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August 20, 2019

Our second episode of the Founded and Funded podcast features the founder and CEO of Amperity. Amperity works with brands like Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, MGM Resorts, Gap, Planet Fitness, and Brooks Running to help them understand their customers. The company launched in fall of 2017 and from the beginning… READ MORE

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August 13, 2019

Gaming is a massive, often overlooked market, which has been popping up in headlines, and has a sizable presence in greater Seattle.

To put the magnitude of games in perspective, the highest grossing movie of all time is Avengers: Endgame, which generated ~$2.8 billion of revenue. The popular Grand Theft… READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Teamwork is what enables startups to survive to be successful companies. Building a team takes all kinds of people, coaches, players, business experts and investors. Today Terry Myerson  and S. Somasegar from Madrona and many others including Satya Nadella, Russell Wilson, Ciara, Ben Haggerty (Macklemore), Amy Hood and others… READ MORE

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August 5, 2019

Our first podcast is live – Hope Cochran shares her stories of startup life  – mistakes made and lessons learned in conversation with Principal, Daniel Li.  It was a great conversation and we hope you like it! You can also find this in iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud with… READ MORE

August 4, 2019

Today we are launching a podcast.  We looked around at the offerings for startups in Seattle and felt there was room for experienced entrepreneurs to share their moments of truth – where they made mistakes and figured it out, a turning point in the business, their “ah ha” moment,… READ MORE

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July 18, 2019

Today, Lexion announced a $4.2 million Series Seed funding round led by Madrona, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

The business world is filled with and ruled by an ever-increasing mix of complex documents that need to be constantly managed – from customer and vendor contracts to insurance agreements… READ MORE

May 14, 2019

I’m excited to welcome SeekOut to our portfolio. SeekOut is a game-changing solution for recruiters and hiring managers to identify and connect with high performers who have a demonstrated track record of solving problems that are relevant to their needs.

In our capacity as the Talent Team at Madrona,… READ MORE

May 1, 2019

Today we are introducing a new Madrona fund, the $100 million Madrona Acceleration Fund. This new fund expands our ability to work with entrepreneurs around the country as their companies move from product-market fit to accelerating business growth.

Over nearly 25 years, Madrona’s main passion has been working with exceptional… READ MORE

April 11, 2019

Managing Director, Tom Alberg, announced today that after 23 years on the board of Amazon.com he intends to step down in May of 2019.  Alberg first invested in Amazon.com in the company’s Series A financing in 1995 and is the longest serving member of the board after CEO and… READ MORE

April 10, 2019

First it was Azure stack, then came AWS/VMWare with AWS Outpost and now there is Google Anthos.  Google announced general availability of its Anthos Cloud Services Platform at Google Next this week.  Anthos has many elements but the telling one is that it lets you run Google Cloud on-premise… READ MORE