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May 1, 2019

Today we are introducing a new Madrona fund, the $100 million Madrona Acceleration Fund. This new fund expands our ability to work with entrepreneurs around the country as their companies move from product-market fit to accelerating business growth.

Over nearly 25 years, Madrona’s main passion has been working with exceptional… READ MORE

April 11, 2019

Managing Director, Tom Alberg, announced today that after 23 years on the board of Amazon.com he intends to step down in May of 2019.  Alberg first invested in Amazon.com in the company’s Series A financing in 1995 and is the longest serving member of the board after CEO and… READ MORE

April 10, 2019

First it was Azure stack, then came AWS/VMWare with AWS Outpost and now there is Google Anthos.  Google announced general availability of its Anthos Cloud Services Platform at Google Next this week.  Anthos has many elements but the telling one is that it lets you run Google Cloud on-premise… READ MORE

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March 22, 2019
(Photo credit: Andrea Starr/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Derek Kilmer, Tom Alberg)

At Madrona, we are investigating the potential for quantum startups, taking quantum dives with Craig Mundie and spending off-sites delving into the state of the technology with expert researchers.  We are excited about this area and are continuing… READ MORE

March 15, 2019

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Last week, Create33 hosted a panel for startups on The Board of Directors – how to manage, form, and think about them in the company building process.  Len Jordan, managing director at Madrona, Forest Key, founder and CEO of… READ MORE

March 14, 2019

Pictured l-r S. Somasegar, Ted Kummert, Chris Picardo, Barry Wark (seated) Winston Brasor

We are excited to announce today our investment in Ovation.io, a company that is building the next-generation suite of cloud-based clinical informatics tools for the genomic and molecular testing industry…. READ MORE

March 12, 2019

The Pacific Northwest is a major hub of tech innovation.  It is also a hub for life sciences research, biotech and healthcare innovation.  The past several years have brought increasing convergence of these disciplines, most notably the nexus of life science, computer science and data science.  This combination has… READ MORE

March 7, 2019

We are excited to announce today our investment in Knock, a company that is building a modern marketing cloud for the multifamily property market. The company was founded by Tom Petry and Demetri Themelis, Seattle natives and University of Washington graduates who moved to New York… READ MORE

March 6, 2019

This is the fourth and last deep dive into the technology investment themes we outlined earlier this year that we will delve into in 2019 and beyond.

Twenty-five years after the launch of Amazon.com, e-commerce represents about 10% of all retail sales. From zero to ten percent… READ MORE

February 22, 2019

This is the third in our series of four deep dives into our technology based investing themes – outlined in January. 

Computers, and the ways in which we interact with them, have come a long way. Pre-1984, the only way to navigate a computer was by using… READ MORE

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