Knock Pulled in $20M, Pipe17 Got $8M, and More Seattle Tech News

February 22, 2021
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From e-commerce automation to proptech innovation, read about the latest advancements from the Seattle tech sector. This is the Built In Seattle weekly refresh.

Ozette secured $6MWith its AI-powered immune profiling system, the startup pulled in a seed funding round led by Madrona Venture Group. Its platform provides scientists with insights from single-cell data across various instruments, experiments and disease states. The capital will go toward accelerating new innovation for treating disease. [FinSMEs] pulled in $50MIts platform gives companies a way to record and keep track of Objective and Key Results (OKR) goal setting. The Series C round for the Bellevue-based startup enables Ally to grow its 140-person headcount over the next year with positions open for roles in its go-to-market, customer success, sales, marketing and operations departments. Greenoaks Capital led the round. [Built In Seattle]

Seattle Tech Quote of the Week

“We’re trying to challenge the thinking of the industry. We’re here to say: ‘You’re not just a property manager and that’s not just your tenant. You’re a performance manager, and these are multi-billion-dollar real estate portfolios.’” —Knock CEO and co-founder Demetri Themelis

Knock raised $20MThe proptech startup developed a customer relationship management platform for property managers to better oversee their tenants. After securing growth capital from Fifth Wall, Knock is on its way toward helping more users manage their buildings. The company experienced a successful 2020 despite the ongoing pandemic and is now looking to further scale its products and business. [Built In Seattle]

Bungie expands its HQThe Bellevue-based video game developer is making big moves as it plans how to scale its business. For starters, it’s looking to double the size of its Seattle-area HQ, in addition to growing its Destiny 2 game. As it currently employs about 1,000 people, Bungie’s new building is slated to span 208,000 square feet upon its completion in fall 2022. [GeekWire]

Pipe17 secured $8MWhen merchants need help bringing their product into the e-commerce space, Pipe17 is aiming to be their go-to resource with its cloud-based automation platform. The startup announced a new funding round led by GLP Capital Partners that will go toward expansion, investing in its go-to-market strategy and hiring new talent. [Built In Seattle]

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