Seattle, WA-based early-stage venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group added Bill Richter as a Venture Partner.
Richter, with nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry, was most recently the President of the Isilon Storage Division of EMC. Before his role as President of Isilon, he served as COO of EMC’s $4 billion Midrange Storage business. Richter was Isilon’s public company CFO from 2007 through it’s $2.5B sale to EMC in 2010. Before joining Isilon, he was a director in the finance department of Amazon.com, where he focused on scaling global accounting operations for the business.
Richter started his career and spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
After spending the last year in residence at the Madrona Venture Group, angel investing and advising companies, he will now help identify new investments and provide strategic and operational advice to portfolio companies.
Since 1995, Madrona invests in seed and Series A rounds across the information technology spectrum including consumer Internet, commercial software and services, digital media and advertising, networking and cloud computing, and mobile. It was an early investor in companies such as Amazon.com, Apptio, Redfin, Isilon Systems, and World Wide Packets.