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Hakon Verespej

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Madrona: Hakon came to Madrona as an entrepreneur in late 2012 and ended up becoming a member of our value-added-services team. At Madrona, he works with portfolio companies to help them build their teams, focusing primarily on technical talent.

Community: Aligned with Madrona’s community focus, Hakon is heavily involved in Seattle’s entrepreneurial and tech communities. He frequently organizes events to facilitate learning, sharing of experiences, and strengthening of connections. He’s often found organizing or participating in hackathons, where his passion for technology and startups intertwine.

Previously: Hakon began his career as a software engineer at a network security startup in San Diego called Akonix Systems. He later joined Microsoft to be part of the team that incubated Windows Azure. After Azure became a formal product group within Microsoft, he moved on to another incubation project in Xbox.

Education: Hakon holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.

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