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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

AUTHOR:
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

AUTHOR:
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

September 13, 2017

Photo caption l-r  Tom Alberg, Glenn Kelman, CEO, Redfin, Heather Redman, Founder, Flying Fish Partners, Jeff Sinclair, Co-Founder and CEO, EventBase,  Scott Jacobson, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group, Alexandre Guertin, Associate, Kensington Capital Partners

The second annual Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference just concluded and the conference continues to spur… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
Tim Porter
September 12, 2017

Today, Madrona is very pleased to announce that we are leading the new $25M Series B round in Heptio, partnering with existing investor Accel Partners and new investor Lightspeed Venture Partners.  Heptio is another example of a “Day One” investment for Madrona.  In November of 2016, we… READ MORE

September 7, 2017

(Jason LeeKeenan and Russell Wilson of TraceMe)

At Madrona we meet many outstanding entrepreneurs and innovators. Sometimes we meet them when they are starting a company, like Sujal Patel from Isilon or Jesse Rothstein from Extrahop. Other times, like Aaron Easterly from Rover or David Shim from Placed, we got… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
Mike Fridgen
August 31, 2017

Bringing innovation to the $18B sports apparel market

After a year in development at Madrona Labs, our fifth company, Rep the Squad, launched yesterday. The response was enthusiastic (ESPN, USA Today, Geekwire) – as the company aims to power sports passion throughout the country and build community… READ MORE

August 22, 2017

It was the spring of 2006.  Professor Hank Levy, incoming Chair of the University of Washington Computer Science Department (now the Paul G. Allen School) and I were catching up.  Hank and I had previously worked together on a successful start-up that he and his grad students co-founded… READ MORE

August 14, 2017

As the cloud increases its footprint in the enterprise, and ‘cloud native’ (aka serverless) development scales up, Madrona is continuing to uncover opportunities that make it easier to innovate and work in this new environment. Today we are proud to announce our seed investment in IOpipe. We co-… READ MORE

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