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Stealthy Seattle Techstars Startup Wire Labs Raises $1.8M of Seed Funding

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fullcolorA regulatory filing today reveals that Wire.im cofounders Piragash Velummylum and Jordan Timmerman have raised $1,845,000 for the Seattle-based company Wire Labs. The company is a graduate of the 2013 Techstars Seattle class and their blurb in the Demo Day program simply says “We’re making messaging fun”. They previously raised $150,000 in seed funding earlier this year, as reported by GeekWire.

Mattermark began tracking the company in early August, and it appears they’ve seen an uptick in web traffic over the past 3 weeks, and have secured investment from a cadre of Seattle-area angel investors:

  • Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Seattle real-estate startup Zillow
  • Brian Ma, Cofounder of Decide.com
  • Korwin Smith, longtime Seattle tech employee (Amazon, Drugstore, Real)
  • Jim Wood, Amazon veteran
  • David Glick, Amazon veteran
  • Maju Kuruvilla, current Amazon exec
  • Mike Bundy, Amazon veteran
  • Kurt Kurfeld, Amazon veteran
  • Dilip Kumar, VP at Amazon
  • Wyatt Camp
  • Chad Goelzer
  • Rick Batye

You can follow along with the company to find out when they launch at @wireim (which has only tweeted 3 times) where they show a team photo with 7 members.

 

Is WIRE going to be like LINE? Time will tell.

SoCal Laundry Startup Washio Raises $1.3M Equity Round, Haroon Mokhtarzada Joins Board

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washio-logoWashio is a Southern California based wash and fold laundry service that picks up your dirty laundry, cleans it, and delivers it to you – and now they have $1.3M from prominent early stage investors to help build a company around solving this problem, according to this regulatory filing.

The cofounders are Jordan Metzner and Juan Dulanto, who have known each other for the past 5 years and met in Argentina while working in the restaurant industry. Metzner franchised a burrito restaurant chain to 15 locations in South America, and Dulanto previously created a chain of juice bars in Argentina.

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Mobile Personalization Startup Inmobly Raises $690K, Lead By Ohio State Professor

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inmobly-logoInmobly revealed in a regulatory filing today that they have raised $690,000 in a priced equity round which includes Ryan Helon of TechColumbus, who has joined the Board of Directors.

The company provides applications which are essential a “mobile DVR”, bringing on-demand content to phones based on predictive algorithms and pre-loading it so it can be viewed offline and without any buffering or wait time. Their mobile apps include inFootball (for soccer fans), inKora (inFootball app in Arabic) and personalized Arabic news application Agenda25. Continue reading