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Terry Myerson

Venture Partner

Terry Myerson joined Madrona in 2018 after a long and illustrious career at Microsoft. As Venture Partner, Terry works with Madrona portfolio companies at the earliest stages of innovation and with later stage companies as they build to scale. He also puts his years of product management to work as he helps evaluate new investments for the firm.

Previously, Terry was a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Microsoft, leading the development of Windows, Surface, and Xbox. During his 21-year career at Microsoft, Terry also led the development of Microsoft Exchange, during which time it became the world’s most popular business communications system and the foundation for today’s Office 365.

Prior to his Microsoft career, Terry founded Intersé, one of the first web software companies, which Microsoft acquired in 1997. He graduated Duke University and is now a member of the Duke Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors, which provides advice and counsel in long-range planning and academic programs.

Terry is active on both ends of the investing and company building spectrum. He is also currently an Operating Executive at the Carlyle Group, the world’s largest private equity fund, where he works with portfolio companies on the design and execution of their technology strategies.

Extracurricular

Terry also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Seattle Foundation, which is dedicated to making the greater Seattle area a stronger and more vibrant community for all. Terry lives in the Seattle area with his wife, three children and their golden retriever. He enjoys competing in triathlons and is an avid Seattle Sounders and Seattle Seahawks fan.