Terry Myerson

Venture Partner, Madrona Venture Capital


Terry Myerson is a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Capital, the Pacific Northwest’s leading venture capital group, where he works with entrepreneurs on the next generation of innovation, and an Operating Executive at the Carlyle Group, the world’s largest private equity fund, where he works with portfolio companies on the design and execution of their technology strategies.

Previously, Terry was a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Microsoft, leading the development of Windows, Surface and Xbox. During his 21-year career at Microsoft, Terry also led the development of Microsoft Exchange, during which time it became the world’s most popular business communications system and the foundation for today’s Office 365.

Prior to his Microsoft career, Terry founded Intersé, one of the first web software companies, which Microsoft acquired in 1997. He graduated Duke University and is now a member of the Duke Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors, which provides advice and counsel in long-range planning and academic programs.

Terry lives in the Seattle area with his wife, three children and their golden retriever. He enjoys competing in triathlons and is an avid Seattle Sounders and Seattle Seahawks fan.