President, Keiretsu Forum Northwest(Jan 2006 - Till Now)
Seattle, United States
Brianna currently leads as President the Northwest Region of the Keiretsu Forum investment community, the largest and most active venture investor globally, comprising over 50 chapters with over 3,000 active members investing over $75 million annually into over 180 companies.
Brianna has been an active leader and angel investor with Keiretsu Forum since its launch in Seattle in 2005 and supporting its growth to become the largest and most active group globally. She has proven specifically adept at screening companies for angel investment, coaching companies on presentation and investor relations, sales strategy execution, relationship management, and leading due diligence teams. Brianna has established a reputation for achievement in all phases of the Keiretsu process: risk management, market anticipation and response, regional/national business development, organizational development, angel investing, and overall enterprise management.
Entrepreneur & Investor(Dec 2014 - Till Now)
Adam has been a cofounder or sole founder of a variety of companies including professional services, consumer services, and physical products. He currently owns several profitable and growing eCommerce brands which design and bring their own products to market. He’s been an Angel investor for the past 8 years, making investments each year - as part of Angel Groups as well as writing individual checks. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for 2 institutionally backed startups and is part of the Board of Advisors of a Seattle based Angel Group. At last count, he has made investments in over 25 startups – including some exits, some strikeouts, and lot that are TBD.
Sr Managing Partner at SWAN Venture group (Jan 2018 - Till Now)
Mr. Reed has been investing in startups since 1995 and has been active in the “angel” community in Seattle since 2012. He has invested in over 70 early stage companies. He is a member of multiple angel groups in the Pacific Northwest. He currently sits on multiple boards in the Pacific Northwest. He also sits on the board of three non-profits including Alliance of Angels.
Mr. Reed is the founder of the SWAN Venture Group. He is the Managing Member of SWAN I, SWAN II, SWAN III and the Senior Managing Partner of SWAN Ventures Group. LLC (a venture capital firm).
Co-Founder, Denkyem Co-op(Jan 2010 - Till Now)
A native of Seattle, Rudy graduated from Franklin & Marshall College (BA Economics ‘91) and attended law school at the University of Washington (JD ’94). He started his legal career as an associate at Perkins Coie, the Northwest’s largest law firm, from 1994-1999. In 1999, he joined Amazon.com as its fourth lawyer, eventually rising to the position of VP & Associate General Counsel for New Technologies, Intellectual Property and Business Development. Rudy left Amazon in May 2005, and after a short stint as a principal at Beacon Law Advisors, moved to Palo Alto to become Facebook’s general counsel and 46th employee in January 2006. After the birth of his first son in 2008, Rudy returned to Seattle and took on the role of VP, Business Operations at an internet startup, Evri Inc., which he left in July 2010. From 2010-2018, Rudy was one of the most active angel investors in the Seattle area, investing in dozens of local technology companies. Most recently, Rudy joined Seattle-based venture capital firm Founder’s Co-op as a general partner in its third fund, and is presently a venture partner in the fourth fund. He is also the co-founder of Denkyem Co-op, which provides financing and other support for community-focused black entrepreneurs in the Seattle area. Rudy serves on the boards of multiple Seattle-area startups as well as the University of Washington Foundation, and is a former trustee of Seattle Country Day School.
Lawyer | Strategist | Advisor | Founder(Jan 2017 - Till Now)
Megan McNally is a business lawyer, angel investor, and strategic advisor to purpose-driven people and organizations. She has spent more than two decades as an organizational leader, consultant, educator, and public speaker, including executive roles with the NPower Network, Washington State Bar Association & Foundation, and Pacific Science Center. In 2017, Megan founded DianaSportsTV, a streaming service dedicated to women’s sports that failed resoundingly, and The FBomb Breakfast Club - a thriving peer support community of over 3,500 female founders and women business owners that was a finalist for Geekwire’s 2018 Newcomer Award. She was named one of the Most Influential People of 2018 by Seattle Magazine and was awarded the Female Founders Alliance inaugural Champion Advocate Award. Megan is a Legal Officer with Foundry Law Group and serves on the UW Nonprofit Management Advisory Board, the Seattle University School of Law Alumni Board, and on the advisory boards of multiple startups. She has been featured in Geekwire, the Puget Sound Business Journal, and Seattle Lawyer, is a two-time winner of The Moth Storytelling competition, and frequently speaks on community, leadership, and failure.