Our Investment in Shyft – Transforming the Lives of Hourly Shift Workers
- Soma Somasegar
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
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
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
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
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!
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
Inc.com – Seattle is the world’s cloud capital — and not just because of its overcast winter weather. During a panel at this month’s iCONIC event in Seattle, Julie Sandler, principal at Madrona Venture Group, said that the area was the world’s cloud capital, with two of the industry’s… READ MORE
Over the last 10 years, I had been doing — or should I say dabbling in — angel investing. With time and some hard knocks, I ended up with a simple philosophy.
If I liked the founder(s) and thought they had the execution capability and they wanted me to invest,… READ MORE