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Chris Picardo

Senior Associate

Chris joined Madrona in 2017. As part of the investment team, Chris is focused on identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities and supporting the growth and strategy of current portfolio companies. Chris is especially interested in intelligent applications, e-commerce, digital to physical commerce, and ML/AI in vertical markets.

Past Lives

Prior to joining Madrona, Chris led finance, business intelligence, and strategy for Rockets of Awesome, a kids’ clothing subscription box company focused on personalization at scale. At Rockets, Chris led several rounds of fundraising and helped oversee significant growth in the first 18 months of operations. Chris was also on the investment team at Invus where he focused on consumer deals and supporting the earliest stage portfolio companies.

Chris started his career in Seattle as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Chris worked on engagements across industries and functions but focused largely on digital user experience and customer journeys, enterprise software strategy and long term planning, and consumer product cost and design.

Education and Extracurricular

Chris graduated cum laude from Williams College with majors in Mathematics (honors) and English. At Williams, Chris wrote a statistics thesis examining time dependent model based clustering methods by looking at pitching data from Major League Baseball. Chris was also a member of the varsity swim team for four years.

Chris is an avid golfer and will play in any weather. He also enjoys tennis, skiing, and jazz saxophone and is a die hard Seattle sports fan.