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Michael Maples


Mr. Michael Maples serves as Co-Founding Partner at Floodgate Fund. He is a Board Member of Swivel and AirGarage. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was an entrepreneur and operating executive who worked in a variety of senior management roles in high-growth companies. His background spans a variety of markets including consumer technology, small business, and the enterprise, and he has led various functions in product development, marketing, business development, and corporate strategy. Mike began his technology career in high school, when he started a software company that developed games and educational products for the original IBM PC. He has been passionate about the technology industry ever since. Mike co-founded Motive, the world's leading broadband software company in 1997, and played key roles in its growth from raw start-up through sales of more than $75 million. Motive was one of the only successful technology IPOs in 2004, and the most successful infrastructure software IPO for the prior three years. At Motive, Mike was General Manager of Motive's Corporate Business Unit, as well as Chief Marketing and Strategy officer. Prior to Motive, Mike was responsible for worldwide product marketing at Tivoli Systems, where he managed the company's product portfolio from its early-stage development through its 1995 IPO and growth to a $750M line of business within the IBM Software Group. Mike began his professional career at Silicon Graphics, where he served in business development and product marketing roles. He holds an Engineering degree from Stanford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a guest-lecturer on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, Princeton University, and the University of Texas. He also serves as a Board Member of SwiftTest, Egnyte and He also serves as a Director of the Board of Stipple, Sharethrough. He also served as Board Member at DoubleDutch.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 820 Ramona Street
  • Suite 200
  • Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • United States

+1 (650) 000-0000

Michael Maples Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
IRL 13-Jun-2019 Early Stage VC 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.
00000 28-Feb-2017 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.
000 00000 26-Jan-2016 00000 00000 0000 Automotive Insurance Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.
000000 24-Nov-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Other Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.
00000000 00000000 07-Aug-2015 0000 00000 00000 Database Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.
000000 21-Apr-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.
00000000 14-May-2014 00000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00. 01-Jul-2012 Seed Round 000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.
Twitch Interactive 26-Oct-2006 Seed Round 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.
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Michael Maples Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Edgecase 05-Jun-2017 Merger/Acquisition Completed
00000.00 28-May-2015 000000000000000000 Completed
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000000 00000000000 25-Sep-2014 000000000000000000 00.00 Completed
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Michael Maples Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Michael Maples Jr. Angel Investor 000 0 0 Palo Alto, CA