Mike Gridley

Managing Director, Akkadian Ventures

Mike is a Managing Director of Akkadian Ventures. Previously, he was a member of the founding team of Industry Ventures, where he served as a Managing Director since 2004. Mike led Industry Ventures’ investments in Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, LifeLock, Jajah, MedeAnalytics, Cloudmark and Lowercase Capital. He also helped grow Industry Ventures from less than $10 million AUM to over $1 billion AUM.

Prior to Industry Ventures, Mike worked at BV Capital (formerly Bertelsmann Ventures) in San Francisco, a $275 million international venture capital fund. At BV, he sourced, structured, and managed direct venture investments. Earlier in his career, Mike worked in Business Development at Personify, a CRM analytics software company.

Mike holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regents and Alumni Scholar, and an MS from the London School of Economics.

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