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Washington's biggest money deals of 2018 included trucking, space, software and pot

Jan 01, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Four local companies each raised more than $100 million from venture-capital investors this year, capping off a year of growth in the Seattle tech industry.

Washington state companies, mainly in tech, also launched four initial public offerings of stock in 2018. After soaring initially, most of those stocks have lost altitude this year amid a volatile stock market.

Here's a look at local companies' year of raising money, as well as some big acquisitions in 2018:

Avalara: The Se...