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AUTHORS: Anu Sharma and Sudip Chakrabarti and Tim Porter | July 10, 2020

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates, The Road Ahead Just over a year ago, we wrote about how enterprise infrastructure was being reimagined and remade, driven by the… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Tim Porter and S. Somasegar | July 7, 2020

Over these last months of quarantine, we at Madrona have remained very busy, first and foremost working with our portfolio companies to help them navigate the economic turmoil of a global pandemic.  Second, but also importantly, we have continued to invest, adding eight new companies to our portfolio since quarantine began in March (Fauna, VNDLY,… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: S. Somasegar | July 1, 2020

Today we are announcing our investment in Fauna. We believe that the next generation of applications will be serverless. Those applications can be completely new, “greenfield” applications – like a dynamic Jamstack web application, or they can be new functionality that is added to an existing application or service but leverages a rich mobile or… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Tim Porter | June 18, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Anu Sharma to the investment team at Madrona. Anu brings to our firm the rare combination of leading cutting-edge products and scaling new services at Amazon Web Services, co-founding her own startup, working as a venture capitalist, and writing code for enterprise products as a developer. I had the pleasure… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Len Jordan and Sudip Chakrabarti | June 10, 2020

Today, we are thrilled to announce a $4.5 million seed financing in Zeitworks, a company incubated at Madrona Venture Labs, that is automating process discovery, mapping and measurement. We are also excited to partner again with Ryan Windham – who previously was the CEO of Cedexis in our portfolio – and welcome our new co-investors… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Matt McIlwain | May 20, 2020

(Sujal Patel and Parag Mallick, co-founders of Nautilus) The code of life, biology and chemistry, have been constantly evolving for millions of years. The code of computing has functioned for less than 100 years. Today, those domains are coming together to transform the ways we understand and improve life and health. The biological and chemical… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: S. Somasegar | May 17, 2020

We, at Madrona Venture Group, are excited to announce our investment in GO1, a company that is focused on making learning easy. GO1 has been quietly establishing their platform in a LMS (Learning Management System) agnostic way for corporations, educational institutions and continuing education organizations to reach their users with the content they need. When… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: S. Somasegar and Ishani Ummat | May 14, 2020

When Madrona Venture Group was founded in 1995, it did not start by raising a venture capital fund right away. In the early days, Madrona invested with funds solely from the four founders: Tom Alberg, Paul Goodrich, Gerald Grinstein and William Ruckelshaus. It was a “super” angel group, so to speak. One of those early… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Steve Singh | May 5, 2020

Over the past few years and the next few years, we will see the formation of the next generation of enterprise application companies, companies applying intelligence to their applications.  Over the subsequent decade those companies will replace legacy companies such as SAP, Oracle, NetSuite [part of Oracle] and Salesforce. This will happen for a simple… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Erika Shaffer | April 29, 2020

As businesses across the nation start thinking about the new normal and how to bring people back to work and back to the office, Madrona launched, in partnership with the Bellevue and Seattle Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce as well as the greater venture network in the region, a Back to Work Toolkit. Created through hours… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Hope Cochran and Chris Picardo | April 8, 2020

Photo – Hope Cochran and Shamir Karkal, Founder and CEO of Sila We are excited to announce our investment in Sila.  Sila is taking on the challenging world of fintech infrastructure and building a platform to allow fintech developers to launch and scale their companies. We were joined in the Seed Round by our co-lead,… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Shannon Anderson | April 5, 2020

Plan C Is a Silver Lining in Cloud City A few months ago we all had a pretty good Plan A, and those of us feeling extra clever had a good Plan B in our collective back pockets. And then COVID-19 hit. Things are crazy right now for companies and all the good people that… LEARN MORE >