Seattle Screenings of For Here or To Go?

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With our friends at Boundless , we are sponsoring a week of screenings in Seattle. The post Seattle Screenings of For Here or To Go? Entrepreneurship for here or to go immigration seattleAmy and I have been big supporters of a movie about immigration called For Here or To Go?

Pioneer Square Labs – Investing More In Seattle

Feld Thoughts

PSL, based in Seattle, is a not a VC firm, accelerator, or incubator, but instead is a startup studio, which is a company that creates companies. PSL was announced today and GeekWire’s conference and there’s an extremely comprehensive post explaining how it works at Top Seattle investors raise $12.5M We have a lot of investments in Seattle. Mattermark, which is based in San Francisco, just opened an office in Seattle.

TechStars Seattle 2013 Applications Are Now Open

Feld Thoughts

TechStars Seattle applications for year four of the program are now open ! The startup community in Seattle is expanding rapidly and TechStars Seattle is right in the middle of it all, located in South Lake Union surrounded by Amazon, Microsoft and tons of other amazing startups. We’ve been investing a lot in Seattle lately beyond TechStars, including BigDoor , SEOmoz , Cheezburger , and most recently Rover. We love Seattle as a startup community!

Seattle Startup Life Meetup – Wednesday 2/20

Feld Thoughts

Wednesday night I’ll be in Seattle doing a Startup Life Meetup with some of the contributors to the book Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. Well – I’ll be in Seattle all day (and all day Tuesday) meeting with Startup Weekend, Rover, SEOmoz, Cheezburger, and BigDoor, but the real fun will happen at the Hard Rock Cafe between 5:30pm and 7:00pm on Tuesday. Startup Life seattle startup life

Snow in Seattle

Feld Thoughts

I spent the day in Seattle yesterday, starting off with an awesome early morning run along the ocean near downtown and ending the day walking back with some folks from a bar at UW in a freak Seattle snowstorm. As I went from meeting to meeting, I reflected on the tempo of the Seattle entrepreneurial community and how it feels like it has really come alive in the past few years. I’ve been coming to Seattle for a long time.

TechStars Seattle Demo Day Was Awesome

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I formally declare year one of TechStars Seattle a huge success. I was absolutely blown away by the companies at Demo Day last week along with the reaction and support of the Seattle tech community. The Seattle tech and entrepreneurial community has really embraced TechStars.

TechStars Seattle Applications Are Now Open

Feld Thoughts

In the mean time, we’ve opened applications for TechStars Seattle. Andy Sack, who runs the TechStars Seattle program, has several great blog posts up including How TechStars came to Seattle? and Help me spread the word on TechStars Seattle applications. The schedule for TechStars Seattle has also been posted. I’m really excited about the Seattle program. TechStars Seattle. Tags: TechStars seattle

Are You Interested in TechStars Seattle?

Feld Thoughts

I’ll be in Seattle on Tuesday 4/6 for a bunch of meetings and am attending the Seattle Open Coffee Club meeting at 8:30am at Louisa’s on 2379 Eastlake Avenue E in Seattle. Andy Sack who runs the TechStars Seattle program is hosting and providing the coffee. We will both be answering any and all questions about TechStars Seattle, plus eating plenty of baked goods. Tags: TechStars open coffee club seattle

TechStars Seattle Demo Day and Open Angel Forum

Feld Thoughts

Andy Sack , who runs TechStars Seattle, has been all over the Seattle entrepreneurial scene in the past few years. I’ve known and worked with Andy since 1995 (I was on the board of his first company – Abuzz – which was acquired in 1999 by the New York Times) and am awed by the amazing things he’s doing in Seattle these days, including Founder’s Co-op , RevenueLoan , and of course TechStars Seattle. Tags: TechStars oaf seattle

TechStars Seattle is en fuego

David Cohen

TechStars Seattle is on fire. In total, the 29 past TechStars companies from the Seattle program have raised nearly $40M in venture capital so far. The early application deadline for TechStars Seattle 2013 is Friday, May 3. Haiku Deck recently announced a new $3M in funding from Madrona and others, for a total of $3.9M in funding. Everymove is now at 6.1M in funding after a recent 3.5M new round. Romotive recently raised 6.5M from investors including Sequoia.

HomeAway Buys Dwellable of Seattle

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HomeAway, a vacation rental business, Wednesday announced its acquisition of Dwellable, an online vacation rental search engine and app based in Seattle. A time of six employees including […] The post HomeAway Buys Dwellable of Seattle appeared first on SiliconHills. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dwellable, founded in 2012, had raised $2 million in one round from three investors, according to its CrunchBase profile.

