Welcome Techstars Seattle Class 2020

2020 marks an auspicious event for the Techstars Seattle Accelerator: the beginning of our second decade. We’re very excited to welcome ten new companies into the fold as we strive to build on the incredible legacy of success of our first decade. We stand on the shoulders of giants here at Startup Hall, including prior alumni such as Remitly, Outreach, Zipline, Skilljar, and Bizible. The Techstars Seattle team has high hopes for our newest founders to achieve success and contribute positively to the Pacific Northwest’s startup ecosystem for years to come.

The 11th class of Techstars Seattle hails from Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Tallinn, Atlanta, Ghana, the SF Bay Area, and Philadelphia. While diverse in gender, background, and ethnicity, our founders share the common traits of exceptional vision, passion, capability, and insight into the problems they are solving.

One of the hallmarks of the Pacific Northwest’s tech entrepreneurship scene is the unusual and happy degree to which its denizens are willing to collaborate with and assist each other. Techstars Seattle very much plays the role of a community asset – it’s a physical and virtual nexus where founders, mentors, investors, partners, and employees of tech companies large and small gather to freely share ideas, experiences, and networks in a way that benefits the collective whole. Each year, we have the great fortune to replenish and build on this positive dynamic by bringing ten new startups into the mix. We’re very grateful to them for choosing to join us, and we thank the many members of our ecosystem for their generosity in helping these teams on their entrepreneurial journeys.

Techstars Seattle Class of 2020, welcome to our family! We have mountains to move, and we’re excited to get to work. Don’t forget – Demo Day (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-seattle-accelerator-demo-day-tickets-89818679087) lands on April 29th this year. We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Real-time R&D for commerce.



Unified platform for events and communities.


MD Ally

Enabling non-emergency 911 navigation to more appropriate sites of care.



The hassle-free cleaning solution for vacation rentals.


Olive Technologies

Transforming how enterprises evaluate and purchase tech with community and AI.



Computer Vision Intelligence for Occupational Analytics, Efficiency, and Training.



Creating meaningful engagement and media opportunities through gaming and streaming.


Spyn Pay

Credit card that helps you spend confidently and responsibly.



Yave decommodifies coffee and cacao by matching farmers with roasters



Smart contract management.


Announcing the Techstars Seattle Accelerator Class of 2019

In 2010 we welcomed our first group of 10 companies to the Techstars Seattle Accelerator. This year, we’re opening our doors to our 10th class, bringing us to a total of 100 companies that have now joined us here in Seattle to accelerate their startup journey.

We’re proud to have played a small part in the success of previous program participants like Remitly, Outreach, Skilljar, and Bizible. Collectively, Techstars Seattle Accelerator alumni have raised over $700 million, and now employ thousands of talented people here in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. We fully expect this year’s group to add to that tradition of success and impact in the years to come.

As in recent years, this year’s class includes founders from a variety of backgrounds and underrepresented groups including female, African-American, Latinx and first-generation immigrant founders. We are proud of our program’s diversity and the small role we’re able to to play in the broader effort to increase access and success for diverse founders of venture-backed startups.

Our mission is to support world-class founders who are either based here in the Pacific Northwest, or who believe this is the best place in the world to build their company. This year we’ve attracted fantastic founding teams from Miami, Texas, Europe, Canada and India, in addition to our terrific local teams.

Techstars Seattle Accelerator would not have made it to its second class, much less its 10th, without the incredible support of so many people in our regional ecosystem, from the mentors and investors who coach the companies on their path to success, to the fund investors and program sponsors who have provided the capital needed to sustain the program over time. We are so grateful for your continued support and partnership over these past many years.

We’ll be sharing more about each of these companies in the weeks leading up to demo day on May 7th, but for now please join us in welcoming the Techstars Seattle Class of 2019!


Interactive, customized machine learning training for industry engineers.



Testing automation for complex SaaS tech stacks, made simple.



Identity & consumer intelligence for Asia-Pacific, built on Blockchain.



Augmenting the human brain with always-on personal assistants.



Transforming access to credit and savings for the underbanked.


Customer experience platform for the $1 Trillion freight forwarding industry.



Access to the decentralized future.



Adding real-time intelligence to online communications.


The Tribl Network

Meeting familiar strangers.


Toggl AR

The YouTube of AR content.


Techstars Meet and Greet Portland

At Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1,200 companies grow and raise over $4 billion in funding, with a market cap of $10 billion. Now we’re on a search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network!

We currently have applications open for Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator programs around the world. Join our program staff for an evening of networking, Q&A, and a chance to show us what you’re currently working on. They will be there to connect with you, inspire you, answer your questions and tell you more about our programs.


7:00pm – Doors open, food and drinks served
7.30pm – Techstars Presentation
8.00pm – Question Time
8.15pm – Open Networking

Event ends 9.00pm

Presenting the 2018 Techstars Seattle Class

Techstars Seattle just kicked off its ninth year with ten new companies representing the best of the Pacific Northwest innovation ecosystem. Founders in this year’s class are bringing new solutions to hard problems in automotive, agriculture, e-commerce, enterprise SaaS, corporate innovation, recruiting, education and gaming.

