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About Us

Founded in 2006 as the Northwest Energy Angels, E8 was the first 501(c)(6) angel group in the United States to focus exclusively on clean technology and sustainability. 


Our community adopted the name Element 8 in 2014, now abbreviated to E8, to reflect the symbolism of Oxygen, the eighth element, as a catalyst for transforming both our planet and economy. We aim to breathe life into and fuel enterprises committed to creating a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable, and prosperous world.


A distinguished community of accredited angel investors and partner organizations, E8 harnesses the potential of enterprise combined with investments to accelerate the clean technology revolution and amplify investment returns. E8 offers seasoned and new investors early-stage deals, learning opportunities, and networking events to build an innovative portfolio that aligns with their interests and goals.

Accelerating the Transition to a Cleaner and Greener Future

Our Team.

E8 is powered by a devoted staff and supported by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Together they are the driving force behind our mission, working hand-in-hand to create positive change. 

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Karin Kidder

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Executive Director

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Mary Ann Wie

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Program Coordinator

Board of Directors
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