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Working Geek: Madrona’s Growth Guru Ryan Metzger Uses Data to Stay Organized at Work and at Home

- Geekwire by Monica Nickelsburg

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Today we are announcing our investment in Snowflake. Snowflake is a cloud native data warehouse. Data warehouses have been used for years to store and analyze, not surprisingly, huge amounts of data. Over the past 5-10 years with the explosion of data and the rise of analytics & insights… READ MORE

March 20, 2017

Today we are announcing two new team members at Madrona. Alice Ryder is our new head of Investor Relations and Business Development and Maria Karaivanova is joining as a Principal. Each of them brings a wealth of experience to the firm that will translate directly to helping… READ MORE

March 14, 2017

Every year in March, Madrona wraps up what happened in 2016 and we sit down with our investors to talk about our business – the business of finding and growing the next big Seattle companies. First and foremost, our strategy is to back the best entrepreneurs in the Pacific… READ MORE

We received our first market-ready VR headset at Madrona almost one year ago now, and since then, we have done VR (Vive and Rift) and AR (HoloLens) demos for over 100 people who have stopped by our office to check out the next big computing platform. We have done… READ MORE

February 23, 2017


Only five years ago, the autonomous vehicle future seemed like a distant vision.
This year at CES, the “frenzy” over autonomous vehicles stole the show with dozens of live demos, partnerships, and product announcements. In fact, 13 of the world’s 14 largest automakers have announced plans to bring… READ MORE

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Ryan Metzger
February 17, 2017

Through my role at Madrona Venture Group advising startups on growth, I meet a lot of marketers using Facebook to acquire and engage with customers. It’s a powerful platform. Unfortunately, many companies are falling short of their goals and are left frustrated with what they see as unrealized potential.

Recently I… READ MORE

February 2, 2017

Suplari, which announced their $3.1 million funding round today, is our newest investment in an area we helped define – Intelligent Applications. Intelligent Apps combine data and machine learning to provide real-time, actionable insight into business and consumer applications. Going back 4-5 years, we were investing in more horizontal… READ MORE

February 2, 2017

Photo  – The Xnor.ai Team

Today we announced our funding of Xnor.ai. We are excited to be working with Ali Farhadi, Mohammad Rastegari and their team on this new company. We are also looking forward to working with Paul Allen’s team at the Allen Institute for AI and… READ MORE

January 27, 2017

(Photo:L-R, Rt. Hon Greg Hands, MP; Liam Maxwell, UK National Tech Advisor; Hope Cochran, Venture Partner, Madrona Venture Group; Rex Hughes, Advisor to Madrona ) 

This week, Madrona hosted the Right Honorable Greg Hands, MP the UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment to talk about the future… READ MORE

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January 12, 2017

At Madrona we are regularly encouraging our portfolio companies to hire and develop talented people. As organizations grow and change, including our own, it is important to continually be assessing your talent needs and promoting and adding team members. As we embark on a new year of innovation, invention… READ MORE

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