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Pfizer to close Seagen manufacturing plant in Seattle area following $43B acquisition

Pfizer to close Seagen manufacturing plant in Seattle area following $43B acquisition

Pharma giant Pfizer, fresh off its $43 billion acquisition of Seagen, said it will shut down construction on a new 270,000 square-foot manufacturing facility Seagen was building north of Seattle near its headquarters. “Pfizer regularly evaluates our manufacturing network to ensure capacity is...

Seattle vanlife gurus see tech and AI’s potential as a copilot, to boost human connections on road trips

Seattle vanlife gurus see tech and AI’s potential as a copilot, to boost human connections on road trips

With all the makings of a buddy road trip adventure, two longtime Seattle friends and tech veterans have teamed up to breathe new life into a popular travel app under the umbrella of a thriving business built around a love for “vanlife.” Jordan Schwartz, the software entrepreneur who previously...

How Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Amazon use big bets to build durable businesses in turbulent times

How Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Amazon use big bets to build durable businesses in turbulent times

Kevin McCaffrey, left, and John Rossman, authors of the new book, “Big Bet Leadership: Your Transformation Playbook for Winning in the Hyper-Digital Era.” (Rossman Partners Photo) At the outset of their new book, “Big Bet Leadership,” authors John Rossman and Kevin McCaffrey identify three “mega...

Transplant organ freezing and rewarming technique wins U. of Washington health innovation challenge

Transplant organ freezing and rewarming technique wins U. of Washington health innovation challenge

Team BioLegacy accepts the grand prize in the 9th annual Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington. (UW Photo) A team working on prolonging the lifespan of transplant organs took home the top prize in the 9th annual Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge at the...

5 days in the office? Some tech startups are bringing workers together all week, every week

5 days in the office? Some tech startups are bringing workers together all week, every week

Statsig founder and CEO Vijaye Raji addresses employees at a recent standup meeting, part of the 3-year-old startup’s daily routine at its offices east of Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) BELLEVUE, Wash. — At precisely 2 p.m. Pacific time on a recent Monday afternoon, employees of the...

Tech Moves: AWS vet lands at health startup; Lumen hires longtime Microsoft GM; ex-Qualtrics exec joins Typeform board

Tech Moves: AWS vet lands at health startup; Lumen hires longtime Microsoft GM; ex-Qualtrics exec joins Typeform board

Harshit Shah. (LinkedIn Photo) — Harshit Shah, a former head of engineering at Amazon Web Services, is now chief technology officer at Boston, Mass-based healthcare software company Kyruus Health. Shah, based in the Seattle region, most recently held the same position at Spring Health, a...

Univ. of Washington’s famed cherry blossoms have some bright, tech-infused competition on campus

Univ. of Washington’s famed cherry blossoms have some bright, tech-infused competition on campus

The BECU Tree, an LED-enhanced artwork created in partnership between the credit union and the University of Washington, stands outside the Husky Union Building on the UW campus in Seattle on Thursday. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) The cherry blossoms at the University of Washington offer a...

Clean energy and power grid projects in Washington land federal and state funding

Clean energy and power grid projects in Washington land federal and state funding

(Photo by American Public Power Association on Unsplash) Clean energy projects for Washington groups including public utilities, the Yakama Nation, and others will receive funding from grants announced this week by the U.S. Department of Energy and the state’s Department of Commerce. The...

With $1.2B in assets, the Paul Allen Family Foundation evolves — and stays true to PNW roots

With $1.2B in assets, the Paul Allen Family Foundation evolves — and stays true to PNW roots

One of the arts and culture initiatives supported last year by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation was artist Thomas Dambo, who stands beside one of his creations, Jakob 2 Trees in Issaquah, Wash., The Pacific Northwest project included six trolls made from scrap materials as part of a public...

Seattle studio Ridgeline Games, led by ‘Halo’ co-creator, closes as part of EA cuts

Seattle studio Ridgeline Games, led by ‘Halo’ co-creator, closes as part of EA cuts

EA’s Battlefield 2042 is a massively-multiplayer action game that starts its seventh season of content next month. (Electronic Arts Image) A new wave of layoffs at video game mega-studio Electronic Arts has multiple impacts on the Pacific Northwest gaming industry, including the end of...

Seattle biotech company Kineta lays off majority of staff, including its CEO

Seattle biotech company Kineta lays off majority of staff, including its CEO

Kineta announced Thursday that it is laying off 64% of its workforce, or seven employees — including its CEO Shawn Iadonato — as it undergoes a restructuring process. In a press release, the Seattle biotech company said “certain investors have indicated they will not fulfill their funding...

