Boston CMO, Angel Investor and Startup Advisor

I'm Mike.  I'm the CMO at Cybereason, a cybersecurity company, and I also serve as an angel investor and startup advisor.  Previously, I joined HubSpot as the fifth employee and as CMO helped the company grow from about a dozen beta customers to over 15,000 customers, 1,000 employees, $150m in revenue, and an IPO leading to a $1.7B market cap.  I've also made more than 25 angel investments with 4 exits so far (HubSpot, Locately, GroSocial, ThriveHive) both alone and with my angel investing co-pilot Yoav Shapira through our Operator.VC non-fund.  I serve as an advisor to a number of companies and am on the board of directors of Repsly, a mobile CRM company and was on the board of Attend until they were acquired by Event Farm.  I've worked in marketing at a number of different startups in Boston and San Francisco and love talking about marketing and growth with other marketers and entrepreneurs.

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Why I Joined Cybereason as CMO

After taking a year to explore the Boston tech community and figure out what I want to do next professionally, I learned a lot about myself and the ecosystem as a whole. One big hole in our ecosystem is pillar companies - companies big enough to make large acquisitions, create enough wealth to spur new angel investors and serve as training grounds for people to grow their careers and then...Read more

Announcing Operator.VC (it's not what you think)

TL;DR: Operator.VC is an angel fund where Yoav Shapira and I will do our angel investing and others can follow along on our investments by joining our Angel List syndicate.  It is not a VC fund and we have no plans to raise outside capital. Over the past year I've taken as deep a dive as I can into the startup community in Boston.  Through serving on 2 boards of directors,...Read more

Why I Invested in Drafted

Last week Drafted announced that I am an investor and advisor. I'm really excited about it for a number of reasons: Huge market undergoing a big change. The future of work is one investment theme I think it is interesting. I've invested in a few other startups in this area and remain a believer that the way people find and do their work will be very different 10 years from now, and...Read more

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