Weekly refresh: Uber’s AI acquisition and Apple’s Seattle expansion

by Sophie Kalt
July 1, 2019

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Apple expands big in Seattle. Apple plans to make 200 hires here before the end of 2019 and 2,000 total hires over the next five years. Jobs are expected to be in artificial intelligence and automation. [Built In Seattle]

Uber has acquired Mighty AI in a push toward self-driving cars. Forty of Mighty AI’s employees will move to Uber’s engineering office in Seattle. [Built In Seattle]

LivePerson is doubling its headcount in Seattle. LivePerson helps companies communicate with their customers via automated messages on Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and more. They are now upgrading to from a small co-working space to a 40,000 square-foot Seattle technology center. [Built In Seattle]

WeWork Labs added 3D printing to its repertoire through a new partnership. An extension of WeWork, WeWork Labs provides mentorship and tools for startups and entrepreneurs. The newest partnership with Formlabs and Seattle-based GlowForge will make room for 3D printing offerings. [Built In Seattle]

Omnidian snagged $15 million to expand its residential solar panel insurance to California and and NYC. The company’s new Elite Dealer Program offers protection to solar investments through monitoring services and offering cash back on lost energy. [Built In Seattle]

Xealth added an additional $3 million to its Series A funding round. Xealth, a tech startup making it easier for healthcare orgs to integrate digital solutions, plans to use the funding to continue building out its platform. [Built In Seattle]

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