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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, 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, and infrastructure sectors. It typically invests in the Pacific Northwest region. 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.

1000 Second Avenue

Suite 3700

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 1995





Key Executives for Madrona Venture Group

Managing Director and Managing Partner
Age: 73
Managing Director
Managing Director and Partner
Managing Director and Partner
Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Madrona Venture Group Key Developments

Madrona Venture Group Promotes Julie Sandler to Principal

Madrona Venture Group announced the promotion of Julie Sandler to Principal. Prior to joining the company, Julie was a senior product manager at Amazon where she managed online marketing and traffic for Kindle's ebook business, both domestically and internationally.

Madrona Venture Group Appoints Ted Kummert as Venture Partner

Madrona Venture Group announced that Ted Kummert is joining as a Venture Partner. Kummert joins Madrona after over 23 years at Microsoft Corporation, where he has held multiple executive leadership positions, most recently as Corporate Vice President of the Data Platform Group. As Venture Partner, Ted will help identify new investments, provide strategic and operational advice to Madrona portfolio companies, and continue as a thought leader in enterprise technology.

Madrona Venture Group Appoints Erika Shaffer as Director of Strategic Communications

Madrona Venture Group has appointed Erika Shaffer as director of strategic communications. Shaffer has worked in technology for over 20 years and comes to Madrona Venture Group after eight years at the SutherlandGold Group. As SVP at SutherlandGold, she worked with a broad range of companies and entrepreneurs to create and tell stories that resonate with media, influencers and consumers. Prior to SutherlandGold, Shaffer was Director of Communications at RealNetworks where she helped guide communications around corporate shifts in strategy, consumer product launches and major industry initiatives.

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