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November 2019 PNW Venture Deals

Here are the PNW startups that announced new fundraising rounds in the month of November. These 24 companies raised ~$600M last month.

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AWS re:Invent 2019 Recap

Last week was re:Invent, AWS’s big customer and partner conference. I got a bunch of free socks from enterprise software companies, and AWS announced a ton of new products and services. Key takeaways...

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What Dan's Talking About

Dan's weekly summary of interesting articles, great books, cool videos, and internet memes

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PNW Cyber Monday Picks 2019

In case you want to buy something because it’s Cyber Monday, but you don’t know what to buy… this week’s DL is celebrating Cyber Monday with a bunch of deals from PNW startups! Here we go!

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How to build a $100B SaaS company

Great article from Jason Lemkin on what it takes to build a $100B SaaS company. Here are the highlights:

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Promo codes for 2048 Blast

Redeem these in the app store for free gold in 2048 Blast! If you like the game, please leave a review or tell a friend about it!

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America’s CEO Factory?

According to CEO recruiters, “like GE in its heyday, Amazon is viewed as a so-called ‘academy company’ where leaders are groomed...”

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Financials of Sea-Tac Businesses

Every business that wants to lease space at Sea-Tac Airport has to respond to a public RFP, and Sea-Tac also publishes the results of their audits online. It’s pretty fun to see the economics of an airport business...

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Why I'm Obsessed with TikTok

If you’re someone who cares about tech trends, you need to get on TikTok. As of this fall, TikTok is officially more popular with teens than Facebook, and it’s growing rapidly (1.5B users, 500M+ added this year).So what is it?

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Value creation and value capture - SR99 case study

Last week the Seattle Times reported that it costs $0.30 to collect $1.00 for the 99 Tunnel toll. Apparently, back when people collected physical money in tollbooths, collection overhead was 20-30%, so 30% is really bad.

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