Seattle Startups


Accelerators & Incubators

Tech Stars Seattle. A renown accelerator. Located at Startup Hall in the U District.

Microsoft Accelerator. Helping later-stage startups scale.

9 Mile Labs. B2B and cloud software accelerator. $35k-$105k investment for 7-10% equity. Pioneer Square. From founder Kevin Croy.

Founders Institute. 4 month class that helps people “make the leap from employee to entrepreneur.”

Accelerator Corp. Biotech accelerator in East Lake. Seed investment and access to shared labs.

Reactor. Accelerator for media and video game companies.

Village88 TechLab.

Fledge. For startups with a social mission, fledge provides $20k investment for 7% equity. 10 week course at Impact Hub in Pioneer Square.

Y Combinator. The accelerator that launched Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Twitch, Reddit, etc. Based in Silicon Valley. Read founder Paul Graham’s essays.

Coworking Spaces

Startup Hall. Home of Techstars Seattle, CoMotion Labs, and Waffle Wednesday.

Galvanize - Seattle. A beautiful coworking space in Pioneer Square. A 100 year-old building with exposed brick, modern amenities, and a great roof deck. In-house seed fund is an interesting twist.

wework. Coworking space with many locations in Seattle, including South Lake Union, Pioneer Sq, and Downtown Seattle. Companies like AirBnB and Stripe rent out large blocks of desks here. Smaller startups can rent just one or two desks.

Surf Incubator. Offices and events in Pioneer Sq.

Hing Hay Coworks. Coworking in the international district.

Impact Hub. Coworking for social-enterprise startups in Pioneer Square.

Think Space. Coworking in South Lake Union.

Extra Slice. Coworking in Bellevue.

Atlas Workbase. Coworking in Lower Queen Anne.

Cambia Grove. Coworking space for healthcare startups in Downtown Seattle, from the Cambia health insurance co.

Seattle Seed and Angel Investors

Founders’ Co-op. Early stage tech investors Andy Sack and Chris Devore

Alliance of Angels. Large network of local angel investors.

Arch Venture Partners. Life sciences.

Element 8. Clean Tech.

SWAN Venture Fund. B2B technology

Seattle Venture Capital Firms

Madrona Ventures. Large Seattle fund investing in early stage tech companies.

Voyager Capital. Focused on digital media, software and services, wireless and Smart Grid companies.

Maveron. Consumer brands.

Ignition. Enterprise Software.

Fluke Venture Partners. Focus on Biotechnology.

Flying Fish. Cloud Computing, AI, Speech and Natural Language, Machine Learning and IoT.

Divergent. Early stage investments in Big data, Mobile data, Virtualization/cloud and Storage. Theme = invest in the technical building blocks supporting networks and information systems.

Atlas Ventures. Healthcare.

Polaris. Technology and Healthcare.

Point b. Consulting and Venture Capital.

Frazier Healthcare. Healthcare.

Pacific Horizon Ventures. Invests in early stage life science companies developing nbiotech products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computational biology and genomics.

Vault Capital.

Mont Lake Capital. Growth stage fund for consumer and business products and services, financial services and technology.

WRF Capital. Early-stage investments in life sciences, information technology, and physical sciences. Fund uses investment returns to support Washington Research Foundation philanthropy.

Women’s Venture Capital Fund. Based in Portland, investing in women entrepreneurs.

Cascadia Capital. Investment bank.

Seattle Tech & Startup Blogs

Dan Shapiro. CEO of Glowforge.

Crash/Dev. From Chris DeVore, managing director at Techstars Seattle.

Thinking, Learning and Just Interested. By founder and angel investor T.A. McCann.

Events, Meetups and Such

Ada’s Technical Books. Nerd book store in Capitol Hill.

Startup Grind.

New Tech Seattle.

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