Weekly refresh: Salesforce’s acquisition and Seattle Storm’s new partnership

by Sophie Kalt
June 17, 2019
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Salesforce acquired Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in stock. What a pair. With Tableau stock exchanging for 1.103 shares of Salesforce’s stock, this acquisition marks Salesforce’s fifth and largest one of 2019. Tableau will continue to operate autonomously from its Seattle office while it deepens its integrations with Salesforce’s offerings. [Built In Seattle]

Rebellyous is another company jumping on the plant-based meat train. Rebellyous, formerly Seattle Food Tech, is changing up your favorite chicken nugget in a good way. Rebellyous has raised more than $2 million and plans on dishing up its product at a number of foodservice facilities nationwide by the end of the year. [Press Release]

Seattle Storm partners with Tomboy X on new undergarment line. The Seattle Storm, Seattle’s WNBA team, has partnered with Tomboy X, a gender-neutral undergarment company, and co-branded merchandise for their fans to rep. [Press Release]

Against Gravity raised $24 million in funding. In a crowded VR space, Against Gravity’s Rec Room is a virtual community distinguished by its unique gameplay. Housing 35 employees in Seattle, the company plans to hire more developers locally. [Built In Seattle]

Seattle-based Female Founders Alliance has opened applications for its Ready Set Raise startup accelerator. Created by women, for women this, six-week pitching and fundraising program allows founders to work with coaches and mentors to get ready to raise. Applications are open now until June 23rd. [Press Release]


Key hires

AppSheet added two members to its management team. Daisy dePaulis has been appointed chief revenue officer, and Thierry D’Hers is the company’s new VP of engineering. With the company coming off of a recent fundraise, these key hires will continue expected revenue growth. [Press Release]

BitTitan appoints Dr. Uzma S. Burki as new vice president and chief human resources officer. Burki’s extensive experience at Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits made her a great fit for this new role at BitTitan. [Business Wire]

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