Mike Collett is founder and managing partner of Promus Ventures in Chicago. He has invested in over 60 software/hardware startups, and is currently on the board of Spire, Layer, KurboHealth, Gauss Surgical, Dispatch, Enview, FirstLine, and Daylight Solutions. Mike is passionate about investing in early-stage software companies that are changing the world. If you’re a software startup then you won’t want to miss Mike’s insight on attracting investors and major tech trends such as big data, robots, and drones.
Previously, Mike was founder and managing partner of Masters Capital Nanotechnology Fund (venture capital) and also on the Technology Equity team with Masters Capital, a hedge fund. Mike was Vice President at Merrill Lynch in the M&A Group as well as an Associate in M&A Division with Duff & Phelps.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science in math and Bachelor of Arts in english from Vanderbilt University and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
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