What makes a great mentor?
They are founders of one or more successful technology startups and have been through the same thing you’re going through. They enjoy spending time with other entrepreneurs and thinking about different businesses.
They have a huge network of customers, vendors and employees they can introduce you to. They’re really busy, but make time to meet with you every week and are responsive to your emails and calls.
Capital Factor prides itself in providing the highest quality mentors in the business to help scale your startup.
Mr. Michael J. Dodd, Jr., ‘Mike’, is a Partner at Austin Ventures! Mr. Dodd joined the firm in September 2008 and focuses on investments in early and expansion stage software and web-enabled business and consumer services. Prior to Austin Ventures, Mr. Dodd served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Omniture Inc., since June 2006. During his tenure, which began prior to Omniture’s IPO, he led the identification, acquisition, and integration efforts around Omniture’s acquisition of two domestic and two international companies that totaled approximately $500 million in consideration. He then served as a Senior Partner at Europ@web (Europatweb), from March 1999 to December 2001, and served as a Partner, and where he worked with companies such as Liquidity Services Inc and Ancestry.com. Mr. Dodd served as a Senior Internet Banker at Robertson Stephens in San Francisco, from July 1997 to March 1999, where he specialized in Internet company financing, and worked in business development at Idealabs and at Peoplelink.com. He also served as a Technology Investment Banker at FleetBoston Robertson Stephens, Inc. From February 2002 to June 2006, he held various positions with Ancestry.com Inc. (MyFamily.com, Inc.), including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Commerce Business Unit and Vice President of New Channel Marketing, International Marketing, and Business Development.
He has been Director of RunTitle, Inc, since September 2013.Currently Mike serves as a Director of Spredfast, Inc., Graduation Alliance Inc., Public Engines, Inc., MapMyFITNESS, Inc., MojoPages.com, Inc., CrimeReports.com and Limos.com, LLC. He serves as a Member of the Board of Advisors of Bazaarvoice, Inc. and has served as a Director of Liquidity Services, Inc. & Ancestry.com Inc. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Finance from Syracuse University.
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