Seattle has a new unicorn, Outreach, the gross sales and advertising automation firm that raised a $114 million funding spherical, pushing its valuation to $1.1 billion.
The information sends GeekWire co-founder John Cook dinner and and me on a startup odyssey on this episode of the GeekWire Podcast, exploring the hidden connections among the new wave of public firms and tech behemoths in Silicon Valley and Seattle, together with Uber, Lyft, and Convoy.
Right here’s the thread of the dialog if you wish to comply with alongside.
That is half of the bigger story about the wave of large fundings and IPOs from tech firms, typically known as the “APLUSS” group, for Airbnb, Pinterest, Lyft, Uber, Slack, Stripe.
In the meantime, Amazon and Microsoft are individually preparing to challenge Apple’s AirPods, in line with new reports. As followers of the AirPods, we’re intrigued by the competitors on this space of the tech sector, and we see this as an early step towards the new period of human-computer interplay. However we’re already seeing some unintended consequences.
Plus, on the Random Channel: Melinda Gates has a message for the tech industry, and John is set to be a “Never Throner,” whilst James Cordon makes one of his staffers watch every single episode back-to-back.