Techstars Seattle is proud to announce the 13th cohort of early-stage startups to participate in the venture accelerator’s 12-year heritage of entrepreneurial success.
Our new class of startups follow in the footsteps of an incredible portfolio of companies who have participated in the Techstars Seattle accelerator in years past. Alumni include notable unicorns such as Remitly, Outreach, and Zipline. Collectively, Techstars Seattle portfolio companies have raised well in excess of $1.5 billion of growth capital following the completion of the program. And, our teams’ successes run not only deep, but wide: over 75% of our alumni companies have exited or are still running today.
This year, we have strengthened our support for entrepreneurs by increasing our class size from 10 to 12 early-stage companies. Techstars Seattle remains committed to seeking diverse founders, and notably, after achieving 50% CEO gender diversity in the Spring 2021 cohort, we are continuing the trend this fall with 6 women CEOs out of 12. Overall, 83% of our CEOs identify as part of an underrepresented community in the tech ecosystem.
The Fall 2021 Cohort represents a wide range of tech sectors, including B2B SaaS, e-commerce, travel, HR tech, consumer services, cleantech, edtech, wellness, and meal delivery.
The past two Techstars Seattle cohorts have thrived, despite launching into the teeth of the pandemic. As the world emerges from its prolonged sequestration, there’s never been a better time to start a company. So, we’re thrilled to welcome these 12 promising teams to participate in our rich heritage of technology startup success and to share their hope for a better future.
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