Seattle Tech Roundup for Wednesday June 1, 2011
Joshua Russak, the energetic creator of Toolz.Me, credits TechStars Seattle and the Lean Startup approach with its swift and smart progress. Along with co-founder Nuriel Mizrahi, he hopes to attract some big names along with regular folks to the new website spotlighting recommendations for the best tools to perform any job.
Dwellable hopes to stand out in a sea of vacation rental sites by offering the most accurate depictions so dream vacations don’t turn into nightmares. With co-founder Rob Currie, Adam Doppelt brings his experience at Urbanspoon to the latest rental listing entrant, but the startup has stiff competition in sites like HomeAway and Airbnb.
ValueAppeal just added another angel investment round to help grow its online tax appraisal appeal service, available in cities across the country and boasting an 80% success rate for property owners. Roomier digs and a bigger staff are on the to-do list now for the Seattle startup headed by Charles Walsh.