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Life Sciences and Healthcare
Alexander Hutton Venture Partners LP
Principals: Kent Johnson, Tom Johnston, Mark Klebanoff, Jerry Keppler
URL: www.ahvp.com
Contact: 206-341-9800
Portfolio: AccessLine, Metrika, Myrio, NetMotion Wireless, NetUpdate, Performant, RevX, ShipLogix, Vanson,  Vanson HaloSource
Description: Alexander Hutton Venture Partners is a Seattle-based $95 million venture capital firm, focused on nurturing early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. The firm offers its portfolio companies hands-on financial, technology and management experience by a team of seasoned business professionals.
Allison Johnson Venture Partners, Inc.
Principals: Peter N. Allison, Ronald S. Johnson and Hollie Smith
URL: www.ajvpartners.com
Contact: 206-650-4433
Portfolio: Advanced Reproductive Technologies (CooperSurgical), Biogenetic Ventures Inc., Mfgconnect.com, Translation Technologies, Inc.
Description: With $10 million under management, the Spokane firm invests in early stage biotechnology and Internet start-ups. The firm also uses contacts in the business community to link its portfolio companies to corporate and angel investors.
 
Arch Venture Partners
Principals: Robert Nelsen, Patrick Ennis
URL: www.archventure.com
Contact: 206-674-3028
Portfolio: Appliant, Asta Networks, CancerFacts.com, CelebrateExpress.com, Impinj Inc., Nimble Technology, Xcyte Therapies
Description: ARCH invests primarily in companies with leading scientists and entrepreneurs, concentrating on bringing to market innovations in the Internet and e-commerce, information technology, life sciences and physical sciences.
Bancshares Capital LP
Principals: John Thoresen, Cole Younger
URL: www.bcaplp.com
Contact: 425-424-0058
Portfolio: Acadio, HEALTHradius
Description: With $6 million under managment, Bancshares Capital provides equity to high technology businesses in the early-stages of development. The fund focuses on e-commerce, software, digital media, telecommunications, and healthcare. Prior to joining Bancshares Capital, John Thoresen served as president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County for 12 years.
 
Banyan Capital Partners
Principals: David Stitt, David Eisler, Frank Stack, George Clute
URL: www.banyancapitalpartners.com
Contact: 604-643-2089
Portfolio: Bevo Agro, DTI Dental Technologies, Fios, Foundstone, Premium Brands, Q'Max Solutions
Description: With offices in Vancouver, B.C., Calgary and Seattle, Banyan invests in private and public companies in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The firm looks at companies with $5 million to $100 million in revenues.
 
Bear Creek Venture Partners  
Buerk Dale Victor, LLC
Principals: Artie Buerk, Andy Dale, Dale Vogel, Roger Victor
URL: www.bcvllc.com
Contact: 206-956-0898
Portfolio: ClearMedical, Door to Door Storage, Escapia, Intrepid Learning Solutions, Ivey Imaging, Jody Coyote, Max-Viz, PayScale, Performant (exited), ReliOn, Second Act Partners, Sensaria, Vanson HaloSource
Description: Started as a group of angel investors before forming its first fund in 2002. BDV is a private equity firm that invests in Northwest emerging growth companies, primarily in the business or consumer products/services, healthcare, retail, technology and financial services industries.
Cascadia Capital
Principals: Michael Butler, Kevin Cable
URL: www.cascadiacapital.com
Contact: 206-357-9100
Portfolio: Avista Labs, ClearMed, CourtLink, GiftSpot.com, Ivey Imaging, LizardTech, Vanson HaloSource, Webforia
Description: A regional merchant bank and venture capital fund, Cascadia assists companies with angel financing and venture capital financing. It also assists companies with advisory services such as planning for initial public offerings and merger and acquisitions.
 
Evergreen IP
Principals: W. David Bayless, John T. Funk, Vandy Van Wagener
URL: www.evergreenip.com
Contact: 720.221.7863
Located in Colorado, Evergreen IP is a "product capitalist" firm that partners with inventors and invests in new consumer products that are dramatically different from existing products.

 
Fluke Venture Partners
Principals: Dennis Weston, Kristin Nelson
URL: www.flukeventures.com
Contact: 425-453-4590
Portfolio: Coinstar, Pacific Edge, MDS Panlabs, Redhook Ale Brewery, Starbucks
Description: Since 1982, Fluke Ventures has helped build some of the biggest businesses in the Pacific Northwest from Eagle Hardware to Starbucks. The firm, which typically invests between $500,000 to $2 million, primarily targets Pacific Northwest companies.
 
