E-commerce boom lifts another startup as Shipium lands $8M to help retailers keep up with Amazon

The Shipium team. (Shipium Photo) Online shopping has surged amid the pandemic, forcing e-commerce companies to ramp up their fulfillment capacity. That’s good news for startups building e-commerce software such as Shipium.  The Seattle startup just raised $8 million to help online retailers with technology that improves operations inside their fulfillment centers. It’s the latest … Read more

Lorraine Kelly ‘plugging’ daughter Rosie on her show leaves fans ‘fed up’

Lorraine Kelly fans have revealed they are “fed up” of her daughter Rosie being “plugged” on her ITV show. The 61-year-old presenter shares a close bond with her daughter, who she recently appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox with. But it appears some viewers aren’t impressed with the TV host constantly mentioning her daughter. Lorraine Kelly fans … Read more

Oisín raises $5M to develop treatments for ‘zombie cells’ associated with age-related diseases

Two of Oisín’s three co-founders: CEO Matthew Scholz (left) and Chief Scientific Officer John Lewis. (Oisín Photos) New funding: Seattle biotech startup Oisín Biotechnologies has raised a $5 million seed round. It’s currently developing preclinical therapies that target and kill damaged cells that have been biologically turned off or are “senescent” and supposed to die. … Read more

Ex-Microsoft leaders land $5.1M from GitHub co-founder, ex-Snowflake CEO for new startup Aserto

Aserto co-founders Gert Drapers (left) and Omri Gazitt. (Aserto Photo) Gert Drapers and Omri Gazitt have more than six decades of experience working in engineering and product leadership roles at companies including Microsoft, HP Cloud, Puppet, and Hulu. Now they’re teaming up on a new startup building authorization-as-a-service software. Aserto announced a $5.1 million seed … Read more

Funeral planning idea wins $25k top prize at UW student startup competition

The AfterLife Listings team from the University of Washington during a virtual presentation. Clockwise from top left: Co-founder Clara Kobashigawa, co-founder Aidan Shev and UX specialist Brendan Tran. (UW Photo) A team of University of Washington students whose mission is to simplify planning and transactions related to burial plots, has won the $25,000 grand prize … Read more