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There’s been a lot of chatter about the venture capital model being broken. But that’s not stopping the money spigots from flowing. According to a report out today, venture capital firms in the U.S. raised $17.5 billion during the first three quarters of the year, a 38 percent increase over...
With 'wind at their backs,' VC fundraising totals surge
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