Seattle Startups List

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Aaron Sun

Perpetual Student. Raised capital for @runnable, Formerly worked with @amazon, @microsoft, and @salesforce.

ID 25119

Daron Akira Hall

CPO @tapastic. Formerly cofounder and designer of Wander and YongoPal. 500Strong.

ID 11491

Andrew Kinzer

Marketing and design co-founder of @grouptalent. Background in UX/UI, branding, product, marketing. Formerly design director of startup @pelago and JustShareIt.

ID 32543

Jacob Colker


User-centered design & product innovation. Cofounded Hub Seattle & /Johns Hopkins University

ID 331842

Richard Worsfold

Founder, iOS Engineer, UI / UX Design @leap-transit • Formerly UX / UI @microsoft

ID 255531

Joseph Santoro

DC/LA Superconnector @forbes @MoxieStrategy @StartupGrindDC @ADmapco Creative Strategist, Media2.0Sensei, Political Wonketeer, Entrepreneurial Techie, Neuro PhD

ID 85159

Nate Whitehill

Co-Founder of and @unique-blog-designs. Fifteen (15)+ years experience in web, UI/UX and graphic design.

ID 33978

Matt Shobe


Serial entrepreneur (@feedburner sold to @google, @spyonit sold to 724 Solutions). My head is full of zero-billion dollar business ideas.

ID 120869

Brad Bouse


UX & Product. Worked at @yammer, @geni Went to @university-of-southern-california CNTV and @ucla. Invests a little.

ID 138457

Isaac Weinhausen

Mobile Product Designer at @automatic; previously lead design for @tactile, @tokbox. Hybrid interaction/visual. Hired as employee #1 and #3. Sometimes, I code.

ID 102644

Dean Hudson

UX designer, currently at Microsoft. I create websites and interfaces for mobile & desktop. I get excited by new ideas, typography, grids and bottles of red.

ID 150868

Daina Lightfoot

Designer at @hootsuite | snowboarding, coffee, pixels & pens

ID 118628

Kyle Kesterson

CEO of @freak-n-genius • 2x TechStars Alum • TEDxSeattle speaker 2013 • Seattle 2.0's Best Startup Designer 2011 • Startup Weekend Facilitator

ID 293377

Keith Harper

Narcoleptic designer + entrepreneur. Cofounded @trubalance @well-crafted @the-mill-1. Worked at @handshake / @inkd / @imagekind.

ID 374112

Chris Grant

Worked at @lyft, @square • Studied at @carnegie-mellon-university •

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Daniel Victor

Head of Design @leap-transit • Formerly UI / UX Designer @microsoft

ID 38891

Matt Terich


Founder @diystro, acquired in 2011. Designer, hacker, maker, eccentric. UI Design and Development.

ID 112987

Cap Watkins

Former Lead Designer at @formspring and @zoosk. Draws pretty pictures on the Internet all day.

ID 117211

Patrick Neeman

Worked at @microsoft, Director of User Experience at @jobvite, Director of Product Design at @npario. Deloitte and Webby award winner.

ID 168878

Shane Small

Founder/CCO of @funtini. Deep experience creating new IP and video/tabletop games for Marvel, Star Wars and Disney. Founder EDOC Laundry. CCO at @smith-tinker.

ID 8738

John Wehr

As CTO of HiiDef I launched (now 1MM users) and (Business Insider Top Startup of 2011). Now at Tred changing the way people buy cars.

ID 222954

Jed Grant

Passionate about writing and books. Willing to learn and build whatever it takes to make stories come alive.

ID 405310

Everett Carney

Hustler. Fascinated by data and UX. Green tech enthusiast. eSports follower. Always looking for new ways to connect people and tech.

ID 380088

Cory Staudacher

Designer & Photographer

ID 330644

Patrick Hasseries

Copywriter, designer, & web admin for Socrata, Inc. BA in English writing and web design from Central Washington University. Seeking full-time opportunity.

ID 515608

Miranda Sita

Digital Storyteller. Design, video, and beyond. New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering BS Integrated Digital Media. Loves dogs.

