Wavely Raised $1.35M, SpectorOps Got $8.5M, and More Seattle Tech News

Catch up on the latest developments from the Seattle tech sector.

Written by Ashley Bowden
Published on Jul. 17, 2023
Wavely Raised $1.35M, SpectorOps Got $8.5M, and More Seattle Tech News
Someone places a smartphone next to a child's ear, using Wavely's infection diagnosis app.
Photo: Wavely

Technologists from Seattle are bringing innovation to a vast array of sectors. From a new video game featuring a major comic book character to a mobile app that can detect potential ear infections, check out what these companies are building. This is the Built In Seattle Weekly Refresh.

Electronic Arts partnered with Marvel. Video game developer Electronic Arts announced a new studio called Cliffhanger Games that will be based in Seattle. Cliffhanger Games is an AAA studio, meaning it has a substantial team and budget for big-name games. Its first title will be a single-player game starring Marvel superhero Black Panther. [GeekWire]

SpectorOps pulled in $8.5M. The cybersecurity company extended its round of Series A capital with a new investment from Ballistic Ventures, rounding out its total at $33.5 million. The funding will go toward furthering the adoption of the company’s BloodHound Enterprise, a solution that works to remove identity attack paths in Microsoft’s Active Directory and Azure AD. [Business Wire]

Seattle Tech Quote of the Week

“We are incredibly grateful for the confidence that our investors have placed in us with this funding…. With these resources, we’ll be able to supercharge our mission to empower SMBs and mid-market companies with the financial insights they need to navigate and succeed in any business landscape.”— Martin Zych, CEO of Jirav

Jirav raised $20M. Offering a financial planning and analysis platform, Jirav announced a round of Series B funding led by Cota Capital. The raise will help Jirav fuel product development, hire new talent, and expand its customer base to include small- to medium-sized businesses, mid-market companies and accounting firms. [Business Wire]

Wavely pulled in $1.35M. Robin Hood Ventures led a funding round for Wavely, a company working to develop a smartphone app that can detect signs of ear infections. The tech works by inserting a paper funnel at the opening of someone’s ear and using a phone’s mic to measure acoustic signals. Wavely’s new capital will help it prepare for its app’s public release later this year. [GeekWire]

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