Report: Seattle Machine Learning Star Turi Acquired by Apple

One of Seattle’s foremost machine learning startup companies, Turi—formerly known as GraphLab and then Dato—appears to have been acquired by Apple, according to press reports. GeekWire first reported the news, citing anonymous sources close to the deal. TechCrunch also reported the acquisition. Both quote an Apple statement indicating the tech giant has purchased the company. A search of Washington state records shows the corporate registration for Turi, Inc., expired April 30 and became inactive on Thursday. Calls and e-mails to Turi executives and its Fremont neighborhood headquarters were not answered Friday afternoon. With a reported sale price of around $200 million—again according to unnamed sources cited by GeekWire—the exit would appear to be a substantial win for Turi’s founders and investors. The company, co-founded in early 2013 by Carlos Guestrin,…


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