Startup Grind is excited to host Greg Gottesman on April 23 at 6 pm. Register here. Greg is the man about town when it comes to VC’s and working with a startup at every level. He is the Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group. Greg joined Madrona in 1997 and currently serves on the boards of AdReady, Bocada, BuddyTV, Cheezburger, Decide, Intrepid Learning Solutions, Nimbic, Rover.com, ThinkFire, ThisLife, and WildTangent. Greg serves on the boards of Startup Weekend and the Evergreen Venture Capital Association. He is an advisory board member of the University of Washington Technology Transfer Office. He is the author of three books. Greg is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Business School, where he teaches a class on entrepreneurship. Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction from StanfordUniversity, with honors and distinction from the Harvard Business School, and with honors from HarvardLawSchool where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
He is a regular visitor of Startup Weekend and even helps start a company out of one of those weekends – Rover.com. He has been a fan of all things startup for many years in the Seattle region and continues to be one of the go-to-guys when it comes to VC financing. He is both a critic and mentor of his portfolio companies and is always looking to meet high quality and interesting founders. He is one of the most respected and well-liked VC’s (if that is possible) in the Seattle area and continues to push for improving the startup community at all levels.
If you plan to attend Startup Grinds April event to listen and meet Greg then you should bring your notebook or iPad as you will be able to get answers to some VC questions that others are afraid to answer. Greg is both open and very smart when it comes to financing your startup and is willing to share all he knows in this interesting interview. Register for this next event asap as it will surely be sold out. RSVP