Artly’s $8.3M Raise, AWS’s Deal With Intentionet, and More Seattle Tech News

A lot happened in the world of tech last week. Catch up with the Built In Seattle Weekly Refresh.
Written by Abel Rodriguez
October 3, 2022Updated: October 3, 2022
Photo: Artly / Instagram
Photo: Artly / Instagram

It was a busy week for Seattle tech startups, with many companies closing deals while others inked new deals. Catch up on Rippl’s $32 million raise or read up on the company using robotics to brew coffee. This is the Built In Seattle Weekly Refresh.

Rippl raised $32M. Rippl is a mental health platform that recently launched, offering care for older patients. Last week, the company raised $32 million in a seed round co-led by ARCH Venture Partners and General Catalyst. With the new funds, the company is looking to hire more care providers to expand its reach. The company is also working on a training platform for its clinicians. [Built In Seattle]

Amazon Web Services (AWS) struck a deal with Intentionet. Last week, AWS closed a licensing deal that will allow it to use Intentionet’s software testing platform Batfish. As part of the deal, Intentionet’s 12-person staff will join AWS. According to Amazon, the deal is not an acquisition. Intentionet is based in Seattle. [GeekWire]

Seattle Tech Quote of the Week

“Shippers are always looking for more efficient and effective ways to transport their goods, while potential drivers are looking to have meaningful career paths. We built our single-lane relay strategy to address these challenges and so far, the feedback from both shippers and drivers has been great.” — Damon Hutchins, founder and CEO of Rollzi

Built In Seattle featured five local startups in its Future 5 series. During Q3, Built In Seattle sat down with five early-stage startup founders that have not yet raised a Series A financing round. The companies ranged from logistics startups to wearable device startups. This quarter, the Future 5 series featured Gamesight, Included, Littlebird, OwnTrail and Rollzi. [Built In Seattle]

Artly raised $8.3M. Artly is a high-tech coffee chain with five locations that uses AI and robotics to make coffee. The company was founded by Meng Wang, who previously worked at Amazon Web Services as a principal scientist. According to GeekWire, the latest funding round brings Artly’s total funding to $10 million. [GeekWire]

FlexCharging pulled in $5.9M. Based in Bellevue, FlexCharging develops software that helps utility companies manage the electricity consumption of electric vehicles. It also makes an app that tells EV drivers the best time to recharge their cars. [Seattle Inno]

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