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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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] ).

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

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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

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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

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

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.

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

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].

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.”

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

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.

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.

Seattle Board Day

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I’m on a six week rhythm in Seattle for the three boards I’m on up here – Gist , BigDoor , and Impinj. It was an absurdly beautiful day in Seattle. It’s about 33% full but that’s going to change next week when TechStars Seattle begins and fills out the place. Tags: My Investments bigdoor gist oblong seattle While I don’t have them perfectly synced up, I’m hopeful that I will in 2011.


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

3 Essential Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From One Iconic Football Team

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The Seattle Seahawks inspire loyalty that goes way beyond the field. Here's how

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

Are You Interested in TechStars Seattle?

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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

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

TechStars Seattle Applications Are Now Open

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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

Seattle Taxi Drivers Attend Charm School to Attract Customers

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Move meant to help fend off newcomers like Uber and Lyft

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

How This Startup Designed the Helmet That Could Save the NFL

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With the Zero1, Seattle-based Vicis has created a helmet that could reduce the chance of concussions. Here's how they did it

10 Inspirational Quotes from Leading Entrepreneurs

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When the world's leading entrepreneurs gathering in Seattle, it's easy to pick up important advice from them

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