John Sechrest - Founder
John Sechrest started as a software engineer at HP, writing network code for calculators. He is the founder of PEAK Internet services. He spent 5 years as the Economic Development Director of Corvallis Oregon, where he founded the Willamette Angel Conference. He participated in the Oregon Angel Fund. He is working to bring that model of community investing to Seattle with the Seattle Angel Conference.
Minda Brusse - Fund Manager, SAC XVI
Minda spent 20+ years in leadership and co-founding roles at four early stage startups prior to taking on investing roles. Each startup along the way had different challenges and successes which allowed her to learn and grow through experience. Ever the entrepreneur, she is currently developing Hestyia, a startup aimed at solutions that enable homeowners to manage remodel projects. Currently, Minda supports early stage companies as an advisor, investor and founder mentor. As an emerging fund manager, she brings a collaborative style, critical thinking, and entreprenurial spirit to her work with others. She is active in the broader Seattle startup and blockchain communities. Minda will be the Fund Manager for Seattle Angel Conference XVI.
Keith Laepple - Fund Manager, SAC VI
Formerly a 22-year manager in operating system products at Microsoft, Keith has led teams in program management, technical evagelism, and business development for PC, mobile, and consumer electronics platforms.
Geoff Harris - Fund Manager SAC VII
Josh Maher - Fund Manager, SAC V
Josh Maher is a passionate supporter of the Seattle startup community. He founded TechCafe (formerly Seattle Lunch 2.0) back in 2007, has provided mentorship, advising, and consulting to numerous startups on product definition, launching, fund raising, and customer development. He has also founded and worked in various capacities for startups. Past and current startups include SafeHarbor Technologies, Decider Technologies (closed), iConclude (sold to HP), IvyTalk, & KStream Media. He continues to engage with early stage companies as an angel investor and advisor.