Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

Rising Pacific Northwest startups show that financial technology is about more than payments – GeekWire

Subsplash’s app helps churches collect money with a full engagement and donation system. (Subsplash Image) Key Takeaways Seattle-area startups are building fintech offerings centered around communities like churches, schools and foreign workers Google, Apple are pushing banking into the world of consumer tech Seattle still has a long way to go to become a fintech… Continue reading

Restaurant tech startup Picnic lands $5M for pizza robot – GeekWire

Picnic’s robot assembles pizza at a rate of 300 per hour. (GeekWire Photo / James Thorne) Seattle startup Picnic, which makes robots for the restaurant industry, raised $5 million in a seed round led by Creative Ventures with returning investors Flying Fish Partners and Vulcan Capital. Secretive Seattle startup Picnic unveils pizza-making robot — here’s… Continue reading

Fitness startup Katalyst raises $5.6M for Peloton-like electrified workout experience – GeekWire

(Katalyst Photo) Seattle startup Katalyst has raised $5.6 million for an at-home workout experience that uses full-body electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), a training technique that’s popular in countries such as Germany, Japan and Brazil. The round was led by London-based investor Octopus Ventures, whose partner Jo Oliver sits on the startup’s board. Katalyst CEO Björn… Continue reading

Who is Maven? Seattle-based media company under microscope after Sports Illustrated layoffs – GeekWire

Maven CEO James Heckman. Facing protests against its plans to cut staff at Sports Illustrated, Seattle-based media startup Maven defended what it called efforts at “revitalizing and strengthening” the publication. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that 40 employees, or 20 percent of the workforce, were being cut from the iconic sports publication and that… Continue reading