Michael Skok joined North Bridge Venture Partners in 2002 to seek out great entrepreneurs and lead innovative software investments. Prior to becoming a VC, Michael was an entrepreneur and CEO in the software business for 21 years. Michael founded and recruited teams that attracted over $100m in private equity for investments in multiple succesful software companies ranging from Enterprise Big Data and Analytics (AlphaBlox - acquired by IBM) to Consumer products (Symantec UK - NASDAQ:SYMC) and covering areas like, Content Management, and Collaboration while spanning the Workstation, PC, Client Server and Internet eras.
As a VC, Michael has initiated ventures with, seeded and invested in many great entrepreneurs who have built billions of dollars of value focusing on large market changing technologies and disruptive business models such as SaaS, Cloud Computing, Open Source and Mobile.
Along the way, Michael has served on numerous boards and supported various industry groups like the Software Publishers association where he was Chairman for a number of years in Europe. He is active on the boards of all recent investments including Acquia, Apperian, Demandware(NYSE:DWRE), Salsify and Unidesk, as well as Actifio and Revolution Analytics.
Michael's passion for innovation and entrepreneurship is also fueling his work mentoring and developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. For example he is currently developing and leading workshops such as the "Startup Secrets" series with the Harvard i Lab. His work in this regard can be found online at startupsecrets.com and mjskok.com Twitter follow @mjskok
TED2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TEDActive 2013, TEDGlobal 2012
Areas of Expertise
Venture Capital Investing
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I am truly passionate about innovation to solve meaningful problems and entrepreneurship to bring them to fruition and adoption.
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