Recruit Rockstars 312: How the Leading VC in Pacific NW Grabs the Best Talent


I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time.
Just interviewed Shannon Anderson. She is Director of Talent with the legendary VC firm Madrona Venture Group.
Based in Seattle, Madrona specializes in seed, startup, and Series A deals.
They’ve made over 300 investments in 110 companies since its inception.
In this role, Shannon is the center of Madrona’s talent network, identifying rising stars for their portfolio companies & the Pacific NW startup ecosystem. She also serves as the strategic HR advisor to portfolio CEO’s.
Prior, she served a similar role as Founding Talent Partner at Ignition Partners.
And she spent 9 years at Microsoft, where she built the recruiting function that scaled the company from 8,000 to 40,000 people.
Shannon knows as much as anyone I’ve met on hiring for early-stage companies. During this 20-minute conversation, I learned a ton.
You will too.