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Matt McIlwain

Madrona Venture Group
Managing Director

Matt McIlwain is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Seattle, Washington. He has been a venture capitalist since 2000, and currently invests in a broad range of software and data driven companies with a focus on cloud computing, dataware, intelligent applications and the intersections of innovation (where life science and data science intersect). Matt currently serves on several boards in the enterprise and big data arena including 2nd Watch, Booster, Nautilus Biotechnology, OctoML, Qumulo, ReadAI, Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), Skytap, Terraclear and Terray. Previously, Matt served on the boards of ExtraHop (acquired by Bain/Crosspoint), Apptio (acquired by Vista), Isilon Systems (NASDAQ: ISLN, acquired by EMC for $2.4 billion), Suplari (acquired by MSFT), Farecast (acquired by Microsoft), World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena), Mixpo, (acquired by Netsertive), PayScale (acquired by Warburg Pincus), Placed (acquired by Snap), iConclude (acquired by Opsware), Performant (acquired by Mercury Interactive), Tier3 (acquired by CenturyLink Savvis) and Dato (acquired by Apple). Matt is also a board member (and previous chair) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a board member of Washington Policy Center. Matt enjoys going on adventures with his family, discussing public policy issues and trying out new technologies. He is also an avid runner, Peloton biker, and a major Sounders and Seahawks fan. Before joining Madrona in 2000, Matt was Vice President of Business Process for the Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). He also was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, concentrating on strategy and marketing in technology-driven sectors and prior to that worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Matt McIlwain

Madrona Venture Group
Managing Director