Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

WestRiver Group hires managing director; ex-PayScale CEO joins MediaPro; Impinj adds board member – GeekWire

WestRiver Group Managing Directors Anthony Bontrager and Laurel Buckner are leading the firm’s Pacific Northwest fund. (Dave Sizer Photo) — WestRiver Group is adding some firepower to its leadership team as the investment firm looks to put more dollars behind startups across the Pacific Northwest. The Kirkland, Wash.-based firm just hired Laurel Buckner as its… Continue reading

Madrona promotes Hope Cochran, who becomes first female managing director at Seattle VC firm – GeekWire

Madrona managing directors, from left to right: Tom Alberg, S. “Soma” Somasegar, Scott Jacobson, Matt McIlwain, Tim Porter, Hope Cochran, and Len Jordan. (Paul Goodrich is Madrona’s other managing director) (Madrona Photo) For the first time in its 23-year history, Madrona Venture Group has a female managing director. Hope Cochran. (Madrona Photo) The Seattle-based venture… Continue reading

Voyager Capital adds new partner in Canada; Nick Hughes embarks on Founders Live world tour – GeekWire

Meredith Powell. — Voyager Capital has hired Meredith Powell as its dedicated Canadian venture partner, a new position the Pacific Northwest venture capital firm just created. Powell is a long-time entrepreneur, investor, and board member who previously founded two companies. She focuses on marketplace businesses, B2B startups, fintech, artificial intelligence, and consumer packaged goods. “British… Continue reading

Seattle startup mainstay Rebecca Lovell leaves city economic development role to join Madrona’s Create33 ‘founder center’ – GeekWire

Rebecca Lovell. (Michael Maine Photo) After nearly five years helping drive economic development initiatives at the City of Seattle, Rebecca Lovell is jumping back into the startup world as a director at Create33, the new “founder center” established by Madrona Venture Group. Lovell this week stepped down from her position as acting director at the… Continue reading

Blue Nile and Wetpaint founder Ben Elowitz joins Madrona Venture Labs as co-managing director – GeekWire

Madrona Venture Labs CTO Jay Bartot; Managing Director Ben Elowitz; and Managing Director Mike Fridgen. (Photo via Madrona) Madrona Venture Labs is adding some entrepreneurial firepower to its leadership team. The “startup studio” housed inside of Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group today announced Ben Elowitz as the new co-managing director for Madrona Venture Labs. Elowitz is… Continue reading

Pioneer Square Labs adds T.A. McCann as managing director, bolstering startup studio leadership team – GeekWire

Pioneer Square Labs Managing Directors T.A. McCann; Mike Galgon; Julie Sandler; Greg Gottesman; and Geoff Entress. (Photo via PSL) Pioneer Square Labs just added some serious entrepreneurial clout to its managing director lineup. T.A. McCann. (Photo via PSL) The Seattle startup studio today named T.A. McCann as its fifth managing director, joining Geoff Entress, Mike Galgon,… Continue reading