ID 153642

Gaurav Bhatnagar

Chief Technology Officer @highlighter • Worked at @real-time-farms-1, @university-of-michigan-1 • Studied at @university-of-michigan-1

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Wynne Leung

Principal UI Designer @aol previously at @amazon @the-walt-disney-company • Loves fashion, design and modern art • Studied at @university-of-toronto

ID 12434

Scott McLeod

Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur

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Cara Bucciferro

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at @new-hive. Design, information architecture, UI, UX, graphics. Founder of Culture Designs, worked at @microsoft , Coach, CorchiaWolinerRhoda, TransWorld.

ID 100522

Kirsten Klieman

Interactive art director/ designer.  Graduate of @virginia-commonwealth-university Brandcenter. Has worked in advertising and interactive agencies. Worked abroad, from Detroit, MI.

ID 209631

Chris Cashion

Founder @the-beet • Worked at @groupon, @leasabl, • Studied at @university-of-north-carolina-charlotte

ID 452400

Kyle Shurtleff

Founder of API based company during University, experienced in usability testing, analysis, and design, experience with fast paced consumer mobile and web.

ID 331470

jason warren

Roam & Wander CEO. 3rd startup. Dartmouth. Led cloud services division at HTC, reporting to CEO. Rose through product into M&A at Microsoft, Motorola.

ID 231980

Michael Fogarty

Graphic Designer with a passion for UI and Illustration.

ID 162606

Gilad Gray

founder @whichbus, day job @amazon. designer/developer in pursuit of a brilliant user experience.

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Pete Albertson

Starter School alum and founder of TicketySplit. Passionate about live event ticketing, music, and sports, inside and outside the context of tech.

ID 87390

Orion Burt

Co-founder at Fondu and recommender engine dev turned Marketing Director. @new-york-university Stern, Accounting & Computer Science.

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Dorothy Sanders

Co-founder, CEO and designer at Maptia

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Chris Camargo

Well-rounded UX/UI Designer with 10 years of experience designing for a variety of web and mobile platforms. Making users happy is my thing.

ID 379308

Brian Elliott

UX + Visual Design. Key designer on MS Surface (table). Now working on amazing new unreleased products for Amazon.

ID 206105

Shiblee Imtiaz Hasan

Designer. Developer. Engineer. Worked at @apple, @amazon • Studied at @university-of-michigan

ID 207952

Matthew Callis

Designer / Developer with a background in print design.

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Nadia Yun

Brand Marketing @google. 8+ years CPG Intl @starbucks. Founding Team, Growth Hacker @Tatcha Beauty. Founder @airbrush-genie @Geminievents & @bittybcosmetics.

ID 16888

Tyler Menezes


@y-combinator alumni, former @framebase founder. Exec Director at StudentRND. Occasional public speaker on technology education topics.

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Kori Handy


Mobile Product Designer • Currently Lead Mobile Designer @paypal, Founder @mymentor previously at @quietly ,@microsoft, @expedia and many others.

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Stephen Medawar

Co-Founder of - is a global showcase of local startups.

ID 1223

Marc Cantwell

Founder @angelsquare, @copybar • Worked at @citigroup, @mercer-consulitng • Studied at @pomona-college

ID 180948

Alex Gamburg

I design interfaces that make people's lives happier & simpler. Founder @trailerpark • Formerly at @microsoft • Studied at @stanford-university

ID 329026

Christian Marc Schmidt

Founder of @schema. Previously a designer at @microsoft , @pentagram-design, and @ideo.

ID 2036

Scott Hildebrand

Entrepreneur, manager, vegan, dad, designer & developer. Have ventures in oven, and we do consulting via

ID 223780

Shaun Pendergast

Visual Designer / UI Superhero / Illustrator

ID 133109

Ian Lyman

CEO of Parkt. Founded @sonique (Sold to @lycos). Went to @new-york-university Film. Directed Music Videos. Produced Indie Films. Designed Sonifi App (bought by iZotope).

ID 73126

Kevin Chiu

Looking for Co-founders. Worked at @google, @microsoft • Studied at @massachusetts-institute-of-technology, @columbia-university

ID 191212

Daniel Hausmann

Founder at ThisStartup. Strong ed-tech skills (Google, Amazon), CMU Master of Entertainment Technology, SXSW 2012 Scholar.

