Former Microsoft veteran Soma Somasegar promoted to Managing Director at Madrona Ventures

Brad Stephenson

Former corporate vice president of Microsoft’s developer division chief, S. “Soma” Somasegar, has been given the new role of managing director at venture capital firm, Madrona Venture Group.

“Madrona is in a unique position,” Somasegar told TechCrunch. “We sit at the center of the cloud industry with Microsoft and Amazon at our front and back doors – and Google’s cloud team growing quickly. There is a tremendous amount of talent base here.  The opportunity for entrepreneurs is immense and I’m looking forward to taking on a bigger role helping founders build and scale successful companies, which in turn will foster the vibrant and growing Pacific NW technology ecosystem.”

Somasegar joined Madrona as recently as 2015 when he came on board as venture partner after his stint at Microsoft where he worked on programs such as Visual Studio and .NET. Madrona Venture Group is known for its support of entrepreneurs in the tech industry. “One of the most valuable benefits we offer is a deep network to help founders grow their startups,” reads a statement on their official website. “We’re connected to global technology and consumer companies, world-class educational institutions, and a vibrant entrepreneur and engineering community.”

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