By Mike Grabham
Startup Grind finds Gold at Ignition Partners

We are lucky to have Michelle Goldberg come visit us from Ignition Partners on March 27 at 6pm (register). Not only is she a veteran of the VC industry but she is a huge fan of entrepreneurs. She acts as a mentor to entrepreneurs and executives in digital media and the consumer internet. Michelle has a fascination with how the internet works and brings her experience investing in SEO, social media, advertising analytic  and digital commerce to understanding the trends that will next fuel the web.  She loves to advise companies and fund entrepreneurs who are defining digital and what it means to our on and off-line lives.

Everyone should be able to get some very interesting insights from Michelle because she has seen many different deals over the past 13 years and is willing share things that were successful for her and things that we not.  Michelle currently sits on a number of boards, including SEOmoz, Glympse, Visible Technologies, and Ice.com and is an observer on Avvo and Trover.   Michelle is a Founding Advisor to Julep and Jenni Hogan Media.  Also Michelle was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Technology by the Puget Sound Business Journal, she was a “40 under 40” Honoree. Enough about all these awards, she obviously knows what she is talking about when it comes to helping others start, grow or fund their company.

We all should be so lucky to be able to call Michelle a mentor of our organization or a champion of your company’s technology.  She has both the technology chops and the connections to help you and your company or idea get to the next level.In addition to her work as an advisor and VC, she is an active fundraiser in early childhood education and sits on the board of the University Child Development School.  Michelle is also a member of the WWF, not that one, this one- Washington Women’s Federation. She has a soft spot for women who are leaders in their organization and understands the issues that come with being a women in todays high tech world.

Come listen and meet Michelle at Startup Grind this month, you will be glad you did and you might even learn a thing or two.