Ted Kummert joined Madrona Venture Group in 2013 and brings years of technical and operational leadership in enterprise technology to Madrona and the portfolio companies. As Venture Partner, Ted identifies new investments and provides strategic counsel and operational advice to Madrona portfolio companies.
Prior to Madrona, Ted drove major product and business initiatives for Microsoft for more than two decades. At Microsoft, Kummert led teams across a broad set of technologies, including operating systems, consumer online services, enterprise security and enterprise application platform. As Corporate Vice President of the Data Platform Group, Kummert led the development of several key Microsoft enterprise products including SQL Server, SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse, Windows Azure Data Services and Microsoft's business intelligence and big data offerings. Widely known as the "data chief" of Microsoft, he led the data platform business through a period of significant growth and drove the cloud and big data strategy for the platform. Ted began his career at Apple and HP.
When not working, Ted spends his time with his wife and three sons – which is challenging with two out of the house! He enjoys coaching and watching soccer, distance running and finding any opportunity to eat great food.