Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

VCs are just tired – TechCrunch

I was in SF last week and met with more than a dozen VCs over the course of two days. This was post the holidays, post their visits to the ski chalets in Tahoe and the island beaches, and in the smack dab of one of the most important fundraise periods of the year —… Continue reading

Ex-Nike leaders reimagine funeral experience with new startup that simplifies cremation services – GeekWire

Keith Crawford, left, and David Odusanya, co-founders of Solace, a Portland-based company reimagining traditional funeral experiences. (Solace Photo) Entrepreneurs and innovators set out every day to give life to products and services across the tech landscape. A new startup out of Portland is looking to disrupt death. Solace is the creation of Keith Crawford and… Continue reading

Smartsheet taps leader for new Sydney office; Payscale adds CMO; Vulcan names CFO; and more – GeekWire

Adrianna Burrows. (PayScale Photo) —Former Microsoft general manager Adrianna Burrows is now chief marketing officer at Seattle-based compensation startup PayScale. Burrows is one of several new executives appointed by new CEO Scott Torrey, who took over from longtime CEO Mike Metzger last year. “This is clearly an incredible time to join PayScale. The company is… Continue reading

Google Cloud acquires AppSheet, a Seattle startup that sells no-code app development software – GeekWire

Praveen Seshadri, left, and Brian Sabino, co-founders of AppSheet. (AppSheet Photo) Google Cloud has acquired AppSheet, a Seattle startup founded in 2014 that helps businesses develop their own data-based apps without requiring a team of developers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AppSheet will continue offering its services to existing and new customers, and… Continue reading

Funding to Seattle-area startups reaches record $3.5 billion in 2019 — here’s how that ranks nationally – GeekWire

VC funding to Seattle companies (in grey) still pales in comparison to metros including the Bay Area (dark blue), New York (grey-blue), Boston (turquoise), and Los Angeles (light blue). Click to enlarge image. (PitchBook graph) Venture capital funding to Seattle-area startups reached a record-high $3.59 billion in 2019, according to the latest PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor… Continue reading

Atrium lays off lawyers, explains pivot to legal tech – TechCrunch

Seventy-five-million-dollar-funded legal services startup Atrium doesn’t want to be the next company to implode as the tech industry tightens its belt and businesses chase margins instead of growth via unsustainable economics. That’s why Atrium is laying off most of its in-house lawyers. Now, Atrium will focus on its software for startups navigating fundraising, hiring and… Continue reading