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Terry Myerson

Venture Partner

Terry Myerson joined Madrona in 2018 after a long and illustrious career at Microsoft. As Venture Partner, Terry works with Madrona portfolio companies at the earliest stages of innovation and with later stage companies as they build to scale. He also puts his years of product management to work as he helps evaluate new investments for the firm.

Previously, Terry was a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Microsoft, leading the development of Windows, Surface, and Xbox. During his 21-year career at Microsoft, Terry also led the development of Microsoft Exchange, during which time it became the world’s most popular business communications system and the foundation for today’s Office 365.

Prior to his Microsoft career, Terry cofounded Intersé, one of the first web software companies, which Microsoft acquired in 1997.

Terry is active on both ends of the investing and company building spectrum. He is also currently an Operating Executive at the Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity funds, where he works on evaluating investments in established technology companies.

Extracurricular

Terry graduated Duke University and is now a member of the Duke Engineering Board of Visitors. Terry also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Seattle Foundation, which is dedicated to making the greater Seattle area a stronger and more vibrant community for all, as well as and a member of the Board of the Seattle Sounders, which is dedicated to creating moments, enriching lives, and unifying through soccer.  Terry lives in the Seattle area with his wife and children.