GeekWire Mid-Week Update, Presented by ALLtech

GeekWire Mid-Week Update

Top stories so far this week

Amazon to reimburse employee travel expenses for abortions and other medical treatments
Amazon will reimburse U.S. employees up to $4,000 annually for travel and lodging for medical treatments that are unavailable within 100 miles of an employee’s home or through virtual care, including abortions.
Redfin will implement internal fair housing monitoring system in $4M legal settlement
Seattle-based real estate company Redfin agreed to pay $4 million and implement a new internal monitoring system to settle a lawsuit that alleged its practices discriminated against communities of color.
Microsoft president commits $5M to campaign to restore UW’s historic ‘Boys in the Boat’ Shell House
A campaign to restore the 104-year-old ASUW Shell House at the University of Washington in Seattle is getting a boost toward its goal with a $5 million commitment from Microsoft President Brad Smith and his wife, Kathy Surace-Smith, vice president at NanoString.
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Amazon to add 2,500 corporate and tech jobs in expansion of Southern California tech hubs
Amazon plans to add more than 2,500 corporate and tech jobs across multiple sites in Southern California, the company announced Tuesday.
Seattle fintech startup Possible Finance lands $20M to launch ‘safest credit card ever’
The news: Possible Finance, a Seattle startup that offers loans, just raised an additional $20 million and plans to launch a new credit card.
How Bellevue’s tech hub is similar to Silicon Valley — and what they can learn from each other
Comparing Silicon Valley and Seattle has become something of a regional pastime in the Pacific Northwest.
Trilogy, founded in 2006, just raised its second fund to invest in more Pacific Northwest startups
The news: Trilogy Equity Partners, a longtime venture capital firm based in Bellevue, Wash., raised a second fund to back more early-stage Pacific Northwest tech startups.  The details: Trilogy aimed to raise $150 million for the fund and ended up reeling in “meaningfully” more than that.
Group14’s high performance battery technology gets super charged with $400M investment
Woodinville, Wash.-based Group14 Technologies has raised $400 million in venture capital that will supercharge the commercialization of its battery technology.
Jump to lightspeed! Alaska Airlines celebrates May the Fourth with Star Wars-themed aircraft
It probably won’t make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but Han Solo should definitely be piloting this new plane from Alaska Airlines.
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The Nothing

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