Seattle-based consulting firm Milliman said Tuesday it has acquired SkySail Rx, a pharmacy benefit tech firm based near Cleveland. SkySail’s technology analyzes pharmacy data to help with functions like claim summarization and repricing.
With plenty of new tech developments last week on the Puget Sound, read up on what’s in the works for these companies after raising fresh funding and more. This is the Built In Seattle weekly refresh.
Diagnostics startup ID Genomics will accelerate its development of a quick test for variants of the COVID-19 virus with a new grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The Seattle-based company announced the $300,000 small business grant Tuesday for the dipstick-based test, currently dubbed CovNET. ID Genomics is also eligible for a follow-on grant of up to $3 million.
Earlier this month, the United Nations released a climate change report stressing the need for industries, governments and individuals alike to immediately reduce their contributions to greenhouse gases. Although hundreds of cities across the United States have adopted plans to limit carbon emissions, most are falling short of their goals, according to recent reports.
Microsoft appears to have scored a personnel win in the cloud wars, hiring former Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Charlie Bell. The move comes as Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing wing continues to claw market share away from AWS, according to research firm Canalys.
Software startup Teleport just raised new funding in order to capitalize on its recent growth. Last week, Teleport announced that it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. This new round comes over a year and a half after its $25 million Series A, which was also led by Kleiner Perkins.
On Tuesday, church and nonprofit donation platform Pushpay announced its plans to acquire video streaming company Resi Media. Pushpay revealed that it was paying $150 million for the streaming startup in a combination of cash and Pushpay stock. The deal is expected to close next month.
With a new acquisition, fresh venture funding and more in the Seattle tech sector, find out what’s underway for these companies on the Puget Sound. Read on for the latest. This is the Built In Seattle weekly refresh.