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Re:Invent: 2017 Preview & Predictions

- Matt McIlwain

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AUTHOR:
Len Jordan

I am incredibly excited to be working with Ed and his team at Wrench and today we are announcing an investment in their Series Seed fundraise.  I have known Ed for awhile and we started talking early about his vision and conviction for changing a big market… READ MORE

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S. Somasegar and Daniel Li
June 1, 2016

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

May 25, 2016

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

May 17, 2016

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!

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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

April 22, 2016

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

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AUTHOR:
S. Somasegar
March 16, 2016

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

AUTHOR:
Erika Shafer
February 25, 2016

The following is an excerpt from a memo that Madrona shared with our investors as we plan for the year ahead and provides guidance to venture backed companies about what they should expect from their investors, especially with current market conditions.  

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AUTHOR:
Daniel Li
February 23, 2016

From a 2011 spinoff of Justin.tv to a $1 billion acquisition by Amazon in 2014, Twitch has taken over eSports viewing and led the growth of the broader live-streaming market. At the time of the acquisition, many people outside of gaming and media had never heard of Twitch and… READ MORE