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 startups. 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
|Alliance of Angels||Connecting investors w/ early stage companies|
|ARCH Venture Partners||Life sciences, physical sciences, information technology|
|Atlas Venture||Technology, life sciences|
|Blue Point Capital Partners||Diversified|
|Cascadia Capital||Technology, sustainable industries, middle market|
|Divergent Ventures||Software infrastructure: Storage, cloud/virtualization, big data, and mobile data|
|Flying Fish||Cloud computing, AI, speech and natural language, machine learning, IoT|
|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|
|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|
|Voyager Capital||Digital media, software, and wireless|
|WRF Capital||Technology-based start-ups|
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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