SEATTLE, September 11, 2019-- Laurel Buckner, a seasoned corporate venture capitalist, has joined WestRiver Group as a managing director of its Pacific Northwest Fund. Buckner, along with Anthony Bontrager, will now co-lead the fund, which launched last year and focuses on early stage investments. “I’m very excited to be joining WestRiver Group at this stage of the firm’s expansion. The Pacific Northwest fosters vibrant entrepreneurial talent and is an incredible place to build a company,” Buckner said. “WestRiver Group’s Pacific Northwest Fund is well positioned to support our region’s thriving ecosystem.