How the growing U.S.-China trade war is forcing tech and product companies to get creative – 10minmail

[ad_1] A cargo ship pulls into Seattle’s Elliott Bay. (10minmail Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Months ago, long before President Donald Trump “hereby ordered” U.S. companies to find places other than China to make their goods, Seattle-based shoe and apparel company Brooks Running was already starting down that path. Not because of a presidential order, but […]

Y Combinator grad Preclusio automates how companies comply with tech privacy regulations – 10minmail

[ad_1] Preclusio co-founders John and Heather Wade. (Preclusio Photo) The scary truth about many technology companies is that for years they’ve been vacuuming up vast quantities of personal data without even knowing what they’ve collected, how it’s being stored and used, and what sort of safeguards protect it from hackers. But that’s changing. In January […]

Ally raises $8M for software to help companies meet objectives and key results – 10minmail

[ad_1] Ally founder and CEO Vetri Vellore. A Seattle startup has raised $8 million to fuel its quest to help companies stay on track and hit their goals in an era of rapid change for businesses, markets and industries. Founded two years ago, Ally say it’s seeing strong traction with its software platform. It’s used […]

FlavorCloud helps e-commerce companies ship across borders – 10minmail

[ad_1] FlavorCloud CEO Rathna Sharad. (FlavorCloud Photo) If you want to buy a shirt directly from a merchant in China, the customs hurdles will vary depending on whether it’s made of cotton or wool. Or if you see a must-have pair of Italian snake skin shoes on Instagram, those are going to require different trade […]