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In Spring 2006, after seven years at eBay, Michael Dearing joined the faculty at Stanford University as Consulting Associate Professor. At the same time, he began working closely with and investing in a few early stage technology companies. In 2008, Michael established Harrison Metal.In his work at Stanford, Michael has co-developed and co-taught courses including Creating Infectious Action, Creating Mass Market Experiences, and Entrepreneurial Finance.

He also teaches graduate seminars including Innovation in Complex Organizations, Creative Product Marketing. Michael's current interests include process design for new product development, productizing emerging technologies, web-based businesses, product marketing, and pricing.Before joining the d.school, Michael spent nearly seven years at eBay (NASDAQ - EBAY) serving most recently as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager of eBay.com.

In that role, he led category management, product marketing, seller development, eBay Stores, and direct-to-consumer marketing for eBay North America. While at eBay, Michael and his colleagues were also responsible for the launch and growth of many new merchandise categories, and new businesses such as Buy-it-Now, the listings upgrade business, eBay Stores, and ProStores.

Prior to eBay, Michael held leadership positions at Bain & Company, Filene's Basement, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE-DIS), and Industrial Shoe Warehouse.Michael is an east coast native, now happily a citizen of the Bay Area. He holds an AB in Economics, with a focus in economic history, from Brown University, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. Michael can be reached at [email protected]

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President & CEO
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Feb, 2016$9.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$13M / Series B
Apr, 2015$1.5M / Seed
Jun, 2014$40M / Series B
Mar, 2014$10.1M / Series B
Aug, 2013$8.8M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2013$10M / Series A
Oct, 2012$6M / Series A
Aug, 2012$31.5M / Series D
May, 2012$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2012$15M / Series B
Mar, 2012$6M / Series A
Sep, 2011$6M / Series A
Jul, 2011$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2011$32.5M / Series C
Jun, 2011$13M / Series B
May, 2011$7.5M / Series A
May, 2011$1.7M / Seed
Apr, 2011$35M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$1.6M / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
2011$1M / Seed
Nov, 2010$1.85M / Seed
Oct, 2010$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2010$4.75M / Series A
Aug, 2009$5.6M / Series B
Aug, 2009$5.2M / Series B
Jan, 2009$5M / Series A
Nov, 2008$5.5M / Series A
Oct, 2008$5.25M / Series A
Jul, 2008$1.3M / Seed
Jun, 2008$3.1M / Series B
Jan, 2008$4M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2008$8M / Series B
Dec, 2007$2.5M / Series A
Aug, 2007$3M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2007$400k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2007$5M / Series A
Feb, 2007$28M / Series CPersonal Investment
Dec, 2006$1.5M / AngelPersonal Investment

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