ID 9229

Keith Guerin

Technology + Humanities. Design & Developer @google. Co-founded @showqase @experiment @orto & SECLive.

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Megan Guerin

Founder and VP of Design @showqase. Co-Founder and Designer @experiment.

ID 42682

Jana Pierson Kleitsch

Co-founder of Wedding Channel (1996). Chief Cheerleader as my husband aims for world domination with Billing Revolution.

ID 214304

Josiah Tullis

Co-Founder of Canary, Ambassador of Seasteading Institute, CSO of Aqua Terra Planetary Holdings, Licensee at Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies.

ID 179472

Sameer Halai

co-founder @sunfunder, energy access, product, ux, social computing, design, mountaineering

ID 425719

Serena Wu

Founder @kitchenbowl • Previously @healtho, @bullet-media, @Idealix, Inc. • Studied @university-of-california-berkeley

ID 72731

Sunit Mohindroo

Co-Founder of @watrhub Inc. Unique Product Dev & Incubation Experience (hardware @ @apple & @microsoft). Systems Design Grad from Waterloo. I remix tech+biz.

ID 416862

Wenvi Hidayat

UI UX Designer. Involved in the designing of award winning Razer Switchblade UI (Best of CES 2011), and various global brands such as Apple, American Express.

ID 435588

Hanu Prateek Kunduru

Engineer, MBA, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder, Hacker, Hustler, Socially Conscious, Collaborative, Designer, Developer, Activist

ID 380773

Aaron Louie

Strategy/Design/Dev unicorn. IA/IxD/UX master specializing in holistic systems design, rapid prototyping, and growth hacking.

ID 118810

Ben Arnette

CEO of @missionrunner. Shipped online games & platform at @microsoft. Led UX teams at @getty-images, Drugstore, Attenex/FTI. MS Information Design & Tech

ID 93039

Michael Gifford

CEO + co-founder of Dodecki. Designer-founder out to change the world.

ID 300262

Arash Shiva


Founder/Product Designer @opencal (acquired by @groupon), @sitemasher (acquired by @salesforce), and @avicy (acquired by Teravendo). Mobile Product Design.

ID 136371

Sai Perchard

Partner at notorii. Have previously worked as a product manager, designer, and developer for early-stage startups. Background in law/finance.

ID 198795

Evan Schoepke

Co-founder @printdash • Biz Dev @flattr Deal Maker Not Heart Breaker

ID 316910

Stanley Hainsworth

Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Tether, Inc., a full service creative company - branding, advertising, retail, products, entertainment, packaging.

ID 267247


PhD in Biomedical & Health Informatics with prior user experience/programming background in software startups, CDC. Microsoft Research intern in 2012.

ID 112874

Safinaaz Rawji

@microsoft Alumni, Interened @rim, Currently a Sr. Technical PM @appnique. I get things done and make magic happen.

ID 207537

Brent Van Wieringen

Product Strategy, Creative Direction, UI/UX Design, Product Marketing

ID 208412

Stephanie Andrews

Founder @fabbit • Worked at @pixar, @university-of-washington-1 • Studied at @university-of-washington, @school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago

ID 154677

Shawn Kalin


Founder @allberta-com, Customerge • Worked at @intercell, @venturesource • Studied at @university-of-victoria

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David Nason

COO/CTO of RDI Labs. @proven success, numerous startups and large corps (@microsoft, @carnegie-mellon-university Univ, @packard-bell-nec). 25 U.S. patents, 10 Intl patents.

ID 184551

Chris Aplin

Founder @tonightwe • Worked at @placefull-inc

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Pablo Arellano Jr.

Successful Entrepreneur, Full stack generalist; spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield NYC, Worked at Procter & Gamble and the Kroger Corporation

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Carey Hill Smith

Co-Founder & Designer at Struts + Springs. Full range design experience from visual design to UX. Graduate of @seattle

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Drew Koch

Co-founder/CEO/Head of Product @farmplicity (acquired by Sunfarm Food Service). Code Fellows UX Engineering Bootcamp Graduate 2014. Wash U BSBA 2013.

