Alum of the Week: Sujal Patel, Strategic Director of Madrona Venture Group
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After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1996 with a degree in Computer Science, Sujal Patel moved to the Pacfic Northwest to work for Real Networks in Seattle.
In 2001, he went on to found Isilon, a hardware and software company that sold clustered file systems for digital content and other data. He served as CTO originally, and then went on to serve the company as CEO from 2007 until EMC Sytems acquired the company. Patel remained with EMC until 2012. Recently, Patel was named Strategic Director at the Madrona Venture Group, a venture capital firm in Seattle. The Madrona Venture Group funds early stage tech companies in the Pacific Northwest. He currently serves on the boards of ExtraHop Networks and Qumulo, and he is an Angel Investor for tech firms in the Pacific Northwest.