Saturday, December 15, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
- Redpoint International
- Exo Labs
- Suncrest Farms
- Talk to the Manager
Thursday, November 29, 2012
From technologist to professional poker player, to CEO of a computer game company, Phil Gordon has led a "No Limits" life filled with adventure, challenges, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. A National Merit Scholar who entered college at 15, Phil began his professional life as a computer scientist after earning his degree from Georgia Tech.
His first business success saw his company, Netsys Technologies, acquired by Cisco Systems in 1997. After the acquisition, Phil took off on a four year, 50+ country solo backpacking journey around the world that included stops at the top of Kilimanjaro, the outback of Australia, an elephant safari in Thailand, and the "greatest road trip in sports history" in the United States, a 138 event, 40,000 mile year long trip in an RV dubbed the Ultimate Sports Adventure.
Phil's travel adventures concluded just in time for an explosion in the world of poker. An avid card player all his life, Phil finished fourth in the 2001 World Series Main event, a result that catapulted him into the poker media spotlight.
Phil was the lead commentator for Bravo's hit show, "Celebrity Poker Showdown", served as the ESPN.com Poker Analyst for five years, was a member of the World Series of Poker Player Advisory Committee, and has written four poker books with more than 500,000 copies in print in 12 languages. Phil's poker tournament winnings are in excess of $3 million, including a win on the World Poker Tour at the Bay 101 Shooting Star. Phil is also an an acclaimed public speaker and has given keynote addresses and led conferences for many of the fortune 500, including Google, Yahoo, ATT, IBM, The Economist, Greenlight Capital, and many more.
Phil supports the Bad Beat on Cancer benefitting the Prevent Cancer Foundation. To date, thousands of poker players worldwide have raised more than $3.8 million dollars for the cause. Phil also regularly volunteers time to charities around the world, including the Michael J Fox Foundation, Michael Jordan Foundation, Jason Taylor Foundation, Dan Marino Foundation, Rypien Foundation, SENG, and many others. Phil and his wife Barb are active members of the Pend O'reille community in Newport, Washington and support many local initiatives there as well, including their Pend O'reille Micro-enterprise Development Organization (POMDO).
In December 2011 after nearly ten years as a professional player, Phil retired from poker and returned to the world of technology. He founded Jawfish Games and is serving as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Jawfish is the home of real-time competition for Facebook and mobile devices, making games of skill feature real-time, multiplayer tournaments. Jawfish launched their first title, Word Rack, in March 2012 to rave review. Jawfish is funded by Founders Fund and currently employs 23 full time in Seattle.
Phil will explore 5 aspects of winning poker that apply to running a successful startup. We'll cover everything from the power of position, knowing when to fold, and when to go all in.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The six finalists are vying for an investment of about $100K . A wide range of companies applied the conference. These finalists were chosen after weeks of due diligence performed by the SAC investors.
Seattle Angel Conference 2012 Finalists:
Apptentive - Seattle - http://www.apptentive.com
GetSatisfaction + Salesforce.com for app developers. In < 15 minutes, developers can get better ratings & direct customer relationships.
Buddy - Seattle - http://www.buddy.com
Buddy provides a cloud services backend for app developers on any OS platform, and incredibly high fidelity analytics for app publishers.
Empower.me - Seattle - http://www.empower.me
We are a B2C startup in the TechEd space for parents and their students in high school and middle school. The Empower.me teen rewards system accelerates and augments your efforts to ensure your teen enters the real- world as a high ‐performing, engaged, prepared adult capable of meeting his/her full potential.
Homeschool Snowboarding - Portland - http://www.homeschoolsnowboarding.com
Homeschool creates the most durable highly breathable snowboard outerwear available. Keeping you warm and dry from the inside out.
Illumagear - Seattle - http://www.illumagear.com
We are a safety company working to impact the construction market by illuminating those who work and recreate in low light environments.
Stockbox Grocers - Seattle - http://www.stockboxgrocers.com
Stockbox Grocers improves access to fresh produce and grocery staples in urban food deserts to promote healthy and thriving communities.
One of the six finalists will be selected to receive the 2012 SAC investment on May 31th. The Seattle Angel Conference is open to anyone interested in the process of Angel Investing and Capital Entrepreneurship.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
With the recent passage of the JOBS CrowdFunding act, the rules for getting funding for your startup are changing. There is a great deal of hope about the possible new sources of funding for startups. There is also a great deal of fear that there will be rampant fraud. What are the possible outcomes of this legislation? Perhaps the changes in the 506 regulations will have a larger impact than the crowdfunding provistions.
John Myer has started a conversation about this on his blog at :
John Myer and William Carleton will facilitate a conversation about the crowdfunding possiblities and consequences. Come join us to learn more about crowd funding.
John A. Myer of Myer Law PLLC represents start-up companies from formation, though angel financing to merger or acquisition. Mr. Myer also negotiates bank or venture capital financing for established businesses and drafts contracts with companies' employees, customers or vendors. In addition, Mr. Myer represents investment advisers who operate hedge funds and others who manage public mutual funds. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2004, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell (New York and Frankfurt), Paul Weiss (London) and White & Case (Miami). Before his career in law, Mr. Myer received an MS in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked as a financial analyst and management consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc. He earned his JD, magna cum laudefrom the University of Miami and an AB in mathematics and economics, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Securities Committee of the Washington State Bar Association.
William Carleton, McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC, serves on the Angel Capital Association's Public Policy Committee Advisory Council. In his work on the Council, he has closely followed the drafting and the passage of the JOBS Act. Bill writes regularly about startups, angel investing, the new crowdfunding exemption, and related topics in various publications, including his daily blog, http://wac6.com.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Our due diligence will happen every Tuesday night until the end of May, where we will review companies and explore the process of investing. Our goal is to engage more people in the startup funding process.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Participate in the startup ecosystem. Pitch your company to investors and get feedback and meaningful due diligence. Be an investor and as a group decide where to invest your fund dollars. Learn about due diligence and investment term sheets as a participant at the conference.Apply to participate - Application Deadline is April 2nd:The Seattle Angel Conference is an investor driven event, which helps to grow the early part of the startup ecosystem. One of the ways to grow more successful startup businesses in the region is to have more people investing in more good startups. The Angel Conference draws together people who are interested in learning more about Investing in startups with the startups who are looking for investment.
At the event, Come hear Dave Hersh from Jive Software tell his Entrepreneurial story. Listen to Rob Wiltbank from Willamette University and Montlake Capital present research about the success of Angel Investing. See six finalists present their companies and hear from the due diligence teams how they see the companies.But the most interesting part of the event happens in the 8 weeks before the conference event, with the weekly due diligence meetings between the Investors and the presenting companies. To get the deepest value from this event, participate as an investor or as a applying company.All of the companies that apply will be listed in the event booklet and will be able to attend the event. They will get get feedback on their idea and will be connected to resources to help move them forward.
Apply to participate - Deadline is April 2nd. :