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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

AUTHOR:
Daniel Li
August 10, 2017

Pictured in the Photo – L-R Andrew Allison, CRO; Hope Cochran, Venture Partner Madrona, Daniel Li, Senior Associate; Chris Brownridge, CEO; Tony Chong, CTO

Today we are excited to announce our investment in GawkBox. Over the last few years, we have closely followed the macro trends in live streaming,… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
S. Somasegar
August 3, 2017

It is exciting for me to announce our investment in SmartAssist and to welcome the team to our Madrona family. SmartAssist is applying AI to the business of customer support and is already assisting customers of brands you know including MailChimp and Twilio.

Application development and applications the last… READ MORE

July 31, 2017

Madrona has been celebrating successful IPOs and M&A transactions recently, with several companies we partnered with from the earliest days. In fact, Redfin (RDFN) went public last week and the Placed acquisition by Snapchat closed two weeks ago. These companies combine digitally-driven and physically-driven capabilities to deliver real value… READ MORE

July 23, 2017

There is something very special about being part of the team that builds a company from Day One.  We at Madrona have been both dogged and fortunate in our pursuit of Day One opportunities.  Placed is one of those.  The company’s acquisition by Snap! which closed last week is… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
Tim Porter
June 23, 2017

We first met Diego and Kenny in 2014 after being introduced by our friend Joe Heitzeberg, and immediately knew they were founders we wanted to work with.  Their idea resonated.  The world needed an app store for algorithms.  As all applications become intelligent applications, better ways… READ MORE

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