Mr. Michael Parekh was a Co-Founder and served as Managing Partner at Alpha Edison (California). Mr. Parekh also served as a Technology Partner at Beacon Bay Holdings. He was a Wall Street veteran for over two decades and was a former partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs. Michael has many years of experience in identifying, advising, incubating and investing in entrepreneurs focused on building industry disruptive businesses. In 1994, Michael founded the Goldman Sachs Internet Research group, which eventually comprised of many analysts covering major internet segments around the world. In the 1990's, Michael was the lead research analyst for the IPOs of leading Internet companies like UUNET, Yahoo!, eBay, DoubleClick, GeoCities, Exodus, Real Networks, Checkpoint Software, Red Hat, LoudCloud, Equinix, amongst many other pioneering companies, as well as covering companies like America Online and Netscape. Michael received an MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School and Bachelor of Science in Finance at Auburn University.