Weekly Refresh: Shelf Engine, Hatchback Cottages Raise New Funding

July 27, 2020
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iObeya to open Seattle-area HQ. The French company offers digital workplace productivity software. It also raised $17 million in new funding. [Built In Seattle]

Shelf Engine raised $12M. It helps optimize the stocking process for supermarkets and groceries. Funds came from Garry Tan’s Initialized and GGV, among others. [TechCrunch]

The Seattle Office of Economic Development launched Digital Bridge program. It provides laptops and broadband connectivity to low-income residents. Economic and digital divides have been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic and the initiative aims to help bridge the gap. [Built In Seattle]

Tasso raised $17M. It created an at-home blood draw test that you can do yourself. Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures led the Series A. [Built In Seattle]

Hatchback Cottages closed second funding round. It also launched a new web app for homeowners that provides a turnkey solution for backyard cottages. The company wants to help solve the housing affordability issue. [PRNewswire]

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