Tim is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. Madrona manages nearly $1.3 billion, and are currently investing out of their $300 million Fund VI that we began investing in mid-2015. Tim is focused on investing in business-to-business software companies.View Details
Joe is the Co-founder of Crowd Cow. Crowd Cow lets you buy a cow with friends. No, seriously. Prior to Crowd Cow he was President of Madrona Venture Labs. Over the years he has co-founded and invested in numerous companies including Media Piston (sold to oDesk/Upwork) and Snapvine (sold to WhitePages in 2008).View Details
Scott Svenson is the co-founder and CEO of MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC (www.modpizza.com) the pioneer in the fast casual pizza market. MOD, which was the fastest growing restaurant chain in the US in 2015, is a culture-centric business inspired by a purpose of making positive social impact. As of September 2016, the company had 151 stores trading across the US (up from 92 at the end 2015).View Details
It happens at the end of even the best sales pitch — it went well and your customer totally understands the problem. You have even gotten them nodding along, asking to join the Beta. You move in to close the sale, and what are you left with? An email address.
It has been 26 months since I sent a fairly random email to the founder of Startup Grind, Derek Anderson, letting him know that I wanted to help out in Seattle (@seattlegrind). Since then the Seattle chapter has had 23 events, over 1,600 attendees and recorded 20+ hours of video of the fireside chats, from the likes of Dan Levitan, Liz Pearce, Robert Scoble, Matt Erhlichman, Adam Tratt and Michelle Goldberg. It has been great for me to be able to talk with these people and get answers to questions that many startup founders are scratching their head over.