Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Seattle.
Director @galvanize-ventures-1 and Angel Investor. Ex - @foundry-group Special Projects, @techstars Associate & @BoulderBeta Producer.
Finance, Biz Dev @microsoft.
Project Management @nintendo.
Active Angel Investor.
Founder of @onbeep a wearable startup in SF. Founded @chef-2, & VelocityConf • Investor @pagerduty, @fastly • Advisor @circleci • Firefighter/EMT
Founder of DomainTools.com, sold in 2008.
Managing Director @techstars • Co-founder @slicehost (acq by @rackspace)
Startup investor/advisor and former entrepreneur
Co-Founder @truefacet • Worked at @bank-of-america-merrill-lynch • Studied at @new-york-university
Senior Staff Engineer at Google. Lead Engineer and 'Founder' for Google Compute Engine. Also started Google Talk.
Amazon Web Services Startup BD. Former founder and CEO, @teachstreet. Early Amazonian. Amateur poker superstah. 1/2 of a Wharton MBA.
Angel Investor & Technology Advisor, Former SVP Engineering at @yahoo & Creator of Rocketmail & @yahoo Mail.
Investing in early-stage mobile and online companies; Worked at @facebook (Director of Mobile)
Serial entrepreneur (@feedburner sold to @google, @spyonit sold to 724 Solutions). My head is full of zero-billion dollar business ideas.
committed to more than his pro-rata this round.
Founder @cheezburger, @circa • Studied at @northwestern-university. Allergic to cats.
Founder Aventura VC.
Former general counsel of @facebook, VP Legal at @amazon. Active angel investor focusing on Seattle-area startups.
Chief Turtle Officer at Robot Turtles. CEO & Founder of @sparkbuy (sold to @google) and @ontela (now @photobucket).
In Seattle, I'm a managing director at Divergent Ventures. I also teach Entrepreneurship at Northwestern in Chicago. http://www.toddwinc.com. Former VP @ MSFT
VP & CTO at @amazon.com
Founder @rooster-park, a consulting/recruiting firm. Consult on engineering turnarounds and M&A/interview prep. Worked at @whitepages-com, @amazon. @rice-university grad.
Founder/CEO of @techstars. Investor in Amazing Startups. Geeky to the bone.
Entrepreneur, CEO, Investor, real estate developer, father, surfer. cyclist. Worked at Accenture, Microsoft. Founded Loudeye, Imperium Renewables, Tippr, invested in over 60 startups.
Founder @ Jobaline Investor & Executive Advisor to Fortune 500, emerging and midsize technology companies.
President of @blue-moon-ventures. 25+ angel investments in last 5 years. Sat on boards of @cheezburger, @minted and others. Founded and sold multiple companies.
Database Developer at Tableau Software. Previously Director of MIS at Interactive Data Corporation.
Graduate of University College Dublin.
Venture Partner with DFJ
Co-founder/COO of @main-street-genome; Co-founder of @zaarly; Exec @appature; @startupweekend board; and Startup lawyer @cooley, CPA, Morgan Stanley.
Currently VP of Design @twitter. Formerly Founder & CEO of @newsvine (acquired by @nbc-universal), and Art Director of @espn.
Investor in @infospace, @stubhub, @serious-materials, @evite, @seagate, @spinner, @livebid. @squaretrade @angel-list-1, @splunk, @automattic @volaris @appvance
Venture Partner with Voyager, focusing broadly on information technology investments in the Pacific Northwest.
Founding Partner at Sadara Ventures – 1st early-stage tech VC in Palestine. Founded Equiom MENA, & co-founded & was CTO of Equiom, Inc. Worked at Microsoft.
Founder of @a-thinking-ape
Investor @theorem-ventures, EVP and tech practice lead at Grayling. Formerly co-founder & CEO Atomic, acquired by Grayling.
Founder Chatbox, @jawfish-games, @netsys-technologies • Investor @skillshare, @jawfish-games • Former Pro Poker Player/Author/TV Host
Founder at Carnegie Innovations, powered by Carnegie Mellon. GP at TL Ventures, Saturn Partners, and TNCV. Chairman at Panopto, Acrobatiq, Axioma, Redzone.
