35 episodes

Listen in to conversations between Madrona Venture Group Investors and Growth Team members with entrepreneurs, founders and startup personalities who will talk about some of the key moments in building a company. Designed to give would-be founders and others interested in working with or for startups a view into the struggle and the lessons learned. These conversations are informal and informative.

Based in Seattle, Madrona Venture Group invests mainly in early stage information technology based companies. These conversations also highlight why building a company in the Seattle region is so appealing to many founders.

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    • Management
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

Listen in to conversations between Madrona Venture Group Investors and Growth Team members with entrepreneurs, founders and startup personalities who will talk about some of the key moments in building a company. Designed to give would-be founders and others interested in working with or for startups a view into the struggle and the lessons learned. These conversations are informal and informative.

Based in Seattle, Madrona Venture Group invests mainly in early stage information technology based companies. These conversations also highlight why building a company in the Seattle region is so appealing to many founders.

    Pacific NW Startup News with Dan and Chris

    Pacific NW Startup News with Dan and Chris

    Daniel Li, Chris Picardo and Erika Shaffer from Madrona Venture Group  talk about the incredible number of financings in PNW in September.  40 companies raised over $450 in venture financings.  We talk about how GitLab manages their 1,300 employees who are remote, and we touch on a guerrilla approach to selling SaaS - use some SEO know how. Sign up for the DL, Dan's weekly newsletter here. https://bit.ly/3noNPgi

    • 28 min
    Pacific NW Startup Tech News with Dan and Ishani

    Pacific NW Startup Tech News with Dan and Ishani

    Jumping off of this week's DL, we talk about Microsoft's announcements (as we lived through the huge outage of Office 365 etc) and talk about the guy who started Snowflake and many other enterprise tech companies that are doing rather well - Mike Speiser from Sutter HIll.  Touch on drones in the home and a quick how-to on Gen Z.  You can also read it here.  http://thedl.danielxli.com/ 

    • 25 min
    Pacific NW Startup News with Dan and Ishani

    Pacific NW Startup News with Dan and Ishani

    This week Dan Li and Ishani Ummat from Madrona talk about a surprisingly huge IPO in China that rivals some of the US tech IPOs.  For water. Dan takes a bit of a deep dive on Chamath Palihapitiya SPAC and the 'memo' on OpenDoor that doesn't as much make a case for the specific company but for the market capacity.  Other highlights are how image rights in social media are not what they seem (free and easy) and an esports farming league - and it's global! The DL - https://bit.ly/35VDLF2

    • 29 min
    Pacific NW Startup News with Dan and Ishani

    Pacific NW Startup News with Dan and Ishani

    The smoke is here and we've been stuck indoors - so there is a lot to cover.  Hear Erika Shaffer, Daniel Li and Ishani Ummat discuss the news from the week. We review the growth of hiring in the tech world, Investment memos and what entrepreneurs (and VCs) can learn from them and hit on some truth telling from Reed Hastings on working remotely.  Dig into the text detail. http://thedl.danielxli.com/issues/the-dl-tech-s-hiring-spree-vc-investment-memos-remote-work-at-netflix-and-dl-baby-advice-277248 

    • 24 min
    Banking as a Service with Sila’s Shamir Karkal and Angela Angelovska-Wilson

    Banking as a Service with Sila’s Shamir Karkal and Angela Angelovska-Wilson

    Hope Cochran sits down with the founders of Sila, a banking as a service company, to talk about why she invested, how they came to build this company, and the problem of moving money on the internet.  Sila has navigated this complex regulatory and technical world to enable fintechs or companies that need as a part of their business to hold their customers’ money to launch quickly and focus on their product, not the details of moving money. 

    • 37 min
    PacificNW Startup News with Dan and Anu

    PacificNW Startup News with Dan and Anu

    This week, new Madrona team member, Anu Sharma, joins Dan to talk about The DL.  On the docket for this week are impending IPOs, Amazon Stores, Amazon Halo and some funny bits from NeoPets to Waterskiing with a Drone.  Also, hear a brief preview of our upcoming podcast with Sila, a fintech for fintechs. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Erikaseattle ,

Insights on building a company

Like the Seattle flavor of these conversations with people who have built companies. Great insights!

MrsWaterclown ,

Please speak closer to the mic.

I'd give it a 5 but either the host isn't close enough to the mic or the guest isn't close enough to the mic.

Dylan M Seattle ,

So quiet

Great podcast and insight but can the people who run this podcast please speak closer to the microphone or turn up the volume on their side? My headphones are full blast and can barely hear anything. Would be 5 stars if I could hear it all.

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