Julie Sandler Joins Pioneer Square Labs As A Managing Director

Feld Thoughts

We led the financing, and I joined the board to work more closely with Greg Gottesman, Geoff Entress, Mike Galgon, and Ben Gilbert to build a long-lasting and enduring startup studio in Seattle. Julie previously was a partner at Madrona Venture Group and is deeply involved in the Seattle startup community. She has also been a leading voice for women in technology as a founding member of the Seattle Entrepreneurial Women’s Network and Startup Weekend Women’s Edition.

“We Are Sleepless in Seattle” (via Bill Gates)

Scott Edward Walker

The post “We Are Sleepless in Seattle” (via Bill Gates) appeared first on WALKER CORPORATE LAW GROUP, PLLC. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar.

Should Austin have an anthem like the “Seattle Startup Anthem?”

Austin Startup

This was my philosophy when we started the “Seattle Startup Anthem.” With this in mind, I present to the Austin Startup Community, the “Seattle Startup Anthem” [link] Starting up is hard work.

Hanging Out In Pioneer Square

Feld Thoughts

I’m in Seattle for the next few days. I’ve built this trip around Techstars Seattle Demo, a bunch of time at PSL, and a Moz board meeting. While we don’t have an office in Seattle, I’m confident we have a comfortable place to hang out when we are in town. Amy’s is Paris; mine is Seattle. I’ve been going to Seattle regularly for business since 1990. When we started Foundry Group in 2007, we knew that Seattle would be a key geography for us.

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What are the top VC firms and angel groups in Seattle/Portland/Vancouver (or Pacific Northwest area)?

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Check out: Alliance of Angels - Seattle, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Northwest Energy Angels – Seattle, WA ( [link] s.com/ ). Seraph Capital Forum – Seattle, WA ( [link].com/ WINGS – The Medical Technology Angel Group – Seattle, WA ( [link] com/ ). The Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most active angel groups in the country (and I say that coming from New York!) Bellingham Angel Group - Bellingham, WA ( [link] els.com/ ).

Seattle Techstars meetup | Seth Levine

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Seattle Would-Be Entrepreneurs Come Out for StartupDay

ReadWriteStart

Over 400 Seattle-area would-be entrepreneurs were in attendance today at StartupDay 2010. This is the second year for StartupDay, an event organized by Seattle 2.0. The day-long event is is designed to help answer some of the questions for first-time entrepreneurs, including how to build your product and build your team.

On The Road Again

Feld Thoughts

I just got back from my third business trip this summer – this time to Seattle for the past three days. Historically on a three day trip to Seattle, I’d have 10 meetings a day, starting early in the morning and going until after dinner. Travel cheezburger moz seattle trave

Investing in and Joining the Board of Rover.com

Feld Thoughts

I’m psyched to be joining the board, working with my good friend Greg Gottesman at Madrona on another Seattle-based company. Furthermore, it’s our fifth investment in Seattle, joining SEOmoz, Cheezburger, BigDoor, and Gist (now part of RIM). And it’s got two linkages to Startup Weekend (where I’m a board member) – they are both Seattle-based and Rover.com was conceived at a Startup Weekend.

Strideline Puts City Skylines On Your Socks

YoungUpstarts

Founded by Riley Goodman and Jake Director in 2009 when they were both high school seniors in a Seattle school, Strideline makes a range of crew socks that come with a design of city skylines. Ideaspotting fashion Seattle socks Strideline

Betting for a cause this SuperBowl

VC Adventure

This has lead to the inevitable side bets with friends in Seattle. If the Broncos prevail I’ll be eating some fine Seattle smoked salmon while watching pictures of my friend Cory sporting the latest in Broncos paraphernalia (among a handful of personal spoils for their victory). If the Seahawks win, I give the same to Seattle Children’s. Life betting for a cause cause charity children''s hospital colorado seattle children''s super bowl superbowl

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Bio Roundup: Trump, Gottlieb, Gene Therapy Prices, IPO Hopes & More

Austin Startup

Welcome to the new year. What will it bring? Hopefully a lot less hatred, greed, stupidity, and angst than 2017. But we’re not holding our breath. We emerged from the winter break pondering several of the year’s burning biopharma questions, including the volatility of the U.S. president and what it means for the biopharmaceutical business, a frequent target of his scattershot rants.

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The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

Seattle, Washington, USA. At number eight according to Compass, Seattle ranked third for startup experience, and fourth for available talent. If you’re interested in starting your company in Seattle, check out these resources: Seattle Startup Community Resources.

