Guide to Funding Your Startup

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Resources

  • TheFunded - TheFunded.com is an online community of entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide. In addition, TheFunded.com allows entrepreneurs to view and share term sheets, to assist one another finding good investors, and to discuss the many facets of operating a business. Membership for CEOs raising money is free; other memberships cost $200-$1000.


Financing resources in Seattle:

Alliance of Angels

The Alliance of Angels is one of the largest and most active angel groups in the Pacific Northwest. Since our inception in 1997, we have invested more than $70M into 180 companies across clean tech, information technology, life sciences and consumer. Best way to engage with us is to get a referral from someone we know.

http://www.allianceofangels.com/


Grow Seattle Fund ($8 million)

For small- to medium-sized businesses that need capital to grow, OED now has a $8 million Grow Seattle Fund, which is a partnership between the city, the National Development Council's Grow America Fund and the Seattle Foundation, offering low interest rate loans targeted to finance business development and expansion.

http://www.seattle.gov/economicdevelopment/pdf_files/EN_SOED-0909-002-03%20Grow%20Seattle%20Fund%20Flyer_DL%20331322%2010-7-09.pdf


Small Business Administration

Small business financing assistance, venture capital, asset purchase loans, and working capital loans.

http://www.sba.gov/financialassistance/borrowers/guaranteed/index.html


Washington CASH

Washington CASH provides financing services for women, people with disabilities, immigrants and other low-income individuals to help them start or expand their own business.

http://washingtoncash.org/


Community Capital Development

Community Capital Development provides technical and financial assistance, business development and expansion services, and small business loans to women, minority and low-income entrepreneurs who have difficulty obtaining conventional bank financing.

http://seattleccd.com/drupal/