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2021 Annual Report Demonstrates How WTIA Is Bridging Equity Gaps in Tech

In case you missed it, the WTIA 2021 Annual Report is now available.

Against a backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic and geopolitical uncertainty, WTIA experienced unprecedented growth in 2021 with the addition of several new programs, products, and member opportunities. We continued to make measurable and meaningful progress in our mission to foster a robust, equity-centered technology sector that empowers thriving communities.

We’ve included some highlights from the annual report here, but we encourage you to download the report and see for yourself how we are making an impact in Washington State and across the nation:

2021 total budget
member organizations served
raised to help Pacific Northwest startups
increase in sponsorships YOY
apprentices placed in 15 states
employees and families at small and mid-sized tech companies covered by WTIA benefits

WTIA also launched several new initiatives and hosted a variety of events in 2021, including:

Discover how WTIA and its 1,000+ members are working together to build a better future for all of us by downloading the 2021 annual report and sharing it with your friends and colleagues. There’s strength in numbers. Invite your colleagues to join us!.



  • Michael Schutzler

    Michael Schutzler is an entrepreneur, engineer, science geek, and first generation immigrant. He is the CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Before joining the WTIA, Michael led the merger of Livemocha – a community of 17 million language learners – with the popular education software company Rosetta Stone. He also built into the first profitable social media application, transformed online marketing at, and grew the online gaming business at RealNetworks to become a global leader. He teaches part time at the University Of Washington Foster School of Business, serves on several boards, and is an investor in Flowplay, YouSolar, Koru, Moment, 9 Mile Labs, Alliance of Angels, Keiretsu Forum, and Social Venture Partners. As a successful Internet entrepreneur, lead angel investor, and veteran executive coach, Michael has personally invested in twenty-four companies, served as coach and advisor to more than 100 executives, and has raised over $50M in private financing.

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