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Madrona’s Investment Themes for 2020 and Beyond

- Tim Porter and S. Somasegar

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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… READ 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… READ MORE

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… READ MORE

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… READ 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… READ MORE

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… READ 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… READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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April 20, 2020

(Photo Clockwise, Soma, Tony, Scott and Kevin) 

In this environment, Sales and Go-to-Market (GTM) for enterprise companies has changed, sometimes drastically.  What we do know is that in the work-from-home environment, tight coordination and focus is even more important in selling and GTM.  We spoke with sales leaders representing early,… READ MORE

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… READ MORE