Mike has been a Partner with Venrock since 2000 and has been an active venture capital investor for over 25 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of IP Commerce and Pipeline Trading Systems. Previous Venrock investments include collegeboard.com (acquired by The College Board), Fogdog (acquired by GSI), MediaMetrix (acquired by ComScore), Message One (acquired by Dell), Niku Corp. (acquired by CA), Optinuity (acquired by CA), Performance Retail (acquired by Dresser Industries), Semtek (acquired by Verifone), Spotlight/Profitlogic (acquired by Oracle), Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) and USInternetworking (acquired by AT&T).
During his career he spent eleven years with Morgan Stanley & Co, where he was the Managing Director responsible for the firm’s investment banking activities with emerging growth and technology companies, and fifteen years with J.H. Whitney & Co. where he served as Managing Partner of the firm. His extensive background in finance and investments provides entrepreneurs in enterprise software, financial services and digital media with unique insights into managing and financing rapidly growing businesses. He has been recognized several times on the Forbes Midas list and also served as a director of the National Venture Capital Association.
Mike received his B.A., in History, from Yale College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.