Led by ex-Amazon advertising leader, Gradient raises $3.5M to help brands optimize presence on Amazon

Bobby Figueroa knows what brands should do to optimize their presence on Amazon's marketplace, perhaps better than almost anyone. The product marketing veteran spent the past four years leading global operations for Amazon's fast-growing advertising platform that online retailers use to drive...

Working Geek: 'Consummate networker' Heather Redman connects tech, VC, civic circles and raises millions

If you've seen venture capital investor and Seattle tech veteran Heather Redman work a room or present at an event, you're unlikely to guess that she's actually somewhat shy by nature. It was after watching her husband, clean energy company CEO Eric Redman, as he easily connected with and chatted up...

Finn AI closes $14 million Series A with Yaletown Partners, Flying Fish Partners

Finn AI has raised a $14 million Series A round led by Yaletown Partners and Flying Fish Partners, with participation from other new investors.

Here's the one key advantage Seattle's tech ecosystem has over Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley may be the startup capital of the world, but Seattle has a leg up when it comes what is arguably the most impactful technology of the future. The age-old Bay Area vs. Seattle tech ecosystem debate came up again during a venture capital panel discussion at the Seattle Interactive...

Startup advice: 6 mistakes that entrepreneurs should avoid making before their investor pitch

An investor meeting can sometimes make or break a young startup. That's why entrepreneurs should do everything they can to prepare for those valuable moments and avoid making crucial mistakes that could cost them a chance at a big check.

Taboola, Ad Lightning Help Publishers, Advertisers With Post-GDPR Features

After announcing its plans months ago, Facebook cut off third-party data to advertisers this week, leaving advertisers strategizing how to gather information about their target audiences going forward. This move comes as citizens are becoming more concerned about privacy online, and not just in the E.U. where the GDPR took effect in May.

Would Amazon's HQ2 Really Be Good for Washington?

A lot of locals will tell you we deserve to win. But should we want to? We asked a bunch of smart people and got some surprising answers (ranked here from most to least enthusiastic).

Joe Coffee app brings mobile ordering to small Seattle shops

The Joe app lets people skip the lines by using online ordering for small coffee shops. Share story A long coffee line led Nick Martin and his brother, Brenden, to the idea for their company. Actually, a series of long coffee lines.

WeWork Labs startup incubator to open first West Coast location in Seattle, led by UW startup veteran

WeWork will open the first West Coast location of its WeWork Labs startup incubator in Seattle next month, GeekWire has learned, underscoring the growing global prominence of Seattle's startup scene. The new incubator will be led by Elizabeth Scallon, who had been the director of University of Washington's CoMotion Labs innovation hub for nearly five years.

'Decision intelligence platform' Element Data raises another $2.6M to fuel growth

Element Data is raising more cash as it continues to add customers and employees. The Seattle startup has reeled in $2.6 million of a larger $3 million round from existing investors like Flying Fish and Archibald Cox, Jr. New investor Anscor, a holding company based in the Philippines, also participated.

Heather Redman: "L'innovazione รจ cambiare paradigma di pensiero" - Wired

La fondatrice di Flyng Fish Venture Capital, ospite speciale di Domux Home in Torre Velasca, svela il suo punto di vista su innovazione e tecnologia

Streem raises $1.7M, brings augmented reality and streaming tech to home service professionals

A Portland startup wants to help home service professionals speed up their workflow and waste less time by using augmented reality, live streaming, and smartphones. Streem today announced a $1.7 million seed round from GVR Fund; Flying Fish (its first Portland investment); Columbia Ventures Corp; Rogue Venture Partners; and Curious Capital.

This Consumer-Level AR App Targets A $400 Billion Industry

It's an all-too-familiar experience: the toilet's leaking and the plumber can't schedule a visit until sometime next month. Ryan Fink (no relation) realized there had to be a better, one-tap solution for home improvement needs like these, problems that often just require a quick consultation and a trip to the nearest hardware store.