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Why the PNW startup market is 🔥🔥🔥

To kick off 2020, I wanted to recap some of the best articles on what’s going on in the Seattle and Pacific Northwest tech and startup ecosystems:

  • Big tech and big checks: Seattle startups claim VC funding record (Pitchbook)
  • A big year for Pacific Northwest startups: Unicorn births, key exits, and others waiting in the wings (Geekwire)
  • One in five new tech jobs is based in Seattle (The DL)
  • Amazon has become America’s CEO factory (WSJ)
  • In the shadow of Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle startups are having a moment (Techcrunch)
  • Analysis: Seattle startup ecosystem poised for unprecedented acceleration of company creation (AI2/Geekwire)


Key themes across these articles:

  • 💰 Record levels of capital invested into the PNW ecosystem
  • 🌱 Deep pipeline of companies at all stages
  • 👩‍💻 Lots of very well-trained talent
  • 🥰 More and more groups to support founders


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