About Us

9Mile Labs is a high-tech accelerator based in Seattle, WA, focused on Enterprise / B2B software and cloud technologies


Our program is a little over 14 weeks in length and we accept up to 9 startups at a time. During the program, startups receive the following:




A $35k-$105k investment in exchange for 7-10% of the startup’s equity.



A diverse network of mentors who can help provide counsel and connections to the startups.



State-of-the-art workspace in Pioneer Square surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants and other startups.



Networking and social events run by 9Mile Labs during the program.



An opportunity to present to VCs, angel investors, and mentors throughout the program and at our demo day, called Milestone9.

Kevin Croy
Kevin Croy, Co-founder & Partner

Kevin is the consummate serial entrepreneur who has co-founded five startups, two of which (Lostpedia, Jupiter Hosting) have had successful exits. Kevin is a technologist and enterprise architect with hands-on experience in a broad range of Internet technologies, data center infrastructure, and development tools. Kevin holds an MBA.

Sanjay Puri
Sanjay Puri, Co-founder & Partner

Sanjay started his career building database applications at Oracle. Sanjay co-founded thinkIndia.com in 1999 which exited successfully in 2001. As a products executive at startups (iConclude, Opsware, Edifecs) and large companies (Microsoft and HP), Sanjay has helped companies achieve successful exits and exceptional revenue growth. Sanjay holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.

Sandy Sharma
Sandy Sharma, Co-founder & Partner

Sandy is a serial entrepreneur and passionate angel investor. Sandy has co-founded and successfully led 4 technology companies. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Indigo Slate, a strategy and business development firm and is President of TiE Seattle. Sandy is also an active advisor for multiple startups in the NW and CA. Sandy holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA.

Caitlin Goetze
Caitlin Goetze, Cohort Director

Caitlin is an ambassador for the startup community, previously working at the Northwest Entrepreneur
Network (NWEN) as Assistant Director. She leads the curriculum for the cohort and all programs surrounding the program. Caitlin is motivated to facilitate connections for hungry entrepreneurs and has a wealth of knowledge about the Seattle startup community. Caitlin holds a BA in Business, concentration in Marketing

Tom Casey
Tom Casey, Co-founder & Advisor

Tom is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, active investor and advisor for technology companies. In addition to being a co-founder and active advisor at 9Mile Labs, Tom is currently VP of Platform & Infrastructure at Apptio. Prior to Apptio, Tom was a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and led the development of many enterprise applications and systems. Tom began his career in small startups in the Seattle area and loves helping Pacific Northwest companies grow.