Seattle

  • Pure Watercraft brings boaters a Tesla-style motor

    Obviously, water and electricity don’t mix. But one Seattle company called Pure Watercraft has taken up the engineering challenge of building a Tesla-like EV motor for boats. The startup began taking pre-orders for its Pure Outboard today with a $500, refundable deposit via its own website. A former rowing coach, Andy Rebele started Pure Watercraft in 2011 with a mission to replace… Read More

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    Why Seattle’s Ridesharing And Taxi Unionization Measure Misses The Mark

    The Seattle City Council recently passed a first-in-nation local ordinance that seeks to allow ridesharing and taxi drivers to unionize and collectively bargain. The city is trying to solve a problem created under federal law that doesn’t permit companies to provide benefits and protections to independent contractor workers like private for-hire drivers. Read More

  • Contextual Search Platform Atlas Is Ivy Softworks’ First Spinoff

    Contextual Search Platform Atlas Is Ivy Softworks’ First Spinoff

    Ivy Softworks — a so-called “innovation studio” founded by Napster’s Jordan Ritter in Seattle — is taking the wraps off its first products today. It is launching a contextual information search platform called Atlas; and it’s also unveiling Recall, the first app for the Atlas platform. The launch marks Ivy Softworks’ long-anticipated departure from… Read More

  • PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me

    PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me

    PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell and Avi Geiger. The machine at the heart of their operation is The Zymatic—an apparatus that simplifies beer-making by reducing the need to monitor the cooking process of creating Wort (unfermented beer). Did their device turn a beer drinker like me, with zero brewing experience, into a beer maker? Read More

  • TechCrunch Invades Seattle Tonight!

    TechCrunch Invades Seattle Tonight!

    Dear city of Seattle, This is a love letter. Because I love you. Wow. Seattle, you're more gorgeous then I remember. — Jordan Crook (@jordanrcrook) June 25, 2015 Which is why I have come to this beautiful town, bringing with me TechCrunch writers Greg Kumparak and Frederic Lardinois, and a full-fledged Pitch-Off. We’ll be hitting Showbox SoDo at 6pm tonight, where ten… Read More

  • Reminder: Applications Close For Austin And Seattle Pitch-Offs On Friday!

    Reminder: Applications Close For Austin And Seattle Pitch-Offs On Friday!

    The time has come, my friends. This time next week, we’ll have chosen around 20 amazing companies to participate in the TechCrunch Pitch-Offs in Austin and Seattle. Applications close on Friday, June 5. In other words, now is the time to apply if you haven’t done so. Selected entrepreneurs will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product on-stage to our audience and a panel… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Austin And Seattle In June

    The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Austin And Seattle In June

    TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle on June 23 and June 25 respectively, and we’re stoked to see what some of our favorite cities have to show us. We’ll be holding the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off, where about ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product live on stage. Alongside the input of the audience, local VCs and TechCrunch editors will hold… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The Austin And Seattle TC Pitch-Offs

    Pitch Your Startup In The Austin And Seattle TC Pitch-Offs

    Hot on the heels of Disrupt, we’re (re)packing our bags to come to two of our favorite cities in the world, Austin and Seattle. We’ll be hitting Austin on June 23, where we’ll get a little weird, and then we’ll head up to Seattle on June 25 for our third-annual Seattle Pitch-Off. These will be nights to remember, but prep starts now. The first priority is going… Read More

  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? Crunch Network

    Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

    In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More