Entrepreneur who founded and sold 3 companies. @techstars mentor. Deep in crowdsourcing, marketplaces, saas, social media. MIT @mit-sloan-school-of-management MBA 2004. CS undergrad.
CEO @swype sold to @nuance-communications for $102m. Co-Founded @Boostmobile (sold to Sprint), Amp'd Mobile, ZIVO. Raised, returned, lost hundreds of $millions.
Angel investor & social entrepreneur, founded tech startups, now run @skype service @microsoft. Strong engineering, Ops & business background.
Founder @pure-watercraft, Grokhome hacker houses. Founded CityAuction, sold IACI 1999. Biz dev Webvan, General Magic. MIT @mit-sloan-school-of-management MBA 95
@techstars-1 Seattle Director. Founder of Abuzz (sold to NYT), Firefly Network (sold to MSFT)
Platform guy @microsoft, Mozy and @vmware.
Caffeinated in Seattle
@stanford-university PhD, Early Internet pioneer, 20+ Internet startups including founder/CEO Friend Finder (grew to $300M/year)
UX & Product. Worked at @yammer, @geni Went to @university-of-southern-california CNTV and @ucla. Invests a little.
Robert is a serial entrepreneur and active Angel investor. Recent investments; @starsightings, @connect-me, Valant Medical, Revel, @nfluence, etc..
Seed and growth stage investor, advisor, and board member.
Co-Founded Onvia - IPO 2000. EIR Maveron, Global Director education Microsoft, COO World Learning.
Founder and Managing Partner @New Highlands Ventures. Employee @microsoft; @bluecoat-inc | PhD @McGill
early investor in @housevalues, @yapta, @snapdeal, @diapers, @shiftwise, @ZeroVM, @porch-1 and others
Partner Architect at @microsoft
Engineer @amazon & Kindle • CS @carnegie-mellon-university • Investor @slidepay, @lovely, @anyperk, @drync, @true-co, @Change.org, YC S13 Fund (@fundersclub)
Founder, President & Chief Product Officer of ILLUMAGEAR. 13 years of new product incubation @microsoft. MBA @university-of-british-columbia
Entrepreneur and investor. Founder and CEO of indix.
CEO & Founder of Habit Design™ & Kim Advisory Capital. Co-Founder & Director of Microsoft New Consumer Products Studio & XBox LIVE. Harvard, Yale.
CEO of @picnik
Valve for 10 yrs, shipped Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike, co-created hit Morfo app, director of dev for Lithtech engine (shipped in 60+ gaming titles).
Founder and CEO, @APIScience. Previously founded @programmableweb
Founder / COO @load (SaaS/asp), CTO @vegas-com (sold to Greenspun Media Group), CIO CityQuick (@la-com, Hawaii.com), Adviser London Board Of Tourism
Board of Directors, @vittana.org; former VP, @amazon; MS/BS in Electrical Engineering, Stanford
Founder @saltspring-ventures, @gear-com • Studied at @university-of-washington, @university-of-pennsylvania
Investor in Founders Coop, @marketfish, Right Side Capital Management, @other-startups, @onewed-formerly-nearlyweds, @evo-media-group, @perblue, @big-river-innovations-inc...
Worked at @cooley, @packetvideo • Investor @bizeebee, @balance • Studied at @duke-university, @saint-olaf-college
CEO and Founder of @front-desk. Analytics at @expedia. Pricing Strategy at @t-mobile. Co-founded a futures trading fund.
Founding Managing Director of Microsoft Accelerator powered by TechStars; Former TechStars and long time Microsoft prior to that; Advisor
Managing Director at Columbia Equity Partners and DiamondStream
investor, previously co-founder and ceo of WisdomForce
CEO and Founder of Coinstar, now Outerwall. Nasdaq OUTR. Eco-ATM Director and investor. KeyMe Director and investor. Space Needle Director. Chihuly Gardens and Glass Director. Stanford GSB '90. Yale '84. Morgan Stanley
Product development & marketing leader. Previously: @amazon (Mechanical Turk), @microsoft (adCenter), @google (partnerships) + 2 startups (TeachStreet, Gigwalk).
Venture Partner at High Peaks. Previously, ran Product at Quidsi (acquired by @amazon).Founder @Brickfactor.
