Mike joined Index in 2009 and later established the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer. Mike currently serves on the boards of Pure Storage, Hortonworks, Sonos, Elastic, Confluent, Lookout, SoundCloud, Zuora, Wealthfront, Interana, Skyport Systems, and Big Switch Networks. 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.
- Grew up:
- Palo Alto
- San Jose, London, San Francisco
- Woodside, CA
One Year, Two New Funds, Three New Partners
We're delighted to announce that Shardul Shah has been promoted to Partner. Since moving to San Francisco three years ago, Shardul has led Index’s entry into the security space and worked closely with Mike on growing our portfolio of enterprise investments.
Investing in the Enterprise in 2015
Enterprise technology investing is probably in one of the most interesting places it has been in the last 20 years. The confluence of critical technology transition, open source software, mobility, and the consumerization of the enterprise has created fertile ground for the next generation of iconic enterprise companies.