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Madrona Celebrates 25 Years!

- Alison McCulloch

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November 13, 2020

Last year (yes really!) and this year we had discussions with people who know Madrona well, founders, early team members, and people like Ed Lazowska & Hank Levy from the Allen School at the University of Washington, Steve Yentzer from DLA… READ MORE

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November 11, 2020

Natural Language Processing is having a major moment. NLP enables machines to analyze, understand and manipulate language. It is undergoing a rapid and transformational shift, powered by forms of deep learning.

Led largely by a new generation of pre-trained transformer models, innovators are unlocking NLP use-cases and entirely new applications… READ MORE

October 5, 2020

Cyber security is no longer a “nice to have,” it is table stakes. Today, we are excited to announce our investment in Strike Graph. Strike Graph is building an intelligent platform to help B2B companies manage the difficult challenge of setting up their cyber security controls and then… READ MORE

September 23, 2020

At Madrona, we love partnering with founders from their very early days of idea formation and for the long run. Now that WhyLabs emerged from stealth, we are thrilled to announce that we led the $4 million Series Seed investment in WhyLabs, the AI observability platform for massive… READ MORE

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S. Somasegar
September 18, 2020

Sometimes you find a team and a technology that is just poised to take off.  Snowflake was at that point when we invested in Snowflake in the very early part of 2017.  Snowflake did not look like other companies we had invested in up to that time – it… READ MORE

September 2, 2020

On this week’s Founded and Funded, we talk to the founders of Sila, Shamir Karkal and Angela Angelovska-Wilson.  Managing director, Hope Cochran, talks about why she invested, and the founders share their story of how they came to unite to build Sila.  Sila offers banking as a service to… READ MORE

September 1, 2020

In Seattle, we love our coffee. And as much as Seattle is the land of Starbucks, it is also home to some amazing craft coffee roasters. Caffe Vita, a short walk from the Madrona offices, is one of my favorites. The craft coffee movement, much like movements we… READ MORE

August 26, 2020

The secular shift from physical to digital commerce was well underway before the global pandemic.  What we have seen in the past six months is an acceleration of this trend which is further blurring an already blurred line between the two.

When retail stores were forced to close, brands like… READ MORE

August 13, 2020

From working with our 90+ portfolio companies and their customers, as well as from frequent conversations with enterprise leaders, we have observed a set of software services emerge and evolve to become best practice for revenue teams. This set of services – call it the “revenue stack” – is… READ MORE

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S. Somasegar and Daniel Li
August 11, 2020

Today we are excited to announce our investment in Coda.

Recently, we wrote some blog posts about our core investment themes. Specifically, two of the themes relating to Coda are the Future of Work, Workforce and Workplace as well as Low code/No Code development platforms.

There are several… READ MORE