Michael Grandinetti, MBA

Mike Grandinetti is a serial VC-backed tech entrepreneur who has raised approximately $1B in venture and public equity capital. He has helped take startups public on the NASDAQ and several of his ventures have generated large returns for investors with large strategic exits by acquirers like IBM and Oracle. For twenty years, he has taught entrepreneurship at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education level at universities including MIT, Berkeley, Brown, Rutgers, and the Technical University of Denmark. He mentors in startup accelerators such as Techstars, Y Combinator, Berkeley Blockchain, Berkeley SkyDeck, Harvard iLab, and he led over 200 hackathons for institutions and companies including MIT Media Lab, Babson, Olin, Accenture, IBM, Capital One, Medtronic, Design For America, and OpenIDEO (where he was founding Managing Director and Community Impact Fellow). He serves as a judge in the annual Venture Capital Intercollegiate Competition, the global MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, the global $1M Open Data Science competition, and the Hult Prize student "heats." He has keynoted many global startup conferences and given talks on the TEDx circuit on Entrepreneurship. He has served on the board of startups in North America and Europe and has worked with governments in Canada, Scotland, and Kuwait to establish startup ecosystems.


  • MBA Yale University