Seattle startup Falkon, which uses AI to drive sales and marketing decisions, raises $16M

Falkon uses API connections to pull data from all major go-to-market data sources including Salesforce, Outreach and Google Analytics, among others. Co-founder and CEO Mona Akmal told GeekWire that it can also connect to customer data warehouses like Amazon Redshift and Microsoft’s Azure. It then uses this data to create data-driven recommendations for sales and […]

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Starbucks names next CEO, going outside tech industry for coffee giant’s new phase

Laxman Narasimhan, who was named the next CEO of Starbucks Thursday afternoon, brings experience in international business and consumer brands, most recently leading the turnaround of Reckitt Benckiser, the British company known for products including Durex condoms and Lysol disinfectant. He does not have an extensive track record at a major tech company, which makes […]

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Seattle biotech company is the first to receive approval to test B cell gene therapy in humans

Seattle biotech startup Immusoft has received approval to begin clinical trials of its novel strategy for treating genetic disease, the company announced Thursday. Immusoft says it’s the first to get permission to use engineered immune system cells called B cells in a human study. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Immusoft’s Investigational New […]

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Why TerraPower’s CFO is confident about the future, despite challenges

After decades on the back burner, the sweeping climate change bill recently signed by President Biden includes multiple initiatives boosting existing and future nuclear plants. California this week took steps to keep its last reactor from shutting down and Germany is taking similar actions. And TerraPower, the next-gen nuclear power company backed by Bill Gates, […]

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