Mike has more than 35 years of experience in the software industry, including four technology start-ups. Twice in his career, Mike has created market-leading enterprise software companies: Computervision in the CAD/CAM market in the 1980’s and Cadence Design Systems in EDA (Electronic Design Automation) in the 1990’s. There are very few operational challenges Mike hasn't faced and tackled successfully somewhere along the line. Before joining Foundation Capital in 1998, Mike was CEO, co-founder, and chairman of the board of Intrinsa Corporation, a software applications company that was acquired by Microsoft. Mike was the vice president of sales at Daisy Systems, Clarify, Cadence Design Systems and Computervision prior to co-founding Intrinsa. Mike currently serves on the boards of Netflix (NFLX), Responsys, Boardvantage, ONStor, Jasper Design Automation , Extreme DA and VaST Systems. Mike received a BSEE from the University of Maryland.