Partner, Madrona Venture Group
Sudip joined Madrona in 2018. Sudip is particularly interested in companies that are transforming the enterprise, cloud and infrastructure markets. He especially enjoys working with technical founders – sharing his own experiences as a technical founder and helping them to build successful teams and businesses.
Prior to joining Madrona, Sudip was a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he led or co-led investments in Streamlio, Serverless, Rainnet, Exabeam and, a Madrona portfolio company, Heptio. He started his investing career at Osage University Partners and subsequently was an enterprise investor at Andreessen Horowitz where he was involved with companies such as Actifio, Databricks, Digital Ocean, Forward Networks, Mesosphere and Samsara.
Before venturing into early-stage investing, Sudip was an entrepreneur and an engineer. He started his first company when he was at Georgia Tech, and his second while in business school. In between, he spent a few years as an engineer building complex software systems at Synopsys.
This experience of founding enterprise technology-oriented businesses led Sudip to the venture side and he has been investing in enterprise and open-source software companies since that time. His founder experience gives him direct insight into the challenges of startups which involve ups and downs and persistence. He strives to be a trusted partner to every entrepreneur he works with.
Sudip received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur.
Sharon Richardson Howell
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Huntington Hill Ventures(Jan 2004 - Till Now)
Sharon Richardson Howell is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Huntington Hill Ventures; a Limited Partner in the Elevate Capital Fund; a TiE Charter Member since 2012; and an engaged Board member. She was recently elected to the TiE Global Board of Trustees. Sharon specializes in growth, operational transformation, partnerships, and strategic storytelling. She has held executive positions in tech (mobile and gaming), hospitality and service, as well as in healthcare companies such as PeaceHealth, ZoomCare, Regence, and Cambia. Having lived in six different countries with a multi-industry career, Sharon has a PhD in Business Strategy from London, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and USC is her undergraduate alma mater. Serving as adjunct faculty in Prague, London, and Portland, she rarely turns down an opportunity to teach. Sharon is a prolific angel investor across a broad range of industries, an active mentor, and a strong supporter of entrepreneurship.
Managing Director(Jan 2017 - Till Now)
Julie Sandler is a Managing Director at Pioneer Square Labs (PSL), a Seattle-based venture capital fund and startup studio. She runs the organization’s VC fund, PSL Ventures. Julie is an adjunct professor at the UW Foster School of Business and a board director of the Washington Roundtable and Washington State Opportunity Scholarship. She launched the Seattle Entrepreneurial Women’s Network, and was a partner at Madrona Venture Group after her tenure at Amazon Kindle, TeachStreet, and Accenture. She has served on the boards of privately held companies and several industry associations and advisory boards. Julie was also one of 60 Americans selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar in 2016 by the Clinton Foundation, LBJ Foundation, and the two Bush Presidential Centers. She was voted Geekwire’s 2014 “Geek of the Year” for her work supporting women innovators, and their 2018 “Hire of the Year” for joining PSL. She is a regular conference speaker and appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, and at WE Day.