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Madrona has been investing in technology startups
in the Pacific Northwest for 25 years.

“We look to add value to every entrepreneur we meet with. We feel a responsibility to the founder who has taken an hour of their own time to tell their story to help them however we can, through meaningful connections, advice or merely being a sounding board.”

Tim Porter

Managing Director

Our roots are Seed and Series A investments.
We invest Day One for the Long Run.

When companies hit product market fit and are stepping on the accelerator we have been there by their side.

When we invest in new companies at the Acceleration Stage, we bring our industry and customer connections to the table. Whatever the stage of our initial investment, we roll up our sleeves and work with founders to build their companies. And we reserve capital to fund every company through the long term.

How We Help Build

When you are a Madrona portfolio company, we are there in board meetings and in between. We jump in to help with hiring planning, recruiting skills, strategic communications, business development, future fundraising, customer and partner introductions. We strategize with you and help you manage the road to success and through the rough patches that are sure to come. When we invest, you have a trusted board member and the entire Madrona venture growth team of experts on your side.

Innovation and Incubation

We believe in the innovative spirit in our region and support it through investment and working deeply with founders. And we back organizations that help them explore, grow and build.

Sometimes as a founder you want a team around to help you grow, Madrona Venture Labs is there for you. This extension of Madrona has been working for seven years to help founders ideate, test and launch companies. Read their Manifesto about how these startup operators are there to help build. We are always looking for founders with new ideas.

Founders Need Champions

Our region is home to technology, academic and research institutions that are shaping global futures. That is why we work with broad based community organizations to support innovation and diversity of opportunity.

“Seattle is not Seattle without Madrona. They’re the unsung hero. People talk about AWS, Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, but I think Madrona is probably as big, if not bigger.”

Sunny Gupta

Founder and CEO of Apptio

Our Commitment – Our Values

We are committed to our founders and to making Madrona a great place to work. Madrona’s company values reflect how we work with each other and our founders.