Our role as venture capitalists
Since 1995, Madrona Venture Group has helped technology entrepreneurs launch and grow world-class companies. The heart and soul of what we do is act as strategic board members and advisors on everything from helping to define business strategy, hiring the best team, to connecting you with the right customers and partners, to advising on key financial decisions and, ultimately, on the IPO and M&A processes. We’ve seen it all and bring decades of experience to the table. You won’t find a more committed group of people working on your behalf.
Our value-added services
In addition to our role as strategic advisors, the entire Madrona team is here to offer specific expertise and advice, giving our companies every advantage possible.
meet our team
We’ve got a PR pro with over 20 years of experience to help you tell your story and introduce you to top reporters that can move your business. We can help with financing announcements, product launches, hiring communications support, and more.
Our recruiting team has deep experience building teams in the tech industry. They can help with everything from executive, non-executive and technical recruiting to writing job descriptions and managing talent searches.
Leveraging our extensive network can help you amplify your story, accelerate your growth and change your company’s trajectory. We get you in front of potential customers and can introduce you to potential partners, board members, advisors and peers.
Our operations team can assist with some of the more time-intensive tasks of building a company, including negotiating lease agreements, obtaining insurance, finding a part-time controller or CFO, and choosing the best accounting and law firm.
Access to resources
We help our companies leverage the experience of other startups. We host numerous events throughout the year, including our annual CEO Summit. We also collect and valuable data such as our annual compensation survey.
A thriving ecosystem
One of the most valuable benefits we offer is a deep network to help founders grow their startups. We’re connected to global technology and consumer companies, world-class educational institutions, and a vibrant entrepreneur and engineering community. Whether it’s executive talent, customers, mentors or connections to fellow founders and CEOs, by partnering with Madrona, entrepreneurs join a network that is unmatched in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
We invest in seed and early stage technology companies
We are proud and humbled to work with some of the brightest and most tenacious founders around. Sound like you? It’s never too early to talk to us about your idea, technology or vision. A seed investment for us can be small, sometimes even just a few hundred thousand dollars at the earliest stage, meaning a founder and an idea. Even if we aren’t the right fit, we may be able to introduce you to someone who is.
Madrona’s mission is to deliver great returns by investing in world-class technology companies. Our investors represent some of the best endowments and foundations in the country, and we are proud to support their missions by delivering great returns. Our relationships with many of these investors span decades. We couldn’t be more proud to help contribute to their good work.
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