Seattle security company ExtraHop touts $150M in 2019 bookings ahead of potential IPO

(L to R): ExtraHop CTO Jesse Rothstein CTO; CEO Arif Kareem; Raja Mukerji, Chief Customer Officer and co-founder (ExtraHop Photo) Cyber attacks against companies are becoming increasingly common and more expensive. Those troubling stats help explain the rapid growth of companies such as Seattle’s ExtraHop that focus on protecting enterprises from cyber threats. ExtraHop posted[…]

Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime

Thanks to the EU’s most recent money laundering directive, a small business called Post-a-coin, which sold cute postcards pre-loaded with tiny amounts of bitcoin, is being forced to shut down. Meanwhile, the most heinous criminals in history are continuing to facilitate violence, trafficking and laundering of cash with impunity. Also Read: Why the Counter Economy[…]

Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans

U.S.-based Silvergate Bank has launched a bitcoin collateralized loan product with Bitstamp as its launch partner. The crypto exchange will act as the bank’s agent to manage and provide custody for bitcoin collateral. The product utilizes Silvergate Bank’s Exchange Network to fund loans and process repayments in real time. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto[…]

Ex-Concur CEO Steve Singh joins Madrona as a managing director — here’s how he plans to invest

Steve Singh at the 2017 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit. (GeekWire File Photo) Steve Singh wants to find the next Concur. The longtime tech executive is joining Madrona Venture Group as a managing director, where he’ll help lead investments at one of Seattle’s most active venture capital firms. Singh was previously chairman, CEO, and co-founder of[…]

How Instagram and GoFundMe Got Tangled Up in U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

After the Iranian military mistakenly shot down a passenger jet last week, killing all on board including 57 Canadians, residents in Edmonton did what well-wishers often do in wake of 21st-century crises: They launched GoFundMe drives for victims. But the California-based crowdfunding company suspended at least two fundraisers for Iranian-Canadian families affected by the crash,[…]