Greg Gottesman is a Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, a leading venture capital firm based in Seattle. Greg currently serves on the boards of 10 private companies, as a board member of Startup Weekend and the W Fund, and as President of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association. He founded Rover.com, the Web’s largest dog sitting marketplace, and teaches Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington. Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and with honors from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. When not spending time helping to build startups or trying to be a good father to three children, Greg regularly injures himself playing non-contact sports.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)