High Growth Startups: The Studio Model for Building Them

Greg Gottesman is the co-founder of Pioneer Square Labs and was previously a partner a Madrona Venture Group. He was also the founding CEO of Rover, the top dog sitting marketplace in the nation (US). Rover is valued at close to $1 billion and poised to go public soon. It started as ‘an idea on […]

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This Time AI Is For Real Says This Forbes Midas List Honoree

Matt McIlwain as a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group. He is a Forbes midas list honoree. Some of his notable investments include Isilon, Apptio, PayScale and SmartSheet. He is particularly interested in intelligent applications powered by “dataware”. He is a big believer that “VR/AR time has arrived!” He shared his thoughts with Capital & […]

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Seeking ‘Unicorn’ Status Considered Harmful! Valuation Alone Means Nothing.

Bill Bryant is a partner at the venture firm DFJ (Draper Fisher Juvertson). He has had early involvement in more than 25 leading software companies, serving as founder, senior exec or investor. Some notable companies include Hotmail, Z2live, Qpass, Netbot, Isilon, Remitly and Socrata. He shared his thoughts with Capital & Growth’s Jasper Kuria in the […]

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The 2 Underrated Startup Success Factors

Niko Bonatsos is a Managing Director at the venerable venture capital firm General Catalyst. He is ‘the peoples’ venture capitalist’ and has a massive social media following! In his words “I am particularly interested in investing in and partnering with first time tech founders, who have a strong perspective about solving big problems their way. I […]

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All Investors Claim they “Add Value”. Few Do, Says Seattle Angel

Jon Staenberg is a prominent angel investor in Seattle. He was previously a partner at Rustic Canyon, a venture capital firm, and invested in over 200 companies including Facebook. Jon is an entrepreneur as well and founded Hand of God wines in 2005. As a frequent sponsor of startup events in Seattle, he can often […]

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Top Ranked Angel Gil Penchina on Why He Hates Venture Capitalists

Gil Penchina is the top ranked angel investor on AngelList. He has invested in over 100 companies including 5 unicorns. He sat down with Capital & Growth to share his thoughts on investing and the startup landscape. We usually start our interviews with the Rapid Fire Response, Good or Evil Round. We make a startup-related statement on […]

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