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What we learned from the life of early Amazon investor and Seattle business leader Tom Alberg – GeekWire


Tom Alberg with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. (Madrona Venture Group Photo)

Seattle-based investor and business leader Tom Alberg, who died last week at the age of 82, was a key figure in the e-commerce and wireless industries, and in the Seattle startup community, as an early Amazon investor and longtime board member, executive at McCaw Cellular, and co-founder of Madrona Venture group.

On this episode of the GeekWire Podcast, my colleague John Cook and I share our own insights from Alberg’s life, based on interactions and interviews with him over the years in the course of our coverage of Amazon, venture capital, and startups.

See GeekWire’s earlier coverage for more on Alberg’s life; read tributes from his friends and colleagues; and see Madrona’s LinkedIn post for more remembrances from those who worked with and knew Alberg during his life and career.

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