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Paul Kwiatkowski

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Christian B.F.

Founder @briefcase • Worked at @tubemogul, @adknowledge, A ton of really cool clients as well

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Rishav Bhowmick

Worked at @carnegie-mellon-university-2, @ge • Studied at @carnegie-mellon-university, University of Michigan

ID 691257

J.W. Tsu

Front-end web developer. Stanford grad, UX design at Nuance, completed Code Fellows development accelerator.

ID 225239

Brad Wilde

Fanatic of Healthcare IT, User Experience & Design, Microsoft, Apple, Google, iPhone/iPad, travel, photography, and entrepreneurship.

ID 100483

Soo-Rae Hong

Supply Chain Sustainability and Business Development Specialist with experience creating and leading ventures in the US, China, Middle East, and Africa.

ID 471392

Patrick Dugan

Product Design at Nextdoor. UW HCI grad. Xoogler.

ID 142247

Antonio Macías

Founder @myprice. Freelancer since he was 18 years old. Loves designing iOS Apps and working with Titanium @appcelerator

ID 75248

Alyson Jones

Visual + Web Designer; Co-founder of Stone Table LLC; Co-founder of @cucune, @forrage.

ID 9412

Braden Hamm

Currently working on Former designer and front-end developer at @devhub (Evo Media Group).

ID 179805

Wade Curtiss

Worked at @microsoft, @nsa • Studied at @College Park

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Dean Barnhart

Experienced Application Design & Development Director

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Ben Hodes

Currently Sr. PM @microsoft, formerly @tieclip cofounder. CS UIUC. Specializing in highly orchestrated chaos.

ID 320997

Chris Everplex

Founder and owner of Everplex Media LLC, entrepreneur, designer and programmer, creative mastermind.

ID 106650

David Hoang

Designer at Black Pixel.

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Jeff Blake

Founder @goodnights-1 . Full stack & business. Spearfisher. SCUBA Instructor

ID 533987

Alexis Cox

New Product Development at @microsoft, @electronic-arts • Studied Marketing and Ops at @wharton-school, Digital Media & Design @sarah-lawrence-college

ID 89991

David Iseminger

Content Director, Author and Online Instructor. Expert at converting complex topics into understandable information. Executive experience in strategy creation.

ID 320252

Ian Bolliger

Research fellow at Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Worked at NASA JPL and Harvard. BA Magna Cum Laude in Applied Math from Harvard.

ID 378635

Matt Fields

Founder @DeepThought, Inc. @Social Media Chimps. Bootstrapped 2 startups to 6-7 figures in yearly revenue. Strong biz dev, marketing & PM skills. Studied @UW.

ID 232777

Jenny Hu

ID 180960

Saeid Fard

Full-stack (django/JS/HTML/CSS) product guy with deep analytics and strategy background. I enjoy leading teams to build beautiful, usable, and useful products.

ID 724028

Jay Hilwig

Designer 10+ years, MS in HCI, big contributor to small & large successful startups, works well with Engineering.

ID 110087

Ryan Schroeder

Worked at @adready, @evri • Studied at @western-washington-university

ID 145765

Andrea La Valleur 

European transplant | Creative Thinker | UX Designer | Worked at

ID 175695


PM on Windows Phones at Microsoft; BCS from the University of Waterloo.

ID 383387

Evan Kutter

Stanford CS, worked at Microsoft as a PM on SkyDrive. Looking to make life more efficient, cleaner, frugal - not just sell widgets.

ID 356477

Mark Buchanan

Pivotal contributor in several Seattle Area start-ups. MIT grad (Architecture & The Media Lab) with 15+ years in Design Development & bring to market experience

ID 122880

Clint Rule

Interaction Designer at frog with a knack for narrative, a fascination with complexity, and broad experience in multimedia.

ID 131935

Dwight Battle

Award-winning designer and art director specializing in mobile and digital design experiences. Let's make awesome together.

