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

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Microsoft Build Highlights

Microsoft hosted their annual developer conference, Build, as a 48 hour virtual event last week. You can watch all the keynotes and sessions here on-demand and read their announcement summaries here.


JEDI - Joyfully Evaluating DoD Infrastructure

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft won the $10B JEDI contract to provide “enterprise level, commercial Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service to support Department of Defense business.” <– (i.e., cloud ☁️)...


Microsoft on 🔥🔥🔥

After Microsoft’s Q4 earnings call last week, the WSJ wrote, “Microsoft’s comeback is no longer tech’s best-kept secret.” The company made over $125B in revenue and $10.6B in profit last year, beating analysts’ forecasts


Starting a Startup from Microsoft

Last week at Madrona, we hosted a lunch and learn with our interns and Brian Saab, the CEO of Unearth, a modern mapping platform. He talked about his journey from Microsoft to startup CEO, and it was a really insightful session