GeekWire 200 August Update: Impinj Graduates With a Rare IPO — Who’s Next?
Geekwire recently published its list of the top 200 privately held technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. While acknowledging that IPOs are down in 2016 as compared to the past few years, Geekwire did point out some key movers, including RFID chip-based business solutions company Impinj, which was the second IPO for a Seattle-based company this year.
Many of the companies in the GeekWire 200 have been mentioned as potential IPOs, but none of them have actually made that step, leaving little room for other companies to move to the top of the list.
However, Accolade, a healthcare technology and McKesson Ventures portfolio company, debuted at Number 15 on this month’s list. Led by Concur co-founders Raj Singh and Mike Hilton, Accolade recently announced $70 million in new funding in a Series E round from a group of companies led by Silicon Valley-based Andressen Horowitz and Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group.
Other healthcare-oriented businesses in the top half of Geekwire’s list include B2C technology companies Carena (a McKesson Ventures’ portfolio company) and Arivale; and B2B technology companies Limeade, Sesame Communications, and In Demand Interpreting. The Geekwire 200 is derived from a broader list of more than 900 Pacific Northwest tech startups. The ranking is generated from publicly available data including approximate employee counts, social media followings, and inbound web links. It is designed to provide a better understanding of the Northwest’s startup landscape.