Prior to joining Amplify as a General Partner, Mike spent over six years at Battery Ventures, where he most recently lead early stage Enterprise investments on the West Coast. Most recently, Mike sat on the Boards of Continuuity, Duetto, Interana and Platfora. Mike also lead Battery's investment in a stealth security company which is also in Amplify's portfolio. Mike previously invested in Splunk and RelateIQ, which was recently acquired by Salesforce. He was named to Forbes' Midas Brink List earlier this year. Mike is a frequent speaker at conferences and is on the Advisory Board of both the O'Reilly Strata Conference as well as SXSW. Mike began his career as a hardware engineer at a start-up and later held product, business development, and sales roles at Altera and Xilinx. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.