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Linda Lian


Linda joined Madrona in 2016 and works on identifying new investments and supporting the growth of Madrona’s portfolio companies. Linda loves working with passionate entrepreneurs to solve business challenges.  She applies her analytical and creative skills to help entrepreneurs evaluate options and make decisions about the future of their products and services. She is particularly interested in consumerization of enterprise, software-defined infrastructure, security, and new mediums including AR/VR and live media.

Past Lives

Prior to joining Madrona, Linda worked at Lookout Mobile Security in San Francisco.  At Lookout Linda worked in the finance department where she worked across the company disciplines, assessing new business, channel and market opportunities with product groups, owned the corporate operating model and served as the finance liaison to the enterprise sales and sales operations teams. Prior to Lookout, Linda was with Morgan Stanley’s M&A Investment Banking group in New York City where she worked on strategic and sponsor-led transactions across industries such as healthcare and consumer.

Education and Extracurricular

Linda graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard concentrating in History & Literature with a secondary in Economics. Outside of the office, Linda loves backpacking, exploring the west coast on two or four wheels, and getting intensely addicted to, then abruptly abandoning, a variety of crafts such as aquascaping, cultivating carnivorous plants, painting, knitting and dog grooming.  Linda grew up in Seattle and is glad to be back.