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Joe Heitzeberg
June 12, 0202

Joe Heitzeberg is an entrepreneur and business leader in the technology sector. He is the former co-founder & CEO of Crowd Cow, a company he helped build to over $50 million in annual revenue, and former president of Madrona Venture Labs. Joe advises early-stage AI startups and organizes the global AI Tinkerers meetup community. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, where he received the Allen School Alumni Impact Award, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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As of early August 2023 I am on leave dealing with an important personal family medical situation that is expected to last months. In light of this, regarding Blueprint AI, my co-founders and I decided to cease operations and return capital to investors. I am grateful for everyone's support during this challenging time.

I co-founded Crowd Cow in 2015 and served as CEO for 7 years where the team and I build it to over $50MM in annual revenue by connecting conscientious and purpose-driven consumers to the highest quality producers of meats and seafoods. https://www.crowdcow.com

Prior to Crowd Cow, I was the co-founder and President of Madrona Venture Labs, the in-house startup incubator of Madrona Venture Group which produced venture-backed high tech startups including Mighty AI (acquired by Uber) and ReplyYes (acquired by Nordstrom).

Before that I was the founder and CEO of MediaPiston (bootstrapped & acquired by UpWork, NASDAQ: UPWK), and co-founder and CEO of Snapvine (VC-backed and acquired by WhitePages). I am a seed investor in startups such as Skilljar, Mystery and Algorithmia and Iā€™m an LP in a few VC funds.

B.S. in Computer Science - University of Washington
MBA - MIT Sloan School of Management

šŸ† Recipient of 2019 Alumni Impact Award, University of Washington, Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
šŸ† Henry S. Tatsumi Scholarship for excellence in the study of Japanese, University of Washington, Asian Languages and Literature



Iā€™m interested in applying foundation models, large language models and deep learning to solve useful problems.

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