What is Seattle Angel?

Seattle Angel is a not for profit organization, focused on educating angel investors, entrepreneurs, and prospective team members about the ins and outs of raising startup capital, scaling business operations, and related legal and financial issues. We welcome first-time investors and entrepreneurs. We provide opportunities to learn, including collaboration with seasoned male and female investors and investment workshops. We foster a collaborative culture that is a balance of professionalism and relaxed atmosphere. Seattle Angel brings together new and experienced investors living in greater Seattle and leverages their combined knowledge, resources, and experiences to find and fund early stage startups in the Pacific Northwest.


Our vision is to see the Pacific Northwest become THE region for startups to secure early stage angel investment.

Mission Statement

The mission of Seattle Angel is to grow and educate a collaborative community of investors, startup entrepreneurs, and prospective team members.


Despite its unique history and potential, Seattle routinely ranks behind other cities recommended to entrepreneurs seeking seed capital and a supportive environment for growth. That has sometimes led entrepreneurs to relocate their businesses elsewhere, closer to more established investment hubs. Seattle has a strong, growing, startup community, a rich pool of talented entrepreneurs, and an underdeveloped investment community. Seattle Angel educates entrepreneurs and investors to work collaboratively to to address this need.

What is the Seattle Angel Conference?

The Seattle Angel Conference is a recurring conference that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the public. Seattle Angel, a not for profit organization provides educational content and instruction for each conference

What is the Seattle Angel Fund?

The Seattle Angel Fund is an investment fund comprised of angel investors. The Fund is an annual, investor-driven fund, and will typically invest in five to seven in launch stage companies across all industry sectors. Seattle Angel, a not for profit organization provides educational content and instruction for members of the fund.

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Magical Valuation
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CNN Money Tech - I'll only invest in startups with female founders
Xconomy - UW Recognized for Promoting Women in Computer Science 
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Xconomy - New Investment Fund Forming in Seattle to Back Cleantech Innovation 
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Xconomy - Tom Douglas Serving Local, Sustainable Startups to Would-be Investors 
GeekWire - GeekWire Calendar Picks: TechCafe and Seattle Angel Conference join forces, 500 Startups Roadshow, and more
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GeekWire - Energy-efficient battery maker from Portland wins $135K at Seattle Angel Conference
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GeekWire - Aiming to simplify consumer market research, DiscussIO wins $155K at Seattle Angel Conference
Xconomy - Investing in Dreams: Northwest Programs Educate New Angels 
Xconomy - Roundup: Illumagear, ComputeNext, Paul Allen, BPA 
GeekWire - Looking to reinvent publishing process, Booktrope wins $205K at Seattle Angel Conference - GeekWire
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