Co-Founder & Managing Director, Webb Investment Network
Michael has been working with technology startups for nearly 15 years as either an advisor, investor, or co-founder. Michael runs Webb Investment Network (WIN), which he co-founded with Maynard Webb in 2010. WIN has invested in over 50 startups since inception, with a primary focus on enterprise software/cloud, as well as e-commerce/marketplaces, adtech, and mobile. Select seed/early-stage investments include: AeroFS, Applifier (acquired by Unity), Appurify, Badgeville, Diffbot, Epic!, HelloSign, HipMunk, Ionic Security, LockPath, Mailgun (acquired by Rackspace), Meteor, MongoHQ, PagerDuty, Pepperdata, PinDrop Security, Quixey, Rypple (acquired by Salesforce), TapSense, Vungle and Yozio. Prior to WIN, Michael worked at LiveOps, running business development for LiveWork, LiveOps' next-gen virtual work marketplace, and also launching a new product line within the Company. Prior to LiveOps, Michael was the co-founder of Ooreka, a virtual work marketplace (acquired by LiveOps) and SpongeFish, an early entrant in the knowledge sharing space. Michael also spent nearly a decade as an investment banker advising venture-backed startups on M&A and corporate finance with ING Barings Technology Group in San Francisco, and as part of the founding team of Seven Hills Partners. Michael earned a BA in International Relations from Tufts University. Michael is also a mentor at several accelerators including InnoSpring and MuckerLab.