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Pitching To Investors

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1201 Third Avenue #2200 · Seattle, WA

How to find us

We'll be in the large conference room on the main floor (22nd Floor)

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Pitching To Investors

Our panel of investors will help you best position yourself or your company to get investors involved, get funded, and get moving.

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Watch and learn as a few entrepreneurs pitch to our panel of investors.


Kellan Carter - Principal at Ignition Partners

YB Choi - Early stage VC investor at Vulcan Capital

Amy McCullough - Partner, Trilogy Equity Partners

Moderated by Colin Christianson (CEO/founder, Tenacious Ventures (

Event includes food/drinks.

Register now ($10 tickets while they last!) or $25 at the door.

Register early - this event may sell out!

Don't miss this event!

Join us along with our panel of investors to discuss:

What do investors look for? What’s their mindset behind selecting different businesses?

How should an entrepreneur get their attention?

What should a startup have in place in order to impress an investor and make them want to commit?

What does an investor want to see in a pitch?

and much more

*** Got a question for the panelists? Post it below or on our Facebook page ( )


Kellan Carter is a principal at Ignition focusing on investments in application software, security and middleware. Kellan also works closely with portfolio companies Chef, Azuqua, Tempered Networks, DataSphere, and Yhat. Prior to Ignition, Kellan spent several years in investment banking at Mooreland Partners in San Francisco where he executed M&A transactions for technology companies in mobile, enterprise software, systems, and infrastructure sectors. Prior to Mooreland, Kellan was an associate in KPMG’s structured finance advisory practice in Orange County, CA. Kellan holds a BS degree in business administration from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he graduated summa cum laude. After college, Kellan founded an online, business-networking platform to connect current students and faculty to recent University of Montana graduates. Kellan currently is a board member of MADE, a University of Montana affiliated program designed to promote entrepreneurship in Montana.

YB Choi focuses on early-stage seed and venture capital investments for Vulcan Capital, the multi-billion dollar investment arm of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen. Prior to joining Vulcan in 2008, YB was a part of the IP Acquisitions and Investments group at Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, he was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Oppenheimer & Co. and, earlier, worked in the health care investment banking group at Cowen & Co. He received a BS in engineering management systems from Columbia University.

Amy McCullough is a partner and member of Trilogy’s investing team. She joined Trilogy after four years in the investment bank of JPMorgan Chase in New York. Amy was an equity research analyst covering the Small and Mid Cap Applied Technologies sector which included more than 35 companies with a combined market capitalization of over $70B. Prior to being an equity analyst, Amy was an Assistant Treasurer in the Treasury and Security Services division of Chase where her primary responsibilities included derivatives and equities consulting services for clients of the firm. A Seattle native, Amy began her career in Microsoft’s Treasury group. Amy currently serves on the board of Skilljar ( and Red Tricycle ( and is an observer for Jobaline (, Remitly (, FiREapps (, and Coolr ( She is also an Advisory Board member at Ada Developer’s Academy, ( an intense software development training school for women headquartered in Seattle.


Colin Christianson is the CEO & founder of Tenacious Ventures, which has driven online marketing programs and digital media creation for some of the largest brands in the world including Microsoft, The Gates Notes Foundation, ING Direct Sharebuilder, Clarisonic and more. By leveraging live video broadcasts, social media and online analytics he has revamped the way campaigns and events market themselves. He has trained, led and analyzed one of the largest international social media initiatives in the world covering Microsoft Imagine Cup for the past 3 years. Colin serves on the board for the Young Entrepreneur Social and Team Up for Non-Profits.

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