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Microsoft Ventures, Madrona and others launch $3.5M AI startup competition

Microsoft Ventures today announced a new AI startup competition with a total prize purse of $3.5 million in investments into the winners. The firm is partnering with Madrona Venture Partners, Notion C

AI acceleration startup Xnor.ai collects $2.6M in funding

I was excited by the promise of Xnor.ai and its technique that drastically reduces the computing power necessary to perform complex operations like computer vision. Seems I wasn't the only one: the co

Madrona appoints Microsoft’s former developer division chief as managing partner

Madrona Venture Group, the Seattle-based early-stage venture capital firm, today announced that it has appointed S. “Soma” Somasegar to the role of Managing Director. Somasegar joined Madr

The NFL Players Association is launching an accelerator to trade licensing rights for equity

Tech accelerators have been a hot topic over the past few years, especially within industries that have traditionally eschewed the world of startups and technology. Media companies, sports teams, and

Pioneer Square Labs’ Greg Gottesman on the studio model for high growth startups

Jasper Kuria Contributor Jasper Kuria is the founder and editor of Capital & Growth. More posts by this contributor Pioneer Square Labs’ Greg Gottesman on the studio model for high growth startu

Apptio rises 41% in cloud IPO

Seattle-based Apptio went public on the Nasdaq today, seeing its shares rise nearly 41 percent on its first day of trading. The cloud software company, which targets CIOs, went public during a slow ye

Rover is closing a $40M round that values the pet-sitting startup at nearly $300M

Seattle-based Rover is in the process of closing a $40 million round of funding, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The Series E round would value Rover at nearly $300 million, and it co

HelloTech Raises $12.5M Series A To Expand Its In-Home Tech Support

HelloTech has confirmed that the company just closed a $12.5M Series A led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Upfront Ventures, CrossCut Ventures, and Accel Partners. This round brings

Tech Support Startup HelloTech Is Closing $10M In Funding

Los Angeles startup <a target="_blank" href="https://hellotech.com/">HelloTech</a> is in the final stages of raising $10 million in Series A funding, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. M

Spare5 Raises $10M Series A Round For Its Mobile Mechanical Turk Service

Spare5 lets businesses outsource menial tasks like tagging and describing images, cleaning up data and classifying content to smartphone users who want to earn a few cents while standing at the bus st

Data Analysis Startup Context Relevant Raises $7M Series A Round

Context Relevant has raised $7 million to add to its existing $2.8 million in seed funding. In the Series A round, existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Geoff Entress were joined by Vulcan Capi

Pressplane Raises $3.5 Million For Mobile Web Publishing App Zapd, Rob Glaser Joins Board

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/zapd.png"> Seattle startup Pressplane just inked a new $3.5 million round, led by Madrona Ventures. <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/perso

MaxPoint Interactive Lands $8M For Neighborhood-level Targeting Technology

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/maxpoint.png" /> Founded back in 2007 by former PayPal, eBay, Luminex and Tesla Motors execs, <a href="http://maxpointinteracti

Apptio Raises $16.5 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock And Others

<img src="http://www.techcrunchit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/apptio.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.apptio.com">Apptio</a>, a Bellevue, Washington-based provider of SaaS-delivered Techn

AdReady Raises $5.3M From Madrona, Bain And Khosla, Strengthens Board

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/adready.gif" class="shot2" />Seattle-based online advertising startup <a href="http://www.adready.com/">AdReady</a> has <a href="http://www.bu

Searchandise Commerce Raises $7 Million From Madrona Venture Group And Others

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/searchandise.png" class="shot2" /><a href="http://www.searchandise.net/">Searchandise Commerce</a>, an online media network for product manufa