Michael Brown (B'94)
General Partner at Battery Ventures
Since joining Battery Ventures in 1998, Michael has made, or managed, multiple investments spanning the enterprise software, financial-services and technology-enabled business-services markets. Currently, Michael serves on the boards of AuditBoard, CarNow, Istra Research, Joor, KeyMe, Mews, MX, Newforma, Nitro Software (ASX: NTO), Obie, Quinyx, RiskIQ, ServiceTitan, Shippeo, Vidyard and VNDLY. Michael is also a board observer for Next Insurance, NorthOne and Xenex.
Michael was previously involved with Battery’s investments in Bluestem Brands (acquired Capmark Financial Group); Bonfire (merged into GTY Technology, NASDAQ: GTYH); ChemConnect (acquired by InterContinental Exchange); ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by Salesforce.com), IDI Direct Insurance (TASE: IDIN); J. Hilburn; JAMF (acquired by Vista Equity Partners); The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange, or LIFFE (acquired by Euronext); Mendix (acquired by Siemens); MRU Holdings (NASDAQ: UNCL); Neolane (acquired by Adobe); OutlookSoft Corporation (acquired by SAP); Panjiva (acquired by S&P); Q2 Holdings, or Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO); and TradeKing (acquired by Ally Financial).
From 1996 to 1998, Michael was a member of the high-technology group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked on debt and equity financings as well as mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was a financial analyst within Goldman’s financial-institutions group. There he focused on mergers and acquisitions within asset management, insurance, specialty finance and retail/mortgage banking. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a dual BS in finance and international business. He is currently the in-coming Chairman of the Board at the National Venture Capital Association, on the Board of Advisors for McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and on the Board of Overseers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.