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I called Seattle a “third tier startup city” in a blog post earlier this week. Which generated this series of tweets: 1/ @fredwilson thesis: start up “second tier is NYC, LA and Boston… third tier includes Seattle…” After reading them, I thought “geez, I really screwed that up” and replied with this series of tweets: @bgurley @trengriffin You both make great points about Seattle.

Pioneer Square Labs – Investing More In Seattle

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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.

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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?

TechStars Seattle 2013 Applications Are Now Open

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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!

Snow in Seattle

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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.

Amazon's New Seattle Offices Will Include a Homeless Shelter

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The company says it will give homeless shelter Mary's Place half of one of its two six-story office buildings.

Top 10 Fastest-Growing, Private Companies in Seattle

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The Emerald City may be home to huge companies like Amazon and Microsoft, but they can''t touch the growth of the Seattle-based companies on the 2014 Inc.

Julie Sandler Joins Pioneer Square Labs As A Managing Director

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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.

Seattle Suburb Bans Bikini Baristas (You'll Laugh When You See the Approved Dress Code)

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I guess these particular bikini baristas weren't working the morning or late shift at Starbucks.

This Seattle Company Wants to Reinvent the Way Cities Work (and It Just Might Succeed)

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This Seattle-based sustainable design firm goes way beyond solar power. They want to changethe way people think about apartment living--and save the world while they're at it

Seahawks Beat Patriots, But This Seattle Linebacker Just Lost Something Nearly as Important

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Last week his trading card collection was stolen. and you'll be surprised by how one aspect of that situation might apply to you

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


Check out: Alliance of Angels - Seattle, WA ( [link] ). Northwest Energy Angels – Seattle, WA ( [link] ). 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] ).

Seattle Startup Life Meetup – Wednesday 2/20

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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

Meet the 10 Fastest Growing Companies in the Ever Damp (But Never Dull) Seattle

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Plant creativity, fertilize with some technical know-how and water with pure Seattle rain, and you'll get these 10 companies with head-spinning growth

Amazon and Microsoft Make Seattle the Cloud Capital of the World--and a Great Place for Startups

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A local VC explains how starting a business here gives you "home court advantage

Seattle Votes to Let Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize

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Ridesharing companies oppose the new ordinance and say it carries privacy issues and would make driving gigs less flexible

HomeAway Buys Dwellable of Seattle


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.

A Grand Experiment: Farewell Seattle, Hello Silicon Valley

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I love Seattle. As I’ve started to tell people, I’ve had plenty of Seattle folks tell me that I don’t need to go to the Valley to succeed. There are obviously successes in Seattle both big and small. There are some great investors in Seattle. Some of my favorite entrepreneurs from Seattle have blazed a trail southward and, despite their apparent love for Seattle, they haven’t felt compelled to return.

Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies in Seattle

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Check out this diverse group of companies navigating torrential growth with women at the helm

Why Expedia's $228.9-Million Move to Seattle might be a mistake

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A debate on Expedia's move to Seattle, its merits and demerits

Investing in and Joining the Board of

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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 was conceived at a Startup Weekend.

Why Seattle Has Become a Hotbed of Tech Startups

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executive editor Jon Fine why you should be paying attention to startups from Seattle Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff, Wexley School for Girls CEO Cal McAllister, and Madrona Venture Group's Julie Sandler explain to Inc.

Meet the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Seattle

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This Pacific Northwest stronghold wins big with "green" businesses, from marijuana to energy-efficient architecture

Highlights of Colorado's new marijuana laws | Local News | The Seattle Times


Highlights of Colorado''s new marijuana laws | Local News | The Seattle Times Interesting stuff. I''d like to see how you can limit investors dollars, but all in all the proposals and statues seem manageable and well regulated. Colorado Marijuana Laws - Connect with Chad on Google

The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

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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.

Are the Seattle Seahawks Creating a New Model for Corporate Culture?

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Can a business thrive in a corporate culture where employees are allowed to express their opinions on controversial issues

Why Seattle Thinks $15 an Hour is Good for Business

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Seattle city council approves controversial minimum wage hike to $15

Hottest 7 Startup Cities in the U.S.

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Uncategorized Austin boulder Seattle [link].

Older, Richer, More Customers: Accelerators Go Corporate

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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.

On The Road Again

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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

Why Amazon's New (Temporary) Homeless Shelter in Seattle Is a No-Brainer

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The retail giant offers lodging for up to 200 -- until the wrecking balls come

Players Just Wore This Startup's New Soft Helmets in an NFL Preseason Game

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Seattle-based startup Vicis's flexible helmets, designed to reduce head injuries, have made their way onto the field. Innovate

Seattle Taxi Drivers Attend Charm School to Attract Customers

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Move meant to help fend off newcomers like Uber and Lyft

Why One Seattle Employer Thinks Paying Workers $15 an Hour Is a Good Idea

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One Seattle business owners is greeting the new $15 an hour minimum with open arms, and is preparing for next year''s hikes by raising wages now

7 Things That Make This Startup's NFL-Tested Helmet a Game-Changer for Safety

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In the competition to field a safer football helmet, a startup from Seattle is the first to score. Design

4 Compelling Reasons to Start Your Company in Seattle

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The cost of living in the Bay Area has gotten out of hand

Starbucks's Howard Schultz: 'We Are at a Critical Juncture in American History'

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The coffee chain's chairman spoke about Charlottesville at an employee forum in Seattle.

In Seattle, Entrepreneurs Push the Limits on Pot Delivery

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Recreational marijuana providers in Seattle are taking liberties with delivery operations--and it''s not all strictly legal

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.

Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

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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.”