Chris Picardo

Nominating & Governance Committee

Partner, Madrona Venture Group

Chris is a partner at Madrona Venture Group which he joined in 2017. As part of the investment team, Chris is focused on identifying, evaluating, and leading new investment opportunities while working closely with existing companies. Chris spends the majority of his time helping lead Madrona’s investments in companies innovating around the intersection of life and computer science. He is an investor and board member in many life science-focused startups including Modulus Therapeutics, A-Alpha Bio, Ozette, Ovation, and Terray Therapeutics.

Prior to joining Madrona, Chris led finance, business intelligence, and strategy for consumer-focused startup n New York City. While there, Chris led several rounds of fundraising and helped oversee significant growth in the first 18 months of operations. Chris was also on the investment team at Invus – a New York City-based Private Equity firm – where he focused on life science and consumer investing and supporting the earliest stage portfolio companies.

Chris started his career in Seattle as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Chris worked on engagements across industries and functions but focused largely on digital user experience, enterprise software strategy and long-term planning, and biotech strategy.

Chris graduated cum laude from Williams College with majors in Mathematics (honors) and English.