Tech vets go to bat for Major League Cricket — and have bigger goals ahead

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A group of tech veterans went to bat for Major League Cricket, launching the new league and attempting to grow the sport in the U.S. Longtime entrepreneur and former Avalara exec Sanjay Parthasarathy is among the Seattle Orcas ownership group and called the effort 10x the pace and velocity of running a startup. As he gets ready for year two, we spoke to Parthasarathy about how he hopes to broaden the fan base for the sport he loves. Read more.

Tech Moves: Kymeta hires a new CEO; GitHub exec joins Twilio; DocuSign security vet joins startup; Fred Hutch adds a VP; and more key personnel changes across PNW tech

NanoString, the Seattle-based biotech company that initiated a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process last month, agreed to a $220 million deal with healthcare investment firm Patient Square Capital. Read more.

Stratolaunch, the air-launch venture created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, completed a supersonic, rocket-powered test flight of a winged vehicle from Roc, the massive, twin-fuselage, flying launch pad. Read more. 

DocNow, a Seattle-area health tech startup that offers electronic health records for long-term care, raised a seed round. Read more

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  • Amazon-owned MGM Studios took home an Oscar Sunday night and got a shout-out from CEO Andy Jassy. Beyond that, Netflix won one award and Apple was shut out among the streamers. (X and Variety)

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