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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

AUTHORS:
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

August 6, 2020

We have been writing about the Intelligent App Application Stack for over five years – which means we’ve been investing it in for even longer.  And that has not changed in 2020.  We continue to believe that applications will be intelligent.  What has changed over that time is both… READ MORE

July 24, 2020

(Dr. Graham Hughes and Harjinder Sandhu of Saykara)

On the newest Founded and Funded podcast, join Madrona managing director, Tim Porter, as he sits down with Founder, Harjinder Sandhu, and President, Dr. Graham Hughes of Saykara to discuss the future of AI in the healthcare provider’s domain. Saykara is… READ MORE

July 16, 2020

After we wrote  this in depth post – we talked with Coda founder Shishir Mehrotra about the Future of Work and  he had some great insights.  So we did a podcast.  We embedded it at the bottom but you can also find it anywhere you get podcasts. Season 3,… READ MORE

July 14, 2020

This is the third in our series describing our investment themes for 2020 and beyond.

Software is eating the world, but today, most organizations have a limit on how quickly they can build software. While teams want to automate processes, get insights from their data, and build better solutions to… READ MORE