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University of Washington AI Project Takes Madrona Prize At Industrial Affiliates Day

- Erika Shaffer

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November 15, 2019

Madrona funded iSpot.tv in 2013 based on the idea that TV advertising was ripe for disruption. Social network signals measured impact of the ads, and digital technologies enabled iSpot.tv to report on which shows ran which ads. Within a year, the company narrowed its focus… READ MORE

For all the articles on how to raise funding, timing comes up a lot less often. Yet, the question of when to raise is arguably just as — if not more important — than the question of how.  It is also more of an art than a science. At… READ MORE

October 30, 2019

(Drew on stage in China at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Dayang Group October 2019)

In this episode, Scott sits down with Drew Green, the CEO of Indochino, a made to measure men’s clothier based in Vancouver, BC. Indochino has 50 storefronts where style experts measure and customers… READ MORE

October 15, 2019

The latest Founded and Funded podcast with with Madrona Venture Group’s Tim Porter

Elissa Fink joined Tableau early in the company’s journey as their marketing lead.  Tableau was always a product driven company with an early passionate audience.  Elissa saw this and undertook at the start of her Tableau career… READ MORE

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S. Somasegar
October 10, 2019

We, at Madrona Venture Group, are excited to invest in Clari, a company applying AI to the multi-layered task of revenue operations.

Earlier this summer, we raised the first Madrona Acceleration Fund and Clari is the first investment out of that fund. The fund’s focus is to invest… READ MORE

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October 1, 2019

Seattle is known for marketplaces, Expedia, Amazon, Zillow, Redfin, Rover.

“Building them is REALLY hard.”

If you are looking to build a marketplace based company – you inherently have two sides and two potential customer groups for whom to optimize.  In the latest episode of Madrona’s podcast, Founded and Funded, Mark… READ MORE

September 17, 2019

In this episode of Founded and Funded, Madrona Managing Director, Len Jordan speaks with the founder of DocuSign and Seven Peaks investor, Tom Gonser. DocuSign is a Seattle success story – and Len was an investor during his previous role at Frazier Technology Partners.

DocuSign was founded during a time… READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Experience is a great teacher! This simple truth is one I have long held dear. We gain information, insights and possibly wisdom from both the real experiences we face and their impact on ourselves and others. And, since we all make good and bad choices, there is an endless… READ MORE

August 27, 2019

In this episode of Founded and Funded, Tim Porter, speaks with Oliver Sharp, co-founder of Highspot about the journey of building the company.  They talk about the inspiration behind Highspot (corporate content you need for your job should be as easy to find as a how to YouTube video),… READ MORE

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Hope Cochran
August 27, 2019

Today, we are thrilled to announce leading Tesorio’s $10m Series A funding round. As a career CFO, I am always looking for ways to automate the back office and to apply modern technologies, such as ML/AI and RPA to the office of the CFO. When you are managing… READ MORE