We are a team of thinkers, doers, optimists, pragmatists, strategists, cheerleaders and collaborators. And we work for you.


Daniel Li


Daniel joined Madrona in 2015 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.

Daniel has been active in developing Madrona’s investment theses on topics such as intelligent applications, machine learning, and digital media, and he is a frequent contributor to publications such as TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and the Seattle Times. He also works closely with the management teams of portfolio companies such as The Riveter, Eventbase, Matcherino, and SayKara.

Daniel loves meeting entrepreneurs with unique insights about markets and problems that have been discovered through data, personal experience, and customer feedback. In particular, he is very excited about the future of vertical applications of AI and next-generation social platforms.


Prior to joining Madrona, Daniel worked in the Seattle office of 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 services to deploying new technology systems to improve the quality and speed of insurance claims processing.


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.

“Looking at this spoon of diamonds, there’s one very clear question to ask: “Are you making the most of your weeks?”” – Tim Urban