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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Consumer brands and marketplaces that VCs love

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on why VCs love SaaS businesses, and some readers thought the takeaway was marketplace and consumer businesses are bad. Not what I meant! The takeaway was that SaaS startups should be...

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PSL Studio Deep Dive

Part Two on PNW / Seattle venture firms and what they are investing in. Here we’ll take a closer look at PSL...

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List of Seattle Venture Capital Firms

Here's a list of venture capital firms and other investors who are based in Seattle or the Pacific Northwest:

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What seed-stage companies is Madrona investing in?

Last week, The Information wrote an article on the top seed investors over the past decade, and Madrona was one of the ten firms on the list... So what does the next generation of Madrona’s startups look like?

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How much money do VCs make? 💸

Last week, Version One, an early-stage VC based in Vancouver and SF, published a great blog post on the returns to-date for their first fund, a $15M fund raised in 2012.

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