2024 GeekWire Awards nominations close today, so act fast to honor the best in Pacific NW tech

2024 GeekWire Awards nominations close today, so act fast to honor the best in Pacific NW tech

Geeks Give Back Award winners pose in the photo booth at the 2023 GeekWire Awards at Showbox SoDo in Seattle. (GeekWire File Photo / Kevin Lisota) You’ve probably met plenty of deadlines for code releases, product launches and anything else tech related that makes sense, so here’s another timely...

Oceanography professors transform a research tool into a startup that’s sucking CO2 from seawater

Oceanography professors transform a research tool into a startup that’s sucking CO2 from seawater

Michelle Cruz, research scientist for Banyu Carbon, adjusting some research apparatus. (GeekWire Photo / Lisa Stiffler) Michelle Cruz, research scientist for Banyu Carbon, adjusting some research...

Former AWS engineers raise $3M to take on tech giants with ‘world’s fastest spreadsheet’

Former AWS engineers raise $3M to take on tech giants with ‘world’s fastest spreadsheet’

Row Zero founders Breck Fresen (left) and Nick End. (Row Zero Photo) When a spreadsheet gets big, your computer can get slow. Row Zero wants to help. The Seattle startup that describes its product as the “world’s fastest spreadsheet” just raised $3 million to take on the likes of...

Global health nonprofit PATH moving to new HQ space in Seattle that was once home to Tableau

Global health nonprofit PATH moving to new HQ space in Seattle that was once home to Tableau

The West Dock building in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood will be the new home for PATH. (HGC Group Photo) PATH, the global health nonprofit, is moving to a new headquarters space in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood after 15 years in South Lake Union. PATH announced a lease agreement Thursday...

Computer scientist Cecilia Aragon traces her trajectory from stunt flying to a startup

Computer scientist Cecilia Aragon traces her trajectory from stunt flying to a startup

Computer scientist Cecilia Aragon tells her life story at the Women’s Leadership Conference, presented by the Bellevue Chamber. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) BELLEVUE, Wash. — Three decades ago, Cecilia Aragon made aviation history as the first Latina to earn a place on the U.S. Unlimited...

Uber and Lyft drivers will get expanded death benefits thanks to new Washington state law

Uber and Lyft drivers will get expanded death benefits thanks to new Washington state law

(Bigstock Photo) The families of drivers in Washington state working for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft will receive enhanced survivor death benefits under a new bill passed by state lawmakers. The bill, HB 2382, provides death benefits under the state workers’...

Glowforge gets in legal tangle with tech ‘activist’ who questions safety of startup’s laser engravers

Glowforge gets in legal tangle with tech ‘activist’ who questions safety of startup’s laser engravers

A Glowforge Pro 3D laser engraver. The Seattle startup stands by the safety of its machines in a dispute that led to a lawsuit last fall. (Glowforge Photo) Glowforge, the Seattle-based maker of 3D laser engravers, has been tangled in a legal dispute with a Las Vegas man who claimed online for...

Former Textio CEO Kieran Snyder dives into new research on how AI is impacting the workplace

Former Textio CEO Kieran Snyder dives into new research on how AI is impacting the workplace

Kieran Snyder. (Photo courtesy of Kieran Snyder) Kieran Snyder, the co-founder and former CEO of Seattle-based Textio, has launched her next project, less than two months after stepping back from the augmented writing startup. In an email announcement on Wednesday, Snyder shared her new...

SpaceX and Microsoft vets raise $5.4M for Gradial, a Seattle startup using generative AI for marketing

SpaceX and Microsoft vets raise $5.4M for Gradial, a Seattle startup using generative AI for marketing

Gradial execs, from left: Deip Kumar, CTO; Anish Chadalavada, COO; Doug Tallmadge, CEO. (Gradial Photo) Gradial, a new Seattle startup using generative AI to help marketing operations teams increase productivity, raised $5.4 million in a seed investment round led by Madrona. Founded last...

Seattle after Techstars: Former managing director reflects on accelerator’s impact, looks ahead

Seattle after Techstars: Former managing director reflects on accelerator’s impact, looks ahead

A sign inside Startup Hall at the University of Washington points to the former location of Techstars Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper) Entrepreneur and investor Chris DeVore had an inside view of Techstars Seattle as one of the original leaders of the local startup accelerator in 2010,...

Tech Moves: Instacart COO lands at Microsoft in AI product role; ZoomInfo accounting chief departs

Tech Moves: Instacart COO lands at Microsoft in AI product role; ZoomInfo accounting chief departs

Asha Sharma. (Instacart Photo) Asha Sharma is headed back to Seattle full-time for a new role leading product for Microsoft’s AI platform. Sharma was most recently at Instacart, where she was chief operating officer since 2021. Sharma was previously a vice president of product at Meta and...

Redfin trims losses in Q4 as it navigates ‘dreadful’ housing market

Redfin trims losses in Q4 as it navigates ‘dreadful’ housing market

Redfin shares were down more than 2% in after-hours trading after the company reported its fourth quarter earnings. Revenue was down 2% year-over-year to $218.1 million, while net loss of $22.9 million was down from $61.9 million in the year-ago period. Redfin missed slightly on revenue...

