Seattle Tech Roundup Friday May, 20 2011
BigTip: A deal site for the burbs GeekWire
The team of Matt Rowlen, Chris Matty and Kevin Marcus is tapping an underserved territory by offering shopping deals to the nation’s small towns and suburbs. Teaming up with print coupon companies like Valpak allows Seattle startup BigTip to multiply the once-a-day offers of big name daily dealers.
Racking up over a million members since its launch and a significant share of flash-sale traffic, growing pains are a natural for Zulily – a business based on high-end, act-now deals for kids and their moms. To house its growing employee roster, including new key names at the top, the Seattle startup helmed by Darrell Cavens is headed to roomier digs at the former Cobalt building in Sodo.
The launch of GroupTalent offers a formula for instant, pre-approved tech-savvy teams to hep companies keep up with the breakneck pace of development and give developers a platform to monetize their skills in multiples. The Seattle-based startup is the creation of a pair of University of Washington pals, proving that two heads are better than one.