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Joe Heitzeberg
June 12, 0202

I’m Joe Heitzeberg, entrepreneur, computer scientist, MIT Sloan MBA and co-founder and chairman of Crowd Cow. 2019 recipient of the Allen School Alumni Impact Award (UW Department of Computer Science).

I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of Blueprint AI. I’m also an active mentor and occasional angel investor, where I focus exclusively on compelling founders who are basically at the pre-formation stage, and who haven’t raised any money, and who are working on compelling AI-enabled applications and infrastructure.

I’m also the organizer of AI Tinkerers Seattle meetup


I co-founded Crowd Cow in 2015 and helped as CEO to 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 (boostrapped & 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 I’m an LP in a few VC funds.


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

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


I’m interested in applying foundation models, large language models and deep learning to solve useful problems.

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