Life is short. Be happy. Seek change with abandon.
Founder of @Soda Media, President of McCaw-backed @onecast, Co-Founder of @broadstream Communications (acq'd by Avail-TVN/Vubiquity)
President Prod&Mktg @realnetworks, mobile guru, angel investor and Newyorker in a random order
Co-Founder, @neverblue-media., bootstrapped to mid 8 figures rev in 4 years then exited. Angel Investor.
Founder @mobile-nations, notifyer • Worked at @hapilabs • Investor @rockhealth, @anyperk
Managing Partner- Falcon Partners
Founder Prime Recognition
Cleantech Investor and Advisor to some great teams ...
Member at Banyan. Partner at @indicator-fund. Advisor to @robinhood. Seed investor to great people with exceptional ideas.
CEO of Collexion, Inc., Entrepreneur in Res. at @neustar. CSO of @webmetrics, sold to @neustar. Founder @servercast, Sold to CMGi/Navisite, CTO through IPO.
Co-founder and CEO of @wetpaint, author of Digital Quarters blog, co-founder of @blue-nile, and Publishing 2.0 evangelist.
Former Microsoftie, MBA, CS grad. CEO of Bizible, helping marketers make better decisions.
Founder @toll-free-cellular (Trinity, Oak, CrossPoint, Brentwood, Goldman Sachs), VP @ @xypoint (sold to TCS), CEO @ @v2green (sold to @gridpoint).
Co-founded M3 (TSE:2413). Created world's most successful pharma-to-physician online marketing channel. Transformed $2M startup capital into $1B market cap.
Mobile technology entrepreneur since 2000. Living in Seattle and NYC.
Former EIR & SVP business dev; CMO; VP strategic planning; angel investor; board observer, entrepreneur, teacher. Likes laughing and agile commerce.
Principal Engineer @microsoft
I design software with pen, paper and lists. Co-Founder, Playmark.com
Founding engineer @ Gimzo5 Inc (Acquired by Google), Director of Software Engineering @ Evidence.com, Angel Investor Tuition.io
Experienced entrepreneur with over 22 years in the computer industry, founding and running startups & building large-scale, complex, mission-critical systems
Tech junkie and product guy. Worked at @bea-systems, @microsoft and startups on enterprise software, social networks and online advertising. MSc in CS.
Managing Director at GSharp Ventures
Venture Partner at 9Mile Labs
Cofounder at Voyager Capital
Director of Experience at Microsoft Store, Co-founder of Chewsy
ceo at wtia, livemocha. built real games biz into global company. rebuilt consumer products at monster.
CEO at ZAAZ
Worked at @apple, @microsoft • Investor @leanplum, @pinnatta • Studied at @queen-s-university
Gabriele Gresta is a world-renowned speaker and considered an expert in digital media and associated technologies, Participative Tv and Finance
Investor in @balance Financial. Advisor to Deal Springer.
President and Co-Founder, @groundspeak, Inc.
User-centered design & product innovation. Cofounded Hub Seattle & Sparked.com /Johns Hopkins University
Investor in @tellme-networks, @jelli.
Founder of @maxfoundry, @dotnetkicks, @theaposition.
Founder @enom, @donuts-inc • Studied at @purdue-university
Co-Founder and CEO of @bigdoor. Our Loyalty Platform helps some of the world's best brands increase consumer loyalty and engagement.
associate at @amazon.com
health & wellness ventures, med devices
@harvard-university CS, @microsoft, COM/OLE, xBox founder, startups, Rails and Facebook Apps as CTO of @ilike, @rel8tion founder, @ios-app-development, @mobile-2.
Ideas into Opportunities
CEO/Founder @evenues, @yodio • 15yr vet @microsoft, @ibm.
Investor in @amazon.com, @liquidplanner, @getty-images, @minfo, @aquantive, @imperium, @telephia, @goahead-sw, @root-wireless, @mckinstry, @talisma, @leap-wireless...
CEO @bitgo, a leader in Bitcoin security. Seasoned technology executive.
