Overview

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Primary Role
Co-Founder and President @
Investments
7 Investments in 7 Companies
Born:
June 3, 1971
Gender:
Male
Location:
Unknown
Website:
http://www.foundersden.com
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Person Details

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Michael is a serial entrepreneur working on his fifth startup, Spigot Inc., which he co-founded in 2008. Prior to Spigot Michael ran the business side of Vendio, an eCommerce platform, where he grew transactions to $1.5+ billion/year before selling the business to Chinese giant Alibaba.

Michael's previous experience includes starting AOL's Broadband division, running sales and marketing at Hearme and Paltalk, co-founding and overseeing Business Development at Bluelight.com a venture between Softbank, Martha Stewart, Kmart and Yahoo, and working in Accenture's technology and strategy consulting practice where he co-founded the Internet Center in Palo Alto some 16 years ago.

Jobs (9)

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Current

Co-Founder and President

Feb 1, 2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

Managing Partner

Nov 1, 2010 - Current   (almost 6 years)

EVP Marketing and Business Development (Vendio)

Jun 1, 2007 - Current   (over 9 years)

consultant

Jun 1, 2001 - Current   (over 15 years)
Past
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Title
Company
2003
2006
CMO
1999
2001
VP Business Development
1995
1999
Senior consultant
1995
1999
Senior consultant
1991
1995
Member of Technical Staff

Board & Advisor Roles (6)

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Investments (7)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$5.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2013$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2013$1.88M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2012undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2011$800k / AngelPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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