Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Startup Mentor, Business Broker, M&A Professional
Managing Director, SellBiz.us.
35+ years of experience starting, building, buying and selling businesses.
Michael’s career spans 35+ years as a venture capital-backed entrepreneur, author, and advisor. His expertise is starting, funding, buying and selling businesses — specifically, technology companies.
He founded Ask-Me Multimedia, iCopyright.com, StartupBiz.com, and Leaves, Inc., among other companies. He was on the launch teams of CompuServe Sprynet, one of the first national Internet Service Providers (went public as part of CompuServe in 1996), and Design Intelligence (acquired by Microsoft).
Michael has raised more than $50M in venture capital and has orchestrated numerous company spin-outs, acquisitions and successful exits. He is an active angel investor and advisor, with investments in numerous early-stage companies. He has run an international high tech accelerator, a federally-funded entrepreneurial training program, and a venture capital fund.
As the founder/CEO of StartupBiz.com, Michael has assisted more than 25,000 startups with strategy, financing and exits. As the Managing Director of SellBiz.us, Michael has assisted hundreds of small business owners to prepare for exit and achieve a successful sale.
Michael is the author of several best-selling books and a popular blogger and speaker on starting, buying and selling a business.
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