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Remembering Tom Alberg

We remember and celebrate Tom Alberg’s contributions to Impinj's success and the greater community.

Tom Alberg was a personal friend and mentor who was instrumental to Impinj's success and, more importantly, to who we are as a team and as a company. He was the founder of Madrona Venture Group and one of Impinj’s first investors. On Friday, Madrona shared a beautiful tribute to Tom’s life and contributions to Seattle and the tech community. 

Tribute image of Tom Alberg from 1940 to 2022 on Impinj website, respecting privacy policy and user experience
Photo Credit: Madrona Venture Group

Tom joined Impinj's board in 2000, representing Madrona who, along with Arch Venture Partners, led Impinj's first venture financing. A 21-year Impinj board director, Tom was the longest serving outside member on our board, stepping down only after seeing Impinj grow from its infancy, through its 2016 IPO, to its current leadership position in the Internet of Things market.  

Impinj's success is due, in no small part, to Tom being there to help us every step of the way. His calm confidence allowed us to grow. His focus on the gigantic opportunity in front of us gave us the strength to build to where we are today. His numerous contributions to Seattle have helped shape the city into the place we are proud to call home. 

I will always remember Tom for his unwavering support of technology entrepreneurship, his wise counsel, his selfless willingness to help others and his desire to do good. Tom was an absolute gem of a person.  

Tom, we will all miss you. I will miss you. But I know you would be happy to know that your legacy of mentorship, thoughtfulness, caring and support lives on with so many of us across the Seattle tech ecosystem who you touched. We will never forget you. 

Monday, August 8, 2022



Chris Diorio

Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chair, & Co-Founder

Chris Diorio is the CEO, vice chair, and co-founder at Impinj and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. He spearheaded the development of the RAIN RFID radio standard and cofounded the RAIN Alliance.