News & Views

 

featured

Announcing New Fund of $300 million for Technology Founders and Entrepreneurs

- Erika Shaffer

More views
AUTHOR:
Mike Fridgen
February 26, 2018

Pictured in photo:  Spruce Up + Madrona Venture Labs Team

At Madrona Venture Labs we know it’s all about the founders and we could not be more confident in Spruce Up co-founders Mia Lewin CEO and Mike Dierken CTO. Today, they announced $1.5M in funding from backers known… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
Tim Porter
February 15, 2018

We are very excited to welcome Shannon to the Madrona team today as Director of Talent. The talent and recruiting role is crucial for startups and Shannon will supercharge Madrona’s recruiting efforts to help our companies find the right people to scale their businesses quickly.
Shannon will lead Madrona’s… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
Tim Porter
February 15, 2018

Veteran Tech Talent Executive Shannon Anderson Joins as Director of Talent, Luis Ceze, a leader in computer systems architecture, machine learning, and DNA data storage joins as Venture Partner; Daniel Li is promoted to Principal

We are so excited to announce today some great additions to the Madrona Team. Each… READ MORE

January 31, 2018

L-R Abhishek Suthan, Maria Karaivanova, Dylan Zwick,  – not pictured – Akansha Mehta

Today we are very excited to announce our investment in Pulse Labs, a startup that is helping designers and developers understand how real people interact with their voice applications – and how to leverage this understanding to… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
S. Somasegar
January 25, 2018

Early last year, we invested in Snowflake, which is quickly becoming the leader for data warehousing in the cloud. Now, less than a year later they have raised a substantial round of $263M that underscores their phenomenal success in building a solution that speaks to a real business… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
S. Somasegar
January 24, 2018

Ever since the advent of virtualization technology in the early 2000s, software has become increasingly abstracted from its underlying hardware. The ability to “write once, run anywhere” has led to the runaway success of technologies like containers, which package software in a format that can run in isolation on… READ MORE

November 28, 2017

AWS is another year older, bigger and more diverse and so will be the 6th Annual Re:Invent conference. Over 40,000 attendees are expected to attend the event reflecting the success of AWS and the cloud movement that the company kick-started. If AWS was a standalone company, it would be… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
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

AUTHOR:
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

AUTHOR:
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