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Mike Tyrrell

Partner, Venrock

Mike Tyrrell joined Venrock in April 1999 in the firm’s Cambridge office. His focus is on Internet, Mobile, Application Software, and Enterprise Infrastructure.He previously spent nine years at Spyglass (NASDAQ:SPYG), a Venrock portfolio company which licensed the first Internet browser Mosaic to many of the world’s leading software, online services, and device companies including Microsoft. Mike was the sixth employee, held a variety of executive positions including Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, and helped take the company public in 1995. Prior to Spyglass, Mike was a very early employee at two venture funded, UNIX systems start-ups, Multiflow Computer and Celerity Computing, and began his career at Prime Computer.Mike currently sits on the boards of AppNexus, Appia, Aria, Bizo, Boundless Learning, eIQ Networks, Gazelle, and Zoom Information. His prior investments include Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Where (acquired by ebay/PayPal), Datapower (acquired by IBM), IMLogic (acquired by Symantec), and Pedestal Software (acquired by Altiris, NASDAQ: ALTS). Mike has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.