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Angel Investors

Jeff Peterson

This is Jeff’s second year as MODERATOR of the Investor Sharks Northwest program.  Jeff is Vice President, Online Marketing and Sales at GoDaddy responsible for driving site side customer acquisition and retention since 2013.

Previously Jeff held the position of Executive Director, Marketing and Merchandising at AT&

Jeff is Founder of the Plunge Music Festival and runs entertainment events designed to drive awareness and fundraising for clean water around the globe.


Gregg Bennett

Gregg is Vice Chairman of the Board at Seattle Alliance of Angels. He is also CEO/Founder of Columbia River Technologies which mines bitcoin in a 10-megawatt facility located along the Washington/Oregon border.

Gregg is also Chairman/Founder of Scate Ventures Inc. which identifies and develops high-density electrical sites for the purpose of implementing proof of work mining operations for cryptocurrency blockchain backbones.

Grenn is Chairman/Founder of HERO sports, and Angel Investor of Bennett Enterprises based in Bellevue.

He is an Angel Investor in 30+ high tech and information services companies located in the Pacific Northwest. This is Gregg’s second year as an Angel Investor for the Investor Sharks Northwest event.

Todd Humphrey

Todd is the SVP, Digital & Fan Experience for NHL Seattle.  The NHL’s 32nd franchise will take the ice in October 2021, returning professional hockey to Seattle. 

At NHL Seattle, Todd is responsible for all technology that will be integrated into the New Arena At Seattle Center, the Northgate Headquarters and practice facility, and the NHL Team. He is also responsible for Fan Experience at the New Arena for hockey, concerts, basketball, and other events.

Prior to joining the NHL Seattle team, Todd has spent the past 20+ years growing and leading technology companies, and was most recently the CEO of Seattle-based LiquidPlanner. 

A native Canadian, and former professional hockey player, Todd has resided in Seattle since 2000.

Greg Heuss

Greg has over 25 years of founding, operating and investing in consumer and technology companies. He began his career in the sports and entertainment business, producing and promoting world renowned events. 

Greg was an early pioneer with Amazon where he led the efforts of product launches, brand, and special events.

His recent successes have come from specializing in investing and structuring mergers and acquisitions within the emerging technology sector.  As the co-founder and Managing Partner at CounterPointe Ventures he oversees the firm’s 20 portfolio company investments. 

Greg sits on the boards of eight companies and is active in mentoring entrepreneurs and early stage ventures.  Currently Greg is co-leading a group that is attempting to bring the Sonics back to Seattle.

Matthew Bennett

Matt Bennett is Founder/President of / and

As an author, Matt has sold over 5,000,000 books and raised millions of dollars for over 20 national nonprofits.   As an educator and consultant, he has taught hundreds of seminars, guiding and supporting aspiring authors by placing a strong emphasis on the importance of innovative marketing and systematic personal work habits.

He has been featured in a two-page spread in People Magazine and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, had a recurring role on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, and has been on dozens of talk shows.

Matt is a graduate of UCLA’s Honors Collegium, owns an insurance brokerage firm and a portfolio of rental properties.  He was recently inducted into the Professional Bowler’s Association with a perfect 300 game!

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