Mike has been with Battery since 2008, and as a Principal in the firm’s Menlo Park office he’s focused on entrepreneurs, ideas and companies building disruptive technology for the enterprise. Mike has been involved with Continuuity, a stealth big data startup born out of Battery’s Entrepreneur in Residence program, since the company’s inception, and is also engaged with Calxeda, Nutanix, and Platfora. He is also on the teams who invested in Delphix and Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK).
A hardware engineer at Velio Communications early in his career, Mike went on to hold Sales, Business Development and Marketing roles at Altera and Xilinx prior to joining Battery. During this time, Mike was responsible for developing product vision, defining launch strategies, and managing business development programs at major communications OEMs. While in Sales, Mike served as the account manager for Cisco.
He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Mike contributes to Battery’s infrastructure blog and also speaks frequently at industry conferences.