VC  Second Avenue Partners

     Office Locations:

1301 Second Avenue, Suite 2850
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-332-1200
Fax: 206-332-1201



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Formed February of 2000, Second Avenue Partners is a Seattle-based provider of management, strategy, and capital for early stage companies. The firm's venture fund, funded by the partners' own capital, is directed at emerging Internet businesses in the high-tech field. The firm seeks strong entrepreneurial teams, innovative concepts with market-disruptive opportunities, and models that take advantage of cutting-edge technologies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Mike Slade Founding Partner
    Nick Hanauer Founding Partner
    Pete Higgins Founding Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


      Inspo Network





    Portfolio companies include:

      Audience Science
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      Fantasy Moguls
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      Front Desk
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      Insitu Group
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      Inspo Network
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      Location labs
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      News Vine
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