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Company Overview of Madrona Venture Group

Company Overview

Madrona Venture Group is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, startup, growth capital, Series A and early stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in the information technology sector including consumer Internet, commercial software and services, digital media and advertising, wireless, networking, cloud computing, mobile, virtual reality, and infrastructure sectors. It typically invests in the Pacific Northwest region. It seeks to invest between $2 million and $10 million. The firm prefers to be a lead investor. It seeks to take board membership in its portfolio companies. Madrona Venture Group was founded in 1995 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

999 Third Avenue

34th Floor

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 1995

Phone:

206-674-3000

Fax:

206-674-8703

Key Executives for Madrona Venture Group

Co Founder, Managing Director and Managing Partner
Age: 77
Managing Director
Venture Partner and Managing Partner
Managing Director
Director of Fund Administration and Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Madrona Venture Group Key Developments

Madrona Venture Group Announces Executive Changes

Madrona Venture Group announced two new additions to the team. Maria Karaivanova is joining Madrona as a Principal focused on sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities, working with portfolio companies to explore and evaluate business strategies and developing investment themes for the firm. Alice Ryder is joining as Director of Investor Relations and Business Development and will work with Madrona's investors, as well as continue to develop Madrona's program for connecting C-level executives with portfolio companies for partnerships, customer relationships and advisory roles. Each brings a deep background of business, technology and finance experience to the firm, and has helped rapidly scale very successful businesses like Cloudflare, King Digital and Clearwire.

Madrona Venture Group Appoints S. Somasegar as Managing Director

Madrona Venture Group has announced the appointment of S. 'Soma' Somasegar to the role of Managing Director. Soma joined Madrona in November 2015 as a Venture Partner, following a more than twenty five year career at Microsoft leading the company’s Developer Division and responsible for the Visual Studio and .NET family of products that enable tens of millions of developers to build applications and services for client, server, mobile and cloud platforms. Soma was also responsible for Microsoft’s R&D labs in Boston, China, India and Israel. As a Venture Partner at Madrona, Soma became a powerful voice at the table on key investment areas including Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, next generation cloud infrastructure and intelligent applications. Soma led investments in Shyft and CloudCoreo, and he is also the Board Chair at Pixvana. Soma also led an initiative focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence, authoring several articles and hosting Madrona’s first annual conference on machine learning in Seattle attended by more than 150 members of the business, investing, and engineering community.

Madrona Venture Group Promotes Julie Sandler to Partner

Madrona Venture Group announced the promotion of Julie Sandler to Partner. Sandler has led investments in several companies including Integris, Poppy, and Julep, serving on boards across the Madrona portfolio as a board director and observer. Sandler is a prominent voice in the Pacific Northwest startup ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs, founders and students.

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