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January 31, 2020

Wow I just listened to this episode with Mikaela Kiner, the founder of Reverb and the author of the new book, Female Firebrands and it’s wide ranging and inspiring.  We hear the story of how Mikaela left her corporate career to strike out on her own and ended up… READ MORE

January 16, 2020

(Kenny Daniel and Diego Oppenheimer)

Tim Porter opens Season Two of Founded and Funded, with Algorithmia’s founders, Kenny Daniel and Diego Oppenheimer.  This duo started Algorithmia in 2014 and teamed up with Madrona, working out of our office for a while as they got off the ground.  The team has… READ MORE

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January 15, 2020

With the start of the new decade, I started life as a venture capitalist – with Madrona Venture Group. A venture firm that has steadfastly invested in entrepreneurs and businesses from Day One for the Long Run.

I have been an entrepreneur for the majority of my career. Being an… READ MORE

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January 15, 2020

(founding team – David, Joe, Ravs, Dave)

Today, we are excited to announce our investment in Uplevel, whose mission is to empower software engineering teams to do their best work. The company announced $7.5M in seed funding from Madrona, Norwest Venture Partners and Voyager Capital.

Engineering productivity has become a… READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Madrona is approaching our 25th Anniversary as a firm committed to seed stage investing in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 25 years we have made 155 seed stage investments (on average 6 per year), from Amazon in 1995 to OctoML in late 2019. In… READ MORE

January 6, 2020

Today, we’re excited to announce that Madrona has led the $16M Series A investment in TwinStrand Biosciences, a Seattle genomics company with the potential to profoundly impact all of us. TwinStrand’s technology will help detect cancer earlier when it can be most… READ MORE

November 21, 2019

Photo: CoAI team, Joseph Janizek and Gabriel Erion with Tim Porter at the Allen School

Madrona awarded the 14th Annual Madrona Prize to the CoAI team at the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. CoAI: Cost Aware Artificial Intelligence for Health Care applies… READ MORE

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