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Daniel Li

Venture Partner

Dan is a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group and works on identifying new investments and supporting the growth of Madrona’s portfolio companies.

Dan first joined Madrona in 2015 where he focused on investments in low code tools, productivity platforms, and online communities. He led or worked closely on Madrona’s investments in Rec Room, Common Room, Coda, and Snowflake. In early 2021, Dan cofounded a stealth productivity startup called Plus, which was founded with backing from Madrona.

Dan publishes a popular newsletter, The DL, about the Pacific Northwest tech, startup, and investing community. He is also actively engaged in the Seattle business and tech communities through organizations such as the Pacific Science Center and Challenge Seattle.

Prior to joining Madrona, Dan 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

Dan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Finance, Psychology, and International Studies. Outside of the office, Dan loves trying new restaurants, playing with his infant son, and trying to stay fit on his bike. He is also an indie game developer with a couple of games in the App Store.