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AUTHORS: Coral Garnick Ducken and Jay Bensal | February 14, 2022

Prototyping is a critical process for early-stage companies. And how you work and with whom you work in the earliest stages of building, when focus is so crucial to the success of your company, can determine whether or not you end up with a viable product. There is no one way to go about this… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Steve Singh and Aseem Datar and Elisa La Cava | February 10, 2022

We are excited to welcome Leaf Logistics to the Madrona family. Logistics is a growing space, and technology has the power to significantly change the industry, improve customer service, and deliver greater efficiency to everyone from retailers to customers to the people behind the wheel. We were so excited to meet Anshu Prasad and Stefan… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: John Torrey | January 24, 2022

I’m sure that when the good people at the Utah Office of Tourism created the State’s “Life Elevated” slogan, they were mindful of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s timeless observation: “life is a journey, not a destination.”  Utah is on an incredible journey of building and innovating.  The home to category creators like Josh James (Domo, Omniture),… LEARN MORE >

Welcome James Phillips!
AUTHOR: S. Somasegar | January 19, 2022

I am pleased to announce that James Phillips is joining the firm as a Strategic Director.  James is a one-of-a-kind unique talent.  He has been a founder building a company from the ground up and he has run massive product driven businesses at scale. Having had the opportunity to work with James for several years… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Tim Porter and | January 11, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome Jon Turow to the Madrona team as an investing Partner!  Jon is joining Madrona from Amazon Web Services, where he spent almost 10 years building products, teams, and businesses with cloud technology. Most recently, Jon led the product teams for AWS Computer Vision AI services including Amazon Textract (AI for… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Hope Cochran | January 7, 2022

Harmful narratives, like “mis” and “dis” information, are an important and growing problem for companies, government and ultimately, society. In recent years, and specifically in 2021, we saw an accelerating trend of digital social media narratives resulting in real life actions. In the wake of recent events and trends like COVID, vaccine hesitancy, and election… LEARN MORE >

January 1, 2022

It is with incredible sorrow and heartbreak that we share the news that Birkan Uzun died December 31st, 2021 as a result of a skiing accident in Oregon.  Losing someone you care deeply about is always hard, but losing Birkan is truly tragic.  Birkan was part of the Madrona family, and while our time with… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Matt McIlwain | December 16, 2021

For over 25 years, Madrona has partnered with exceptional founders and their teams from Day One for the long run.  These partnerships are anchored on shared trust, strong alignment and a commitment to invest time and capital over many years to build great companies. We know from companies like Amazon, Isilon, Smartsheet, Redfin, and Rover… LEARN MORE >




In this episode of Founded and Funded, Madrona Managing Director Matt McIlwain and Partner Aseem Datar sit down with Qumulo CEO Bill Richter to talk about developing meaningful partnerships. Madrona was… LEARN MORE >


In this episode of Founded and Funded, partner Aseem Datar sits down with co-founder of to talk about the power of building tools for developers, the difficulty of integrate AI (SpiceAI… LEARN MORE >


In this week’s Founded and Funded, Madrona Partner, Chris Picardo, sits down with Terray Therapeutics founders (and brothers), Jacob and Eli Berlin as well as Terray’s lead data scientist, Narbe Mardirossian… LEARN MORE >


How do you join a company and lead from the day one? And how do you do that when you come from a completely different work experience than your startup?  Trevor… LEARN MORE >


We are trying something a little different this week.  I sat down with our new Partner, Aseem Datar, to talk to him about his journey to being a venture investor at Madrona. … LEARN MORE >