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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."

Better education, better businesses – Washington State Gov. Gregoire leads effort to improve work force

In recent weeks, Gregoire said, she also has been in "constant contact" with other employers considering relocating to the state. She didn’t name the companies but said the state’s education system and labor pool are key factors they’re considering.

New venture firm, Divergent Ventures plans to invest in tech startups – Seattle fund created by three from Vulcan, Microsoft

Kevin Doren and Kevin Ober, both of whom worked at Vulcan in the late ’90s, have joined with Rob Shurtleff — a former manager and software developer at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Digital Equipment Corp. — to create the new fund.


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