Seattle Angel Conference (SAC21) Finalists Selected

Meet Curie, Grist Analytics, Hal9, Instinct, Pure Blue Tech, and Skip Technologies, SAC21 Finalists!

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APRIL 12, 2022--The 21st edition of Seattle Angel Conference is excited to announce we have selected our SAC21 Finalists. Beginning in late February with a record ninety-five company applications from across the country, our investor cohort has narrowed the field to six promising startups.

During the Seattle Angel Conference program we have reviewed applications, watched pitches, met with founders, and made the hard choices required to reduce this impressive group of innovators down to twenty-four Quarterfinalists, then twelve Semifinalists, and now just six remaining Finalists. Through this experience our investors are learning how to evaluate companies, what questions to ask, and are developing personalized frameworks that will guide future investing.

Congratulations SAC21 Finalists!

Michael Agustin  |  Curie /  (Seattle, WA)

Brynn Keenan  |  Grist Analytics /  (Boulder, CO)

Javier Luraschi  |   Hal9 / (Seattle, WA)

Ashwin Datta  |  Instinct / (Hillsboro, OR)

Ryan Vogel  |  Pure Blue Tech / (Seattle, WA)

Brennan Gantner  |  Skip Technologies / (Portland, OR)

These founders and their companies bring exciting innovations across a range of industries in high growth and fast growing markets.

Seattle Angel Conference teaches new investors the basics of early stage investing, through Learning by Doing. We aren’t done yet. All SAC21 investors have put funds into a special purpose vehicle LLC that will invest in the competition winner. We are now working through a systematic due diligence process with these companies. And together we will invest in (at least) one of these companies.

On May 18 each one of these companies will pitch in our live online Demo Day Event. And at that event the SAC21 investor group will select the competition winner! This event is open to the public. Get tickets here.

If you are interested in participating as an investor in the next round of Seattle Angel Conference, contact SAC22 fund organizer Alex Alviar at

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