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Microsoft ‘data chief’ Ted Kummert leaves after 23 years, joins Madrona Venture Group

After greater than twenty years at Microsoft, Ted Kummert is leaving the software program large to hitch Seattle enterprise capital agency Madrona Venture Group. Kummert, who most lately served as the company vp of the info platform group, will be part of Madrona as a enterprise companion. He’ll assist the agency establish new investments, and play a job in helping with its current portfolio.

Madrona is among the most profitable enterprise capital corporations within the nation, and is investing in areas which have impressed me for years,” mentioned Kummert in a launch. “I sit up for interacting with the younger entrepreneurs and engineers Madrona helps and serving to them flip compelling concepts into profitable companies.”

The addition of Kummert comes eight months after Madrona raised a $300 million venture fund, the most important within the agency’s historical past. It additionally follows quite a lot of different additions on the agency lately, together with former aQuantive CEO Brian McAndrews who joined in 2009 and former Amazon product supervisor Julie Sandler who joined in 2011.

Kummert will definitely add power in enterprise software program, cloud computing and massive information, areas the place Madrona sees loads of alternative. Its investments embrace Tier 3, ExtraHop, Apptio and Smartsheet.

At Microsoft, Kummert oversaw the event of SQL Server, SQL Server Parallel Information Warehouse, Home windows Azure Information Companies and Microsoft’s enterprise intelligence and massive information choices. 

“As cloud, information analytics and functions “as-a-service” change how corporations do enterprise, Ted is a real asset to our entrepreneurs and to the Madrona group,” mentioned Madrona’s Matt McIlwain.
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