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Mike joined Index in 2009 and later established the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer. Mike currently serves on the boards of Big Switch Networks, Elasticsearch, Fuze, Hortonworks, Lookout, Mashape, Path, Pure Storage, Sonos, Soundcloud, Wealthfront and Zuora. Mike was previously a director of Cloud.com [CTRX] and StorSimple [MSFT].
Previously, Mike held a number of executive positions including Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco. He also serves on the board of EXOR SpA (EXO:IM). Mike has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a trustee of the Stanford Business School Trust and he also serves on the board of WITNESS, a non-profit organization focused on human rights.
Skype is a global P2P telephony company that is changing voice communications by moving voice calling to the Internet. Acquired by eBay in October 2005.
- Danny Rimer, Saul Klein, Mike Volpi
- Communications, Consumer
- Early stage
- Sep 12 2005
- eBay to Acquire Skype
- Mar 15 2004
- SKYPE Closes 'B' Round Funding from Top Venture Capitalists