Why build a company with us?

MVL TEAM & PROCESS

Benefit from our experienced team of former founders and our proven idea validation process.

INVESTOR NETWORK

Fast-track your fundraising with early access to investors at Madrona and 20 top VCs and investors.

ACCESS TO TALENT

Build your founding team with our network, utilizing Madrona's 20 year history of crafting winning startup teams.

ADVISOR SUPPORT

Learn from the brightest entrepreneurial minds in Seattle, founders who  have started from scratch and operated at scale.

Want to work together?

We're always looking for exceptional founders and teams to build the next great company.

LET'S TALK

Models for working with us

We work with amazing founders of all shapes and sizes.  First time founders with a big company past.  Multi-time founders looking for the right big idea to pursue.  And everything in-between.  

Here are some of the ways we can build a meaningful company together:

MVL team & process

Our ideation and concept validation approach is refined from running hundreds of ideas through and funding only the precious few that make it through our rigorous process.  Here are some of the key steps we take in parallel with partnering with founders and investors:

1

MARKET VALIDATION

Customer insight, market sizing, competitive analysis, domain expert interviews

2

PRODUCT/MARKET FIT

Product prototyping, customer focus groups, acquisition testing (CAC-LTV), business model analysis

3

PROOF OF TRACTION

Launch MVP, validate customer and business model metrics, go-to-market planning, hiring team

A fast track to fundraising

Our network represents 20 of the most respected VCs and investors in the country.  They have agreed to connect with our founders early in the process, and if the fit is right, back your company.

Access to talent

We have built deep connections to the local talent ecosystem, through Madrona Venture Group’s 20+ years in Seattle, our GoVertical series of events, and engagement with local institutions like the University of Washington.

Advisor support

Our advisors provide feedback on ideas early in the process, make connections, and angel invest in our spinouts from time to time.

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CEO, Zulily
Spencer Rascoff
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Jane Park
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Mark Mader
CEO, Smartsheet
Oren Etzioni
CEO, Allen Institute for AI
Dawn Lepore
Former CEO, Drugstore
Raj Singh
CEO, Accolade
Jonathan Sposato
CEO, PicMonkey
Andy Liu
CEO, BuddyTV