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39 Investments in 35 Companies
Born:
July 7, 1970
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Michael Birch is the Co-founder of Bebo and Birthday Alarm. Birch was raised in North London, England, went to Imperial College, London in Central London (where he met Xochi, his wife), then worked in West London. After finally deciding that he had done London, Michael moved to San Francisco in 2002.

Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for USD 850 million. Their combined 70% stake yielded a profit of $595 million from the deal. In June 2008, Michael invested in, and joined the board of MyStore.com along with Julian Lennon and Gordon Crawford. He is also an investor in Goodreads, a book oriented social network.

Having worked in a number of not-so-exciting computer related jobs, he relished the chance to set up an Internet based family business with his wife, Xochi and brother, Paul. Remembering birthdays was never his strong point, much to his embarrassment, so what could be better than something he could use himself. Michael was responsible for developing the original Birthday Alarm website back in 2001, but is no longer involved in its development.

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Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Apr, 2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

Founding Partner

Jun 1, 2009 - Current   (over 7 years)

Co-Founder, CEO

2005 - Current   (over 11 years)
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Board & Advisor Roles (4)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016$10M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Sep, 2015$2.9M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$875k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$1.5M / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Sep, 2014$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$4.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$3.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$465k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$2.14M / VenturePersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$1.9M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$7.9M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2012$4.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2012undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Jul, 2011undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$1.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$9.4M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2011$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2011$500k / Venture (Lead)Personal Investment
Jan, 2011$5M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2010$1.58M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2010undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$1.4M / VenturePersonal Investment
Feb, 2010$500k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2010$500k / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2009$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2008$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2008$1.88M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2008$520k / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2007$750k / AngelPersonal Investment

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