Todd Dean, Avatara Capital

  • September 25, 2012 · 6:00 PM


Todd is a partner at Avatara Capital, He is a professional "Deal Maker" in connecting individuals for mutual benefit; bringing angel investors to investment opportunities and providing resources and capital to companies. He also is an Adjunct Professor at UW Bothell. Knowledgeable in helping entrepreneurs and companies receive capital and valuable resources, creating the future economics of our region.He started the Keiretsu Forum Northwest in 2005 and has helped hundreds of companies connect with angel investors across the Puget Sound region.

Avatara Capital specializes in building synergistic relationships with accredited investors and people of influence on a global scale. The result? A dynamic, high net worth community looking at capitalizing interesting opportunities.
We look for best-of-class opportunities in a variety of industry sectors. Avatara leverages its relationship capital to both discover and fund a diverse pool of internally vetted startups and early-to-mid stage growth companies.

COST: $17 to be paid in advance.

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6:00 - Networking and Beer/Wine/Appetizers

7:00 - Fireside Chat

8:00 - Questions and More Networking


Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.  Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time.  It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


Michael Grabham - Director of Startup Grind Seattle

Michael is optimistic, genuine and a problem solver. He loves starting companies and enjoys the collaboration with smart people to figure out how to create value for a customer. He has been lucky enough to start a few companies, raise capital and see the hard work payoff. Michael enjoys the experiences you must go through to get a company into a growth mode and see its first service/product create revenue. He is a currently working on an mobile service that has yet to be released to the public and runs a web development company.

Email:  [masked] | Twitter: @grabmike

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative and nice to talk to.

    September 26, 2012

  • Jay W.

    Todd Dean shared an unvarnished view of fundraising with humor and humility. It was a refreshing departure from the standard self-promotion and hype.

    September 26, 2012

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