Artifact Details

Title

Brooks, Michael C. oral history

Catalog Number

102740498

Type

Text

Date

2010-06-30

Contributor

Brooks, Michael C., Interviewee
Kolker, Carole, Interviewer

Publisher

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Place of Publication

New York City, NY

Extent

100 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Michael Brooks, a venture capital industry veteran, has been a Partner with Venrock since 2000 and an active venture capital investor for over twenty-five years. From 1985 to 2000, Michael was a Partner of J.H. Whitney & Co.; prior to that, he spent eleven years with Morgan Stanley & Co, where he was the Managing Director responsible for the firm’s investment banking activities with emerging growth and technology companies. His extensive background in finance and investments provides entrepreneurs in enterprise software, financial services and digital media with unique insights into managing and financing rapidly growing businesses.

Michael has been a director of numerous public companies including People Express Airlines, Filene’s Basement, Decision One Corporation, Fogdog.com, Homestore.com, MediaMetrix, P-Com, Niku Corp, USinternetworking, VitaminShoppe.com, and Sungard Data Systems. In addition, he has been a director of many private companies during his venture career.

Michael has been recognized multiple times on the Forbes Midas list and served as a director of the National Venture Capital Association. He is a member of the Yale Development Board and currently serves as a Trustee of the Hospital for Special Surgery, the US Ski and Snowboard Foundation, and the US Cycling Development Foundation. Michael earned a BA in History from Yale University in 1967, served as an officer in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1973.

Category

Transcription

Collection Title

NVCA Oral History Collection

Credit

Gift of National Venture Capital Association

Lot Number

X8628.2018

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