Frazier Healthcare Ventures
Principals: Alan Frazier, Dr Nathan Every, Patrick Heron, Tom Hodge, Trevor Moody, Nadir Naini, Dr James Topper
URL: www.frazierhealthcare.com
Contact: 206-621-7200
Portfolio: Aspen Youth Services, Corixa, Gene Machines, OnHealth Inc., NeoPath Inc., SkeleTech, VidaMed (more than 85 companies in portfolio)
Description: Frazier Healthcare Ventures, founded in 1991 and with more than $1.2 billion of capital under management, is one of the nation's leading providers of early stage venture and growth equity capital to healthcare companies. The healthcare team has professionals located in its Seattle, WA and Palo Alto, CA offices.
 
Integra Ventures
Principals: Joseph Piper, Hans Lundin
URL: www.integraventures.net
Contact: 206-329-5009
Portfolio: Amnis, Blue Heron Biotechnology, CaraVita, PS Pharmaceuticals
Description: Integra makes investments in early-stage biotechnology and health care companies. It typically invests $500,000 to $3 million, primarily in companies in the Seattle area. The firm was founded in Boulder, Colorado in early 1998 and moved to Seattle in July of that year.
Jaguar Ventures
Principals: Philip Sandifur
URL: www.jaguarventures.com
Contact: 509-838-3111
Portfolio: Bio-Origyn, GenPrime, RCC Consultants, TraceDetect, VoteHere, World Wide Packets
Description: Jaguar Ventures, affiliated with the Metropolitan Financial Group, makes investments in a wide range of companies in the Pacific Northwest. The firm invests in early stage companies, placing anywhere from $250,000 to $1 million. The firm's financial partners include Highway 12 Ventures and Northwest Venture Associates.
 
Maveron
Principals: Dan Levitan, Howard Schultz and Debra Somberg
URL: www.maveron.com
Contact: 206-288-1700
Portfolio: drugstore.com, eBay, Motley Fool, Cranium, Capella, eStyle, Good Technology, JobFlash, OnRequest Images, Qsent
Description: Maveron takes its name from the words maverick and vision, two words that form the bedrock of the companyís investment strategy. Led by Dan Levitan, Debra Somberg and Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, Maveron invests in companies that are looking to scale nationally or internationally. The firm has close to $600 million under managment. The firm invests in consumer companies building strong brand names.
OVP Venture Partners
Principals: Lucinda Stewart, Gerry Langeler, Rick LeFaivre, Chad Waite, David Chen, John Hull
URL: www.ovp.com
Contact: 425-889-9192
Portfolio: 800.com, ELF Technologies, Etera.com, GreaterGood.com, Loudeye Technologies, Rosetta Inpharmatics, SafeHarbor.com, Vascular Solutions, WatchGuard Technologies
Description: One of the oldest venture capital firms in the state, OVP (formerly Olympic Venture Partners) has invested more than $160 million in over 60 companies in the Pacific Northwest. The firm makes equity investments in early stage technology-based companies with specific emphasis on firms in the software, life sciences, Internet, communications, and health care sectors.
 
Pacific Horizon Ventures
Principals: Donald Elmer, Bruce Jackson, Jean-Pierre Laurent
URL: www.pacifichorizon.com
Contact: 206-682-1181
Portfolio: CareWise, Edmark, Innova, NeoPath, RTime, Illumigen
Description: The firm primarily invests in early and late stage life sciences and health care companies throughout the U.S.
Pacific Rim Group
Principals: John Henderson; Jayne Lau (Vancouver)
URL:www.pacificrimgroup.com
Contact: +1 (604) 682 8987
Portfolio: Blue Heron Biotechnology, Tranzyme Pharma, BacterialBarCodes, Methylgene.
Description: Focused on life sciences companies with a global reach.

 

Polaris Venture Partners
Principals: Steve Arnold
URL: www.polarisventures.com
Contact: 206-652-4555
Portfolio: CyberSafe.com, eSurg.com, Quintessent, Worldstream Communications
Description: The firm invests between $250,000 to $10 million in early stage pharmaceutical, Internet, hardware and software companies. It also operates the Polaris Greenhouse, a high tech incubator.
 
