Michael Dornbrook Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 27

  • Portfolio
  • 13

  • Exits
  • 13

Exits

Michael Dornbrook General Information

Description

Mr. Michael Dornbrook serves as Venture Partner & Investment Committee Member at Converge Venture Partners. He serves as Advisor at VirZOOM. Previously, he served as Board Member at SyncOnSet Technologies and Modulate. He served as an Advisor at Play Labs. He also serves as Board Member at OtherSide Entertainment. Mike brings his entrepreneurial spirit to Converge Venture Partners, where his background in marketing, operations, and product management provides valuable insights into the development and launch of products. Mike completed his undergraduate studies at MIT. As a student, he very successfully ran the campus film and lecture series, the largest student activity on campus, earning him a "business" reputation. When his friends developed Zork, one of the earliest computer games at the computer game pioneer Infocom, they enlisted Mike to help them out. This marked the beginning of Mike's long and successful career in gaming. Among his responsibilities at Infocom, Mike dealt with customer issues and, again tapping into his business spirit, saw an opportunity to build paid support services for the game players. While he was at business school at the University of Chicago, the company contracted with him to create the Zork Users Group. Mike published the highly successful New York Times mail-order newsletter to sell the game maps and InvisiClues hint booklets he created. After business school, Mike sold his company to Infocom and rejoined them as head of marketing. He launched over forty Top-10 bestsellers and is particularly proud of championing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. After Activision's acquisition of Infocom, Mike pursued a series of startups of his own, first in consumer products, and then in cellular services, before re-entering the computer games business as co-founder and president of Boffo Games. Eventually, Mike was recruited to Harmonix Music Systems where he served as COO and was responsible for Harmonix's Finance, Administration, Legal, HR, Business Development, and Marketing. Harmonix's most famous product, Guitar Hero, became a huge hit, earning critical acclaim and breaking the record for the fastest videogame franchise to hit $1 billion in sales (it went on to sell $3 billion). Rock Band, Harmonix's next franchise, broke this record by hitting $1 billion in sales in just over one year. Mike handled the major deals for the company, including the game publishing contracts, the Chinese manufacturer of all the drums and guitars, and the sale of the company to Viacom for over $700 million, including earnouts, one of the highest prices ever paid for a game developer, yielding the investors up to 220X.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 6 Liberty Square
  • PMB 451
  • Boston, MA 02109
  • United States
+1 (978) 000-0000

Michael Dornbrook Investments (27)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Tribe XR 25-Jan-2021 Seed Round 00.000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
coUrbanize 09-Apr-2020 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
RxWare 22-Jan-2020 00000 00000 000 Practice Management (Healthcare) Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Hearo 31-Dec-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
GameClub 02-May-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
OtherSide Entertainment 23-Oct-2018 00000 00000 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Brizi 01-Sep-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
Voatz 08-Jan-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Government Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
OffGridBox 07-Aug-2017 Seed Round 0000 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
NestReady 09-Jun-2017 Early Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000

Michael Dornbrook Exits (13)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Replenish 26-Jan-2024 Out of Business
GameClub 25-Mar-2022 000000000000000000
NestReady 09-Aug-2021 000000000000000000
LocusPlay 31-Mar-2021 000 00 00000000
DondeEsta 01-Nov-2019 000 00 00000000
Reactor Media 09-Aug-2019 000 00 00000000
Banshee 01-Feb-2018 000000000000000000
Dashbell 30-Jun-2017 000 00 00000000
StylePath 30-Jun-2017 Out of Business
Apperian 11-Jan-2017 Buyout/LBO

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Michael Dornbrook Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Michael Dornbrook Angel Investor 00 0 Boston, MA

Michael Dornbrook Co-Investors (31)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
IQVIA 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kevin Hartz 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
StartUp Health 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Vodia Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Windham Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Michael Dornbrook FAQs

  • Who is Michael Dornbrook?

    Michael Dornbrook is an angel Investor who has made 27 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Michael Dornbrook?

    Michael Dornbrook is an angel investor.

  • What does Michael Dornbrook do?

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

  • How many board seats does Michael Dornbrook hold?

    Michael Dornbrook holds 2 board seats including OtherSide Entertainment and Modulate.

  • What has Michael Dornbrook invested in?

    Michael Dornbrook has made numerous investments in companies like Tribe XR, coUrbanize, and RxWare within the Educational Software, Business/Productivity Software, and Practice Management (Healthcare) industries.

  • What has Michael Dornbrook invested in recently?

    Michael Dornbrook's latest investment was on 25-Jan-2021 in Tribe XR, a company within the Educational Software industry.

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