Mike Silva focuses on growth stage investing for Vulcan Capital and is based in Palo Alto. Mike targets category-leading Internet and software companies. He has been closely involved in Vulcan’s investments in Alibaba, Avvo, Dataminr, Grab, Flipkart, Intercom, Loft, Magic Leap, ScaleFactor, Scytl, Signal Sciences, Souq, Spotify, TraceLink, TrueCar, Uber and Zuora.
Prior to joining Vulcan, Mike worked in the San Francisco office of FTV Capital where he focused on investments in the software and technology space. Previously, he worked as an Investment Banker in the Media & Technology group at Peter J. Solomon Company in New York and at Golden Gate Capital where he focused on buyout and growth equity investments.
Mike received a BA in Economics and MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, while playing on the varsity football team. He also received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.