Elise Hebb joined Madrona in 2007 and manages Madrona’s investor relations and business development. Over the last eight years she has helped raise two three funds, Madrona Venture Funds IV, V and VI for a total of $850 million in commitments. While Elise spends the majority of her time focused on Madrona’s investors, which include some of the country’s top endowments and foundations, she also leads the charge on major events, including business development meetings between Madrona portfolio companies and the CIOs of large companies. Prior to joining Madrona, Elise managed the private equity portfolio for the University of Washington endowment from 2002 to 2006. Elise also served as CFO of Emerald Hill Capital Partners, a private equity fund of funds. Elise got her start in the private equity industry while a paralegal at Preston Gates and Ellis (now K&L Gates) where she helped build a practice advising large institutional investors on investments in private equity and venture capital. Elise earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from the University of Washington.