Startups

Seattle startup Esper cuts 12% of staff, citing ‘current economic climate,’ as tech layoffs continue

Esper co-founders Yadhu Gopalan (left) and Shiv Sundar. (Esper Photo) Esper, a Seattle-based startup that operates a DevOps platform for…

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Tech Moves: Health tech startup Opala names CEO; Madrona adds a new investor

Palak Goel. (Madrona Photo) — Palak Goel, a former product manager at Microsoft, has joined Madrona Venture Group as its newest…

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Seattle jumps to No. 9 in global startup ecosystem rankings

(GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Seattle ranked ninth in the Startup Genome’s annual global startup ecosystem rankings, up one position…

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Here’s what young entrepreneurs and investors think about crypto

(Bigstock Photo) Crypto has gone mainstream. Once an esoteric investment held by a select group of people on the internet,…

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New venture fund aims to provide capital for entrepreneurs south of Seattle in Tacoma area

Tacoma, Wash. (Bigstock Photo) The news: Founded two years ago, Tacoma Venture Fund has made several investments in early-stage startups…

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‘Wild times’ for tech startups: Making sense of the uncertainty with Madrona’s Tim Porter

Tim Porter, Madrona Venture Group managing director. (Madrona Photo / GeekWire Illustration) What the heck is going on in the…

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Founded less than a year ago, security startup Chainguard lands $50M

The Chainguard team. (Chainguard Photo) Chainguard, a Kirkland, Wash.-based cybersecurity startup founded in October, has raised $50 million. The startup,…

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Ex-golf pro links with Seattle-area AI experts on app that uses 3D motion analysis to improve game

3D analysis, right, of a 2D video image, left, in the Sportsbox AI app. (Sportsbox AI Image) Before you take…

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‘We’re going to produce a lot more startups’: Seattle University aims to boost entrepreneurship

Peter Rowan. (Photo courtesy of Rowan) Peter Rowan wants Seattle University to be more plugged into the local startup ecosystem. …

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In an era of hybrid work, co-working spaces that survived the pandemic are booming

Peter Chee. (Thinkspace Photo) At the height of the pandemic, as his competitors disappeared around him, Peter Chee wondered if…

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