Tom Alberg

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Tom Alberg
BornJanuary 1940
Alma materHarvard University and Columbia Law School
Occupationfounder and managing partner, Madrona Venture Group
Spouse(s)Judi Beck

Tom A. Alberg (born January 1940)[1] is an American lawyer and businessman, founder and managing partner of the venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group, and a director of since June 1996.[2]

Early life[edit]

Tom Alberg is the son of Thomas A. Alberg and Miriam Twitchell Alberg.[3] Tom Alberg was educated at Harvard University, where he received a BA in International Affairs in 1962. He then studied at Columbia Law School, where he received a JD degree.[1][3]


Alberg was chair of the executive committee and a partner at Perkins Coie, a large Northwest law firm. Then he was president of LIN Broadcasting Corporation from 1991–95, and an Executive Vice President of AT&T Wireless Services from 1990–94, before founding Madrona Venture Group in 1995.[1][4] He is a director of several companies backed by Madrona, including Impinj, ShopIgniter, SNUPI and Mercent.[1]

In 2015, Alberg received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Seattle Business Magazine's Tech Impact Awards. His work with Madrona Venture Group and were noted.[5]

Alberg is the founder and owner of Novelty Hill Winery with winemaker Mike Januik.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tom Alberg". CrunchBase. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Officers & Directors". Amazon. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Tom Alberg". NNDB. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Tom Alberg". Forbes. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  5. ^ "The 2015 Tech Impact Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award | Seattle Business Magazine". Seattle Business Magazine. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  6. ^ "One had the perfect property; the other the winemaking know-how. It's a winning combination". The Seattle Times. 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2018-12-04.

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