Former Managing Partner of Mayfield Fund; VSL Partners, Advisory Board; Advisor, Peak Ventures; Decathlon Capital Partners Advisory Board
Park City, Utah
Mike has over 30 years of venture capital investing experience and currently works as an independent venture capitalist helping to advise companies in the Intermountain region and Silicon Valley. Mike spent 20 years with the Mayfield Fund. During his tenure at Mayfield, Mike worked to sponsor such successes as Citrix, Concur Technologies, Heartstream, Pure Software and WebMethods. Additionally, he founded Mayfield Software Partners, a side fund consisting of 20 leading software entrepreneurs as investors. He began his career in venture capital at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). While at NEA, Mike founded ONSET Ventures, a venture firm specializing in incubating new companies.
Mike holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also received both his MS and BS degrees in Engineering from Stanford University. He has served as an advisory board member to the Stanford Technology Venture Program and established the Mayfield Fellows program at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley. He is co-patent holder for the Defibrillator System Using Multiple External Defibrillators and a Communications Network.
Mike’s current board seats include: Homie.com, Domain Surgical, High West Distiller, Molio, Experticity, MetricStream and Studio Design. He is also a Special Limited Partner of 2X Consumer Partners which is a venture fund focused on growth capital opportunities in the consumer space. He was on the board of Altiris until its acquisition to Symantec for $1billion, Applabs until its recent acquisition by CSC, Zinch until its recent merger with Chegg and One97 until its $600 million investment by Alibaba.