For the past few months, Flying Fish Venture Partners has been flying under the radar.
The firm, founded by Seattle angel investors Heather Redman, Geoff Harris, and Frank Chang, is still keeping quiet and declined to comment when contacted by GeekWire.
But here’s what we know. Flying Fish is focused on helping early-stage startups in the Pacific Northwest get through their Series A round of funding and scale to the next level.
“If you have a start-up in Cloud Computing, AI, Speech and Natural Language, Machine Learning and IoT AND have a passionate and well-rounded team in the Pacific Northwest we’d love to talk to you,” the team writes on the Flying Fish website.
The firm’s existence was first reported by news site Xconomy on Thursday morning.
Flying Fish’s managing directors have decades of experience in the Seattle tech community. Redman is a vice president and general counsel at Indix, with a career that’s straddled the technology and legal industries. She serves on the boards of the Washington Technology Industry Association, the Greater Seattle Chamber, and Beneficial State Bank.
Harris is a Microsoft vet with a background in natural language processing, machine learning, and digital commerce. He sits on the Seattle Angel Board of Directors and is a mentor at a handful of organizations that help local startups.
Chang also held leadership roles at Microsoft and was vice president of technical program management for Amazon subsidiary Audible. His background ranges from digital media to cloud computing and machine learning.
“We believe there is no better place today to build a new technology giant than Seattle,” proclaims the Flying Fish website.
We’ll be keeping a close eye to see what they catch and release into the Seattle tech ecosystem, particularly given that the region has long been critiqued for its general lack of investors, both from the angel side and VC.