Scout Medical Technologies
Principals: W. James Fitzsimmons, John Adams, Clifton Alferness, Scott Wolf
URL: www.scoutmedical.com
Contact: 425-827-4300
Portfolio: Archus Orthopedics Inc., Cardiac Dimensions Inc.
Description: With a team of experts in the medical device field, Scout Medical is in the business of incubating new companies that will change the way health care procedures are conducted. Together the team has worked on 10 medical device start-ups and spent 90 years in the industry. In addition to capital, Scout Medical lends engineering, research and marketing assistance to projects. It has a partnership with health care venture capital firm MPM Capital.
 
The Phoenix Partners
Principals: David Johnston
URL: www.phoenixvc.com
Contact: 206-624-8968
Portfolio: Avenue A, Rivals.com, Viathan, Vitessa
Description: Phoenix Partners invests in early stage Internet and health care companies.
 
Vault Capital
Principals: Petra Franklin
URL: www.vaultcapital.com
Contact: 206-625-1700
Portfolio: Bidpath, eProject, HouseValues.com, mForma, Terabeam, Worldcatch
Description: An early stage investment network that brings together more than a dozen professionals from Seattle's high-tech industry. Vault places bets on a wide range of technologies from medical devices and biotechnology to communications equipment and wireless operating systems.
 
Washington Research Foundation
Managing Directors: Loretta Little; Thong Le, John Reagh
URL: www.wrfseattle.org
Contact: 206 336-5529
WRFCapital invests in local companies with preference given to new technologies where a clear exit strategy is presented, and has a special relationship with State Institutions such as UW.  WRFVenture Center is an incubator providing Lake Union office space to entrepreneurs.  Contact Amy McCormick for more information.  Current tenants include Avogadro Partners.
Angel Investment Connections  
Alliance of Angels (Technology)
Principals: Group of about 140 individual investors
URL: www.allianceofangels.com
Contact: 206-389-7258
Portfolio: Neah Power Systems, Lone Wolf Technologies, Vykor
Description: Made up of individual investors from the Pacific Northwest, the Alliance of Angels was formed in 1997 as part of the non-profit Technology Alliance. The mission of the organization is to help build promising start-up companies. The group holds monthly meetings where entrepreneurs pitch ideas in hopes of securing early-stage capital from the members.
Allison Johnson Venture Partners, Inc. (Biotechnology and Internet)
Principals: Peter N. Allison, Ronald S. Johnson and Hollie Smith
URL: www.ajvpartners.com
Contact: 509-755-0500
Portfolio: Advanced Reproductive Technologies, Inc., Biogenetic Ventures Inc., Mfgconnect.com, Translation Technologies, Inc.
Description: With $10 million under management, the Spokane firm invests in early stage biotechnology and Internet start-ups. The firm also uses contacts in the business community to link its portfolio companies to corporate and angel investors.
 
Buerk Dale Victor, LLC (Healthcare, Consumer Products, Financial Services)
Principals: Artie Buerk, Andy Dale, Dale Vogel, Roger Victor
URL: www.bcvllc.com
Contact: 206-956-0898
Portfolio: ClearMedical, Door to Door Storage, Escapia, Intrepid Learning Solutions, Ivey Imaging, Jody Coyote, Max-Viz, PayScale, Performant (exited), ReliOn, Second Act Partners, Sensaria, Vanson HaloSource
Description: Started as a group of angel investors before forming its first fund in 2002. BDV is a private equity firm that invests in Northwest emerging growth companies, primarily in the business or consumer products/services, healthcare, retail, technology and financial services industries.
Cascadia Capital (Merchant Banking, Technology)
Principals: Michael Butler, Kevin Cable
URL: www.cascadiacapital.com
Contact: 206-357-9100
Portfolio: Avista Labs, ClearMed, CourtLink, GiftSpot.com, Ivey Imaging, LizardTech, Vanson HaloSource, Webforia
Description: A regional merchant bank and venture capital fund, Cascadia assists companies with angel financing and venture capital financing. It also assists companies with advisory services such as planning for initial public offerings and merger and acquisitions.
 