Investor, Advisor, & Founder - interested in connecting with innovative startups
Founder @weave, @decide-2 • Worked at @zillow, @microsoft • Double majored CS/EE at @university-of-washington
Co-founder, Smithfield Medical
Director of Sales & B.D., BetaSphere
Founder, Caspian Partners, LLC
CEO of @yabbly. Formerly at @google, @harvard-business-school , @microsoft, KPCB Startup, and @marchex.
Created a powerful collaborative environment for angel investors that translated into investments in over 125 companies nationally.
CEO of Mindbloom, Nearly 25 years of finance & operations experience with early-stage, high-growth companies. Worked at Amazon.com, Ernst & Young, Stripes Group Strategic Advisor. BS Accounting, NC State.
Technology executive - experience in building go to market organizations, channels and messaging
SVP Strategy & Operations at Simply Measured
Founder & CEO at Misk.com. I also invest in startups.
Advisor to @aci.
Software Engineer at @facebook
Director, System Sales at Zetron, Inc (subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD). Investor in @buddy.
Investor, Intellectual Property Guru, Smithsonian Laureate CTO at @Majestyk -- founder @instantservice (now Oracle), VirtualOR (now Swedish Medical) -- ingk.com/d
Business Development & Strategy, @microsoft Intellectual Property Group. Over 16 years of finance & strategy experience at @microsoft and @procter-gamble-2 Co.
Founder Vantage Sports • Started at @google. C.S./Business at @university-of-washington.
Board member, Public Knowledge, media strategist, founder of digital media consultancy, NVPR, in Seattle, LA & Buenos Aires: marcom, biz dev, creative services
Founded @voodoopc-1 while in high school, sold to HP in 2006, build a luxury brand from a commodity ... love investing, helping startups -- I run @bing-fund
Investor in @cadence-biomedical, @fisker-automotive, @earth-class-mail, @glue-networks, @empowering-engineering-technologies, @reality-gap, @healia.
Seasoned IT and InfoSec pro. Worked on Cloud Services at Microsoft. Started company in 2012. Built Enterprise Security products for workflow and remediation.
Engineer. Worked to make the fail whale extinct at Twitter. Launched rockets and airplanes
Founder & CEO of Spryly. Founded Eyejot. Founded WhatCounts; sold it (8-figure deal) in 2010. Passionate technologist & entrepreneur. Volunteer firefighter/EMT.
Seeking Pacific Northwest startups for Seattle Angel's fall 2014 contest & conference • Fund Manager @seattle-angel-conference • Investor @alliance-of-angels
Co-Founded MyValidus llc (Private Sale), 2013:Youngest collegiate division 1 football coach (24) in the world, Accredited Investor,Co-Founder OG Investments LLC
Managing Partner at @unitusseedfund. India and USA seed stage investor. @realnetworks, @sybase, @symantec
Founder & CEO @PlayFab. Sold @SproutGames to @popcap-games. Founded PopCap Asia. Led #HourOfCode for @CodeOrg. A.B. Harvard CS. 15 yrs game industry experience.
Punk turned Developer turned CTO turned CEO turned Advisor turned Investor turned Punk... rinse and repeat. Life is about learning daily and loving what you do.
@xensource @homestead-technologies @objectrocket Founder @crewtrader @glass-group-advisers Member @house-of-genius. Angel Investor. VC Scout. Startup Adviser.
7-time startup CEO. Angel investor.
CEO of UserNest. Serial entrepreneur & angel investor. Formerly at Xerox PARC and GE. Wharton MBA and lifelong software nerd, wrote my own OS at age 12.
Google PM. Love hot chocolate, dancing, and cars.
Former @microsoft executive, M&A/CorpDev, OEM (global Embedded Devices VP sales & licensing), APAC Online VP.
Bachelors, Computer Science UPenn, MBA @stanford-university
Investor in @valueappeal.
Founder @kitchenbowl • Investor @dealflicks • Studied at @berkeley, @CMU
Founder @unitusseedfund, @pengala • Investor @ncomputing, @corengi
Biz Dev @oozou, Founder at @dojothreads, @jajoop & @startup-watches Love Growth Hacking & online to offline models.
Co-Founder/CEO at @43things-com (@amazon.com)
Investor @reveal, @rare-crowds
Sarcastic geek, angel investor, crazed gadget junkie, and all around search guy at @microsoft.
