Hey, I'm Dan! I invest in startups at Madrona and write the DL, a weekly newsletter about tech in the Pacific Northwest

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What It Takes to Become a Soonicorn

Last week, Forbes published a list of the 25 “Next Billion Dollar Startups.” What are the overall trends and stats for which companies made the list?

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Founders’ Co-op Deep Dive

Founders’ Co-op was founded in 2008 and has invested in 100+ startups. They target $250-750K seed investments in PNW startups, and last year, they closed a $25M fund. One cool piece of their history is...

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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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