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Hope Cochran

Venture Partner

Hope joined Madrona in 2017 following a career as entrepreneur, board member and CFO of public and private companies.  As Venture Partner, Hope will help identify new investments, provide strategic and operational advice to Madrona portfolio companies, and foster corporate and strategic business development relationships with larger companies and investors.

Hope was most recently the CFO of King Digital, the creator of Candy Crush and other successful mobile games, where she helped the company manage explosive employee and revenue growth, guided the company’s IPO and successfully completed a $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision in early 2016. Prior to King Digital, Hope was CFO at Clearwire, a telecom company that navigated the complicated world of spectrum, partnerships and competition as the modern wireless industry took shape.  While at Clearwire she brought the company through $12 billion of capital raises including an IPO, secondary offering, multiple debt offerings and strategic investments from large public companies.

Hope started her career as an entrepreneur and founder of SkillsVillage.  A company she grew to 200 employees and $10 million in revenue.  Acquired by Peoplesoft and folded into their larger platform, SkillsVillage created a system for companies to easily manage contract labor. Hope also serves on the boards of MongoDB and Hasbro.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Among other honors, Hope has been named one of Fortune’s top 10 Women in Gaming, Puget Sound CFO of the Year for Public Companies, received a Top 50 Global Telecom CFO award from Global Telecom Business and has been awarded an Excellence in Finance Award from European-based Digital Masters.

EXTRACURRICULAR

Hope is an avid supporter of Young Life and the arts.  She is also a board member of Hasbro, Inc., MongoDB, and New Relic.  In addition, when not in the office, she can be found chasing her 3 children around or pursuing other outdoor activities.

EDUCATION

Hope holds a BA in Economics and Music from Stanford University.

“Madrona has continuously inspired and supported entrepreneurs throughout the NW community.  They have insight into the trends driving technology and a vision for the future – and the ability to find fantastic talent that brings it all together.  I am honored to be a part of this talented team to help propel innovation throughout the technology community.”