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Madrona Appoints Hope Cochran Managing Director

- Tom Alberg, Paul Goodrich, Scott Jacobson, Len Jordan, Matt McIlwain, Tim Porter and S. Somasegar

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From left to right: Troy Cichos, Jennifer Chambers, Tasha Tieu, Ted Kummert. January 2019.

Recognizing the achievements of employees and the expanding footprint of the firm, Madrona today announced a set of changes to the core team that administers and operates the day to day business of the firm.  Additionally,… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
Hope Cochran
January 15, 2019

Hope Cochran and Amy Nelson, Founder and CEO of The Riveter. March 2018.

I am so honored and excited to be expanding my role with the Madrona team. I have long admired Madrona, not only for their sustained excellence in investing in local NW companies, but for their well-earned reputation… READ MORE

At Madrona, we look for exceptional founders attacking big markets.  Today, we are thrilled to announce our Series A investment in Eclypsium, the industry’s first enterprise firmware and hardware security platform. We couldn’t be more excited to lead another investment in a phenomenal Oregon-based team and join forces… READ MORE

November 26, 2018

Four Trends — The Enterprise’s Time has Finally Arrived

Amazon is hosting their 7th Annual re:Invent conference this week with over 50,000 attendees expected. AWS is approaching $30 billion in annual revenue run rate with a growth rate just shy of 50%. Amazon is the market leader… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
S. Somasegar
November 15, 2018

We are excited to announce today our Series A investment in Shyft.

Since investing in Shyft’s seed round nearly two years ago, we have watched Brett Patrontasch (CEO) and team continue to make impressive progress against their goal of reinventing the way hourly workers manage their shifts and the… READ MORE

November 11, 2018

The journey from Day One to building a successful customer base, company and market category is exhilarating! As company building partners, we are honored to work with great entrepreneurial teams every day. One of the most special companies and groups of people we have ever worked with is Apptio…. READ MORE

AUTHOR:
Tim Porter
November 6, 2018

We are thrilled for Heptio’s acquisition by VMware!  This transaction is another resounding reinforcement that Kubernetes has become the de facto standard for infrastructure across clouds.  It is also a tremendous validation of Heptio’s team, vision and execution.

Deciding “when to sell” is one of the toughest decisions faced by… READ MORE

November 2, 2018

Tim Porter, Madrona, and Hank Levy, Allen School,  bracket the winners of the Madrona Prize and Runners Up

Again this year, it was a fun and inspiring night at UW Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.  Every year we look forward to the day of presentations and then… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
S. Somasegar
October 23, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Terry Myerson is joining Madrona as a Venture Partner. Terry has a broad set of technical and business leadership experiences and has been a successful entrepreneur. His insights both at a technical and a business level combined with his penchant for action is… READ MORE

AUTHOR:
Tom Alberg
October 15, 2018

Paul Allen is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft which alone is an incredibly important contribution to the world and how we live our lives now.  But he continued to work and arguably put in an entire life’s work after leaving his day to day role at Microsoft. … READ MORE