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Paul Goodrich
Paul Goodrich

Managing Director
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"Victor Hugo once said that 'more powerful than all the armies of the world, is an idea whose time has come.’ Anyone who has been fortunate enough to be struck by what they believe is a game-changing, novel idea knows that power. What interests me most about the start-up process is working with entrepreneurs possessed by an idea and helping them channel that idea into a huge commercial success.”

Managing director Paul Goodrich believes in the power of ideas. And he works hard to help entrepreneurs make something of them. This manifests in a strong focus on early hiring decisions, when each hire can have a huge effect (positive or negative) on the success of the enterprise. And it comes through when listening to Paul talk about the challenges in making the correct judgment on when to be more or less “hands on” in the management of the start-up. “It’s a balancing act, but everything we do in this regard, we do to help the company get or remain on the right track.”

At Madrona: Paul is a director for AllTreatment, JintronixRedfin, ResolutionTube, and Z2.  

Past lives: Prior to co-founding Madrona Investment Group in 1995, Paul was a Partner at the Seattle law firm of Perkins Coie, a co-founder of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates and a general partner in the Environmental Venture Fund, a Chicago-based venture capital fund formed in 1987.

Extracurricular: Paul is an advisor to Consumer Resource Publishing, LLC, an online publisher of health-related directories, including www.bestdentistguide.com.

“I love to travel with my wife and four children. I like reading (mostly history), doing online photo albums, playing poker with friends and competing in triathlons.”

Education: Paul is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Utah Law School.

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Paul Goodrich
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