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Madrona Venture Group

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ben Gilbert Paul Goodrich Tom Alberg


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Total investments 480
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 238
Rounds per year 17.14
Lead investments 111
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 83
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
  • Information Technology

In 1995 was created Madrona Venture Group, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Seattle. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This Madrona Venture Group works on 8 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. The typical startup value when the investment from Madrona Venture Group is more than 1 billion dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Madrona Venture Group, startups are often financed by Foundry Group, Founders' Co-op, Ignition Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Two Sigma Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partners, Redpoint. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Foundry Group, Maveron, Ignition Partners.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are SaaS, Advertising. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Snowflake Computing, UiPath, Isilon Systems Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The current fund was established by Paul Goodrich, Tom Alberg. Besides them, we counted 13 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Data Integration
$7M09 Jan 2023 -


Building Material
Financial Services
Property Management
Real Estate
$21M06 Jan 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Give InKind

Social Network
$3M05 Dec 2022 Tacoma, Washington, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Developer APIs
Speech Recognition
$47M29 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


$35M15 Nov 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States


Cyber Security
Information Technology
$25M04 Oct 2022 Portland, Oregon, United States


E-Commerce Platforms
$15M20 Sep 2022 Portland, Oregon, United States


$2M08 Sep 2022 Kirkland, Washington, United States

Spice AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$13M07 Sep 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States
Spotnana - Travel’s First Open Innovation Platform, Launches With $41 Million in Funding

– Spotnana Technology emerged from stealth mode and announced $41 million in funding. The funding includes a $34 million Series A led by ICONIQ and Madrona Venture Group.
– Spotnana is the first technology company to build an open global innovation platform for travel.
– The company’s TMC service is now live with more than 50 early corporate travel customers, providing seamless global service for business travelers and empowering administrators to manage travel across dozens of global offices from one single online dashboard.
– The funding will be used to expand the services available on the Spotnana platform and to build sales, marketing, partner, customer success organizations.

Battlesnake, a Startup that Turns Learning Programming into an eSport, Lands $1.5 Million in Funding

– Battlesnake announced $1.5m in funding to build on the platform that has grown from a grass roots recruiting platform into a programming game and competition that attracts thousands of developers to have fun and learn new skills.
– Funding was led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Liquid 2, Ascend, 200 OK, and notable angel investors including Jason Warner (former CTO GitHub) and Chris Aniszczyk (CTO Linux Foundation).
– Started in 2015 as a developer recruiting event in the Pacific Northwest, by 2019 the flagship Battlesnake Tournament in Victoria drew 1,500 participants and spectators.
– Realizing they were onto something Founders Brad Van Vugt, Noah Warder, and Chris Hoefgen rapidly expanded scope, building a global online presence that attracts thousands of developers and spectators monthly.


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