Michael Skok Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 9

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 7


Michael Skok General Information


Mr. Michael Skok is the Co-Founder and serves as a Partner at Underscore VC. Mr. Skok started his first software business as a teenager, spent 21 years as an entrepreneur and then the past 18 years as a venture investor. During this time, he has founded, worked with and invested in startups, and created thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of value. Along the way, he also mentored and taught for 4 years at Harvard University, and created the Startup Secrets series. As an entrepreneur and an investor, Mr. Skok has focused on breakthrough technologies and disruptive business models including Open Source, Cloud, IoT, and emerging domains such as Blockchain, Virtual/Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning. He has served on or is active on many private and public boards such as Acquia, Demandware (now a Salesforce company), Mautic (acquired by Acquia in 2019), Salsify and Zaius. He has also participated in leadership roles in many industry groups such as the Software Publishers Association where he was Chairman for many years in Europe. In 2015, Mr. Skok co-founded Underscore VC first and foremost to empower entrepreneurs to realize their vision in building impactful businesses. He has a passion for helping the next generation of entrepreneurs succeed by not only investing but bringing the resources, talent and commitment of an aligned community around them to assure their success. He served as Board Member at Cazena.

Contact Information

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

Michael Skok Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
LeadIQ 22-Feb-2017 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
0000000 06-Jul-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
000000 26-Jun-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Out of Business 0000000 0000
00000 10-Jun-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
00000000 30-Dec-2010 0000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
0000000 07-Sep-2010 00000 00000 0000 Systems and Information Management Profitable 0000000 0000
0000000 25-Jan-2010 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Acquia 19-Dec-2007 Early Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 0000000 0000
Salesforce Commerce Cloud 13-Feb-2006 Early Stage VC 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 0000000 0000
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Michael Skok Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Zaius 22-Mar-2021 Merger/Acquisition
0000000 11-Dec-2020 000000000000000000
000000 01-Nov-2019 0000000000 000
00000000 11-Jan-2017 0000000000
0000000 03-Jan-2017 000000000000000000 000.00
Adored 01-Nov-2016 Out of Business
Salesforce Commerce Cloud 15-Mar-2012 IPO 0000
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Michael Skok Team (1)

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