Madrona Venture Group
Madrona is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on building leading technology companies. Started in 1995, the firm has established a national reputation of partnering with entrepreneurs, investors and advisors to create value together. The firm invests predominately in seed and Series A rounds across the information technology spectrum including software, Internet, wireless and infrastructure. Madrona currently manages over $400 million while delivering top-quartile performance and 30 positive exits including: Amazon.com, Isilon Systems, classmates.com and iConclude.
Ignition Partners, headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., is a premier venture capital firm dedicated to helping the best entrepreneurs seize opportunity. From turning their early stage idea into a business, to hiring the right team or providing the right industry and functional insight and connections, Ignition helps companies grow their business strategically, globally, and financially to realize the best ultimate outcome. Ignition invests in emerging and future leaders in communications, internet, software, and services across business and consumer targets. Ignition brings together an unparalleled combination of domain focus, technical expertise, and global operational experience. Ignition's partners are proven business leaders who have built some of the world's most successful businesses of the last two decades, including Microsoft Windows and Office, McCaw Cellular Communications, AT&T Wireless and Starbucks. For more information on Ignition Partners, visit its website at www.ignitionpartners.com.
OpenView Venture Partners
OpenView Venture Partners is an expansion stage venture capital fund with a focus on high-growth software, Internet, and technology-enabled companies. Through its staff of seasoned operating executives, OpenView helps portfolio companies to quickly scale Product, Go-To-Market, and Organizational and Operational functions with best practices. The firm was founded in 2006 and has total capital under management of approximately $240 million. OpenView recently launched its new operational value-add content site at www.openviewlabs.com. OpenView Venture Partners is based in Boston and invests on a worldwide basis. To learn more, please visit www.openviewpartners.com.
Washington Research Foundation
Washington Research Foundation (WRF) helps Washington State research institutions capture value from their emerging technologies, through intellectual property management and start-up investment activities. From its licensing successes, WRF built a seed venture fund, WRF Capital to invest in local private technology companies. WRF Capital's gains are used to support research and entrepreneurship at Washington State research institutions.
Bezos Expeditions manages the personal investments of Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com.