Weekly Refresh: Microsoft’s Housing Push, Amazon Pharmacy, and More

by Anna Holmquist
November 22, 2020
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Microsoft to invest $65M toward affordable housing. It wants to help create over 1,000 affordable housing units in Seattle. This is part of its $750 million Affordable Housing Initiative. [Built In Seattle]

22 Seattle companies made Fast 500 list. Deloitte released its 2020 Technology Fast 500 list. DefinedCrowd topped the list for the city, ranking 27th overall. [Built In Seattle]

Amazon Pharmacy launched. The service offers special benefits to Prime members, such as free two-day shipping and up to 80 percent off generic meds when paying without insurance. [Built In Seattle]

Over 50 tech companies join anti-racism pledge. The Washington Technology Industry Association created the pact. It plans to address racism through hiring more diverse candidates and building relationships with the Black and Latinx communities. [Built In Seattle]

Joon Care raised $3.5M. Its platform connects teens and young adults to licensed therapists. Route 66 Ventures led the round. [Built In Seattle]

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