Older, Richer, More Customers: Accelerators Go Corporate

VC Cafe

billion ), Microsoft is pleased with the outcome and has now launched accelerators in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin and London, with programs planned for Seattle, Moscow, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. Zack Weisfeld Microsoft Accelerator.

Hottest 7 Startup Cities in the U.S.

Scalable Startup

Uncategorized Austin boulder Seattle [link].

Wine Entrepreneur Danni Lin Wants To Know Your Vinotype

YFS Magazine

Seattle-based entrepreneur Danni Lin, founder, and CEO of Great Wine, Inc. is blending taste with tech and aims to prove it's the perfect pairing. People female entrepreneurs wine and spirits startups wine business women entrepreneurs women in business

More New Renaissance

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on the innovation blog Seattle: Cloud capital The reinvention of search QR wallpaper Campuses: The Valley’s next design frontier Nigeria’s booming Nollywood Taming a Hurricane?

Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

Feld Thoughts

The Seattle startup community is called Seattle. I thought this was outrageously brilliant. Thanks to Andrew Hyde for sending it to me. For a long time I’ve ranted against naming your startup community “Silicon Whatever.”

Betting for a cause this SuperBowl

VC Adventure

This has lead to the inevitable side bets with friends in Seattle. If the Broncos prevail I’ll be eating some fine Seattle smoked salmon while watching pictures of my friend Cory sporting the latest in Broncos paraphernalia (among a handful of personal spoils for their victory). If the Seahawks win, I give the same to Seattle Children’s. Life betting for a cause cause charity children's hospital colorado seattle children's super bowl superbowl

Pike Place and innovation

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I went to visit Seattle for a Microsoft event last week. While there was plenty of innovation there (see my post here), it is dwarfed by the diversity of Pike Place, the city’s landmark, century-old marketplace. It is a riot. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

The sum of all cloud fears - and dreams

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This snarky comment in a Seattle Times blog summarizes the stability and security concerns people continue to have about cloud computing “With the three largest cloud software companies (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) in the U.S.

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Austin Ranks #5 on Richard Florida’s List of Top High Tech U.S. Cities

SiliconHills

Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Austin high technology Portland Richard Florida Rise of the Creative Class Rise of the Creative Class Revisited San Francisco Seattle Silicon Valley workforceIn 2006, Richard Florida visited San Antonio and spoke at the Texas Lyceum Conference. I covered the conference for the local newspaper. Florida made quite an impression on me. I thought he understood the high-tech workforce better than anyone.

More innovation off the beaten path

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Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from Big Bertha – Seattle Aviation Powerhouse – Dubai Tweet Experience Hotel – Spain Starchase – various US police departments Breaking the mold – UK, Denmark, Thailand earlier.

Do More Faster Book Signing – Fort Collins, CO – 9/10/19

Feld Thoughts

When Do More Faster originally came out in 2010, there were three Techstars accelerators (Boulder, Boston, and Seattle) with a fourth about to launch (New York). David Cohen and I will be at the Fort Collins Barnes and Noble from 6pm – 8pm on Tuesday 9/10/19 to sign copies of the 2nd Edition of Do More Faster: Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup. Over the next few months, we’ll be doing a handful of public appearances around the book.

Hypergiant Aims to Dominate the AI Industry on Earth and in Space

SiliconHills

Hypergiant launched out of stealth mode in February of 2018 and has been growing steadily with 140 employees in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Seattle.

Techstars Studio and the Studio Model

Feld Thoughts

We are investors in PSL (in Seattle) and High Alpha (in Indianapolis).

StockTwits.TV Do More Faster Interview – Greg Gottesman

Feld Thoughts

Today's interview on Do More Faster is Greg Gottesman , a managing director at Madrona Venture Group in Seattle. Greg was instrumental in bring TechStars to Seattle and has been a great friend and co-investor over the years. Among other things, Greg teaches at University of Washington and recently built a class around Do More Faster. Greg's chapter is on the characteristics that define an innovative startup culture.

Come To The TechStars Documentary Launch Parties!

Feld Thoughts

TechStars will be having launch parties in Boulder, New York, Boston, and Seattle. On September 13th the Bloomberg TV Show TechStars launches. If you are an entrepreneur, or part of the entrepreneurial community in any of these cities, sign up now to participate. I’ll be in Boulder and am really looking forward to an evening celebrating entrepreneurship and hanging out with a bunch of my favorite people. TechStars bloomberg documentary

Founders 2010 #6: We’re Not Alone

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After a long and awesome day in Seattle ending with a great dinner with the BigDoor board at Emmer & Rye , I came back to my room and watched Episode 6 of this year’s TechStars Founders video serious. Seattle and TechStars – thanks for the glorious day!