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Mike Katz
Works at Battery Ventures
Attended Georgetown University
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Occupation
VC at Battery Ventures
Employment
  • Battery Ventures
    present
  • DFJ Gotham
    MBA Student at Columbia Business School and Venture Capital Intern
  • Conductor, Inc.
  • Pequot Ventures
  • Merrill Lynch
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
New York, NY - Portola Valley, CA - New York, NY - Washington, DC
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Introduction
I grew up in a small town in California called Portola Valley which is roughly situated between San Francisco and San Jose. My family has lived there for nearly six decades and witnessed this suburb transition from a sleepy ranching community to a popular residence for Silicon Valley technology folks.

Despite my love of sourdough bread, sunshine, and the Giants (the SF ones), I opted for four traditional seasons after high school and attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After school, I sold my soul to Wall Street and moved to New York City before miraculously finagling my way into venture capital.

In my first VC job, I recognized the value for an investor to have both operating experience and an MBA; consequently, I joined one of our portfolio companies and ultimately attended business school at Columbia. After graduation, I traded in my snow boots for flip-flops and returned to the Bay Area where I work as a venture capitalist with Battery Ventures.

Outside of professional stuff, I apparently can’t get enough of working with entrepreneurs because I also serve on the Board of Directors of Project Enterprise, a Harlem-based microfinance nonprofit. Additionally, I was never the fastest runner as a kid, but in my twenties I’ve realized I could stubbornly outlast almost anyone. As a result, I’ve taken up endurance sports and have somehow run a handful of marathons and recently completed two Ironman 70.3 triathlons.  No, I’ve never won any of these, but I enjoy them..

Education
  • Georgetown University
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Other names
Michael B. Katz