Microsoft’s ambitious ‘carbon negative’ climate goal sets it apart from Amazon and other tech giants

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announces a sweeping climate initiative Thursday morning in Redmond. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) A wide-ranging environmental initiative unveiled by Microsoft this week represents some of the most aggressive goals that climate experts say they’ve seen. Microsoft on Thursday pledged to become “carbon negative” by 2030, removing more carbon than it[…]

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[…]

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,[…]