Mike Dauber

General Partner

Mike is a General Partner at Amplify Partners. He invests in entrepreneurs building enterprise applications in AI and cloud infrastructure. Mike has over 10 years of experience as an early-stage investor and champion to entrepreneurs.

Mike joined Amplify Partners in 2014 and has led Amplify’s investments in Abstract, BuddyBuild (acquired by Apple), Gremlin, Integris, LightCyber (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Primer, and StackRox. Mike works with technical entrepreneurs who are solving technical problems in a domain in which they are deeply immersed. With a passion for building, Mike enjoys helping founding teams tackle the challenges of creating a product that users love and scaling up their business.

Prior to joining Amplify, Mike was an investor at Battery Ventures where he led the firm’s investments in Duetto, RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce), Splunk (SPLK), and Platfora (acquired by Workday). Earlier in his career, he worked at Altera and Xilinx where he held sales, product, and marketing roles.

Mike holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

As many will attest, Mike enjoys a spirited debate about almost anything. He is a huge sports fan and also enjoys the outdoors and traveling with his family. He is married with three kids and his dog Molly, who is a frequent visitor to the Amplify office.

Favorite advice for startups

Don’t run out of money and focus efforts in go-to market — technical founders, especially, are often surprised by how much time and energy goes into early sales process. Focusing on a vertical or two saves time and money.

Places he’s lived before the Bay Area

Northern Virginia; Brittany, France; Ann Arbor, MI. Mike also claims to be a virtual resident of Brooklyn where his parents and grandparents were born and raised.