ID 457768

Courtney Rickett

Industrial/Mechanical Engineer, DJ, Photographer, Aspiring Producer, and Critical Listener

ID 436309

Megan Galbraith Donahue

Product strategist (management, development & design) across SW (mobile, web) & HW. Worked at Apple, Microsoft & Adobe. Math at MIT '01, MIT Media Lab M.S. '03

ID 666829

Jared Kunz

Solution architect 10+ years of IT experience including software engineering (e.g. Object-Oriented, SQL, XML), data modeling (e.g. relational, semantic).

ID 201071

Justin Nikolaus

Worked at @microsoft, @thomson-reuters • Studied at @university-of-wisconsin-stout

ID 231979

Asmi Joshi

MS student in Human Centered Design and Engineering at UW, BS in Computer science from UMD. Design and CS background + Research skills

ID 105501

Woman-Founded, Pentapus Technologies

Female co-founder, have tech co-founder. Screamingly good designs. Available for co-founding.

ID 378227

Alexis Park

I do UX from start to finish.

ID 580896

Alyshia Olsen

Franklin W. Olin College - Engineering Design, Worked as PM on MS Word.

ID 175020

Ed Paradis

Odd job engineer for entire career. Worked at CMU. Started a hackerspace in Dallas. Started a robotics team in college. Game developer, roboticist, founder

ID 288832

Allen chan

Worked at startup acquired by Google, now else where. Awesome creative in many disciplines with data-driven design and deep diving on product design, vision, UX

ID 127995

Hanny Kamal

User Experience Designer

ID 620759

Janet Liao

Making lives easier by merging UX with: Psychology, Technology & Design

ID 220067

Chip Dong Lim

Web developer & designer

ID 428572

Nick Robin

PhD in Pharmacology from UW, Interned at Paul Allen Institute for Brain Science, Founded Kinobus web-based biology data visualization

ID 384096

Janet Abney Hollier

University of Washington CS; Android accessible mobile app development; web development in HTML/CSS/Javascript/PHP/MySQL

ID 495843

Grace Day Tate

University of Washington Computer Science Student

ID 82937

Mike Christian

Creative Director; @microsoft shipping apps such as ESPN, MLB, UFC and NBA in the Interactive TV space. TV, Film, Games and Comic Book experience. IP creation

ID 455005


Hypr helps shape and create ideas though designing and developing applications and advertising campaigns that kick serious app! Profile information of Jake Miller

ID 461470

Rama Kattunga

Kellogg MBA, BI/Data Warehouse, Bigdata, UX

ID 580691

Josh Brown

Leading people and teams to turn big ideas into valuable experiences.

ID 488125

Michelle Doyle

Works at @myunfold. Former @u-s-army Employee • Studied at @yonsei-university, @university-of-maryland-university-college,

ID 499455

Salih Waritu

Founder @appstyr , @seenuu • Worked at @navex-global • Studied at @university-of-oregon

ID 602588

Aubi Abramowitz

UX Designer. Educational background from HCDE (human centered design) and industrial design. Worked at Intermec, Honeywell, Microsoft, and small design firms.

ID 453831

Joey Vallejo

Founder & CEO at Rokaroo Classifieds • Lead UX Designer at Concur Technologies. Previously worked at eBay, Netflix, Logitech, Structural Soft, LLC and Oracle.

ID 455681

Noah Benesch

Founder @spark-8 • Studied at @university-of-washington Create today in order to solve tomorrow's problems.

ID 441483

Alexander Titus

Software technology professional, technical consultant, research professional, developer, adventurer

ID 371329

Matt Soave

UX designer with cognitive science, HCI, and front-end development background. Primarily interested in early ideation and interaction design.

ID 458860

Phil Worthington

Web Developer. Design Developer at @microsoft. Platform Developer at @showqase.

ID 106116

Chris Daltas

CEO of Hundo. Design @Bungie Studio's - Branding the video game Halo. UIX @xbox. Consumer Research @snapvine

ID 632289

Alea Abrams

Designer who can code. UX/UI designer with strong visual and technical skills. UX design/dev certificate- Code Fellows; BA in art and psychology- Kenyon College

ID 362063

Amy Lee

Project Management, User Experience

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