Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Greg Gottesman (Madrona Venture Group)

Greg Gottesman, Madrona Venture Group

Greg Gottesman is the Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group. Greg joined Madrona in 1997 and currently serves on the boards of AdReady, Bocada, BuddyTV, Cheezburger, Decide, Intrepid Learning Solutions, Nimbic,, ThinkFire, ThisLife, and WildTangent. Greg serves on the boards of Startup Weekend and the Evergreen Venture Capital Association. He is an advisory board member of the University of Washington Technology Transfer Office. He is the author of three books. Greg is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Business School, where he teaches a class on entrepreneurship. Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction from Stanford University, with honors and distinction from the Harvard Business School, and with honors from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.





6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Mike Grabham, Director of Startup Grind

Michael is optimistic, genuine and a problem solver. He is a product guy that focuses on uses and  revenue. He loves starting companies and enjoys the collaboration with smart people to figure out how to create value for a customer. He has been lucky enough to start a few companies, raise capital and see the hard work payoff. Michael enjoys the experiences you must go through to get a company into a growth mode and see its first service/product create revenue.  Currently he is working on an platform to help the homeless in the US, that has yet to be released to the public and is a partner in a web design/development company that does some very interesting applications and websites.
You can visit his blog at or follow him on twitter @grabmike
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Global Partners

Google App Engine

Google is offering startups $1,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine. App Engine is a development platform that makes applications easy to write, simple to scale, and trivial to manage. Application deadline is March 31, 2013. Use verification code: SGAE-02


Local Partners

Gage Marketing

A marketing agency that provides solutions that drive behavior

Graham & Dunn, PC

If you need to have a legal team that has your best interests in mind.

Seed IP

IP law from some of the best minds in Seattle.

Startup Seattle

Access to Startup Information at


What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 35 cities and 15 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


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  • Edmund B.

    Very informative interview, revealing candid insights about entrepreneurship and the venture capital relationship.

    April 24, 2013

  • Ian M.

    You serve up a fine feast, Mike! Greg, thank you for your candid replies regarding an important topic.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Harold W.

    It was good. Enjoyed the meet.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Missed the presentation

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Argh, I didn't realize I needed a ticket and it's now sold out.

    April 23, 2013

  • Karim L.

    Looking forward to it.

    April 23, 2013

  • Tara Jacobs G.

    Sorry to miss it Greg - hope to see you again soon!

    April 21, 2013

  • Sol V.

    Wish I could make it, but I've got a conflict that night.

    April 17, 2013

  • Jacob C.

    Just found out about a required meeting for that night. I'll see you guys at the next one.

    April 9, 2013

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