Seattle Venture Capital

The Seattle venture capital scene is not as active as that of Silicon Valley, but there is still enough going on that it is worth following if you are interested in start ups. If a company has just landed a round of funding, they might have money to hire you.

Some fun ways to become acquainted with a VC firm’s business are to follow them on Twitter or to read their blogs.

Please email me with any suggested additions or changes to the list below.

Seattle Venture Capital Firms and Areas of Specialization

Alexander Hutton Technology
Alliance of Angels Connecting investors w/ early stage companies
ARCH Venture Partners Life sciences, physical sciences, information technology
Atlas Venture Technology, life sciences
Benaroya Capital Diversified
Blue Point Capital Partners Diversified
Cascadia Capital Technology, sustainable industries, middle market
Divergent Ventures Software infrastructure: Storage, cloud/virtualization, big data, and mobile data
Founder’s Co-op Web and mobile technologies
Frazier & Company Healthcare, technology
Guide Ventures New media, eFinancial services, electronic security, consumer branding, storage management
Ignition Partners Communications, Internet, software, and services
Kirlan Venture Capital Diversified
Madrona Venture Group Technology
Maveron Consumer-oriented
Montlake Capital Diversified
Northwest Capital Appreciation Middle market
Pacific Horizon Ventures Life science and healthcare
Polaris Venture Partners Information technology and life sciences
Seapoint Ventures Wireless, broadband, and network infrastructure
Second Avenue Technology / Internet
US Venture Partners Information technology, cleantech, and healthcare
Vault Capital Technology
Voyager Capital Digital media, software, and wireless
Vulcan, Inc Diversified
WRF Capital Technology-based start-ups

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If you wonder how venture capitalists spend their time, here are two articles about what two venture capitalists do all day: Brian DeChesare and Hunter Walk.

If you reached this page because you are preparing to pitch a VC firm, read this advice from a venture capitalist.

And finally, here is some venture capitalist humor to brighten your day.


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