GeekWire Podcast: Breaking the IPO glass ceiling; Who succeeds Bezos?; TikTok’s ticking clock

Right here’s what we’re speaking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week.

When Athira Pharma filed with the Nasdaq for a possible initial public offering, led by CEO Leen Kawas, it bought us pondering: What number of different girls have headed Northwest firms that went for an IPO? Sadly, the reply wasn’t stunning and it highlights a obtrusive shortcoming within the Seattle tech scene.

Jeff Wilke, the flannel-wearing CEO of Amazon’s client enterprise who recently announced that he plans to retire, was broadly assumed to be heir-apparent to Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of the corporate. Now that Wilke is successfully out of the operating, who is likely to succeed Bezos?

President Trump reiterated this week that the U.S. Treasury needs to get a cut out of any potential deal to buy TikTok, the hit social video app. Microsoft, Walmart and Oracle are all angling for the corporate. What’s going to occur earlier than the Sept. 15 deadline for a deal?

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With GeekWire’s Todd Bishop and John Cook dinner. Produced by Curt Milton. Theme music by Daniel L.Ok. Caldwell.

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