Mike has been an active technology investor as well as an executive at a number of leading technology companies for the past 20 years. As an investor, prior to joining Silverton, Mike was a partner at Austin Ventures where he focused on technology investing in enterprise and consumer applications, and prior was a partner at Europeatweb, a European/US venture capital firm. Notable investments included MapMyFitness (acquired by Under Armour), Mass Relevance (acquired by Spredfast), Ancestry.com, Liqudity Services Inc. (Nasdaq: LQDT) and Spredfast (acquired by Lithium).

As an executive, Mike was SVP of Corporate Development at Omniture (acquired by Adobe) and SVP and GM at Ancestry.com. In his early career, Mike was a technology investment banker with Robertson Stephens in San Francisco. Mike received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in finance from Syracuse University.