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Matt McIlwain

Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group


At Madrona, Matt focuses on a broad range of software-driven companies. He currently serves on the boards of more than 10 companies and was previously on the boards of iConclude (acquired by Opsware), Isilon Systems (acquired by EMC for $2.4 billion), Farecast (acquired by Microsoft), PayScale (acquired by Warburg Pincus), and more.

Before joining Madrona in 2000, Matt was vice president of business process for a Fortune 250 company. He was also an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, concentrating on strategy and marketing. Prior to McKinsey, he worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse.

Outside of Madrona, Matt co-teaches a course on venture capital in the UW's Technology MBA Program and is a board member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), and Washington Policy Center.

In 2011, Matt received the Washington Policy Center's Champion of Freedom Award. He was also named to the Forbes Midas List in 2008, 2009 & 2011. Matt 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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