Accelerators & Incubators
Microsoft Accelerator. Helping later-stage startups scale.
Founders Institute. 4 month class that helps people “make the leap from employee to entrepreneur.”
Reactor. Accelerator for media and video game companies.
Startup Hall. Home of Techstars Seattle, CoMotion Labs, and Waffle Wednesday.
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.
Hing Hay Coworks. Coworking in the international district.
Think Space. Coworking in South Lake Union.
Extra Slice. Coworking in Bellevue.
Atlas Workbase. Coworking in Lower Queen Anne.
“The furniture is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed”
Ducky’s is the most recommended option for startup office furniture in Seattle.
Sound Office Solutions is another highly recommended option for startup office furniture.
Seattle Seed and Angel Investors
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.
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.