Worked at @microsoft, @amazon • Studied at @harvard-university
Investor/Angel/PE, Stanford BA/Columbia MBA, Media/Entertainment/Travel/Internet, Film/Music-Obsessed, Rocker Of The Mic, Investor @groupize, Studied @stanford-university, Studied @columbia-business-school
16 years Internet experience. Founded @case-s-ladder (sold to @intermix-media), GM/SVP for 10 years. Co-founded @the-daily-plate in 2005 (sold to @demand-media)
CEO at Porch (porch.com). Previously, founder/CEO @thriva (<$200K funding) to $60M sale, then Active Network from $65M to ~$400M and an IPO. @stanford-university BS MS '03
Startup attorney in Seattle. I blog at startuplawblog.com and joewallin.com. Ideator of the Washington State equity crowdfunding law.
C-level experience at several Silicon Valley startups. Marketing, product development and sales.
Founder and CEO of Zino Society
Digital Media Executive
President, Cascade Basic Research Corp.
CEO of Trufl. Previously product manager at @google.
Director BD @parallels. Strong business background.
Also studied EE @brown-university and MBA @wharton-school
Mobile, advertising, apps.
Message is everything.
Seattle-based strategist and social scientist, PhD Kellogg School of Management, Harvard AB in sociology, director of $300M+ tech-oriented manufacturing firm.
Executive Director at Alliance of Angels Seed Fund
Lawyer, Scientist and Entrepreneur
Founder @tda-tech • Worked at @idealab, @airwave-wireless • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @carleton-university
Managing Director @alliance-of-angels, Focus on investments in the Pacific Northwest
Investor in WhoDoYouKnowAt, @adready, @mixpo, @optify. Team member of @optify.
A serial entrepreneur; I have started/sold 4 companies in the mobile technology space. I invest in Seattle area through the Angel fund Monition Partners.
20+ years startup/VC experience in USA, EU and Australia: co-founder; biz dev, advisor, angel, Boards and legal counsel. Duke J.D., M.A.; Univ of Washington
Founding head of product @limeade • Founding team + product lead @quickbase-1 (sold to @intuit) • Founded Seattle @quantified-self-forum • @oberlin-college
Angel and Alternatives investor.
Senior Manager at @amazon on Kindle Fire;
Worked on Windows Phone, Silverlight, ASP.NET, and Visual Studio at @microsoft; MEng and BS in EE/CS from @massachusetts-institute-of-technology.
Worked at @oracle-corporation @microsoft, @bea-systems • Studied at @santa-clara-university
Founder and partner of Washington Partners, Inc., a Corporate Real Estate firm that specializes in representing technology companies in the Puget Sound Region.
Duthie Hill LLC
Founder of @neongecko-com-inc, @cpi-corp, @popular-programs-inc Investor in @terviva.
Founder @luly-inc, @luly-inc • Studied at @columbia-university
Serial Entrepreneur & Co-founder @taumobility & TalismaWorks
Full Stack Entrepreneur
VP of Marketing at Decide.com
Founder Juke • Studied at @massachusetts-institute-of-technology, @new-york-university Founder Thinking Pictures. Patent holder (Digital Content and Wearable Video). Digital Rights Mngt, AI and Human Interface
12+ years working with early-stage companies, 5 years VC and 10 years Seed/Angel. 13 companies, 5 exits (so far).
Serial corporate entrepreneur, advisor, investor. Co-founder Sidewalk.com (sold to Ticketmaster), eHome (merged with Windows Division), MS Online Stores.
I work for Microsoft. Previously I was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm established by Craig McCaw.
PM/UX Designer, @resembl. Associate, @Horsley Bridge Partners, Analyst, @pace Harmon, BS, @university-of-california-berkeley.
President at Makena Partners, Experienced Recruiting and Software Professional
Co-founder @resembl. Sr. Associate @pace-harmon (9 years). BSE, @princeton-university, MA @university-of-chicago.
Big, playful presence. Clarity. Purpose. Vision. Well-connected. Knows things about stuff. Solves problems.
Previous: Founded Colusa Software, acquired by Microsoft; Microsoft CVP running product management for $15B business. Now: CEO of Highspot.com.
