Michael Walrath Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 6

Exits

Michael Walrath General Information

Description

Mr. Michael Walrath is a Co-Founder of WGI Group. He serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Yext. He served 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, he 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. He 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 sat on the board of MOAT, GuideMe, and InAdCo. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Richmond. He also served as Senior Advisor at Marker.

Business Details

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

Michael Walrath Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
SocialLadder 01-Sep-2016 Early Stage VC 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
mParticle 31-Oct-2013 0000 00000 000 Database Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Guest of a Guest 11-Sep-2013 00000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Meteor Games 24-Aug-2011 00000 (00000 Entertainment Software Out of Business 0000000 0000000
DoodleDeals 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 (Automation/Workflow Software) 01-Jan-2008 Early Stage VC 00000 Automation/Workflow Software Startup 0000000 0000000

Michael Walrath Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Guest of a Guest 01-Mar-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private
Yext 31-Mar-2018 000000000 00000000
Yext 13-Apr-2017 000 00000
Optimal (Automation/Workflow Software) 16-Oct-2013 0000000000 0000
Meteor Games 27-Jan-2012 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
DoodleDeals 08-Dec-2011 Merger/Acquisition

Michael Walrath Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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Michael Walrath Team (1)

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

Michael Walrath FAQs

  • Who is Michael Walrath?

    Michael Walrath is an angel Investor who has made 7 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Michael Walrath?

    Michael Walrath is an angel investor.

  • What does Michael Walrath do?

    As an angel investor, Michael Walrath invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Michael Walrath invested in?

    Michael Walrath has made numerous investments in companies like SocialLadder, mParticle, and Guest of a Guest within the Media and Information Services (B2B) and Database Software industries.

  • What has Michael Walrath invested in recently?

    Michael Walrath's latest investment was on 01-Sep-2016 in SocialLadder, a company within the Media and Information Services (B2B) industry.

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