About Me

Michael Greeley

Given the extraordinary level of disruptive technology innovation we are seeing, I have never been this excited and optimistic as a venture capitalist. The next decade will witness tremendous transformation of many industries, but perhaps no more so than in the healthcare industry.

I am a General Partner at Foundation Medical Partners, an early stage healthcare technology venture firm, having served for the last dozen or so years as the founding general partner of Flybridge Capital Partners. My principle focus now is on the application of “Big Data” platforms across a number of healthcare applications, particularly in light of  the extraordinary challenges in the delivery of consistent quality care. I also am quite intrigued by robotics and human-computer interfaces.

 I have the privilege to work with some of the most creative, brilliant, and passionate entrepreneurs who want to change the world. 

I have been in the investment field since the mid-1980′s when I graduated from college thinking I was going to be a doctor (long story). Some of the other firms I worked for are Polaris Partners, GCC Investments, Wasserstein Perella & Co., and Morgan Stanley & Co.

I received a BA with honors in Chemistry from Williams College (a great school that I am still actively involved with) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Until recently I was the Chairman of the New England Venture Capital Association where I also served as President from 2005 to 2008. I also served on the executive committe of the board of the National Venture Capital Association.  Additionally, I sit on the investment committee of the Partners Innovation Fund, on the Executive Business Advisory Council for Mass General Hospital for Children, and am a trustee and on the investment committee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

 I was recently appointed by Governor Patrick to chair the Entrepreneurship Committee of the Massachusetts Information Technology Collaborative with the objective of identifying solutions for the State to manage through the current economic crisis (out of which came the “12×12″ initiative – see my April 2010 posts). I was also selected to be a Venture Capital Consultant for the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI), an initiative for the Department of Defense.

While I consider myself a New Yorker, I grew up in Hong Kong, and try to get back to Asia often.  I currently live in Boston with my wife and two children and am an avid runner, having “successfully” completed five marathons in the past few years.  While at Williams, though, I had a remarkably undistinguished career as a four-year varsity lacrosse player.

10 responses to “About Me

  1. Hello!

    I am a struggling entrepreneur living in salem, I came up with a new way for people to connect by holding their cell phones close together.

    Here’s a quick video,

    I’d be very interested to know what you think …

  2. Hi Michael,

    I was wanting to reach out and connect to you online at LinkedIn, but I did not see your email which I need to invite you into my network.

    While I am for the most part a private equity real estate guy in Southern California, I have a couple JV VC deals in the medical space that I thought you may have an interest in.

    Please follow up with me if you are looking for potential VC fundings and/or would like to connect for future opportunities.

    Best,

    Sean Goodwin
    Sean@TDInvestmentFunding.com

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  4. Hello Michael,

    It was great meeting you at VC Outlook | Tech. Thanks for taking the time out and advising me on ways to get the word out about Avantica. I don’t have your email address and LinkedIn is keeping me from adding you without it.

    Regards,

    Luis Enrique

  5. Frank, I would be pleased to learn more. Please send materials to my work email – michael@flybridge.com.

    Thanks for thinking of us.
    Michael

  6. Hi Mr. Greeley,
    I just read a very interesting article in the New York Times called “Just manic enough: Seeking perfect entrepreneurs”. Interestingly, this has been a thought of mine for many years- since I self diagnosed myself with hypomania several years ago. When I was a teenager, I had an accident that injured my right frontal lobe. Ever since then, I have had elevated mood, little need for sleep and feelings that I could do anything. These qualities help me graduate from undergraduate college as valedictorian, finish medical school at Cornell, residency in otolaryngology at Tulane and start a company as a resident. My company has raised around $28M in VC funds from Prism Ventureworks and The Vertical Group (among others) and has several commercialized product lines.

    Our ENT annual conference will be in Boston in a week and our company will have a large 400 sq ft booth rolling out several new product lines. Additionally, I have been helping organize and Investors conference for ENT Innovations. Here is the link about the conference:
    http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Custom.aspx?cid=36&e=a0359b6b-99df-421b-873b-e91544e90113

    If you and/or your firm is interested, please come. Maybe we can meet.

    Thanks,
    Don

    Donald A. Gonzales, MD
    Founder, Chief Medical Officer
    12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 150
    San Antonio, TX 78249
    main: 877.300.5010
    direct: 210.298.6330
    fax: 210.298.6399
    don.gonzales@entriguesurgical.com
    http://www.entriguesurgical.com

  7. Hi Mike,

    I look forward to reading your blog. It seems to always contain interesting information and reflections. Hope to catch up if we’re in the same place sometime. Keep it up!

    Best,

    Lee Henderson
    CEO, Vybion

  8. Great blog Michael, congratulations!

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