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Elise Hebb

Director of Investor Relations
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“So many people go through their life wanting something, but are too scared to take the risk required to pursue that aspiration. Entrepreneurs are the exact opposite. They will quit their often well-paying jobs, max the credit cards and stay up for weeks straight to develop an idea into a company that will change the way we live our lives. There often aren’t parachutes or safety nets, but they do it anyway. It’s inspiring to work with these people every day.”

Elise Hebb joined Madrona in 2007 as director of investor relations. “When I was managing the venture capital portfolio for the University of Washington endowment, I invested in 15 venture capital firms and looked at hundreds of others. While there is no absolute formula you can look at that will tell which firms will be successful and which won’t, you begin to start recognizing certain patterns and behaviors that are similar across many of the best firms in the country. Madrona has all of those characteristics.”

Past lives: Prior to joining Madrona, Elise managed the private equity portfolio for the University of Washington endowment from 2002 to 2006. She also served as CFO of Emerald Hill Capital Partners, a private equity fund of funds. “Helping manage the assets of the University of Washington was one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had. My mission was tangible and I was proud that the value I brought to the portfolio benefited the student body that I was once a part of. I am proud to say that Madrona’s success stories benefit more than the technology company and its employees, more than the Pacific Northwest technology ecosystem, and more than Madrona. Our success stories also benefit endowments and foundations that make this world a better place to live.”

Education: Elise earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from the University of Washington.

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