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Michael Dornbrook

OTHER INVESTOR TYPE
Active STATUS
16 INVESTMENTS
11 PORTFOLIO
5 EXITS
Description

Mr. Michael Dornbrook serves as Venture Partner & Investment Committee Member at Converge Venture Partners. 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 Zork 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 manufacturing 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.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • PO Box 1245
  • Framingham, MA 01701
  • United States

+1 (508) 000-0000

Michael Dornbrook Investments (16)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Voatz 08-Jan-2018 Seed Round 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
000000000 09-Jun-2017 00000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
000000 04-Jan-2016 0000 00000 00.000 Other Hardware Startup 0000000 000000000
0000000 30-Mar-2015 00000 (00000 000 Application Software Profitable 0000000 000000000
000000000000 13-Nov-2014 00000 00000 00000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
0000000000 16-Jul-2014 00000 00000 00000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
000000000 (0000000 16-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
000 0000000 000000 21-Jan-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Fetchnotes 13-Nov-2013 Early Stage VC 00000 Application Software Startup 0000000 000000000
Physical Apps 23-Oct-2013 Angel (individual) Application Software Startup 0000000 000000000
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Michael Dornbrook Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Dashbell 30-Jun-2017 Out of Business Completed
00000000 11-Jan-2017 0000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
000 000 000 01-Jan-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000 0000. 00000
Fetchnotes 13-Apr-2015 Merger/Acquisition Completed
DondeEsta Out of Business Completed
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Michael Dornbrook Team (1)

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