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Troy Cichos

Administrative Partner

Troy joined Madrona in 1999 and serves as the firm’s administrative partner. In this role, Troy oversees the operations, finance and administration for Madrona and the venture funds under Madrona’s management. “I think the most fascinating aspect of working here is the multitude of individuals and constituencies that we interact with, from entrepreneurs, executives and employees at portfolio companies, to investors, service providers, customers, and other venture capitalists. As a VC you’re effectively creating and nurturing an entire ecosystem from all these moving parts.”

Past lives

Troy was formerly with Deloitte & Touche in Seattle where he served for six years as an associate and then tax manager. He also worked for three years as a manager at ITT Financial.


Troy is a Managing Director of the W Fund and is also on the Advisory Board for the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, which promotes entrepreneurial learning and discovery to students—from undergraduates to PhD candidates—across the University of Washington. In his personal time, Troy enjoys playing golf and playing video games with his daughter. 


Troy received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah. He earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was an editor of the Seattle University Law Review.

“Madrona’s success is driven by its culture, which is not easily defined but is essentially a few dozen smart and extremely dedicated people thinking about how to make our portfolio companies a success and then making it happen.”