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Outreach Finds $30M In New Funding

Seattle-based Outreach, which develops sales automation software, has raised $30M more in funding, according to the company. The funding was led by DFJ Growth, and also included Four Rivers Group, Mayfield, MHS Capital, Microsoft Ventures and Trinity Ventures. The company's software platform integrates with such tools as Salesforce, Gmail, Outlook Exchange, and other tools to automate sales outreach and tracking.Continue →


Echodyne Gets $29M For Radar Technology

Bellevue-based Echodyne, a developer of technology being used to provide radar to small vehicles like drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles, has raised $29M in a Series B funding, the company said this morning. The funding was led by NEA, and also included Bill Gates, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Lux Capital, The Kresge Foundation and others....Continue →


CreativeLive Raises $25M More

Seattle-based CreativeLive, which provides online, video-based classes on a range of subjects ranging from Adobe design software to commercial photograph, has raised $25M more in funding. The new funding was led by GSV Acceleration, and also included Greylock Partners, Social Capital, Richard Branson, Creative Artists Agency, REV Venture Partners and others.Continue →


Wave Broadband Acquired By TPG Capital For $2.36 Billion

Kirkland-based Wave Broadband, which provides gigabit fiber and broadband services, has been acquired by private equity investor TPG Capital, in a deal worth $2.36 billion, the two announced this morning. According to the companies, TPG will merge Wave Broadband with RCN Telecom Services, creating what the companies said will be the sixth largest Internet and cable operator in the country. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017....Continue →


Vacasa Connects With Booking.com

Portland-based vacation rental management provider Vacasa announced on Thursday afternoon that it has connected with Booking.com, an online vacation rental booking site. Vacasa said that more than 4,500 of its homes are now live on Booking.com. Vacasa's founder and CEO is Eric Breon.Continue →


Rover To Sunset DogVacay Brand On June 12th

In the battle of online pet marketplaces Rover and DogVacay, it appears that Seattle-based Rover--at least, the Rover brand--has won. In an email to users and information posted to DogVacay's users, Rover and DogVacay said that they will be redirecting all of DogVacay's users to Rover as of June 12th, and that users on DogVacay must migrate their accounts over to Rover before that date. Ultimately, the two said that DogVacay's site and app will redirect entirely to Rover....Continue →


Microsoft Backs Frame For Browser-Based, Azure Hosted Desktops

Microsoft is one of the backers in a funding round for a new startup, Frame, which is developing software which lets companies host virtual desktops in Microsoft Azure, as well as Amazon Web Services. Frame announced a $16M funding round on Wednesday, which included Bain Capital Ventures, Microsoft Ventures and In-Q-Tel, along with CNTP....Continue →


Zapproved Acquired By Vista Equity Partners

Portland-based Zapproved, a developer of cloud-based, e-discovery software, has been acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners. Financial details of the majority strategic investment were not announced. Vista Equity said Zapproved is the first investment from its new Endeavor Fund, which focuses exclusively on enterprise software and data businesses under $30 million in revenue....Continue →


Lighthouse eDiscovery Merges With Discovia

Seattle-based b>Lighthouse eDiscovery, a prvider of consulting and e-discovery services for the legal marketplace, has merged with Discovia, a fellow e-discovery company, the two said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Brian McManus, CEO of Lighthouse eDiscovery, will lead the combined companies. Discovia was based in San Francisco....Continue →


Spaceflight Purchases Space On Upstart's New Satellite Launch Rocket

Seattle-based Spaceflight, which is helping to arrange shared space for satellite launches, said today that i has purchased a Rocket Lab Electron rocket, to expand its ridesharing capacity. California-based Rocket Lab just announced plans for its first, test flight this week. Spaceflight--which previously purchased a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for is payloads--said the new rocket will expand its "dedicated rideshare" capacity....Continue →


Conversa Gets $8M For Improving Communications Between Doctors, Patients

Portland- and San Francisco-based Conversa, a developer of communications tools to help improve the flow of information between doctors and patients, announced this morning that it has raised $8M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Northwell Ventures, and also included Epic Ventures, Healthgrades, and others....Continue →


DocuSign Hit By Major Breach

DocuSign, the elecronic signature and document capture startup which started in Seattle, and still has and office here, has been hit with a major security breach, which has resulted in a major email malware campaign against its users. DocuSign's users have received phishing emails--designed to compromise the systems of its users--which instructs users to download a Microsoft Word document, harboring a virus....Continue →



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