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Who’s Hiring: March 26, 2019

Boundless Raises $7.8M to Guide Immigrants Through a Legal Labyrinth

Built In Seattle | Quinten Dol | March 21, 2019

“A Seattle startup has found a tech-driven solution to the problems facing would-be immigrants, and today announced a $7.8 million funding round to expand its suite of services and scale out operations.

The startup, called Boundless, currently has two solutions at play. One helps couples apply for green cards through marriage, while the other, released earlier this year, guides eligible green card holders through the naturalization process on the path to U.S. citizenship. Boundless charges a $750 flat rate for its marriage green card service, and $395 for its help with acquiring citizenship.”

Learn more about local job opportunities at WTIA member company Boundless.

Providence Digital Health Spinout Xealth Lands $11M Funding Round

Puget Sound Business Journal | Coral Garnick | March 26, 2019

“Providence St. Joseph Health’s spinout Xealth pulled in an $11 million Series A financing round to fuel expansion…’With these new partners joining our existing investors and customers, Xealth will be serving virtually every sector of the health care industry — providers, payers, pharma, devices and supply chain,’ said Xealth CEO Mike McSherry. ‘The Xealth platform is quickly becoming the preferred digital formulary.

The digital platform allows doctors to prescribe patients personalized health care instructions, device usage and the use of treatment and prevention apps directly through the electronic medical record. Data collected is integrated into the patient’s electronic medical record.”

Learn more about local job opportunities at WTIA member company Xealth.

Fast-Growing Business Texting Startup Zipwhip Leases New Seattle HQ with Room for 500 People

GeekWire | Nat Levy | March 26, 2019

“Zipwhip has leased space for a new Seattle headquarters that will give the fast-growing business text messaging startup room to nearly double its headcount.

The company has leased the top floor and a half at Martin Selig’s five-story Elliott Bay Office Park, a 75,000-square-foot space with room for approximately 500 people. It will move into the new offices toward the end of 2019, said John Lauer, Zipwhip CEO.

Zipwhip is “busting at the seams” in its current space, Lauer said. Today, it subleases a 50,000-square-foot space from Real Networks at a building called Home Plate Center, across the street from the newly christened T-Mobile Park.”

Learn more about local job opportunities at Zipwhip.

Rover Is Building a 90,000-Square-Foot Seattle Office at 8th + Olive

Puget Sound Business Journal | Ashley Stewart | March 12, 2019

“Seattle-based dog-sitting startup Rover is building out an office in Seattle’s 8th + Olive building with space for 700 employees.

Permits filed this month with the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections show $2.6 million worth of tenant improvements to 60,000 square feet on floors 16, 18, 19 and 20 at 720 Olive Way.

Rover on Tuesday said it has leased six floors, including the roof, and 91,150 square feet of space in the building.

The company plans to have the office ready for employees by the end of the year, but has already moved some employees into one floor of the new building. Rover has about 350 employees in Seattle, meaning the 8th + Olive space is enough to double its local workforce, and add more than 500 employees total.”

Learn more about local job opportunities at Rover.

Igneous Raises $25M to Support On-Premise Approach to Data Storage

Xconomy | Jeff Buchanan | March 15, 2019

“Igneous, a Seattle-based data-storage startup that manages servers and other on-premise computing equipment for its customers, announced on Friday $25 million in new financing…Igneous said it plans to use some of the proceeds from the round for product development and to make ‘go-to-market investments.’

The company was formed in 2013, and raised $23.6 million in funding the following year.

In a news release, Igneous says it can help customers ‘remove the complexity and costs of managing their unstructured data.’”

Learn more about local job opportunities at Igneous.

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