Mike is Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures. He was Founding CEO of Pure Storage and is now co-Chairman. He was Founding CEO of Snowflake Computing and now sits on the board. He is currently Founding CEO of Laserlike and sits on the board. His other directorships include Sumo Logic, Sila Nanotechnologies and Sigma Computing and other investments include Bracket Computing and Instart Logic. Mike’s previous investments include Platfora (acquired by Workday) and Clover (acquired by First Data).
Mike joined Sutter Hill Ventures in 2008 from Yahoo!, where he was Vice President of Community Products. He joined Yahoo! through the acquisition of Bix, where he served as Founder & CEO. Previously, Mike was Vice President and Technical Advisor to Symantec’s Chairman & CEO and served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Product Management at VERITAS Software, which was acquired by Symantec. He also co-founded Epinions.com, worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and was an analyst with Credit Suisse First Boston.
Mike holds a BA from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. He is also an avid, though not very talented, alpine skier.