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Why Madrona Invested in Accolade

- Matt McIlwain

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Every decade, a set of major forces work together to change the way we think about “applications.” Until now, those changes were principally evolutions of software programming, networked communications and user interactions.

In the mid-1990s, Bill Gates’ famous “The Internet Tidal Wave” letter highlighted the rise of the… READ MORE

The 2016 Data Science Summit just wrapped up in San Francisco and it was bigger and better than ever.  With over 1,300 attendees over two days, the conference combines business and academic leaders in a broad mix of machine learning areas – bringing together the latest in research with… READ MORE

It is exciting and super fun for me to announce our seed investment in Shyft and to welcome the team to our Madrona family.

Shyft serves the huge market of shift workers worldwide – from retail to food service and beyond.  They make it very easy for these hourly… READ MORE

Trying to go to the moon, but today we’re at the top of a tree

You can hardly talk to a technology executive or developer today without talking about artificial intelligence, machine learning, or bots. Madrona recently hosted a conference on ML and AI bringing together some of the biggest… READ MORE

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Len Jordan

I am incredibly excited to be working with Ed and his team at Wrench and today we are announcing an investment in their Series Seed fundraise.  I have known Ed for awhile and we started talking early about his vision and conviction for changing a big market… READ MORE

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S. Somasegar and Daniel Li
June 1, 2016

Today we interact with many intelligent applications like the Google and Bing search engines, Spotify and Netflix media services, and the Amazon shopping experience. The… READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Dan provides interesting guest commentary with Geekwire:  In short, the biggest threat posed by AI is not the advent of autonomous machines, but of human beings losing their autonomy by being driven from the production process. We must confront the potential for serious social unrest, perhaps even… READ MORE

May 17, 2016

Julie was interviewed on some hot topics related to venture, investing, and startups.  One excerpt here is on the topic of what to look for in an investor. She would add “hustle, horsepower, network, experience and savvy!” to her commentary here!

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The Seattle Times 5/11/16 – Chances are the entity managing your favorite smartphone app or Internet service isn’t a person.

Algorithms are setting the price of your airline ticket and hailing your Uber driver. They’re placing the vast majority of stock-market trades.

And we’re only at the beginning of a transition that is… READ MORE

Today at Madrona we are excited to announce our seed investment in Integris, a data risk intelligence solution that enables companies to discover, classify and control how they’re using their customers’ data.  This control enables companies to protect customer data and more easily comply with the complex set of… READ MORE

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