SAC XII – Foodli Presentation

SAC XII – Foodli Presentation

Nov 15th, 2017 – Ish Singh, Co-founder of Foodli, explains how their app allows people to dine and dash by simply placing their order, reserving a table and paying for it online.

Foodli is a convenient new way that enhances the dining experience for restaurant customers by removing the wait to get seated, ordering their meals and paying the check.

Restaurants can also seat more customers in less time with a quicker turn around time by using the Foodli app and kiosk.

SAC XII – Genneve Presentation

Nov 15th, 2017 – Jill Angelo, CEO of Genneve, shares how Genneve is a health management solution for women in midlife and helps women retain their confidence while transitioning through these changes.

Genneve is a first-of-its-kind cloud health platform that smart-matches women with health providers, products and communities based on their initial health assessment.

Genneve is a data company that earns their revenue through commerce, paid subscriptions and publishing; their community creates a multiplier in reaching the 50 million women in midlife who spend $26 billion annually.

SAC XII – Latchel Presentation

Nov 15th, 2017 – Will Gordon, Co-founder of Latchel, explains how they take the pain out of rental property maintenance with their automated tool for property managers and landlords.

Latchel offers two levels of service by sourcing contractors and managing the job invoices for a 10% commission.

Latchel is also continuously expanding their software tools to automate more aspects of the maintenance process and vendor sourcing.

SAC XII – Neu Presentation

Nov 15th, 2017 – Kwame Boler, the CEO of Neu, shares how the world’s largest hotel chain lacks a cleaning company to match its growth.

Neu is a dual marketplace that connects vetted cleaners with AirBnB hosts to facilitate hotel-grade turnovers.

Neu provides a stress and hassle free experience for both parties by acting as the intermediary and providing excellent customer service, linens, supplies and most importantly, increasing efficiency through their technology.

SAC XII – Tousled Presentation

Nov 15th, 2017 – Priya Dandawate, CEO of Tousled explains how their app is used for their in-office salon and barber service and how they currently have contracts with Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.

In the U.S., $62 billion is spent on barber, salon and spa services yet these services are fulfilled by going to the provider.

However, today’s consumers are seeking instant gratification through modern apps and Tousled fills this burgeoning gap by targeting an $18 billion subset of this $62 billion market.

SAC XI – Awards

John Sechrest, the event organizer of the eleventh Seattle Angel Conference, brings out a large check and shares how the deliberation went; he also gives information on how to get involved in the next Seattle Angel Conference, SAC XII.

Bob Crimmins, the emcee, invites the six finalist and their teams up to the stage: MetaArcadeSafKan Ear CareCross Connection ControlSignl.fmStriveBridgeCare Finance.

Bob introduces a couple of sponsors who have awards for the participants: Bill Hankes from Sqoop and Marc Williams from Active Labs.

Bob also announces BridgeCare Finance as the winner of the Audience Choice Award and then invites Richard von Hagel, the SAC XI LLC Manager, to award the winner of SAC XI with a symbolic check of $145 thousand dollars.


SafKan Ear Care is declared the winner of the symbolic check and the Co-founder, Sahil Diwan, shares how grateful he is for the Seattle Angel Conference due diligence process and how it has helped all of the companies that participated.

John Sechrest congratulates the presenters and reminds them that this is just the beginning and that they all have champions supporting them now. He also introduces the next SAC LLC Manager, Jay Beavers and urges everyone to get involved in angel investing and to help keep the cycle going.

SAC XI – Fireside Chat

Geoff Harris, the Co-founder of Flying Fish  Venture Partners, has a candid conversation with Beth Kolko, the CEO of Shift Labs, about her experiences with starting her business and going through the process of raising funds for it.

Beth explains how she created a new business model for her medical device company and needed an environment to support the risks involved. Geoff talks about the role startup accelerators and incubators play and Beth shares what she learned from her participation in some of them.

Geoff and Beth field questions from the audience and Beth is asked to clarify what she loves about creating a startup and if her business assumptions have changed. They both respond to a query about the differences in startup evaluations between Seattle and the Valley and share their perspectives on the issue.

SAC XI – Flying Fish

Bob Crimmins, the emcee of the eleventh Seattle Angel Conference, introduces Geoff Harris, one of three Co-founders of Flying Fish Venture Partners, the newest venture capital fund in Seattle.

Geoff tells us how he got hooked on investing, why his firm believes that the next several billion dollar companies will be built in Seattle, and that they may have already started.

He shows how Seattle has a long history of innovation and has been the entrepreneurial home of businesses built to last and references some of the recent successes.

Geoff explains how Seattle ranks with other cities in Series A deals and how local venture capitalist firms should be investing. He then goes into detail about the positive indicators he sees over the next five years and shares how his firm plans to work with the community.

SAC XI – BridgeCare Finance

Audra Jung, the Co-founder and COO of BridgeCare Finance, shares how they are the first consumer lending platform for childcare. Audra describes who their early adopters are, and explains how both parties benefit in the short and long term.

Audra tells us about the opportunities BridgeCare Finance has within their 35 billion dollar market and how they are ramping up for rapid growth and built to sustain it.

Allen Neiman, the Due Diligence team leader, reports on how BridgeCare Finance is handeling the legal aspects of getting licensed in different states and how they expect to support possible financial assumptions. Allen also talks about the feedback they got from experts on raising debt capital and inquires about the state of the team.

Jamee Herbert, the CEO of BridgeCare Finance, reponds and explains how they have recently added a Chief Technical Officer to their team and began development of their product.

SAC XI – Strive

Nikola Mrvaljevic, of Strive, explains how they produce smart clothing that tracks, measures and correlates key fatigue indicators that helps athletes and military personnel perform better. Nikola shows how Strive plans to capture a portion of a 15 billion dollar market with its high-end wearables and data analytics.

Katie Rezaei, the Due Diligence team leader, reports on how Strive is prepared to take their wearables to market and gets clarity on how Strive would build their customer base.