Last week saw new acquisitions and venture capital raises on the Puget Sound, but that’s not all the tech scene has in store. Read on for the latest developments. This is the Built In Seattle weekly refresh.
Ganaz raised $7M. To help address a labor shortage in the agriculture industry, Ganaz offers a product that provides services for workers and employers. It facilitates onboarding and basic training via offline apps, and payments powered by WhatsApp and SMS. For employers, it offers an interface to help them track and contact employees. With its Series A funding from investors like Bessemer Venture Partners and Founders’ Co-op, Ganaz is looking to expand its presence. [TechCrunch]
Perkins Coie launches a diversity initiative. The law firm announced its plans to launch the Black Boardroom initiative. Starting in Washington, the firm is planning to branch out this effort into major cities. It’s planning to train cohorts of potential candidates to achieve a ratio of one in eight Black members on S&P 500 corporate boards by 2028. [GeekWire]
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Outreach pulled in $200M. With its software that integrates conversation intelligence, engagement and revenue intelligence into a central place, Outreach provides data-based insights to help sales teams better engage their customers. It secured its latest financing from investors Premji Invest and Steadfast Capital Ventures to scale up its sales and marketing efforts. [Built In Seattle]
Unify Square acquired by Unisys. Based in Bellevue, Unify Square offers experience management solutions for communications platforms. It was acquired by Unisys, a company that specializes in global IT solutions, for $152.5 million. The company is planning to leverage Unify Square’s tech to advance its set of experience-focused digital workplace service solutions. [PR Newswire]