SAC XVII ecosystem Interviews with Mikaela Kiner and Shannon Anderson from Madrona Ventures

Mikaela Kiner interviews Shannon Anderson from Madrona Venture Group.

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Mikaela interviews Shannon Anderson from Madrona Venture Group.

Shannon Anderson, a self-described "startup junkie" is the Head of Talent for Madrona Venture Group. She loves just about everything that comes with working in venture capital. Shannon advocates for taking the long view. She herself is a builder, who thrives on helping companies scale and coaching leaders along the way. What's most rewarding, Shannon says, is not just the investments you make but the impact you can have on the community as a whole.

Mikaela is a Founder/CEO and executive coach. In 2015, she founded Reverb, to help companies create healthy, inclusive cultures that scale. Last year, Reverb was named as the second fastest growing company in the state by PSBJ. Before Reverb, Mikaela held HR leadership roles at several Northwest companies. She enjoys being part of the Seattle startup community, where she gets to work with mission driven leaders. Her book Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace was released in January 2020.

Startup-People of Seattle: Rebecca Lovell (Executive Director at Create33)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Rebecca has been involved in several key organizations in Seattle’s startup ecosystem, such as Alliance of Angels, Northwest Entrepreneur Network, GeekWire and the University of Washington. Today, Rebecca is executive director of Create33, a resource center for technology entrepreneurs.

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SAC 19 Quarter Finalists

On March 9, the SAC 19 round did the hard work of narrowing the 81 excellent companies that had applied down to 24 Quarter Finalists. The finalists are covered here.

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Alex from Barcast, winner of SAC 16, talks about his experience at SAC.

Alex Mauritz talks about his Seattle Angel Conference Experience.

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