Mike Yepp is a business lawyer in the Emerging Company Group at Cooley SF.
Prior to joining Cooley, Mike led business development efforts as an early employee at Gravity, a venture-backed startup acquired by Aol, Inc.
Prior to his involvement with Gravity, Mike served as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Slingshot Labs, a News Corp funded startup incubator acquired by MySpace.
In addition, Mike was the Director of Business Development at “C” Student Entertainment, a cross-platform media company founded by Steve Lehman and Andy Schuon (now President & Founder at REVOLT TV). Mike has also been tapped by leading venture capital firms and publically traded companies to advise in the marketing and development of social media startups.
As an undergrad, Mike founded a college-based video sharing network. As Founder, he secured angel financing, established key strategic partnerships and managed product development.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
He is a former competitive tennis player, having competed on the professional satellite tennis circuit in the U.S. and Spain.