Seattle data storage company Qumulo lays off 80 employees



Qumulo layoffs: The Seattle data storage company laid off 80 employees, or about 19% of its workforce, becoming the latest to cut jobs amid inflation and looming fears of a recession. In a memo sent to employees and obtained by GeekWire, Qumulo CEO Bill Richter cited economic conditions and getting the company to profitability as reasons for the layoffs. Read more

Related: GeekWire’s regularly updated list of layoffs in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Tech vet marries former defense secretary: Christina Lomasney, a physicist and entrepreneur who is now director of commercialization at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has married James Mattis, the retired Marine Corps general who served as the 26th U.S. secretary of defense. Read more.

COVID vaccines with Seattle roots clear hurdles: South Korea approved a shot developed by University of Washington researchers and Indian regulatory authorities issued an emergency use approval for another shot linked to Seattle startup HDT Bio. Read more.

Wearable tech startup raises $6M: Bothell, Wash.-based Strive develops sensors that embed into compression clothing, providing data to teams and players to help athletes better understand how and why they fatigue. Read more.

Alliance of Angels creates ‘Innovation Fund’: The Seattle-based nonprofit consortium of investors has raised $1.3 million to back 10-to-12 early-stage startups over the next year, mostly in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.

Amazon introduces ‘Store Analytics’: The tech giant will collect data in physical stores using Just Walk Out technology to help brands better understand the performance of their products, promotions, and ad campaigns. Read more.

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