Kirkland Chamber of Commerce: 425 822-7066

 

Kirkland Investor Sharks

 

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Hosts

The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
Kirkland Performance Center

PRESS RELEASES

APPLICATIONS

Thank You to everyone who applied for entrance to Kirkland Investor Sharks. The Application Process is now closed.

MEET THE INVESTORS

Jeff Peterson

Jeff Peterson

Moderator

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Gregg is an active angel investor with a focus on Seattle high-tech companies.  He has over twenty plus years of experience and has worked with over a hundred companies, forty of which are still active.  He is Vice-Chair of the Seattle Alliance of Angels, a non-profit group of 140 local angels who invest their own and investor money into local startups.  Gregg has a Masters degrees in health care administration (Washington) and business administration (Stanford).  He pioneered hospital benchmarking and rankings systems with almost all systems today showing direct lineage to those concepts.

 

BIO
Jeff in Vice President of Marketing and Online Sales at GoDaddy and is responsible for driving site side customer acquisition and retention.
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Greg Gottesman

Greg Gottesman

Angel Investor

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Gregg is an active angel investor with a focus on Seattle high-tech companies.  He has over twenty plus years of experience and has worked with over a hundred companies, forty of which are still active.  He is Vice-Chair of the Seattle Alliance of Angels, a non-profit group of 140 local angels who invest their own and investor money into local startups.  Gregg has a Masters degrees in health care administration (Washington) and business administration (Stanford).  He pioneered hospital benchmarking and rankings systems with almost all systems today showing direct lineage to those concepts.

 

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Greg Gottesman is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Pioneer Square Labs (PSL) and PSL Ventures. Prior to PSL, Greg served as one of the three initial Managing Directors of Madrona Venture Group, where he worked for almost 20 years. He also co-founded and led Madrona Venture Labs. Greg represents PSL on the boards of Boundless, LumaTax, NextStep, and TraceMe. He is also the founder, current board member, and former CEO of Rover.com. He co-founded Mighty Ai, where he now serves on the board. Greg serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering department and the Foster School of Business, where he has taught a course on entrepreneurship for over 15 years. Greg is the President of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association and formerly was a board member of Startup Weekend. He is the author of three books. When not working, Greg spends time with his wife and three kids, watches too much reality TV, and regularly injures himself playing non-contact sports. Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction from Stanford University, with honors and distinction from the Harvard Business School, and with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
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Gregg Bennett

Gregg Bennett

Angel Investor

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Gregg is an active angel investor with a focus on Seattle high-tech companies.  He has over twenty plus years of experience and has worked with over a hundred companies, forty of which are still active.  He is Vice-Chair of the Seattle Alliance of Angels, a non-profit group of 140 local angels who invest their own and investor money into local startups.  Gregg has a Masters degrees in health care administration (Washington) and business administration (Stanford).  He pioneered hospital benchmarking and rankings systems with almost all systems today showing direct lineage to those concepts.

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Gregg is an active Angel investor with a focus on Seattle high-tech companies.  He has over twenty plus years of experience and has worked with over a hundred companies, forty of which are still active.  He is Vice-Chair of the Seattle Alliance of Angels, a non-profit group of 140 local angels who invest their own and investor money into local startups.  Gregg has a Masters degrees in health care administration (Washington) and business administration (Stanford).  He pioneered hospital benchmarking and rankings systems with almost all systems today showing direct lineage to those concepts.

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Todd Dean

Todd Dean

Angel Investor

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Gregg is an active angel investor with a focus on Seattle high-tech companies.  He has over twenty plus years of experience and has worked with over a hundred companies, forty of which are still active.  He is Vice-Chair of the Seattle Alliance of Angels, a non-profit group of 140 local angels who invest their own and investor money into local startups.  Gregg has a Masters degrees in health care administration (Washington) and business administration (Stanford).  He pioneered hospital benchmarking and rankings systems with almost all systems today showing direct lineage to those concepts.

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Todd is a proven visionary and leader in the entrepreneurial investment community. He created a powerful collaborative environment for bringing together like-minded community leaders, business executives, angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and early-stage companies that translated into investments in over 125 companies. He is also a dynamic keynote speaker and facilitator and is knowledgeable in helping entrepreneurs, startups, and companies receive capital and valuable resources, creating the future economics of our region and country. Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on integrity, quality, structure, consistency, and uncompromising ethics, Todd donates considerable time and energy to several regional charities and organizations including being a board member of Junior Achievement, Montana Ambassadors, SCORE, University of Washington, and Girls Giving Back.

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Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Angel Investor

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Gregg is an active angel investor with a focus on Seattle high-tech companies.  He has over twenty plus years of experience and has worked with over a hundred companies, forty of which are still active.  He is Vice-Chair of the Seattle Alliance of Angels, a non-profit group of 140 local angels who invest their own and investor money into local startups.  Gregg has a Masters degrees in health care administration (Washington) and business administration (Stanford).  He pioneered hospital benchmarking and rankings systems with almost all systems today showing direct lineage to those concepts.

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Mark Taylor is a private investor with an engineering background in telecommunications, data networks, system design, modeling and development. He is a board member of the Alliance of Angels, the largest angel investing group in the Pacific Northwest. He previously held positions of increasing responsibility at AT&T Bell Laboratories, United Airlines, Motorola, McCaw Cellular, AT&T Wireless and Teledesic, and has served as a consultant to Boeing, AT&T and other companies. He led the technical team that defined Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD), the initial IP-based wireless networking standard of the North American cellular industry. He also led the team that constructed AT&T’s wireless data network, and was the first person to communicate via e-mail over a North American digital cellular medium. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from Augustana College (Illinois) and M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Iowa. He is an avid runner, bicyclist, paddle boarder, kayaker, cross country skier and hiker.

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APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED

Applicants will be informed by October 25, 2018.

APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED

Applicants will be informed by October 25, 2018.

MEET THE ORGANIZERS

Samantha St. John

Samantha St. John

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

David Bander

David Bander

Kirkland Performance Center

Lindsay Angelo

Lindsay Angelo

Growth Strategist & Advisor

Ryan James

Ryan James

Ryan James Fine Arts

Kevin Hansen

Kevin Hansen

Livengood Alskog

Beth Gale

Beth Gale

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Robin Pratt

Robin Pratt

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Steph Dickson

Steph Dickson

The Web Mentor Co.

THE SPONSORS