Delta Venture Group (Washington, Idaho)
Principals: Angel investment group
URL: www.deltaangelgroup.org
Contact: 208-699-2758 or 509-979-5308
Description: Delta Venture Group is a non-profit group of accredited investors who analyze investment opportunities in the Inland Northwest. Investors meet on a monthly basis to evaluate opportunities.
 
Northwest Energy Angels
Principals: Angel investment group, Contact - Nate Silverman
URL:www.NWETC.com
Contact: 206 616-7153
Description: Founded by Martin Tobias and Jeff Morris in late 2005, NWEA seeks to stimulate energy-technology related investment in the pacific northwest by matching entrepreneurs with angel capital.

 
Somogyi Ventures
Principal: Chris Somogyi
URL: www.somogyi-ventures.com
 
Spangler Ventures (Internet)
Principals: Mark Spangler, Bill Carleton
URL: www.spanglerventures.net
Contact: 206-499-7275
Portfolio: Action Engine Corp., Tamarac Inc., SeekerNet Corp., ZMP, Inc.
Description: Spangler Ventures is a network of angel investors and software industry retirees who pool their money to fund local and out of state start-ups. The firm, which focuses on the wireless Internet, invests between $500,000 and $2+ million in each company it backs.
 
WIN Partners LLC
Principals: John Pariseau
Portfolio: GenPrime

 
WTC Angel Network
Principal: Angel investment group, Contact - Elaine Kong
URL: www.watechcenter.org
Contact: 206 616-7153
Description: Works to match entrepreneurs with suitable business plans with angel investors in Washington State. 
 
Elaine Kong

 

Energy and Energy Efficiency  
Enertech Capital
Principals: Scott Ungerer, Wally Hunter, Bill Kingsley, Tucker Twitmeyer, Clark Phippen, Dean Sciorillo
URL: www.enertechcapital.com
Contact: 610 254-4141
Portfolio: Advent Solar, Atraverda, Catalytic Solutions, Clean Air Power, Franklin Fuel Cells, Nanosteel, Capstone (IPO), among others
Description: Targets early to expansion-stage venture investments, in both fossil fuel based and alternative energy based technologies,  that can deliver dramatic, defensible improvements to the profitability of the major producers and consumers of energy. 
MGT Investments
Principal: Martin Tobias
URL: www.martinandalex.com
Contact: 206 328-9074
Portfolio: Seattle Biodiesel
Description: Passionate about investments in biomass conversion and alternate energy.  See "Deep Green Crystals" blog site.
Rustic Canyon Partners, formerly Staenberg Venture Funds
Principals: Tom Unterman, Jon Staenberg
URL: www.rusticcanyon.com
Contact: (206) 404-7777
Portfolio: Includes US Renewables Group, ODS Petrodata, Confluent Photonics, Cyrano Sciences, Nano Nexus, Pemco Aviation.
Description: With over $800 million under management, Rustic Canyon Partners invests in venture capital stage and middle-market companies positioned for strong growth. To date, we have invested in a broad array of technology-driven and middle-market companies in sectors such as communications, software, business and information services, materials science and efficient energy.
   
Investment Capital Brokers and Bankers  
Biogenesis Investment Group, LLC
Principals: Peter Allison, Ron Johnson, Cynthia Matchett, Greg Eitzen
URL: www.biogeneticventures.com
Contact: 208-262-2062 (Idaho), 509.755.0500 (Spokane)
 
 
Paladin Partners
Principals: Janis Machala, John Hughes
URL:www.paladinpartners.com
Contact: 206-686-4480
For a list of clients, see http://www.paladinpartners.com/index/clients-capital_advisory
Start-Up Ventures LLC
Principal: Darin Forkenbrock
URL: www.start-upventures.com
Contact: 206 728-5875
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Principal: Geir Hansen
URL:www.svb.com
Contact: 425 739-7188
Description: Source of debt financing and referrals for equity financing to qualified entrepreneurs
 
SEATTLE VC Blogs  
John Cook's Venture Blog
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/venture/



 

 
   

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Portland-area

CB Capital
Endeavor Capital LLC
Olympic Venture Partners
Rainy Day Ventures LLC
Shaw Venture Partners
Silicon Venture Partners
Smart Forest Ventures
Tamarack Mezzanine Partners
Timberline Venture Partners

VC Firms Active in Seattle-area (no local office)

Battery Ventures
Oak Investment Partners
Sevin Rosen Funds
Venrock Associates (Rockefeller family)