Tim Porter

Tim Porter

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Tim is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest.  Madrona manages nearly $1.3 billion, including a recent $300 million fund that began investing in mid-2015.  Tim is focused on investing in business-to-business software companies, with a particular interest in next-generation SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure and automation, data analytics, security and enterprise mobility.  He is passionate about very early stage companies with dynamic founders building businesses around deep, differentiated technology.  Tim serves on the boards of Algorithmia, Context Relevant, Echodyne, Highspot, Jama Software, Jobaline, Pixvana and Shippable. He was previously on the boards of Z2 (acquired by King Digital), Union Bay Networks (acquired), buuteeq (acquired by Priceline), Appature (acquired by IMS Health), Mobilisafe (acquired by Rapid7) and AppFog (acquired by CenturyLink). Tim is a member of the three-person Investment Committee for the first Alliance of Angels Seed Fund and is on the board of the Washington Technology Industry Alliance.

Prior to joining Madrona in 2006, Tim was part of Microsoft’s Corporate Development group, where he shared responsibilities for sourcing, structuring, and negotiating Microsoft’s acquisitions, strategic investments and joint ventures.  While at Microsoft, Tim focused on enterprise software, security, and mobile and closed 14 transactions for over $850 million.  Earlier in his career, Tim worked nearly five years for broadband satellite start-up Teledesic, spending his last year there also working for Craig McCaw’s Eagle River Investments.

Tim received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.