Mike Dodd joined Austin Ventures in 2008 and focuses on early and expansion-stage software and web-enabled business and consumer services. Prior to AV, Mike was SVP of Corporate Development with Omniture, Inc., a publicly traded analytics and online business optimization software company that was acquired by Adobe for $1.8 billion. During his tenure, which began prior to Omniture’s IPO, Mike led the identification, acquisition, and integration efforts around Omniture’s acquisition of two domestic and two international companies that totaled approximately $500 million in consideration. Prior to Omniture, Mike was Senior Vice President and General Manager at Ancestry.com, a consumer online content subscription business. He was also a Partner with Europatweb, a venture capital firm where he worked with companies such as Liquidity Services Inc. and Ancestry.com, and a technology investment banker with Robertson Stephens in San Francisco.
Mike received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in finance from Syracuse University. Follow Mike on Twitter.
PublicEngines' mission is to help prevent, reduce, and solve crime with easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence, and increase public engagement. The company's products include CrimeReports - the #1 most popular online crime mapping solution available; CommandCentral - a rich, intuitive, and affordable crime analytics and data visualization engine; and TipSoft - the industry's most widely adopted anonymous crime tip submission and management platform.
Graduation Alliance partners with school districts across the nation to help give dropouts and other at-risk students the flexibility, social support and academic interventions they need to get back on the path to graduation. Founded in 2007, Graduation Alliance is dedicated to providing school leaders tools that compliment their existing programs without straining their budgets. Enrolled students enrolled are provided a network of proactive supporters including licensed teachers, academic coaches, local advocates and 24/7 tutors. In addition to its work with at-risk students, Graduation Alliance also operates a private, accredited, online high school focused on providing a wide variety of courses to students of all ages across the globe.
Limos.com's mission is to offer our customers fast and easy access to unbeatable prices for limousine and chauffeured transportation services for all types of occasions worldwide. Through our partnerships with the world's leading limousine companies, we can get you great deals that can't be found anywhere else.
MOGL is the game that hooks you up with cash for eating out at your favorite restaurants.
MojoPages.com is a next generation local search solution which private labels its technology for media websites, such as local newspapers, TV and radio stations. The company's solution includes a directory of over 15 million domestic merchants that are ranked based on their reviews and ratings so that the best businesses rise to the top of search results. This enables its partners to help their audience easily locate the best local businesses. To date, MojoPages has contracted with more than 1,000 partner sites in a number of the largest U.S. cities with some of the best known media brands and conglomerates, such as Belo Corp., KFMB (CBS8), Triton Digital. MojoPages is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.
Based in Austin, Texas, RunTitle is a big data startup in the upstream oil & gas industry. RunTitle has built and maintains the largest (and ever-expanding) database of previously-inaccessible mineral title research. By accessing RunTitle data, oil & gas companies vet potential opportunities faster and make smarter acquisition decisions.
Based in Austin, Texas, Spredfast provides social media management software that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and measure their social media programs at scale. Spredfast enables more people, in more places, to engage in more conversations from a single platform on supported social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, and popular blogging platforms. Some of the enterprise and agency adopters on board with Spredfast include AT&T, Jason's Deli, Warner Brothers, Whole Foods Market, AARP, AGAIN Interactive, Coty Beauty, HomeAway and WCG.