Mike joined Venrock in 1999 after 16 years as an entrepreneur at venture-backed companies. He led and manages the firm’s investments in AppNexus, Bizo, Boundless, eIQnetworks, Gazelle, Happier, Q Factor Communications and Zoom Information, and also sits on the Boards of Appia, Aria Systems and BlogHer. Notable previous investments include DataPower (acquired by IBM), Endeca Technologies (acquired by Oracle), ExtendMedia (acquired by Cisco), IMlogic (acquired by Symantec), Pedestal Software (acquired by Altiris) and WHERE (acquired by eBay).
Prior to Venrock, Mike spent nine years with Spyglass, a Venrock-backed portfolio company, joining as their sixth employee to run sales and marketing. Spyglass licensed the first internet browser, Mosaic, to many of the world’s leading software, online services, and device companies, including Microsoft. As the Executive Vice President, Mike helped take the company public in 1995. Before Spyglass, he was with two other start-ups, Multiflow Computer and Celerity Computing, both UNIX systems pioneers. Mike began his career at Prime Computer.
Mike earned his B.S. in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire.