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Daniel Li


Dan is a Partner at Madrona Venture Group and works on identifying new investments and supporting the growth of Madrona’s portfolio companies. He is also actively engaged in the firm’s activities in the Seattle community through organizations such as the Pacific Science Center, Challenge Seattle, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Dan loves meeting entrepreneurs with unique insights about markets and problems that have been discovered through personal experience, customer feedback, and data. His current investment focus areas include next-gen productivity tools, intelligent applications, and online communities.

Dan publishes a popular weekly newsletter and podcast, The DL, about the Pacific Northwest tech, startup, and investing community. He is also a frequent contributor to publications such as TechCrunch and VentureBeat.

Past Lives

Prior to joining Madrona, Daniel worked at the Boston Consulting Group. At BCG, Daniel worked on a variety of strategy and operations projects, ranging from developing go-to-market strategies for cloud platforms to deploying new technology systems to improve the quality and speed of insurance claims processing.

Education and Extracurricular

Daniel graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Finance, Psychology, and International Studies. Outside of the office, Daniel loves trying new restaurants, playing board games with friends, and trying to stay fit with P90X. He is also an indie game developer with a couple of games on the App Store.

Blog Posts

Investing in Intelligent Applications – 2020 and beyond
Investing in Low Code No Code Development Platforms

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