About Us

Our Fund

SWAN Venture Fund is a group of 25 Seattle angel investors who have built and sold companies in the past few decades.

We lead in early angel seed rounds and we tend to be the first major outside investment to a startup, ranging from $200k – $1.2 million.

Some of our team is listed below with express permission.

James G W Reed, Managing Member, Wall Street banker for 37+ years, was in private equity for 20 years, and has been an active angel in Seattle for 6 years.  He currently sits on the board of directors and is an advisor for several start-ups.

Nate Doran, Director of Business Development, sources and evaluates startups for the fund. Nate has played an active role in Seattle’s angel community for over 6 years, as an angel group operator, and startup advisor.  Nate contributes his expertise in managing large volumes of startups, and filters that down to a set of investable opportunities.

What we do

As active investors, we provide expertise to our entrepreneurs in:

  • Introductions to customers and partners
  • Product development
  • Business development
  • Financial management
  • Key person recruitment
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Strategic communications
  • Merger & acquisition
  • Exit strategies