StARTUP253

Startup253 is Tacoma’s home for the startup community.  We bring together entrepreneurial leaders, venture capital, corporate, and local government to advance our goal of helping the South Sound region become the best home for innovation and creative new companies.

Startup253 angel fund


Startup253 Fund 2018 LLC is based in Tacoma with a primary investment focus in Tacoma and the South Sound.  The fund mission is to create opportunities for investors and businesses in and with connections to Tacoma and the South Sound to drive economic growth and fuel prosperity.

The fund idea emerged out of the creation of Startup253.  Startup253 is Tacoma’s home for the startup community.  We bring together entrepreneurial leaders, venture capital, corporate, and local government to advance our goal of helping the South Sound region become the best home for innovation and creative new companies.

The fund may invest up to $50,000 per company. Investment in each fund is by invitation only and is limited to accredited investors. The fund’s preference is to make equity investments. 

Investment Themes:

Enterprise/B2B orchestration through software, data, and intelligence.

Cloud-first businesses built on the internet and companies that enable them.

Elevated consumer experiences that redefine the consumer experience in new and established categories.

Access to essential services where healthcare, educational or financial services are delivered using new approaches and models.

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