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Michael Dearing


Mr. Michael Dearing is the Founder at Harrison Metal Capital. He was a Board Member of Euclid. He also serves as a Board Member at Dote and serves as the Board Member & Advisor at Signal Sciences. He also serves as Technical Advisory Board Member at Kepha Partners. He currently teaches at Stanford University. Previously, he spent more than six years at eBay. As SVP & General Merchandise Manager of eBay North America, he was responsible for more than $1.7B in annual revenues and nearly $20B in gross merchandise sales across thousands of merchandise categories. He also led the development of many of the features and services of the site including Buy It Now, eBay Stores, ProStores and Want It Now. He also designed and built the company's first onsite, direct and product marketing teams to leverage the world's largest database of online consumer activity. Prior to eBay, he held leadership positions at Industrial Shoe Warehouse, The Walt Disney Company, and Bain & Company. He also serves as a Board Member at Grand Rounds, Crew, Flite, Good Eggs, ZipZapPlay, MoPub, Metaresolverand 500px, and Adstack. He was a Board Member at Yard Club. He joined the faculty at Stanford University. He holds an AB in Economics with a focus on economic history from Brown University, as well as an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. He is an Angel Investor.

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

Michael Dearing Investments (19)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
ThriveCash 03-Jun-2019 Early Stage VC 000 Consumer Finance Startup 0000000 0000000
000000 05-Mar-2018 0000 00000 00.000 Food Products Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000 24-Jan-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000000 02-Nov-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Educational Software Startup 0000000 0000000
000000 01-Mar-2017 0000 00000 000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
0000 09-Feb-2017 00000 00000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000 01-Nov-2015 0000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000000 0000000
000000 21-Apr-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Crew App 11-Feb-2015 Seed Round 00000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
After School 19-Jul-2011 Early Stage VC 000 Application Software Startup 0000000 0000000
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Michael Dearing Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Din 21-Oct-2016 Out of Business Completed
000000000 29-Mar-2012 000 000.00 Completed
000000000 11-Oct-2011 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000
Doostang 12-Jul-2011 Merger/Acquisition Completed
Xoopit 22-Jul-2009 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Completed
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Michael Dearing Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Michael Dearing Angel Investor 000 0 0 Woodside, CA

Michael Dearing Co-Investors (68)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Harrison Metal Capital 5 0 0
Eric Ries 0 0
UpHonest Capital 0 0 0
Accel 0 0 0
BBG Ventures 0 0 0
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