Rover CEO on company’s next chapter as pet-sitting giant completes $2.3B deal with Blackstone

Rover CEO on company’s next chapter as pet-sitting giant completes $2.3B deal with Blackstone

(Rover Photo) It’s the start of another new era at Rover. The Seattle-based pet-sitting business completed its $2.3 billion deal with Blackstone on Tuesday, marking the latest chapter in a 13-year journey that began at a hackathon and took the company through a pandemic, a public offering,...

Former Snowflake and Microsoft execs back new data governance startup Codified

Former Snowflake and Microsoft execs back new data governance startup Codified

Codified execs, from left: Director of Engineering Stefan Batres, CEO and founder Yatharth Gupta, and Founding Engineer Karan Thakker. (Codified Photos) Venture capital firms and longtime tech execs are making a bet on Codified, a new startup out of Seattle that aims to help companies get a...

Rivian, Lucid and other EVs stuck in park by failed effort to change car sales laws in Washington

Rivian, Lucid and other EVs stuck in park by failed effort to change car sales laws in Washington

A Lucid Air Grand Touring electric vehicle inside the company’s studio space at University Village in Seattle. (GeekWire File Photo / Kurt Schlosser) If you own one of the 3,853 Rivians registered in Washington, odds are you didn’t test drive the electric vehicle in the state. That’s because the...

Author and former Navy SEAL David Goggins sues Amazon over bootleg books

Author and former Navy SEAL David Goggins sues Amazon over bootleg books

A suit by author David Goggins says Amazon knowingly allowed the sale of bootleg copies of his self-published books. (Amazon Photos) Amazon has been sued by David Goggins, the author, endurance athlete, motivational speaker, and former Navy SEAL, on allegations that the company knowingly allowed...

Expedia Group cutbacks will impact 1,500 roles this year, more than 8% of workforce

Expedia Group cutbacks will impact 1,500 roles this year, more than 8% of workforce

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern in 2023. (GeekWire File Photo / Todd Bishop) Expedia Group expects about 1,500 roles to be impacted, primarily in its Product & Technology division, under an operational review announced in an internal memo to the online travel giant’s employees from CEO Peter Kern...

Can AI boost clean energy efforts? Tech and policy leaders discuss solutions in Seattle

Can AI boost clean energy efforts? Tech and policy leaders discuss solutions in Seattle

From left: U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell; U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm; SambaNova CEO Rodrigo Liang; and Jason Zander, Microsoft executive vice president of strategic mission and technologies; came together for an event at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Seattle to discuss AI and...

Microsoft invests in startup Mistral AI, outlines broader AI principles

Microsoft invests in startup Mistral AI, outlines broader AI principles

Microsoft President Brad Smith at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (Screenshot via webcast.) Microsoft outlined a series of principles for its development and deployment of artificial intelligence, including a pledge to partner with a “broad array” of companies and other players in the...

Seattle’s Pioneer Square Labs and Silicon Valley stalwart Mayfield form AI co-investing partnership

Seattle’s Pioneer Square Labs and Silicon Valley stalwart Mayfield form AI co-investing partnership

Navin Chaddha (left), managing partner at Mayfield, and Greg Gottesman, managing director at Pioneer Square Labs. (Mayfield and PSL Photos) Seattle startup studio Pioneer Square Labs (PSL) and esteemed Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mayfield are teaming up to fund the next generation of...

GoDaddy launches new ‘Airo’ tools, betting on AI to unlock growth

GoDaddy launches new ‘Airo’ tools, betting on AI to unlock growth

GoDaddy is launching new AI tools in an initiative overseen by engineering leaders based out of its Seattle-area offices. (GoDaddy Photo) After seeing promising results from early customer testing, GoDaddy is launching new artificial intelligence tools for small businesses that automate the...

New game ‘Pacific Drive’ from Seattle studio Ironwood is the last road trip at the end of the world

New game ‘Pacific Drive’ from Seattle studio Ironwood is the last road trip at the end of the world

(Ironwood Studios Image) Pacific Drive is a survival game where your car’s survival is more important than yours. You’ve ended up stuck in an isolated part of the Olympic Peninsula where reality’s coming apart at the seams, and you won’t get out of it alive without wheels. That requires you to...

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 18, 2024

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 18, 2024

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 18, 2024. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on...

GeekWire Podcast: Techstars Seattle’s demise leaves a gap in the startup market

GeekWire Podcast: Techstars Seattle’s demise leaves a gap in the startup market

Techstars Seattle helped launch more than 160 startups over the past decade, partnered with the likes of Microsoft and Amazon to spark even more startups, and led to the creation of three companies currently valued at more than $1 billion — making it one of the most successful programs in the...

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