Possible Finance, a Seattle startup that offers loans, just raised an additional $20 million and plans to launch a new credit card.
Built in Seattle: AccelByte Raises $60M to Grow Product and Engineering Teams
Seattle is known for being a game development hub. The city has been been the birthplace of popular games such as the original Halo and the wildly popular Pokemon Go. It has also played a hand in developing game consoles such as Xbox and Oculus Rift, a VR gaming headset. Less known, but just as important to the gaming community, is the support software that has been developed in the Emerald City. Accelbyte is one of the gaming software companies fueling innovation in Seattle and it recently secured new funding.
Geek Wire: Seattle family organization app Cozi acquired by co-parenting app OurFamilyWizard
OurFamilyWizard, a co-parenting app for families living separately, is acquiring Seattle-based Cozi, a family organizing app founded in 2005, the companies announced Wednesday.
Built in Seattle: These 5 Seattle Tech Companies Raised a Combined $730M+ in April
Last month, these five Seattle tech companies raised a combined $730.9 million. In March, the five largest funding rounds in the Puget Sound totaled $248.5 million. See which company landed the number one spot in April and what these companies have planned for the future.
Geek Wire: Seattle startup Heard raises $10M to ease administrative load for mental health providers
Seattle startup Heard, which helps mental health professionals manage bookkeeping, payroll and related services, has raised $10 million in Series A funding.
Built in Seattle: ISpot Raised $325M, Google Opened Kirkland Office, And More Seattle Tech News
From Google’s new Kirkland office to Copper’s proposed addition of crypto investing for kids, it was a busy week in the Seattle tech scene. Catch up on all things Seattle tech with the Built In Seattle refresh.
Built in Seattle: Snap! Mobile Acquires High School-Focused Software Startup CNXT Digital
Snap! Mobile, the parent company of Snap! Raise, announced that it acquired CNXT Digital for an undisclosed price on Friday. CNXT Digital is based in a suburb of Chicago and consists of two software entities, 8to18 and SchoolCNXT.
Built in Seattle: Epic Games Nabs $2B Metaverse Funding From Sony and Lego Family
As the race to develop the metaverse continues, more companies are investing major funds into what will be the newest iteration of the internet. Jumping into the race is Fortnite creator Epic Games, which this week received a $2 billion investment from Sony and KIRKBI, the investment company behind Lego.
Built in Seattle: Formations Raises $8M to Help Self-Employed Workers With Their Finances
The culture of side hustles, freelancing and self-employment has taken off during the pandemic as individuals try to gain more freedom and control over their workload and environment.
Seattle Inno: Fresh off IPO, Leafly hires chief people officer
Seattle-based digital cannabis marketplace Leafly Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LFLY) has hired former American Century Investments vice president Deidre Boulware as the company’s chief people officer.