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.

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 - South Lake Union. Coworking space with locations in SLU and Pioneer Sq. Free beer on tap.

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.

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

Seattle Seed and Angel Investors

Founders’ Co-op.

Alliance of Angels

Arch Venture Partners. Life sciences.

Element 8. Clean Tech.

SWAN Venture Fund. B2B technology

Seattle Venture Capital Firms

Madrona Ventures.

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

Maveron. Consumer brands.

Ignition. Enterprise Software.

Fluke Venture Partners. Technology, healthcare and consumer.

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.

Frazier Healthcare. Healthcare.

Cascadia Capital.

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.

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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