We’re also excited to announce that this diverse mix of companies is led by our most diverse mix of founders ever, with three woman-led companies, three African-American founders (and three teams from Canada!;)). We strongly believe that diverse founding teams build better companies, and are thrilled to be partnering with founders from our broadest-ever range of cultural and professional backgrounds to drive exceptional business results.

Here’s a complete list of the Techstars Seattle Class of 2018, listed in alphabetical order, and including a brief description of the problem they’re focused on solving:

Educative — Self-directed, adaptive technical skills training platform for professional software developers.

Downstream — Helping consumer brands on leading e-commerce platforms maximize sell-through by combining catalog optimization, on-platform paid search, and integrated analytics

Ganaz — Labor marketplace and workforce management platform for seasonal agriculture, connecting good growers with good workers.

Halo — Car-connected mobile marketing automation and customer retention platform connecting automotive dealers, car owners and third-party service providers.

Launchboard — Innovation project management platform for the agile enterprise.

LegalPad — Bridging the gap between law and technology by focusing on repeatable business legal tasks and workflows that are ripe for automation.

Locumunity — Labor marketplace for temporary staffing of doctors and other licensed medical professionals.

Rainway — Remote game-streaming solution allowing gamers to stream their favorite PC games to any device.

Spocket — Wholesale marketplace connecting drop-ship-capable suppliers with online retail entrepreneurs.

WeSolv — Project-based talent discovery and diversity recruiting solution for enterprise customers.

Techstars Seattle is the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and most-selective startup accelerator. Our alumni, including category leaders like Remitly, Outreach, Leanplum, and Zipline, have collectively raised over half a billion dollars, and now employ over a thousand people in the Northwest and beyond. We’re incredibly grateful for the long-standing support of the Pacific Northwest innovation community and — with their help — hope to make our 2018 class the best one yet.

Techstars Roadshow: Seattle

Techstars is heading to Seattle Startup Week on October 5th. Interested in joining us at one of our events? Please register, and we’ll email with more details on how you can join us at Seattle Startup Week.

Are you ready to accelerate your company? At Techstars, we have applications open for 10 programs around the world: From Boulder to Dubai, Austin to Boston, NYC to Seattle and Anywhere in between (Including Techstars Anywhere, our mostly-virtual accelerator)! Please join Techstars Managing Director Chris DeVore (Techstars Seattle Accelerator) for Seattle Startup Week. Techstars MDs and staff will be there to meet you, answer your questions and tell you more about the Techstars Mentorship Driven Accelerator program.

Would you like to meet with our team during office hours before this event? Request a meeting here.

Demo Day: Techstars Seattle (Seattle)

Announcing the 2017 Class of Techstars Seattle

We are thrilled to announce the nine companies that will be joining the Techstars Seattle 2017 program. This is our eighth Techstars Seattle class, and as in previous years we’ve selected a diverse set of companies from around the Pacific Northwest that reflect the best of our regional innovation ecosystem.

This year’s class includes solutions in e-commerce, biotech, enterprise SaaS, pharma, HR, marketplaces and energy. Our 2017 companies will enjoy access to an incredible group of local mentors, investors and alumni founders from some our region’s most successful growth companies, including Bizible, Outreach and Remitly.

The program began on Monday, January 23rd and culminates with a Demo Night on April 19th, where the companies will pitch their solutions and seek investment from top angel investors and venture capitalists. Make sure you save the date and reserve a ticket!

We are excited to welcome the 2017 Class to the Techstars Seattle community and look forward to keeping you updated on their progress.


Coastline Market: Connecting retail buyers directly to commercial fishermen in local geographies.


CuePath Innovation: Medication monitoring service and platform based on a popular multidrug blister pack.

Hazel: Making work better for everyone.


LevelTen Energy: A renewable energy transaction platform connecting C&I power buyers to PPAs from utility-scale wind, solar, and storage projects.

Silene Biotech: Cell preservation today for tomorrow’s personalized therapies and diagnostics.


Swym Corporation: Helping e-commerce brands craft seamless cross-channel experiences.


Stackery: Dev and ops on the same page.


Valid 8: The first independent financial analytics platform.


VendorHawk: SaaS optimization for the modern enterprise.


Info Session: Techstars Seattle (Seattle)

Who: Startups interested in applying for the Seattle Accelerator.

What: Info session

When: October 6

Where: Seattle, Washington

Details: Click here for more information.

Info Session: Techstars Seattle (Vancouver)

Who: Startups interested in applying for the Seattle Accelerator.

What: Info session

When: September 30

Where: Vancouver, British Columbia

Details: Click here for more information

Info Session: Q1 2017 Programs (Seattle)

Who: Startups interested in applying for the Austin, Barclays Cape Town, Barclays London, Barclays Tel Aviv, Berlin, Boston, Boulder, Cloud – San Antonio, Healthcare in Partnership with Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles), New York City or Seattle Accelerator.

What: Info session

When: September 29

Where: Startup Hall – 1100 Northeast Campus Parkway #200, Seattle, WA 98105

Details: Click here to register for the event.