Voodle Raised $6M, Freespira Pulled in $10M, and More Seattle Tech News

December 14, 2020


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Innovations are on the rise in the Seattle tech space. Read on to find out what’s new from last week. 

Freespira pulled in $10MFormerly known as Palo Alto Health Sciences, this startup instituted a digital treatment that works to minimize the symptoms of anxiety disorders. Freespira’s tech helps users regulate their breathing, a method that has proven to be effective. The funding round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and will help the company further develop its platform. [Built In Seattle]

98point6 is teaming up with UW MedicineThe goal of the new collaboration is to help UW patients get virtual access to healthcare services through the company’s telehealth platform. Via text message, patients can reach out to doctors at any time and correspond with them about their symptoms, a service that can be especially useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Built In Seattle]

Seattle Tech Quote of the Week

“The shift to remote work is here to stay, and the new workplace requires tools that can shrink the distance between colleagues, foster an inclusive culture and keep teams happy and productive.” —Forest Key, Voodle CEO and founder

Voodle secured $6MAs remote work establishes itself as the new norm, this startup aims to help companies’ employees stay connected and collaborative. Users can record short informational videos to share with their colleagues across workplace messaging platforms. The funding round was led by Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital and will help Voodle fill open roles in sales, marketing, engineering and executive leadership. [Built In Seattle]

Pienza got $5.1MThis startup studio creates enterprise software in an effort to streamline the process of building a company under the guidance of Aaron Bird, founder of marketing startup Bizible. The investment was led by MHS Capital and will enable Pienza to launch a portfolio of B2B software companies. [GeekWire]

Vouched raised $3MThe company provides its customers with identity verification achieved via artificial intelligence and computer vision. The funding round was led by Flying Fish Partners and will help the company expand in the banking, fintech and healthcare industries. [Business Wire]

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