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Venture Capital: Frazier Technology ‘on the move’ in Seattle

"Our philosophy is, go where the category winner is going to be," said Jordan. "But the primary sweet spot is Seattle. We have been active and we are going to get more active."

Washington State urged to pursue creative tech industries

"If we remain complacent, we’ll be a second-rate competitor," said Gov. Christine Gregoire

Venture Capital: Seattle is a hot spot for wireless gaming

Here are a few examples of what is going on:

Washington State biodiesel venture tests challenging waters – Seattle Biodiesel

It is the first company in the Pacific Northwest to operate a commercial-scale (more than 5 million gallons a year) biodiesel refinery.

Venture Capital: Seattle firm, Paladin Partners matches investors with entrepreneurs

"The more angel groups the better,"

Puget Sound regional partnership continues to develop focus on clusters

This region has a long, frustrating history of balking at good ideas in pursuit of perfection. The Prosperity Partnership is ready to charge ahead in a rapidly changing world. Needless delay risks leaving our region behind.

Investors rush to latest venture of wireless entrepreneur Craig McCaw – Clearwire

Clearwire provides wireless broadband Internet access in 16 U.S. cities and dozens of other cities around the world. The technology is an early version of WiMax, which promises to deliver wireless high-speed Internet access.

Another good use for yeast – Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. today announced an $11.1 million first round of venture capital

The Bothell company is looking at ways to use yeast — rather than mammalian cells — to speed up the production of antibodies that are used in developing new drugs.

Venture Capital: Move to Seattle? More are saying ‘yes’

"I’ve heard Seattle described as a kinder, gentler San Francisco."

Biotech pioneer Gillis ventures into a new field with Arch Venture Partners in Seattle

Gillis started work this week at Arch Venture Partners — a 19-year-old venture capital firm that he said is one of the few where "science still counts."