Michael Trafton Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 6

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 4


Michael Trafton General Information


Mr. Michael Trafton serves as Director of Education and Director of Venture Capital Fund at Capital Factory. Mr. Trafton served as Chief Brand Officer at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. He also Co-Founded Fire Ant Software and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He has been helping the most successful companies in the U.S. design, develops and deploy mission-critical technology solutions. A serial entrepreneur, he is an expert in building high-performance teams with amazing cultures. His most recent venture, Blue Fish Development Group, was voted the best place to work in Central Texas and among the fastest-growing companies in Austin. He has a passion for helping first-time entrepreneurs reach their goals through mentoring, coaching and investing. He is a regular speaker on the topics of Enterprise Content Management, Entrepreneurship and Company Culture. He has a degree in Computer Science from Rice University.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 701 Brazos Street
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • United States
+1 (512) 000-0000

Michael Trafton Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
SwimTopia 31-Dec-2019 Later Stage VC 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
CrateJoy 14-Oct-2014 00000 00000 000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Equipboard 16-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Capital Factory 01-Mar-2014 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
GroupCharger 02-Sep-2012 Angel (individual) Application Software Out of Business 0000000 0000000
Helpjuice 09-Sep-2011 Seed Round 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000

Michael Trafton Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Equipboard 01-Dec-2022 Secondary Transaction - Private
Capital Factory 01-Apr-2022 000000000 00000000
GroupCharger 01-Sep-2016 Out of Business
Helpjuice Secondary Transaction - Private

Michael Trafton Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Michael Trafton Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Michael Trafton Angel Investor 0 0 Austin, TX

Michael Trafton FAQs

  • Who is Michael Trafton?

    Michael Trafton is an angel Investor who has made 6 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Michael Trafton?

    Michael Trafton is an angel investor.

  • What does Michael Trafton do?

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

  • What has Michael Trafton invested in?

    Michael Trafton has made numerous investments in companies like SwimTopia, CrateJoy, and Equipboard within the Business/Productivity Software, Internet Retail, and Information Services (B2C) industries.

  • What has Michael Trafton invested in recently?

    Michael Trafton's latest investment was on 31-Dec-2019 in SwimTopia, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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