Hey, I'm Dan! I invest in early-stage startups at Madrona and write a weekly newsletter called the DL

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One in five new tech jobs is based in Seattle

Between 2005 and 2017, high tech industries (like software, pharma, aerospace) created 256K jobs in the United States. Seattle accounted for 56K of these jobs, which means 22% (1 in 5) of all new tech jobs were created in Seattle.

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Cool AI project - How to get free meals in NYC

Definitely a startup idea in here! Great post on how someone built an automated system to conquer Instagram and get free meals.

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Venture Out - a nights and weekends launch pad

People often ask why there aren't more startups in the PNW given all of the local tech talent. Last week, two Microsoft and Amazon alums announced a new program called Venture Out that is aiming to address this opportunity...

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November 2019 PNW Venture Deals

Here are the PNW startups that announced new fundraising rounds in the month of November. These 24 companies raised ~$600M last month.

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AWS re:Invent 2019 Recap

Last week was re:Invent, AWS’s big customer and partner conference. I got a bunch of free socks from enterprise software companies, and AWS announced a ton of new products and services. Key takeaways...

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PNW Cyber Monday Picks 2019

In case you want to buy something because it’s Cyber Monday, but you don’t know what to buy… this week’s DL is celebrating Cyber Monday with a bunch of deals from PNW startups! Here we go!

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How to build a $100B SaaS company

Great article from Jason Lemkin on what it takes to build a $100B SaaS company. Here are the highlights:

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Promo codes for 2048 Blast

Redeem these in the app store for free gold in 2048 Blast! If you like the game, please leave a review or tell a friend about it!

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America’s CEO Factory?

According to CEO recruiters, “like GE in its heyday, Amazon is viewed as a so-called ‘academy company’ where leaders are groomed...”

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Financials of Sea-Tac Businesses

Every business that wants to lease space at Sea-Tac Airport has to respond to a public RFP, and Sea-Tac also publishes the results of their audits online. It’s pretty fun to see the economics of an airport business...

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