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Re:Invent: 2017 Preview & Predictions

- Matt McIlwain

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November 16, 2017

(pictured Madrona team, Hank Levy, Runners Up and Madrona Prize Winners)

Last night, Madrona awarded the 12th Annual Madrona Prize to the team at the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering that is building the LabintheWild platform. Working with assistant professor Katharina… READ MORE

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S. Somasegar
November 15, 2017

This week, Kush Parikh came on board as an EIR (Entrepreneur-In-Residence) at Madrona. We are excited to have him on board.

You might know him as the former CEO of PayByPhone, the app that saves a lot of time for Seattle drivers and those in and many more cities… READ MORE

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Madrona Team
November 1, 2017

Sometimes a community comes together to create something and sometimes its to honor an important member. Both of those things happened this Halloween in an explosion of creativity from the Chambers family as they, their friends and neighbors, built Daigon Alley in their driveway in Ballard, a Seattle neighborhood…. READ MORE

October 25, 2017

Today we are pleased to announce that Ted Kummert is rejoining Madrona as Venture Partner.

Ted spent the last four years at Apptio as EVP of Engineering and Cloud Operations. While at Apptio (NASDAQ:APTI), Ted built a world-class engineering and product team and transformed Apptio’s core platform from a… READ MORE

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October 20, 2017

Next week Matt McIlwain will be awarded the Emerging Director of the Year award from the Puget Sound Business Journal, in partnership with the prestigious National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Northwest chapter.

We congratulate Matt but we are not surprised.

Matt joined Madrona in 2000 and has played an important… READ MORE

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S. Somasegar
October 10, 2017

Today we are announcing our partnership with Microsoft Ventures to launch the Innovate.AI global startup competition. We are thrilled to be working with Microsoft on this project to find the world’s most promising early stage startups tackling unsolved problems, at scale, using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

At Madrona… READ MORE

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Len Jordan
October 9, 2017

L-R Ian Blaine, CSO, Len Jordan, Madrona, Marty Roberts, CEO

A lot has changed in the media world since Bruce Springsteen delivered his eponymous lament “57 Channels and Nothing On” in 1984.  First, there are more than 57 ‘channels’ on cable and satellite TV. Neilsen data from a few years… READ MORE

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As automakers and technology companies begin shipping and operating autonomous vehicles, legislators, regulators, and transportation planners need to examine and consider how autonomous vehicles and other innovations such as car-sharing and ride-sharing can be integrated in large-scale transportation planning.

We published a report last year that… READ MORE

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Hope Cochran
September 19, 2017

Caption L-R: Ed Thomas, Lucinda Stewart, Hope Cochran, Stewart Landefeld at the 2017 opening event for onBoarding Women)

Today Madrona is joining Deloitte, Perkins Coie, and Spencer Stuart in supporting onBoarding Women, an important program to increase the number of women on corporate boards.  This Seattle based, forward-thinking organization started… READ MORE

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Tim Porter
September 14, 2017

At Madrona, we like to invest in the best entrepreneurs in the Pacific NW attacking the biggest technology markets in the world. Beyond this, we love when we find a founding team that understands and is addressing an acute customer pain point in a way that aligns with our… READ MORE