– Startup Haven, an entrepreneurial community founded by Seattle-based startup veterinarian Bob Crimmins, has launched a mutual fund called Startup Haven Ventures. With the new fund, Startup Haven has also expanded its team:
- Jay Westerdal, CEO of 800.com, is a Senior Venture Partner.
- The chairman of the WTIA Blockchain Council, Arry Yu, is a venture partner.
- NEU co-founder and CTO Claudius Mbemba is Investment Director.
Crimmins, a Seattle tech veteran, founded Startup Haven in 2005. It started out as a game of poker, but now has chapters in seven cities and 2,300 members.
He started running Startup Haven full time in 2019 and recently launched a Startup Haven accelerator. Techstars and Microsoft veterinarian Dave Malcolm is the accelerator’s executive director.
The new fund offers investments to companies participating in the accelerator and …