Real estate tech startup Savvy Lane raises $2M with plans to keep moving into West Coast markets – 10minmail

[ad_1] Savvy Lane co-founders Beata and Andrew Miklos. (Savvy Lane Photo) Savvy Lane is making moves in the crowded field of companies using tech to disrupt traditional real estate practices. The 4-year-old Seattle startup announced this week that it has raised $2 million in a new funding round and plans to expand upon its West […]

Studio216 pivots into mixed reality startup, raises $1.1M and looks to build off Microsoft partnership – 10minmail

[ad_1] Altoura CTO Bharat Ahluwalia; CEO Jamie Fleming; and COO Charlie Choo. (Altoura Photo) Jamie Fleming launched studio216 in 2005 and helped build the digital content agency for more than a decade. But after the recent acquisition of a Seattle mixed reality startup called Z-Axon, the firm has pivoted over the past 18 months into […]

How a stealthy insurance tech startup bootstrapped its way to a $2.35B acquisition in less than 4 years – 10minmail

[ad_1] Michael Paulus (left) and Michael Rowell co-founded Assurance in early 2016. Less than four years later, they sold the company for $2.35 billion. (Assurance Photo) It started as conversations between two friends about how to improve the insurance and financial services industries for consumers. That idea turned into a company when Michael Rowell and […]

10minmail Elevator Pitch returns! An insect farmer, detergent maker and wine grape analyzer compete for startup glory (inside an actual elevator)

[ad_1] 10minmail Elevator Pitch returns! An insect farmer, detergent maker and wine grape analyzer compete for startup glory (inside an actual elevator) By administrator September 5, 2019  10minmail, actual, analyzer, compete, detergent, Elevator, farmer, glory, grape, insect, maker, Pitch, returns, startup, wine 10minmail Elevator Pitch entrepreneurs Keith McCall of Pollen Systems; Virginia Emery of Beta […]

Prudential to buy Seattle-area insurance tech startup Assurance for $2.35B – 10minmail

[ad_1] Prudential to buy Seattle-area insurance tech startup Assurance for $2.35B – 10minmail By administrator September 5, 2019  10minmail, 235B, Assurance, buy, insurance, Prudential, Seattlearea, startup, tech Assurance CEO and founder Michael Rowell. (Business Wire Photo) Prudential Financial agreed to acquire Seattle-area startup Assurance for $2.35 billion, the companies announced Thursday. The acquisition will fold […]

Researchers devise blood test for gut microbiome diversity using data from defunct startup Arivale – 10minmail

[ad_1] Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle developed a way to test for microbiome diversity from a blood sample. (Artist rendering courtesy of ISB) If you want to know what’s going on in your gut microbiome, the community of bacteria in our intestines that are tied to overall health, there are plenty […]

Why Nestlé just bought a personalized vitamin startup in Washington state – 10minmail

[ad_1] (Persona Image) A small startup from the mountains of the Pacific Northwest is now part of a global food and beverage behemoth. Nestlé Life Science this month acquired Snoqualmie, Wash.-based Persona Nutrition, a startup that customizes daily supplement regimens using algorithms designed with the help of doctors and nutritionists. The deal gives Nestlé Health […]

Seahawks great Doug Baldwin joins board of Seattle startup, will speak at 10minmail Summit in October – 10minmail

[ad_1] Former Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin plays Madden at a video game event hosted by EA Sports in Seattle. (10minmail Photo / Kevin Lisota) Doug Baldwin has two rules for deciding whether to partner with a business or organization: it has to be something he believes in, and there can’t be any a-holes involved. That’s […]

How this ex-Microsoft director launched a spa and salon software startup that has raised $91M – 10minmail

[ad_1] Zenoti’s spa-management software was designed around mobile devices. (Zenoti Photo) Sudheer Koneru thought he was pretty much done working. After stints at Microsoft and SumTotal Systems, Koneru considered himself semi-retired, or at least on a break, in mid-2008. He traveled and participated in yoga and wellness workshops. But about a year later, he was […]

Seattle housing startup Blokable raises $23M, plans new California manufacturing facility – 10minmail

[ad_1] (Blokable Photo) Blokable, the Seattle startup aiming to transform how housing is developed, raised $23 million to expand its manufacturing capabilities as it gears up to kickstart new projects. The startup manufactures modular smart home units in a warehouse in Vancouver, Wash. that can be stacked into multi-story projects once they are trucked to […]