Michael Walrath Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 8
  • Portfolio
  • 3
  • Exits
  • 6

Michael Walrath General Information


Mr. Michael Walrath is a Co-Founder of WGI Group. He serves as Advisor at Vast Ventures. He served as the Board Member at VIOLET GREY and Confide. He is the Founding Partner at WGI Group. He was the founder and CEO of Right Media before its acquisition by Yahoo! in July 2007 at a value of $850 million. At Right Media, Michael helped transform the business of online advertising by leveling what had traditionally been an uneven playing field and moving the industry towards more efficiency, transparency and accountability for every transaction. Michael was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007. He and his wife Michelle created The Walrath Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on social, environmental and environmental health issues. In 2008, he co-founded Atlas Films with his wife Michelle and Stephanie Soechtig. Atlas' first film is the award winning documentary Tapped. In addition to Meteor Games, he sits on the board of MOAT, GuideMe, Yext and InAdCo. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Richmond. He also served as Senior Advisor at Marker.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Michael Walrath Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Pypestream 30-Nov-2016 Later Stage VC 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000000000 01-Sep-2016 0000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000000 31-Oct-2013 0000 00000 000 Database Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
00000 00 0 00000 11-Sep-2013 00000 00000 00000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000 00000 24-Aug-2011 00000 (00000 Entertainment Software Out of Business 0000000 0000000
00000000000 01-Feb-2010 00000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Product Development 0000000 0000000
Yext 01-Oct-2009 Later Stage VC 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 0000000
Optimal 01-Jan-2008 Early Stage VC 00000 Automation/Workflow Software Startup 0000000 0000000
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Michael Walrath Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Yext 31-Mar-2018 Secondary Transaction - Open Market
0000 13-Apr-2017 000 00000
0000000 16-Oct-2013 0000000000 0000
000000 00000 27-Jan-2012 0000000000: 000000
DoodleDeals 08-Dec-2011 Merger/Acquisition
Guest of a Guest Secondary Transaction - Private
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Michael Walrath Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Michael Walrath Angel Investor 00 0 New York, NY
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