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It’s Been an Incredible Experience – 23 years on the Amazon Board

- Erika Shaffer

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February 13, 2019

Today, we are thrilled to announce our Series A investment in Polly, a company we believe is going to significantly impact how enterprises get work done and measure success.  We led this $7 million round and were joined with the existing seed investors Amplify Partners, Fathom… READ MORE

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S.Somaseger and Daniel Li
February 12, 2019

Intelligent Applications have been and continue to be a focus of our investing.  These apps sit on top of the infrastructure a company chooses, the data they collect and curate, the machine learning they apply to the data and the continuous learning system they build.  In this deep dive we… READ MORE

February 6, 2019

Enterprise infrastructure has been one of the foundational investment themes here at Madrona since the inception of the firm. From the likes of Isilon to Qumulo, Igneous, Tier 3, and to READ MORE

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Madrona
January 24, 2019

2018 was a busy year for Madrona and our portfolio companies. We raised our latest $300 million Fund VII, and we made 45 investments totaling ~$130 million.  We also had several successful up-rounds and company exits with a combined increase of over $800 million in fund value and over… READ MORE

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

Madrona Managing Directors, from left to right: Tom Alberg, S. Somasegar, Scott Jacobson, Matt McIlwain, Tim Porter, Hope Cochran, Len Jordan (missing from photo: Paul Goodrich). January 2019.

We are excited to announce today that Hope Cochran is our newest Managing Director.  We have worked with Hope in her role… 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

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