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Julie Sandler
Julie Sandler

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Today: Julie joined in Madrona in 2011 and is a Principal on the investment team. Julie pursues new investment opportunities for Madrona, and is actively involved in Madrona’s portfolio companies and the firm’s activity in the startup community. She led Madrona's investment in Julep, and is also a board observer for several of Madrona’s portfolio companies, including buuteeq, Evocalize, Jintronix, Maxpoint, Rover.com, and SNUPI Technologies. She launched the Seattle Entrepreneurial Women’s Network (SEWN), an informal forum for women entrepreneurs, startuppers, and aspiring entrepreneurs to connect in the Greater Seattle area. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington where she teaches a course on Entrepreneurship at the Foster School of Business.

Past lives: Prior to joining Madrona, Julie was a senior product manager at Amazon on the Kindle team, where she managed digital marketing and traffic channels for Kindle’s ebook business, both in the US and internationally. She also led the definition, design, and technical implementation of new products for the Kindle Content shopping experience. Earlier in her career, Julie worked at Accenture, where she spent several years in product management within Microsoft’s SMSG Solutions Delivery group. At Microsoft, she launched the worldwide Disaster Response initiative for Microsoft Volume Licensing, and led the international rollout of order-to-invoice operations for Microsoft Mediaroom (formerly “IPTV”). While pursuing her MBA, Julie worked in product management and business development at TeachStreet, a Madrona portfolio company (acquired by Amazon in February 2012).

Extracurricular: Julie serves on the board of directors of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN), and as a mentor for TechStars. She also serves on the board of trustees of the Seattle Repertory Theatre. She is an avid photographer, musical theatre aficionada, and Seattle waterfront runner.

Education: Julie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with honors, with distinction, and with both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She also received an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.



 
Managing Directors
Tom Alberg
Paul Goodrich
Greg Gottesman
Scott Jacobson
Len Jordan
Matt McIlwain
Tim Porter

Investment Professionals
John Carpenter
George Huang
Tommy McMahon
David Rosenthal
Julie Sandler

Venture Partners
Oren Etzioni
Dan Weld

Operations & Administration
Hakon Verespej
Robin Andrulevich
Jennifer Chambers
Troy Cichos
Elise Hebb
Erika Shaffer

Strategic Directors
Jack Creighton
Gerald Grinstein
William D. Ruckelshaus

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