From virtual reality to cleaner airplane power, read more to find out what’s new on the Seattle tech scene. This is the Built In Seattle weekly refresh.
Tanium heads to Kirkland. The cybersecurity company plans to relocate its headquarters at Carillon Point. The company’s growing executive presence in the Seattle area as well as the area’s welcoming business climate solidified the decision to move. While the new 7,000-square-foot space won’t be open to staffers until the middle of next year, the Tanium team is working remotely in the meantime. [Biz Journals]
Rec Room pulled in $20M. On this virtual reality platform, users can create their own rooms, play games and interact with others. The company reported that 20,000 new rooms are created each day. With the funding from its Series C round led by Madrona Venture Group, Rec Room plans to increase its headcount with positions open across several departments including design, software development, HR and more. [Built In Seattle]
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Zenoti secured $160M. Based in Bellevue, this startup provides businesses in the beauty and wellness industry with cloud-based software solutions. Having closed its Series D round led by Advent International, the company reached unicorn valuation with a total of $250 million in funding to date. The new capital will help Zenoti scale its operations and invest in R&D, AI applications and growth opportunities. [Built In Seattle]
ZeroAvia raised $21.4M. As it works to provide a cleaner way to power airplanes, the startup will be able to further the development of its hydrogen-electric powertrain with its new funding. Its goal is to power commercial aircraft with its technology as a replacement to conventional engines. Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund invested in the round. [GeekWire]
Symbl raised $4.7M. The startup provides enterprise software that helps customers transcribe conversations in real-time with its AI-powered platform. With the new funding from its round led by Crosscut Ventures, Symbl will be able to address the increased demand for its product brought on by the pandemic. [GeekWire]