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Palak Goel


Palak joined Madrona in 2022. He focuses on sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities across Madrona’s investment themes and supporting the growth and strategy of current portfolio companies. Palak is particularly interested in working with technical founders applying AI to enterprise applications and building the next generation​ of developer tooling.

Past Lives

Prior to joining Madrona, Palak worked as a Product Manager at Microsoft in Seattle. At Microsoft, Palak worked on a variety of products, including Outlook, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Teams, Windows, Visual Studio, and Bing. Most recently, Palak worked on Microsoft Turing, an initiative to build best-in-class deep learning models and productize them across the Microsoft product family.


Palak graduated from Brown University with a dual concentration in Computer Science and Economics. While at Brown, Palak captained the Varsity Squash team.


Outside of work, Palak can be found on a squash or pickle ball court (depending on the weather), listening to an audiobook, trying out a new recipe, or learning to ski. Palak is currently the president of the Young Professionals Board of WESA, a nonprofit that combats inequality in education.