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GeekWire Mid-Week Update

Top stories so far this week

Stratolaunch’s air-launched test vehicle goes supersonic in its first powered flight
Stratolaunch successfully executed the first air launch of its rocket-powered test vehicle, using the world's biggest operational aircraft.
Lumen Orbit emerges from stealth and raises $2.4M to put data centers in space
Bellevue, Wash.-based Lumen Orbit, a startup that’s only about three months old, says that it’s closed a $2.4 million pre-seed investment round to launch its plan to put hundreds of satellites in orbit, with the goal of processing data in space before it’s downlinked to customers on Earth.
Microsoft design exec turns to AI to illustrate son’s book about coping with anxiety
When Microsoft design chief Jon Friedman‘s son Judah needed help with a children’s book he wanted to write, Friedman went from Copilot to coauthor, of sorts.
Tech Moves: Former AMD named Kymeta CEO; GitHub exec joins Twilio; DocuSign security vet joins Proof; Fred Hutch adds VP
Rick Bergman, former executive vice president at semiconductor giant AMD, joined Seattle-area mobile connectivity company Kymeta as its new CEO, effective April 1.
Tech vets went to bat for Major League Cricket — now they have bigger goals for Seattle and beyond
When Sanjay Parthasarathy left his last tech job in February 2023, he figured he’d do what he could to help get the first season of Major League Cricket up and running in the Seattle area and at the national level.
Healthcare investment firm Patient Square Capital agrees to acquire NanoString assets for $220M
NanoString, the Seattle-based biotech company that initiated a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process last month, announced late Sunday it agreed to a deal with healthcare investment firm Patient Square Capital.
Seattle tech leaders launch nonprofit to push for greater transparency in AI training data
Artificial intelligence is a powerful technology that promises to reshape the future, but it also poses many challenges and risks.
Seattle-area startup offering electronic medical records for long-term care raises $2.5M
DocNow, a Bellevue, Wash.-based startup, raised a $2.5 million seed round to expand its platform that provides electronic medical records, helping providers connect patients to care needed after hospital stays.
Looking for non-dilutive funding? 5 tips for startups seeking small business grants
A good idea, preliminary data, and credentials in the field are all key components of landing a small business grant from the U.S.
2024 GeekWire Awards finalists revealed: Vote now for the best in Pacific Northwest tech
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