SVP, Products @centro, Ex-Microsoft, Ex-McKinsey, Wharton MBA; Product-focused Technologist, Entrepreneur & Investor in Online Media, Advertising, Mobile/Social
Entrepreneur and advisor. Have founded or worked with over a dozen startups, including MusicNet, RealNetworks, and Getaround. Stanford MBA, Brown AB Economics.
Business Development Executive
Co-founder and technology guy at Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa). Founder of ActivSpaces, Cameroon's first technology incubation space. Board member of the AfriLabs Foundation. Formerly an engineer at Visio and @microsoft.
Founded several companies in Hong Kong.
Clean Tech angel; Seasoned leader in I.T. organization; Co-founder ActivateHub.Org
CFP at Strategic Wealth Management and Owner, Strategic Wealth Management
Managing Director @60th-street-advisers. EVP / Managing Director of Corporate Development @opus-bank
Part of Amazon teams that proposed, built, and scaled AmazonFresh, Kindle, and Amazon Mobile Analytics. Duke, NYU Stern. Invests. Advises. Operates. Scales.
Sr. Venture Manager ASU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group, ASU Startup Accelerator • Investor @hexxa • Founder at Web3Mavens (.NET dev shop)
Founder of @gear-live (profitable startup since day one,) speaker, advisor, strategist.
Private Equity Investor, Business and Civic Board Member, Rainier Club/ I do approximately 3 - 5 investments every 2 years.
Serial technology entrepreneur. Master of blending product skills, business model development and market vision.
Early stage tech since 1996 as marketing, founder, CEO (BVP), investor. Experience in Enterprise Software, Consumer Internet, Mobile & Internet Infrastructure.
Co-founded MicroRim, Inc. Seed investor, Board member and Chr/Interim CEO of Egghead, Co-founded GlobalTel, Inc. Chr and CEO of eCharge Corp., Co-founded and CEO Blue Frog Mobile, Founder and CEO Visualant, Inc. Angel Investor in many technology start-u
Advisor to @astrobotic-technology-inc
Sold DomainTools.com for $16M in 2008.
Co-founded AboutUs.org in 2005.
Likes to Invest in Small Technology Companies.
Director of Strategy at Nordstrom. CFO & CRO of Wetpaint. VP of Merchandising and Corporate Planning at BlueNile. Consultant for Bain & Co.
Chief Technology Officer at EnviroIssues. Lean Startup Seattle organizer.
Run discovery teams at Salesforce, founder of Early Ascent, ex-ML scientist at Amazon, former data scientist/architect at numerous startups
Enabling resource efficiency through business development, investments and philanthropy.
founded ConnectSoft (sold '96; Nasdaq exit); founded Venture Foundry incubator, founded Astrobotic Technology, founded Headroom. EE/CompSci Carnegie Mellon
Worked at @oracle-corporation, @apple • Investor @mellmo, @peace-software • Studied at @stanford-university
Investments at Vulcan Capital
Investments at Connective Capital
@intel Program Manager
Managing Director of The CAPROCK Group, a $2.5 billion multi-family office.
System operations engineer/architect with large scale experience. Worked @zynga, @amazon, @paypal
Matt Hall is the Global Head of Payment Acceptance for Amazon.com where his role spans strategy, product innovation and business development. In addition to his role at Amazon Matt is an active investor as the Managing Member of Hall Family Management LLC
Manager @bloompad. Investor - Co Founder @www-anniesbid-com, CEO, Founder @vinyl-solution-inc, Founder @bloompad-group, CEO, Founder @the-big-print
Founder @urbantech-systems • Investor @myunfold • Studied at @university-of-washington
Entrepreneurial, results-driven with 12+ years in high-tech leadership, driving re-engineering initiatives and process improvements to drive revenue and efficiency.
Founded General Biodiesel, Inc 2006 present, founded Compass Com, Inc 1994 sold 2004, expertise in Biodiesel, Internet, communications, Degree in Software Marketing, Marketing Management from Bellevue, Electrical Mechanical Drafting NSCC
Product Manager at Amazon
Deeply engaged in machine learning and shifting the data paradigm to pervasive prediction. Prior career at Microsoft.