Friday, February 19, 2016

Meet Janis Machala

Years involved in the Northwest startup community:
20 but it seems like yesterday as it's always exciting and new

Types of involvement in the community:
Board member for the WSA (4 years), now called the WTIA
President of Northwest Entrepreneur Network (3 years) and Board Member (10 years)
Board member of WA First Robotics
Co-founder of Seraph Capital, first women's angel group in the country (with Sue Preston and another 10 or so like us)
Mentor in Tech Stars, 9 Mile Labs, Microsoft Accelerator

Notable companies you’ve worked with:
Evidence-Based Practice Institute, EVRNU, Glympse, JW Secure, Koverse (currently a board member), OfferUp, Omni Retail Group, Payscale, Performant, Scale Out Software, Transform.Digital

Three things most excited about in the Northwest:
1) Women with BIG ideas starting companies and leaving BigCo's
2) The commitment to building a more diverse workforce by large and small companies
3) The vibrancy of our angel community and the growing sophistication of angels as deal leads

Ways to connect: or 425-260-5354

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