Possible Finance, a Seattle startup that offers loans, just raised an additional $20 million and plans to launch a new credit card.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle startup Heard, which helps mental health professionals manage bookkeeping, payroll and related services, has raised $10 million in Series A funding.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.